Come visit the Natural State (a blog roundup of Arkansas places to visit) UPDATED

Flag-map of Arkansas

When I was a kid, we traveled to Beaver Lake in Arkansas nearly every summer. My first photos of myself there are literally when I was about six months old.

Over the years I would travel to Arkansas for other attractions such as Eureka Springs and a family reunion in my early teens. It’s kind of ironic that I now call Northwest Arkansas home yet I don’t travel in my own state that much. A few years ago, John and I tried to go on a couple “Local Adventures” where we stayed in towns that were only about an hour or two away from where we lived in Bentonville. We discovered a few gems!

Those blogs are a bit outdated but in honor of National and State Tourism Week (May 3-11), I asked my fellow Arkansas bloggers to share some of their posts about places they love in our state. The response was amazing! There are several that are about the same place but they offer different perspectives. Some blogs are about an entire town and others are about a specific favorite spot.

I encourage you to take a look, comment on the blogs and maybe come visit us!

Visit these blogs about Arkansas places to visit

(The blog link is in the blogger’s name unless the blogger has more than one blog listed. Then the location is linked)

Welcome to Arkansas

Katharine from Home’s Cool! talks about the beauty and the history of Hot Springs National Park and one of her favorite swimming holes at Beaver’s Bend

Paige over at Lorrabeth shares about the fun of camping at Winthrow State Park (also check out this entire #NWARK category for local events and bands)

Sarah at Sarah’s Stories talks about the Dickson Street Bookshop in Fayetteville

Jen over at Coffee with Jen has a blog about her Spring Break trips to Hobbs State Park and Eureka Springs, another day trip to Devil’s Den State Park, her day trip to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Terra Studios outside Fayetteville, and the fun at Wilson Park in Fayetteville.

Laurie over at See Laurie Write shares about the fun of geocaching, which can be done anywhere in Ar.ckansas!

Deb has a whole travel blog called Travel Browsing with Deb where she shares about Digging for Diamonds in Arkansas and Stomping Grapes in Altus (She has a whole Arkansas section on her blog!)

Kimberly over at KD316 shares about Lookout Point in Hot Springs

Melissa shares about her family’s mini-vacation to Ft. Smith on Mosaic of Moms

Kat guest blogged over at Arkansas.com’s blog about Johnny Cash’s childhood home

Talya also shares about Johnny Cash’s boyhood home and says this: “While you visit the Man in Black, spend some time in Wilson, Arkansas. There are wonderful things going on in this little town including the Wilson Cafe (with a top chef from Memphis), two cute boutiques, and the Hampson Museum of Indian artifacts.”

Mel shares about visiting the USS Razorback near Little Rock

And guess what? The Arkansas Women Bloggers contribute lots of content for the Only In Arkansas website. You really need to check it out!

Do you have other blogs that feature trips in the state of Arkansas? Share in the comments!

 

 

 

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12 Responses to Come visit the Natural State (a blog roundup of Arkansas places to visit) UPDATED

  1. Deborah Brauser May 2, 2014 at 08:51 #

    Thanks for the shout out! I’m bookmarking this post for the next time I’m ready for a road trip around our state. :-)
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  2. Katharine May 2, 2014 at 13:35 #

    Beaver’s Bend is a great old-fashioned swimming hole, if you don’t fall off the dock! See true story, here:

    http://katharinetrauger.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/s-o-s/
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  3. Jamie May 2, 2014 at 17:06 #

    Thanks! I will add this to the list.

  4. Jamie May 2, 2014 at 17:07 #

    Thanks for coming by!

  5. Talya Tate Boerner May 5, 2014 at 06:47 #

    Hey Jamie – Here’s a link to my tour of Johnny Cash’s Boyhood Home: http://www.gracegritsgarden.com/2014/04/look-inside-johnny-cash-boyhood-home.html

    While you visit the Man in Black, spend some time in Wilson, Arkansas. There are wonderful things going on in this little town including the Wilson Cafe (with a top chef from Memphis), two cute boutiques, and the Hampson Museum of Indian artifacts. http://www.gracegritsgarden.com/2014/02/wilson-cafe-wilson-arkansas.html

    Talya

  6. Amanda May 5, 2014 at 07:44 #

    I love Arkansas! We have 3 little kids under 4 so traveling locally works best for us. I need to get on the ball writing about our Arkansas adventures. Thanks for sharing this post!
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  7. Jamie May 5, 2014 at 16:22 #

    Amanda-You’re welcome! If you do write up those adventures, feel free to share the links in the comments.

  8. Jamie May 5, 2014 at 16:28 #

    Talya-Thank you! I added both of them.

  9. Barbara Tate May 28, 2014 at 08:11 #

    Enjoyed your blog about Arkansas, Jamie. I am better known as Talya’s mom, theBAT.

  10. Jamie May 29, 2014 at 00:01 #

    Thanks for coming by Barbara!

  11. Mel {MamaBuzz} May 29, 2014 at 20:58 #

    Thanks so much for mentioning my post, Jamie! Now, I’m ready to go dig for diamonds.:)
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  12. Jamie May 30, 2014 at 00:41 #

    You’re welcome!

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