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Arkansas Tourism lands State Tourism Office of the Year award
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Friday, February 14, 2020 05:37 PM
Arkansas Tourism lands State Tourism Office of the Year award
Arkansas Tourism has been named the State Tourism Office of the Year by the Southeast Tourism Society. The 2020 Shining Example Award winners were announced during the Southeast Tourism Society’s annual Connections conference in Little Rock, which was attended by representatives of several southeastern states.
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LOOKING AHEAD TO FUN FESTIVALS AND EVENTS AROUND COLUMBIA
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Written by Visit Columbia MO   
Friday, February 14, 2020 05:34 PM
LOOKING AHEAD TO FUN FESTIVALS AND EVENTS AROUND COLUMBIA
COLUMBIA, MO -- As we ease our way into a new decade and a new year, there is plenty to look forward to in Columbia, which was recently named by Reader's Digest as "the Nicest Place in Missouri." Home to the University of Missouri as well as Columbia College and Stephens College, Columbia is a vibrant college town with celebrated amenities. Columbia's historic downtown is home to numerous locally owned boutiques, bars, breweries, chef-owned restaurants and music venues, so there's no shortage of entertainment to be had throughout the year. For Columbia's larger, marquee events, below are four highlights that visitors to Columbia can look forward to over the next several months.
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LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOW CAVES OFFER YEAR-ROUND ADVENTURES
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Written by Lake of the Ozarks   
Friday, February 14, 2020 05:06 PM
LAKE OF THE OZARKS SHOW CAVES OFFER YEAR-ROUND ADVENTURES
Lake of the Ozarks, MO - With over 7,400 registered caves around the state, including 20 "show caves," Missouri has certainly earned its nickname as "the cave state." Home to over 300 wild caves and four of the state's 20 show caves, Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks is considered to be a must-visit for any travelers interested in viewing the state's fascinating underground beauty and its intriguing geological history. 
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Arkansas State Parks Names Top Chef
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Written by Arkansas State Park   
Friday, February 14, 2020 01:45 PM
ARKANSAS STATE PARKS NAMES TOP CHEF
Queen Wilhelmina State Park Takes Top Prize
 
(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Queen Wilhelmina State Park took home the top prize today at the Arkansas State Park’s Top Chef Competition. It was the first time they won in the seven years of the contest. Five park restaurants participated in the event, sponsored by Ben E. Keith, at the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.
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Arkansas Tourism traveling photo exhibit receives award from AAA Southern Traveler
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 05:56 PM

Arkansas Tourism traveling photo exhibit receives award from AAA Southern Traveler

Arkansas Tourism’s first traveling photo exhibit has been recognized by the AAA Southern Traveler as an official Southern Travel Treasure.
 
“Arkansas’s Scenic Tourism Landscapes” debuted at the Ritz Theater in Blytheville in November and will be on display until February 15. It will then move to the Fort Smith Convention Center on March 1 and will coincide with the annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Admission to view the exhibit is free.
 

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The 2020 Oaklawn Live Meet Starts This Friday
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 01:03 PM
Submitted by Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

HOT SPRINGS, AR (Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020) – Oaklawn kicks off its 116th live racing season this Friday, January 24 with a special 12:30 p.m. first post. The 57-day season is highlighted by a record $35 million in total purses, 33 stakes races, including four $1 million stakes, new promotions, and more infield days.
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Hit the Sheets: Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI” January 18-31, 2020
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Written by South County Tourism Council   
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 02:43 PM

Hit the Sheets: Rhode Island Launches First-Ever “Hotel Week RI” January 18-31, 2020

Unbeatable Rates for Affordable and Luxury Accommodations Across the Ocean State

Providence, RI (December 9, 2019) - Visit Rhode Island, in conjunction with 22 hotels throughout its six tourism regions, announces the first-ever “Hotel Week RI,” taking place January 18-31, 2020. Following the success of Hotel Week NYC™, pioneered by MMGY NJF in 2012, the inaugural “Hotel Week RI” offers four “prix fixe” rates of $100, $200, $300 and $400 per night at a variety of hotels in Blackstone Valley, Block Island, Newport County, Providence, South County, and Warwick. The four rate levels provide unprecedented opportunities for visitors and locals alike to save and stay in Rhode Island.

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Southern Tenant Farmers Museum explores Arkansas sharecropping story
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 02:16 PM

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum explores Arkansas sharecropping story

Museum recently named an International Site of Consciousness

 

Kim Williams
Travel Writer
 
Photos available here.

The Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, an Arkansas State University Heritage Site in Tyronza, has been accepted into the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, a global association of museums, historical sites and public memory initiatives that maintain places where important civil and human rights history occurred. 

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Maximize your vacation time in The Natural State
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Written by Arkansas Tourism   
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 02:34 PM

Maximize your vacation time in The Natural State

By Kristine Puckett,  Deputy Director, Arkansas Tourism

This time of year, many of us make a resolution to relax and recharge. Travel is a great way to achieve that resolution. Travel can have a positive impact on your emotional and physical health. Plus, it’s an effective way to reconnect with friends, family or even yourself. Yet, more than half of Americans (and a quarter of Arkansans) don’t take advantage of their vacation days.
 

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