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Spa City sites to see besides Oaklawn's ponies

Racing at Oaklawn is winter's headline act in Hot Springs, which has showcased an array of allures -- legal and otherwise -- for visitors since the middle of the 19th century.

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Lone eagle seen on cruise, but outing gets a bit loony

Pinnacle Mountain State Park's Eagle Lake Cruise at 3 p.m. Saturday was a singular experience.

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Malvern museum spotlights Black Lagoon star

The self-styled Brick Capital of the World would seem an unlikely spot to encounter The Creature From the Black Lagoon.

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Trumpeter swans add majesty to Magness Lake

One of Arkansas' rarest and loveliest wildlife sightings can be savored this time of year at a small lake on private farmland 65 miles north of Little Rock. Magness Lake affords close-up winter viewing of trumpeter swans, North America's largest waterfowl species.

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State park displays explore story of Arkansas

Winter is off-season for most outdoors recreation at Arkansas state parks. But the Natural State's history remains a lively year-round focus at more than a dozen of the 52 facilities overseen by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

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Cotham's serves burgers with a dash of history

To judge from the ramshackle exterior, this could be the setting for a Southern Gothic movie.

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Battlefield museum hosts Christmas Open House

More than 2,000 men were killed or wounded here during a single day of combat on Dec. 7, 1862. But there will be no crack of rifles or roar of cannons this weekend as Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park marks the bloody encounter's 153rd anniversary.

On unfounded fear

Ignorance clouding our minds

There are seven deadly sins, by Christian tradition: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride.

List glows with '20 Years of Christmas Magic!'

The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism calls it the Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. The brochure cover for this year's glowing festivities adds the message "20 Years of Christmas Magic!"

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Guerrilla's gown adorns Lonoke County Museum

The mannequin, dressed in a striking outfit with a vivid red skirt, could be mistaken for a belle of the ball from the antebellum South.