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Archive for September 20th, 2007

Arkansas- Between South and Mid-West

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Arkansas continues to have a substantial agricultural economy including production of chickens, and eggs, plus corn, soybeans and other bulk products. There is also quite a bit of industry processing these food products. Arkansas has been a producer of soybeans, and as such has been getting into the bio-diesel fuel crazy. Many small corporations are being formed to set up small manufacturing plants for bio-diesel fuel. As the US auto industry has shifted from Detroit to the South and from domestic to foreign manufacturers, Arkansas has acquired a good number of auto part supply factories. They need suppliers too, a good basis for an Howard Giske writes about how to get your Arkansas Incorporation.

Little Rock is the capital and largest city of Arkansas, with a metropolitan area population of over 600,000, and is located along the Arkansas River. Little Rock functions as an inland port and as a regional distribution center for goods and services. Another city in the state of note is Bentonville, Arkansas, the worldwide headquarters of Wal-Mart Corporation. Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border, and is the state’s second largest city. It is a regional manufacturing center where Whirlpool and Gerber are active, among other companies.

Arkansas has been a center of tourism. This has been around the varied hunting of wildlife that is available in Arkansas, as well as some key natural sites. The caves and caverns of the Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas are world famous. This creates extensive business opportunities in setting up tourist facilities from upscale hotels to cabins and camping out in the woods facilities. In the southwest portion of the state are the Blanchard Springs Caverns. These caves have been largely explored with walkways and illumination. The actual tours of the caves are run by the National Parks Service, but there are extensive other tourist facilities nearby. For example, about a 15 minute drive away, in Mountain View, Arkansas is the Ozark Folk Center. There are traditional music and dance performances and also demonstration of age-old crafts of the mountains, such as blacksmithing, pottery making and basket weaving.

Arkansas has also been known for its hunting. For many, it is the duck hunting capital of the world, or at least of North America. There is much wildlife in the state of Arkansas on millions of acres of public land. If you are planning an Arkansas hunting or fishing vacation, be sure to purchase your Arkansas state hunting permit in time. There is also some big game hunting in the state with 1 million or so deer, and also elk and black bears. Of course, if you want to go into business feeding these tourist and hunting activities, the doors are wide open. Just get your Arkansas incorporation and you could set up a bait shop, for example. There is a complicated system for the bait and lures needed not only for fish, but also in the duck hunting trade. Modern guns are used in hunting, but other hunting seasons have the use of bows and arrows, muzzle loading guns and crossbows.

A Great Vacation and Travel Destination

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a special place that embodies history with Victorian homes and a trolley that will take you around the city. One of the greatest places to visit in Eureka Springs is the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. This hotel is located downtown in the historic district and the history surrounding this hotel makes it worth visiting. You will see the towering hotel and notice its old charm immediately. A great way to enjoy the hotel is to tour the inside or even stay there and then walk out the front door and take a horse drawn carriage ride around the historic city and really feel the personality of this city.inflatable speed cage

If you aren’t interested in a carriage ride then you can still get around Eureka Springs, but in a different manner. What would that be? A trolley ride of course! This historic city has trolley services that can take you around the city. It’s pretty cheap too with a one ride pass costing $2, a full day pass costs $4 and a two day pass $6. The two day pass must be used on consecutive days. Kids six to 11 are charged only $1 per ride. The tram tours of the Eureka Springs historic district cost a bit more and have a different schedule than the regular trolley blow up water slides.

The tram operates March 4 – October 30 on a daily basis. In November it is open only Thursday through Monday, and then it operates a very limited schedule in December. Adult tickets cost $8.50 and kids under 12 cost $4. Kids that ride on an adults lap are free of charge. Check out one of these narrated tram tours at the visitor information center and learn all there is to know about Eureka Springs.inflatable waterslide canada

Another must see event in Eureka Springs is the Opera in the Ozarks. The productions are outstanding and very talented artists travel to the area to take part in the opera festival. Each season there are three major operas performed, two in English and the third in its original language. If you are in Eureka Springs, Arkansas then you really must check out the Opera in the Ozarks for an experience you will never forget.inflatable water slides for sale
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