Tag Archive: Things to do in Arkansas

Feb 13

Spring Break ideas in Arkansas

Spring break is right around the corner.  As a teacher, I think I am just as excited about it as my students.  The year is slowly winding down and one last break before the big gear up for finals, standardized testing, and end of the year projects.  Spring break offers that last chance to get …

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Apr 18

Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo


The Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo is a small but enjoyable attraction in the tourist trap town of Hot Springs.  Knowing that we were in Arkansas and not Florida or Louisiana we did not have the highest of expectations going in.  It surpassed those expectations unfortunately by not as much as we hoped.  Now …

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Apr 17

Fordyce Bathhouse: Hot Springs National Park


Fordyce Bathhouse the crown jewel of Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs National Park.  A restored bathhouse that now serves as the national park’s visitor center.  Fordyce Bathhouse is returned to its early 20th century grandeur.  It provides great insight into what the whole bathhouse scene in Hot Springs was all about.  Decked out, the Fordyce …

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Apr 10

Hot Water Cascade: Hot Springs National Park


Hot Water Cascade is a mini-waterfall of cascading water that flows down the mountain from one of the springs.  Probably the smallest waterfall that I have ever photographed.  Hot Water Cascade is accurately named.  On colder days the cascade will radiate clouds of steam down the mountainside.  Hot Water Cascade ends in a small rock …

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Apr 09

Bathhouse Row: Hot Springs National Park


Bathhouse Row is the main thoroughfare of Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987.  Bathhouse Row is home to eight bathhouses that made the town of Hot Springs a major tourist attraction during the early part of the 20th century.  Two of the eight buildings, the Buckstaff and Quapaw, …

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Apr 06

National Park Aquarium: Hot Springs


Located in historic Hot Springs Arkansas, the National Park Aquarium provided the perfect little distraction for my little girl.  She is a trooper when it comes to our family vacations.  But children can only take so much of historic buildings, overlooks, and hiking trails.  The National Park Aquarium provided just enough variety and excitement to …

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Nov 12

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail


Tanyard Creek Nature Trail is located in the beautiful private community of Bella Vista.  It is extremely generous of Bella Vista to open up this family area to the public, and we are glad that they do.  So if you do decide to make the trek to Tanyard Creek please remember you are a guest …

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Nov 05

Bill Clinton Presidential Library: A 90s Time Capsule


The Bill Clinton Presidential Library made for an interesting stop in our trip to Little Rock.  My wife and I came of age in the 90s and seeing the Bill Clinton Presidential Library brought back a flood of memories for us.  It was fun for us to think about where we were when some of …

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Nov 03

Petit Jean State Park


Petit Jean State Park is arguably the best state park in Arkansas and worth a visit if you find yourself traveling along I-40.  While Petit Jean State Park is most famous for its spectacular 95 foot waterfall called Cedar Falls it also has a variety of other things to keep its visitors entertained.  This large 2,658 …

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Oct 27

Central High School National Historic Site


Central High School National Historic Site was a fun educational stop while we were checking out the things to do in Little Rock.  For those that don’t remember their history lessons from yesterday Central High was the site of the Little Rock Nine.  The site where nine African American students broke the color barrier in …

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