Friday, July 10, 2015


We are touring the United States by sharing a new state each Friday and you readers are sharing with us the highlights of the state!!!   I plan to get one central page with all the links to give a great reference for anyone travelling soon! 

and today is:
(My personal favorite state)

All the Arkansas advice came from blog readers (and me!).  

I'm super biased but Arkansas is a wonderful (and a little overlooked) state! It has hidden surprises! 

Arkansas is not called the Natural State for no reason - we have a ton of lakes and parks.  We also love catfish and BBQ.  But we also have world renown museums. 

Arkansas friends - please leave more suggestions in the comments 


Where to eat :
The Dixie Pig in Blytheville
Kream Kastle in Blytheville
U. S. Pizza in Newport
Munchy's in Jonesboro


The White River for floating and fly fishing
Cotter is the Trout Capital of the World
Tour Ranger Bass Boats in Flippin


What to do:

Where to Eat:
McClards BBQ (the BBQ is good but so are the Tamales - this was Bill Clinton's favorite)


Where to Eat:
Feltner's Whataburer
Taco Villa


What to Do:
Climb Pinnacle Mountain
Tour the State Capitol (Especially at Christmas)
Art on the Green (in Conway)
The River Market

Where to Eat:
Cotham's (Burgers the size of hubcaps)
Purple Cow (for kids)


What to Do:
Tour the beautiful campus of the University of Arkansas
Farmer's Markets on the Fayetteville and Bentonville town squares
Crystal Bridges Museum - American Art 
Amazeum - A brand new children's museum in Bentonville

Where to Shop:
Euna Mae's in Springdale
Riffraff in Fayetteville
Maude in Fayetteville
Kate Austin in Bentonville

Where to Eat:
Hugo's in Fayetteville
Bordino's in Fayetteville
Table Mesa in Bentonville
The Hive at the 21C Museum in Bentonville
Travola Trattoria - Bentonville
Doe's in Fayetteville or Bentonville
Herman's in Fayetteville
Burton's Creamery Foodtruck for Ice Cream
Spark Cafe for ice Cream in Bentonville
Crepes Paulette Food Truck in Bentonville
Wooden Spoon in Gentry
Hammontree's in Fayetteville 


Where to Go:
Paul Michael's in Lake Village (amazing decor shop)

Where to Eat:
The Minute Man in El Dorado
Flying Burger in Magnolia and El Dorado
Back Yard BBQ in Magnolia
Spudnuts in El Dorado

Other things to visit and do:

Craig's BBQ in Devalls Bluff
The Bulldog in Bald Knob

Dig for Diamonds in the Murfreesboro

Find the small gem of Oark and eat at the Oark general store. You must have some homemade pie then about 2 to 3 miles away go walk the swinging bridge over the Mulberry River then play in the river.

The Lodge at Mount Magazine - it's BEAUTIFUL!!!

Hawksbill Peak for Hiking - Gorgeous view

Duck Hunting in Stuttgart 

Petit Jean State Park

Devil's Den State Park

Wye Mountain in the spring for Daffodils

Mount Nebo 

Eureka Springs 

Mountain View 

Blanchard Springs Caverns

And a few posts about Arkansas from Arkansas Bloggers:

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