Author Archives: Kirsten Hazelwood

27 Amazing Arkansas Lakes for Cool Summer Lakeside Getaways

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Looking for the best Arkansas lakes? Well, we have plenty! Arkansas comes by its nickname, The Natural State, honestly.  With fifty-two state parks, eight national park service sites, and three national forests, Arkansas is the perfect destination for exploring nature across the entire state.  The state is home to more than 2400 named Arkansas lakes and reservoirs […]

27 Best Things to Do with Kids in Little Rock for Arkansas Family Fun

Arkansas - Little Rock - Site of the 1957 standoff between the federal government and the state of Arkansas. Dwight D. Eisenhower dispatched the 101st Airborne to insure integration in the public school system.

Little Rock is a place rich in history and activity.  From the establishment of the state capitol to the numerous museums and educational opportunities to the Arkansas River’s natural beauty, there is plenty to do for the entire family. This means that the best things to do with kids in Little Rock are great activities […]

9 Awesome Things to Do in Hardy, Arkansas

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Hardy, Arkansas is the epitome of a small mountain town.  With less than one thousand residents in the town, Hardy measures only 5.4 square miles.  The primary draw to Hardy is its proximity to the Mammoth Spring and the Spring River. The natural landmarks combined with its location along U.S. Route 63 give Hardy plenty of guests […]

21 Enchanting Things to Do in Jonesboro, Arkansas

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You might not know much about Jonesboro, Arkansas, but prepared to be wowed by it! From nightlife to the multitude of State Parks nearby, Jonesboro has something for everyone making their way to Northeast Arkansas. Here are the best things to do in Jonesboro, Arkansas, plus important Jonesboro travel tips! Can’t read now? Pin for […]

23 Marvelous Things to Do in Mountain View, Arkansas

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Mountain View is the largest town in Stone County, Arkansas, but it is the biggest Arkansas small town you will find.  With a population of about 3,000 people, Mountain View is a little town nestled in the hills of the Ozarks.   The city’s primary economy is tourism thanks to the title of “Folk Music Capital of […]

23 Cool Things to Do in Conway, Arkansas

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Conway, Arkansas is known for being one of the best Arkansas college towns. With three different universities within the city limits, there are a wide variety of personalities and age groups present year-round.  This means there are things to do in Conway for everyone from families to couples to college kids. Can’t read now? Pin for later! […]

What to Eat in Arkansas: 25 Dishes Highlighting the Best of Arkansas Food & Drinks

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Wondering what to eat in Arkansas? The state is home to a wonder of natural beauty and adventure, but the state also claims home to many unique Arkansas dishes and drinks that travelers will enjoy.   From the classic southern delicacies of fried pickles and chocolate gravy to the unique flavors and experiences of the duck […]

17 Stunning Beaches in Arkansas for Your Summer Getaway

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Arkansas is known as the Natural State for a reason.  It is home to 52 state parks and rests within national forests.  There are numerous lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, and every little body of water in between you could think of to find some adventures at the beaches in Arkansas.   Growing up in northeast Arkansas, my family […]

17 Magical Things to Do in Arkansas in Winter

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Wondering what to do in Arkansas in winter? Wintertime in Arkansas is always interesting.  Some years there are several inches of snow and ice to cover the roads and fields, and other years it is warm enough to wear shorts on Christmas day.   One thing is certain, though, no matter how cold or warm the weather […]

17 Fabulous Things to Do in Arkansas with Kids

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Arkansas is known for its natural beauty and numerous national parks and forests, but it is also home to many museums and adventures that can enthuse any adventure-seeking family, and you won’t run out of great things to do in Arkansas with kids!   Family vacations are a cornerstone to summer days well spent, so this […]