Archives for May 2011

Mack’s Pines

Wildflower Weekend – Early April – Petit Jean State Park

Spend a weekend discovering the colorful heralds of spring with Wildflower walks, talks, and evening presentations at the beautiful Petit Jean State Park.  All events relate to the celebration of wildflowers. Contact the park for a program schedule The 2011 event was held on the weekend of April 8th through the 10th. Petit Jean State […]

Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum/Elk Center – Jasper, AR

Learn more about elk and other wildlife in Northwest Arkansas through exhibits, video presentations, & printed information at the Hilary Jones Wildlife Museum and Elk Center, located on Scenic Highway-7 at Jasper.  River maps, brochures on Newton County attractions, and wildlife posters are also available at the gift shop, featuring painted agate night lights, wooden toys, […]

Ponca Elk Education Center – Ponca, AR

Want to find out about the largest mammal in Arkansas? Where can you view herds of elk along the Buffalo River Valley? These questions can be answered at the Ponca Elk Education Center. The center houses an exhibit area focusing on elk ecology, wildlife and area information. The building also contains classrooms for school and […]

Janet Huckabee ARV Nature Center – Fort Smith, AR

The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center sits on 170 acres of land in Fort Smith that were previously part of Fort Chaffee. The building overlooks Wells Lake, a popular local fishing and picnicking destination. Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 8300 Wells Lake Road Fort Smith, Arkansas 72916 Phone: (479) 452-3993 Website: […]

Valley Fest – Russellville, AR

Valley Fest, held in mid to late August on the Arkansas River at Russellville, is held yearly to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley. Events include live big name concerts, arts & crafts, carnival rides, food, games, tournaments, and more!

Mt Magazine Butterfly Festival – June 24-25, 2011

In it’s 15th year, the Annual Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival offers pageants, contests, exhibits, guided nature walks, a 5K race, and more! The festival officially begins Friday, June 24th at 8:00 am at the State Park with horticultural and butterfly seminars, nature walks with interpreters, and more. The Miss Butterfly Pageant will be held at […]