Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The Arkansas Bucket List - 8 Must-Take Trips for 2015.
When I talk about places I go here in Arkansas, there's usually a person in the crowd who mentions they've always wanted to go there, or eat something I had there. Rather than wait for my next adventure, here's a suggested list of things that should be on your Arkansas bucket list (and click here to see what's on mine).
Dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park. The only place in the world where you can pay a small fee and go search a big field for diamonds to your heart's content. There have been some pretty big diamonds found at the park, but most folks go away without a large specimen to take home. Still, it's fun and it's a good story for later. Click here for park information.
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Check out some great routes, here.
4. Make a culinary pilgrimage. While many of the places I talk about at Tie Dye Travels are great unknown diners and barbecue joints, there are a few that have obtained national renown and even presidential visits, including AQ Chicken House in Springdale, McClard's Bar-B-Que in Hot Springs, Jones Barbecue Diner in Marianna and Rhoda's Famous Hot Tamales in Lake Village.
Book your excursion here,
Learn more about the home, here.
7. Walk in the steps of the Little Rock Nine. Visit the Central High School National Historic Site in downtown Little Rock. Learn about desegregation efforts in the 1950s and take a tour of the high school itself, where you'll hear tales of the nine brave black students who attended and the turmoil they experienced. Find information about the visitors center, here.
Ponca Elk Education Center.
Want to see what's on my personal bucket list? Click here.
Have an item you think should be here? Leave your suggestion in the comments.