Road Trips in Arkansas
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Professional Baseball in Arkansas
Arkansas is home to two minor league baseball teams - the Arkansas Travelers of Little Rock and the Arkansas Naturals of Springdale. Both teams have been home to future Major League Baseball stars, including Mike Trout who played for the Travelers before becoming center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels. Attracting Latino fans is important to both organizations, which offer Spanish-speaking help when buying tickets and play multiple games per year as their Copa de la Diversión alter egos - the Naturales del Noroeste de Arkansas (NWA Naturals) and los Diamantes de Arkansas (Arkansas Travelers)
The William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
Three months after the death of his father, William Jefferson Blythe was born into the working-class small town of Hope, Arkansas. Clinton, who took the last name of his stepfather and was known as "Bill," grew up to be the youngest governor of Arkansas, and to be twice elected President of the United States.
The Presidential Museum and Library that bears his name is one of the largest of its kind in size, cost of construction, number of documents, photographs, artifacts and even emails. The unique museum reflects his unique life.
The museum is at 1200 Presidential Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR, and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (501) 374-4242 for information.
The Arkansas Derby
For Thoroughbreds Only
Here's another reason to visit Hot Springs: Oaklawn Park. It is a racetrack, casino, bar, hotel, and home to the Racing Festival of the South.
It opened in 1904 and its horse races are among the best in the United States. Races start in December, and will continue until May.
Information at oaklawn.com or by calling 1-800-OAKLAWN
Best Places for Fishing in Arkansas
Arkansas has some of the best fly-fishing places in the United States thanks to its cool water rivers that are wide enough to cast the line. Read on for some of the best places to fish in the state.
- White River in the north central area, near Missouri.
- Norfolk River below the lake of the same name, near Missouri and the Dry Creek, the latter reserved for fishers under 16 years of age.
- Little Red River under Greers Ferry Dam, north of Little Rock.
- Spring River at the Mammoth Springs Village Dam.
- The Ouachita River at the Blakely Dam, about 20 miles west of Hot Springs, and the nearby Caddo River.
- The Beaver Dam in Eureka Springs.
- The pond at MacArthur Park in Little Rock.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
It is the heart of Arkansas, literally. On the map it appears in the center of the state, with its 2,356 acres west of Little Rock. The mountain has a river and a lake, both named Maumelle. "Mamelle" was the name given to it in the 18th century by the French men who roamed Arkansas hunting for furs due to its double top. It means "udders."
The Park has a visitor center open year-round from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as a picnic and boating area open from 6:30 a.m. until one hour after sunset. Due to its proximity to Little Rock, the region offers plenty of restaurants, hotels and recreation centers.
The Park can be reached at (501) 868-5806 or by visiting arkansasstateparks.com/parks/ pinnacle-mountain-state-park