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Arkadelphia: Historic Homes Tour - Take a driving tour to see several homes listed on the National Register, some of which date to the
1840s. Brochures available at Chamber of Commerce, 6th and Caddo Street. 870-246-5542.
Arkadelphia: Jones Performing Arts Center - Off U.S. 67, Ouachita Baptist University State-of-the-art facility, site of numerous productions of music and drama, including appearances by Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. 870-245-5000.
Arkadelphia: Henderson State University Museum - Off U.S. 67. Located in a home built in 1892. Interesting collection of Indian artifacts, college memorabilia. Call for hours and tour appointments 870-246-7311.
Hot Springs: Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo - 847 Whittington Ave. More than 300 alligators up to six feet long. Petting zoo with deer, mini-zoo with mountain lions, museum, souvenir shop. 501-623-6172.
Hot Springs: Arkansas House of Reptiles 420 Central Ave.
Reptiles from six continents. Cobras, 18-foot python, tortoises and more. 501-623-8516.
Hot Springs: Arlington Mall Central Ave. and Fountain Sreett. Located in the lower level of the Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa. Specialty shops feature gifts, collectibles, clothing and accessories. Beauty salon. Restaurant. 501-623-7771.
Hot Springs: The Art of Hot Springs - The arts have become a major attraction for Hot Springs with works of art from throughout the world on display in several downtown galleries. The arts boom began here in the late 1980s. Monthly gallery walks are occasions for openings of new exhibits. And more artists are continuing to move to this artists' mecca, which has been listed in "The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America."
Hot Springs: The Bath House Show - 701 Central Ave. Live show featuring the history of Hot Springs told through the music of the last six
decades. Comedy. 501-623-1415.
Hot Springs: Belle of Hot Springs - 5200 Central Ave. Cruise beautiful Lake Hamilton aboard 400-passenger riverboat. Sightseeing, lunch, dinner and dance cruises. 501-525-4438.
Hot Springs: Downtown Playground- 620 Central Avenue. Indoor family entertainment center. Slides, moon walk, virtual reality, arcade.
Hot Springs: Dryden Potteries - 341 Whittington Ave., Hot Springs. Demonstrations on potter's wheels, gift shop. 501-623-4201.
Hot Springs: Hot Springs Factory Outlet Stores - Scenic 7 Byway, Hot Springs. Shopping for brand-name clothing, footwear, home accessories, cosmetics, books.
Hot Springs: Hot Springs Mall Scenic 7 Byway, Hot Springs. Department stores and more than 70 shops and restaurants. 501-525-3254.
Hot Springs: Hot Springs Mountain Tower Hot Springs Mountain Dr. A 216-foot observation tower atop Hot Springs Mountain. Two viewing
levels. Spectacular view of Hot Springs National Park Highway and the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest. 501-623-6035.
Hot Springs: Hot Springs Mule Trolley- 308 Central Ave. Take a ride on a mule-drawn trolley - a replica of ones used in 1870. 501-624-2202.
Hot Springs: Trolleys/Transportation Depot and Plaza 100 Broadway Terrace, Hot Springs. This restored train depot is the hub for trolleys
that transport visitors through the city's historic downtown. Sandwich shop. Farmers market on Wednesdays, Saturdays from June - October. 501-321-2007.
Hot Springs: Visitor Center - 629 Central Ave., Hill Wheatley Plaza. Offers tourist information for Hot Springs and the Ouachita National Forest. 800-SPA-CITY.
Hot Springs: Hot Springs Zoological Park Highway - 2179 Old Bear Rd., Royal. Ninety-acre park features lions, tigers, bears, wolves and petting zoo with goats and sheep in wooded setting. 501-767-0478.
Hot Springs: Maxwell Blade Theater of Magic - 817 Central Ave., Malco Theatre, Hot Springs. A family-oriented magic-illusion show. 501-623-6200.
Hot Springs: Music Mountain Jamboree - U.S. 270 W. Live country music and comedy show featuring the Mullenix family. Country-western, bluegrass, gospel and patriotic music. Gift shop, restaurant. 501-767-3841.
Hot Springs: National Park Aquarium - 209 Central Ave. Native Arkansas fish and exotic saltwater species displayed in their natural habitat. Gift shop. 501-624-3474.
Hot Springs: Oaklawn Park- 2705 Central Ave. One of the top Thoroughbred race tracks in the country. Live meet held January 30-April 11,
1998. Simulcasting of Triple Crown races and more during summer and fall. 501-623-4411, 800-OAKLAWN.
Hot Springs: Bathhouse Row - Central Ave. Named a National Historic Landmark in 1987, the Row consists of eight bathhouses built
around the turn of the century. The Fordyce serves as a visitor center and museum; the Buckstaff is the only working bathhouse on the Row. 501-623-1433.
Hot Springs: Central Avenue Historic District - Central Ave. Downtown Hot Springs. Restored buildings dating from the late 1800s and early 1900s now house art galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, shops.
Hot Springs: Hot Spring County Museum - The Boyle House- 202 E. 3rd Street., Malvern. Artifacts and memorabilia relating to local history. 501-337-4775.
Hot Springs: Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum- 250 Central Ave., Hot Springs. More than 100 wax figures and 37 scenes. 501-623-5836.
Hot Springs: Mid-America Science Museum- 500 Mid-America Blvd., off U.S. Highway 270 W. "Hands-on" museum featuring exhibits explaining scientific principles. Also features a laser show. 501-767-3461, 800-632-0583.
Hot Springs: Mountain Valley Spring Co.- 150 Central Ave. Home of the famous Mountain Valley Water. Visitor center located on the main floor of this historic building. Collection of antique bottles, "Hall of Fame." 501-623-6671.
Hot Springs: Museum - 201 Central Ave. Located in the historic 1920 Howe Hotel Building, the museum chronicles Spa City history from 1850 to 1950. 501-624-5545.
Hot Springs: Temperance Hill Square -Scenic 7 Byway. Outlet stores feature brand-name clothing, footwear, home accessories and more. 501-525-0888.
Hot Springs: Tiny Town- 374 Whittington Ave. Fascinating miniature village billed as the world's greatest indoor mechanical display. 501-624-4742.
Hot Springs: Twentieth Century Gardens - Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs. Features 230 acres of woodland gardens on the shores of Lake Hamilton. Group tours (minimum of 20 people) offered by appointment. Public tours offered monthly. 501-623-7871.
Hot Springs: Window to the World-120 Ouachita Ave. Explore "The Far East", "The Middle East," "Africa," and more during an interactive-cultural adventure. 501-623-4615.
Mena: Ansata Arabian Stud Farm- Off Arkansas Highway. 8, Mena. Tours by appointment. 501-394-5288.
Mena: Queen Wilhelmina State Park Highway - Arkansas Highway 88, west of Mena. Located atop Rich Mountain along the Talimena National Scenic Byway. Features a 36-room lodge, restaurant, campsites, picnic areas, trails, miniature scenic railroad, animal park, miniature golf course. 501-394-2863, 800-264-2477 for lodge reservations and information.
Mena: Janssen Park -- Features an 1800s log cabin, ponds, tables, playground. 501-394-2912.
Mena: Mena Depot Center- 524 Sherwood. Visitor information, local history museum, art gallery featuring works of local artists in a restored train depot. 501-394-2912.
Mount Ida: Quartz Crystal Mines/Rock Shops- Several mines in the Mount Ida and Jessieville areas allow people to dig for quartz crystal for a fee. Numerous rock shops in the area also have quartz and wide variety of other rocks for sale.
Murfreesboro: Crater of Diamonds State Park - Arkansas Highway. 301, Murfreesboro. The world's only diamond-bearing site open to the public where you can prospect for and keep any gems you find. Campsites, picnic sites, gift shop, exhibits. 501-285-3113.
Murfreesboro: Saturdays at the Conway Hotel- Off Arkansas Highway 24, Murfreesboro. Free entertainment Saturday evenings in summer in
front of historic Conway Hotel. Tourist information is nearby at restored service station. 870-285-3131.
Pine Ridge: Lum and Abner Museum and Jot 'Em Down Store -
Arkansas Highway 88. Features memorabilia relating to the popular 1930s-40s radio team, Lum and Abner, and local history. Gift shop. 870-326-4442.
Waldron: Blythe's Museum - 635 N. Main, Waldron. Large collection of Indian artifacts found in the area. Local history exhibits. 501-637-3730.
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