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1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

January 18, 2017
After nearly a year of searching the field at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park as a team, two regular visitors discovered this year's third-largest diamond found at the park. Jack Pearadin, of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, and Doug Nelsen, of Winneconne, Wisconsin, found a 1.73-carat diamond on Sunday, December 11. /more/

Indian Rock House at Fairfield Bay

December 31, 2016
Winter is the perfect time to explore the natural stone shelters where native Arkansans once lived /more/

Start the year off with music

December 30, 2016
January brings two classic music performances to the Delta /more/

Happening Hot Springs Village

December 28, 2016
Hot Springs Village is around 15 miles from Hot Springs and holds title to being the largest gated community in the nation. /more/

Crush your New Year's resolutions with Central Arkansas's State Parks

December 27, 2016
Meet all of your goals by making one simple resolution: spend more time outdoors /more/

Colorful murals in Ashdown

December 26, 2016
Keep an eye out for these artistic murals around Ashdown /more/

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

December 22, 2016
After nearly a year of searching the field at Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park as a team, two regular visitors discovered this year's third-largest diamond found at the park. Jack Pearadin, of Murfreesboro, Arkansas, and Doug Nelsen, of Winneconne, Wisconsin, found a 1.73-carat diamond on Sunday, December 11. /more/

George’s Majestic Lounge celebrates 90 years

December 20, 2016
Iconic music venue hosts 90th birthday bash NYE weekend /more/

Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism names Henry Award finalists

December 19, 2016
The 2017 Henry Award winners will be revealed at the 43rd Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held in Little Rock at the Statehouse Convention Center March 12-14, 2017. The awards ceremony will take place during the Governor’s Banquet on Tuesday, March 14, at noon. The Henry Awards honor Henri de Tonti, the man historians consider to be among the first “Arkansas Travelers.” /more/

An Indoor Adventure

December 18, 2016
Cold and rainy out? That doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the great outdoors! /more/

Experience the magic of the holidays in Arkansas

December 17, 2016
Nearly 60 communities will take part in this year’s Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights. Local events and decorations are as varied as the towns themselves, with visitors able to experience live nativities, parades, tree lighting ceremonies, illuminated displays, open houses, concerts, visits with Santa and more. /more/

Outdoor Women Learning Skills program offered at Lake Dardanelle State Park

December 15, 2016
New series offers six months of outdoors skills /more/

New track announcer at Oaklawn in Hot Springs

December 14, 2016
A new voice will be calling the races at Oaklawn next year /more/

Global mountain biking community converges in Arkansas as Bentonville hosts IMBA World Summit

December 13, 2016
Arkansas made its mark as a world-class destination for cyclists as Bentonville hosted the International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit Nov. 10-12. More than 500 attendees from across the globe attended the event, which was held for the first time in the state. /more/

Historic Preservation Passport Program

December 12, 2016
Looking for a new way to explore Arkansas? Visit Arkansas's past with this statewide tour of historic properties. /more/

Warm up in Wine Country this winter

December 11, 2016
Got a case of the winter blues? Mount Magazine State Park and Arkansas's Wine Country have the cure. /more/

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1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.

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