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Adventures in Arkansas?
Posted May 7th, 2008 - 4:56 am by from Bossier City, United States (Permalink)
Looking to do a weekend trip with a friend to somewhere in Arkansas.. I'm doing research it online, but I just wanted to get the opinion of some locals.. I would love to some scenic (waterfall, streams type stuff) things.. adventure.. go hiking or something.. Help?

Posted May 7th, 2008 - 5:03 am by from Fayetteville, United States (Permalink)
I recommend the ozark highlands trail. it is really long. but you can check out a small section of it. Shores Lake is a beautiful area near the town of Ozark Arkansas. There is a quick day hike from shores lake up to the White Rock area of the ozark highlands trail. You can check out all the info on the ozark highlands trail on the internet. Also the Buffalo river is great. Anyways for the best scenary and hiking you will have to drive up to northwest arkansas, but it is deffinetly worth it. the south part of the state is going to be the same scenary as Luisianna. drop me a line if you need any more info.

Posted May 7th, 2008 - 5:42 am by from Chicago, United States (Permalink)
If you do head up to Northwest Arkansas to hike and what not you should see Eureka Springs. Its quite an interesting little place.

cheers
-joe

Posted May 8th, 2008 - 3:09 pm by from Sherwood, United States (Permalink)
There's a great little campground outside of Ponca, AR called Kyle's Landing. It's near the Buffalo River and there are some great trails out there. Indian Creek Trail is probably my favorite trail in the state. It's really beautiful out there. You should look it up.

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Posted August 18th, 2012 - 10:23 pm by from Flower Mound, United States (Permalink)
We won't say how many years ago it was, but I enjoyed the diamond mine. I didn't get anything, but all the same, it was kind of fun sifting through the dirt to try and find a valuable gem!

I don't remember exactly where it is, but somewhere in the Ozarks during the summer there used to be a theater group that did the passion play, if you are into things like that. It was good as I recall, but it was a lonnnnnnnng time ago.

Bret

Posted August 18th, 2012 - 11:05 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 19th, 2012 - 6:17 am from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 19th, 2012 - 11:44 am from Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Posted August 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 19th, 2012 - 5:08 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 21st, 2012 - 5:13 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 21st, 2012 - 9:50 pm by from Flower Mound, United States (Permalink)
Hi Maryevelyn,

LOL!!!

The last time I was in AR my gps didn't have a flippin clue where I was supposed to go. I kid you not it took me to a trailer park rather than the building at U. of AR in Fayetteville where I was going to. I ended up buying a map to find where I needed to go!!!

You piqued my interest on something. Where might one find the Civil War battle sites? I suppose they are probably in the NE corner of the state. Enlighten me!

Take care,

Bret

:)

Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 5:24 am from Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 6:26 am from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 6:44 am by from Flower Mound, United States (Permalink)
Good enough for me. It may not be the scale of say Gettysburg or Antietam, but entertaining all the same.

Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 12:44 pm by from Conway, United States (Permalink)
Sitting between Texas and Missouri was not an ideal place to be during the civil war. Both states were of extreme interest to both sides. Consequently Arkansas saw a lot of action. Certainly not on the scale of Vicksburg, etc but still a lot.

That war turns my stomach. Both sides felt god was on their side so the war was bloodier and lasted longer than it would have otherwise. You don't surrender when god is with you.

And it could have been prevented entirely if things had not gotten so partisan. It had everything to do with economics. The war would have happened if instead of slaves the South had tractors and the North said they would confiscate all tractors and demand that a fee be paid for their use.

BTW, if it was truly about freedom, (1) why did Lincoln say that slavery could continue if the south would rejoin the union. (2) Why were the same soldiers (Custer etc) then sent west after the war where they almost annihilated the American Indians. The winners write the histories.
(3) Sundown Towns were prevalent in the US until the 1960s. Most of those were located in the North and west.

There are lessons to be learned from the past if we will just learn them, but we won't.

I am leaving today to go to a town in Illinois that was abandoned because of religious persecution. It was a case of leave or die. That took place in a country whose constitution guarantees "freedom of religion". That same people had to leave Missouri under a governor's "Extermination order". Our history is not as rosy as some people would like us to think.

Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm by from Flower Mound, United States (Permalink)
Wow. Didn't know the Klan was still around. I agree. I won't give them any of my money.

That reminds me of a business trip I had many moons ago just across the border in Lanagan, MO. I ate at a place called Kathy's Kountry Kitchen, with the K's being very large. I was there with a Vietnamese coworker of mine. We had shall we say sub-standard service. It was made clear we weren't welcome.

It just amazes me that such things still persist.

One of my desires is to go back to the diamond mine. It's probably been 40 years since I was last there. I want another crack at it!

Assuming my left foot heals up in time (long story), I plan on being in Fayetteville next April to do the marathon there. Looks like an interesting run.

Thanks for all the info!

Take care,

Bret

:)

Posted August 22nd, 2012 - 11:31 pm by from Conway, United States (Permalink)
I may have left an impression that I supported the institution of slavery or a class system. Absolutely not. Nor do I support war. All one has to do is go to Prairie Grove or Pea Ridge and envision what took place there. Horrible! Or read about life along the Buffalo during those times. How anyone can glamorize war is beyond me. Same with justifying slavery or justifying that the wealthy deserve to pay lower taxes than the rest of us.

Posted August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm from Fort Lauderdale, United States
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Posted August 29th, 2012 - 9:10 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 30th, 2012 - 6:01 am from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted August 30th, 2012 - 6:49 pm from Fayetteville, United States
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Posted September 4th, 2012 - 2:59 am by from Metairie, United States (Permalink)
South West Arkansas has some amazing river rapids, swimming holes, places to go floating, jumping. Also its beautiful! Google the Cossatot river and Sheeps Den. Also, I've got room and land if you need a place to set up shop.

Posted September 13th, 2012 - 7:22 am from Fayetteville, United States
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