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Eight places in state to visit for Black History Month

February's annual celebration of Black History Month can inspire an Arkansas road trip related to that sometimes contentious topic -- spanning the eras of slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the civil rights movement and into the 21st century.

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Arkansans' role in World War I focus of exhibit

The centennial of an important historical event is prime fodder for museum curators. That accounts for this month's opening at Rogers Historical Museum of "On Fields Far Away: Our Community During the Great War."

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Downtown murals portray Pine Bluff's vibrant past

Decrepit as it may appear on a quick drive along Main Street, Pine Bluff's downtown can take pride in the public art that accounts for the self-proclaimed title "City of Murals."

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Arkansas parks, museums offer respite from cold

Winter is pretty much off-season for outdoor activity in Arkansas state parks, many of which are designed mainly for recreational pleasures. Chilling temperatures along with the very occasional snow or ice storm are deterrents to January and February fun in the open air.

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Parks doing their part to get '17 off on right foot

If you're resolving to get more exercise in 2017, an Arkansas state park is an inviting place to start on New Year's Day.

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Fordyce museum bears testament to city's claims to fame

A ferocious-looking polar bear, mouth open to brandish killer teeth, greets visitors in the lobby of the Dallas County Museum in downtown Fordyce.

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Museum brings galaxy far, far away to Hot Springs

As yet another Star Wars movie swoops into multiplexes this weekend, its arrival figures to bring more visitors to a Hot Springs museum packed with memorabilia from the astronomically popular fantasy series.

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Heifer Ranch hosts living market, open house

Live chickens sound like a dubious Christmas present -- even for the relative or friend who already has everything.

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10 glimmering Arkansas Christmas displays offer visitors holiday cheer

So many holiday lights! So little time until Christmas! That's the incandescent challenge for Arkansans who relish the gleam of public lighting displays in this season of good cheer.

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Brochure lists New Deal structures across state

The Great Depression of the 1930s was a profound disaster for many Arkansans and their fellow Americans. But one positive legacy of that deep economic crisis can be appreciated while traveling in almost any part of the Natural State.