Arkansas

9 of the South’s Most Dazzling Fall Foliage Displays

The vegetative American South is packed with opportunities to venerate the autumn colors. These nine places, from historic hamlets to national parks and gardens, are renowned for their spectacular foliage displays.

7-Song History of the Fiddle in the South

The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it

They Called Them Feist: The Southern Breed of Dogs

Texarkana, Arkansas

Once the most common dog found in these parts, these short, energetic, scrappy canines have played a prominent role in the history and literature of the South

Brantley Farm #5: Harvest Time

England, Arkansas

Autumn means the cotton comes in and the pumpkins go out

Doing It Right at the Capital Bar and Grill

Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock’s 145-year-old Capital Hotel has it all: Southern charm, luxurious accommodations, and a bar and grill that competes with the nation’s best

Southern State Capitols: Beauty, History, and Quirks (Part One)

Montgomery, AL; Little Rock, AR; Tallahassee, FL; Atlanta, GA

Join Andi Reynolds as she takes us on a quick tour of some of the most important—and impressive—buildings in the South

Farmer-Hunters: Hunt in the Morning, Harvest in the Afternoon

England, Arkansas

At the Brantley farm in England, Arkansas, hunting is as much in the family DNA as farming, and hunting seasons cycle with harvest like the crops themselves

What Lies Beneath: The Origin of Reelfoot Lake

Tiptonville, Tennessee

The only natural lake in Tennessee, bird-loving Reelfoot Lake is evidence that massive topographical changes can happen nearly overnight

The Women Who Built Country Music: Part One

Hot Springs, AR; Scott County, VA; Nashville, TN

More than pretty faces and sweet Southern voices, these influential guitarists and hardworking performers showed the world of country music that women musicians could hold their own

True Grit: A Western Set in Arkansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fight the bad guys, rescue the girl, right the wrongs, and tame the frontier—you don’t have to go any further than Arkansas to find a West wild enough for a blockbuster story

Will the Real Watermelon Capital of the World Please Stand Up?

Cordele, Georgia; Hope, Arkansas; Luling, Texas; Rush Springs, Oklahoma

From Georgia to Texas, Southern states celebrate watermelon goodness and greatness—who gets the title of Watermelon King?

Meet Me at Cotham’s

Scott, Arkansas

A hundred years old, built on piers out over a bayou, and one of former President Bill Clinton’s favorite places to meet and eat in his home state of Arkansas