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TRAVEL GUIDE: ARKANSAS

The Clinton Presidential Library, only the Twelfth Presidential Library in existence, has brought some much-deserved attention to Arkansas. But if perusing books while on vacation isn't your thing (though if it is, you should certainly check out this book haven), there is still much to entertain you in this Southern state. An adventurer's dream, Arkansas is ideal for kayaking, hunting, fishing and propelling. And for individuals who prefer life's luxuries to roughing it, there's always the natural hot springs.


Crystal Bridges Museum
Featuring American art conceived by Walmart heir Alice Walton, Crystal Bridges Museum opened in Bentonville in November 2011. The 120-acre grounds offer walking and bike paths, as well as outdoor installations. Free admission is sponsored by the Walmart Foundation.
Shore Lunch by Dan Ostermiller on the Art Trail at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas

The Hot Springs National Park entrance sign
Hot Springs National Park
The oldest park in the National Park System, the original Hot Springs Reservation was established in 1832, and many of the bathhouses from the early 1900s still stand for today's visitors to enjoy. However, modern facilities exist for people wanting to immerse themselves in the local waters.

RESTAURANTS

Best Little Rock Barbecue
Best Little Rock Steakhouses

Whole Hog Cafe

Crowne Plaza Hotel Little Rock

HOTELS
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After reliving Clinton's presidency at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library or supporting green living at Heifer Village, you can rest your feet at one of Littles Rock's charming hotels. Before choosing your lodgings, consult these hotel reviews, ratings and photos.


Visit the Arkansas Tourism website:
www.arkansas.com

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(Updated: 05/23/12 KK)


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