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Hope Watermelon Festival In Arkansas

If you're heading for Arkansas and have a love for games, music, and most of all watermelon, make your way to the Hope Watermelon Festival and other easy-to-plan events around the state.Hope, Arkansas --  the town made famous as Bill Clinton's childhood home -- has another claim to fame: the annual Hope Watermelon Festival.  Held each year in mid-August, the festivities...

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Family Hiking In Arkansas And The Ozarks

Easily accessible hiking along Arkansas Rivers is a no-cost way to introduce the youngest and oldest family members to the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.The best day a child or adult might remember on the Buffalo National River could be the one he or she spends during an Arkansas walk in the woods. Whether its spring, summer, fall, or winter, the trails along the Upper Buffalo are absolutely...

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Following The Clinton Trail In Arkansas

Find out how Arkansas' tourism developed in the 1990s in response to its famous native, then-President Bill Clinton. Ever since Bill Clinton urged America to "come on down" to visit his home state after receiving the Democratic presidential nomination in 1992, "The Natural State" has been hosting tourists from all over the U.S. Visitors are attracted to Arkansas not only for its scenery...

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Summer with my Grandparents

In May of 2007 after attending my sister's high school graduation I left to spend a month of summer vacation with my grandparents. I wasn't sure about the trip because while I liked them a lot I'd never spent much time alone with them. I packed everything I could think of to keep me entertained on the long trip from Florida to Oklahoma. Though hard as it is to believe I had so much fun on their...

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