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Old 11-19-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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We have retirement land in Arkansas and we try our best to get out there twice a year. Each fall we try to take a mini-vacation (two nights) during our time there. This coming fall (2013) we plan to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park. What other things is there to do around that area? We'll be out there in October. Thanks
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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We have retirement land in Arkansas and we try our best to get out there twice a year. Each fall we try to take a mini-vacation (two nights) during our time there. This coming fall (2013) we plan to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park. What other things is there to do around that area? We'll be out there in October. Thanks
There is a good fishing lake nearby if you are into that, but since you have a year to plan, I'd suggest you look at Arkansas Parks and Tourism web site and order their tourist info. It is very detail and has the state divided into areas. Welcome to The Natural State and get retired and get on down/up/across/out here They have a camping area at the park, and if you are not into that, Murfreesboro has a couple of motels.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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Thanks ArkansasSlim. We've looked at that site and got some ideas (mostly places to stay and eat). Some ideas but thought we'd also get some feedback from folks that had spent some time around the area. We have our land up in Sharp County but always try to at least once a year get around other parts of the state. Haven't been below Little Rock area before (mostly gone North and West before) so it will all be new places to us. We have little use for city sites though (Little Rock, etc) we're country folk and like more rural areas. My youngest son (33) is the fisherman in the family so we always watch out for great places for him when he will visit us after we retire (around 2016).

Thanks for the input and we'll go over the tourism site more throughly to dig out some more ideas
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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Hope i can drop by there too.!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:53 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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We've always enjoyed our little "mini-vacations" when we're out in Arkansas visiting our retirement land. We've spent several trips out in the Jasper area, Eureka Springs, Mammoth Springs, etc and loved all of them!!! We want to explore our new state before and also after moving there!
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Southwest Arkansas
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We have retirement land in Arkansas and we try our best to get out there twice a year. Each fall we try to take a mini-vacation (two nights) during our time there. This coming fall (2013) we plan to go to Crater of Diamonds State Park. What other things is there to do around that area? We'll be out there in October. Thanks
Hot Springs is not too far away for shopping and a movie and such
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I'm a hard core Ouachita Mountain booster , so on a trip when you are just sightseeing, you need to tour the Ouachita Mountains. It is totally different terrain from the Ozark Plateau. A good day trip would be going north out of Mena. The Wilhelmina Hotel is closed for renovation, otherwise I would suggest an over-night there, especially in the fall.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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Mmmm some very interesting ideas! I'll check into Hot Springs and the Ouachita Mountains. Thanks!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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I see in today's newspaper that someone just found a 1+ carat diamond there.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:09 AM
 
Location: MD/Arkansas
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Cool!!! We'll have to check that news story out!!!!
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