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  • Away for the day: Northwest Arkansas is surrounded by interesting places that are easily within range for a day trip

    Northwest Arkansas has much to offer newcomers and residents, but sometimes it’s nice to take a day trip. Top vacation and entertainment destinations are available within a few hours’ drive.... Continue reading

  • Neighbors to The North

    Neighbors to The North

    The thousands upon thousands of people who come to McDonald County, Mo., each summer are well aware of what a not-so-hidden treasure the area’s streams are. Canoeing, rafting, kayaking and fishing are enjoyed from one end of the county to the other. Big Sugar and Little Sugar creeks join in Pineville to form the Elk River. Indian Creek flows into the river between Lanagan and Noel, making that section of the river the most popular. But campgrounds and outfitters can be found from the Powell area in eastern McDonald County to near the Missouri-Oklahoma line, where the Elk spills into Grand Lake. The rivers offer spectacular views of bluff-topped forests of natural beauty. But there are many other things for visitors to take in.

  • Northwest Arkansas unmistakably special

    Those relocating to Northwest Arkansas, or just visiting, can hardly miss the signs that it is a special place. From the still-robust economy to the first-class neighborhoods, splendid restaurants and... Continue reading

  • One-Tank Trips

    One-Tank Trips

    Sharing borders with Missouri and Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas offers its residents the chance to travel to many fun destinations on just a tank of gas. Here are just a few of the varied options residents can explore on that delightful single stop at the pumps. Out in nature The Buffalo National River is located about 100 miles east of Fayetteville and offers some of Arkansas’ most striking natural scenery. Suited for all levels of canoeing, the 135-mile river has both whitewater stretches and long, lazy pools. Several businesses rent canoes and rafts and will shuttle paddlers between put-in and take-out sites.

  • Crystal Bridges: Crown Jewel

    Crystal Bridges: Crown Jewel

    Naturally, fine art is the central attraction — and theme — at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. However, mental images of insolent patrons milling about a musty exhibit hall... Continue reading

  • Budget Entertainment

    Rambling Roads Boston Mountain Scenic Loop arkansas.com/things-to-do/scenic-drives/ boston-loop.aspx From Fayetteville, take U.S. 71 over Mount Gayler to Alma. From Alma, take Interstate 540 through the rolling hills of a pastoral... Continue reading

  • Area Casinos

    Area Casinos

    Gambling opportunities abound across Oklahoma, with many existing casinos un- dergoing renovations and others being built. Most require photo ID to prove that patrons are at least 21. Cherokee Casino... Continue reading