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Arkansas – Discover the Beauty of the Natural State

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The “Natural State” is probably best known for being blessed with abundant natural resources, including lakes, clear streams, forests, wildlife, rich farm lands and scenic vistas. With its’ six national park sites, 50 state parks, 2.6 million acres of national forest lands, 13 major lakes, and two mountain ranges, Arkansas provides some of the best outdoor experiences in the country.

Arkansas attractions also include its friendly people that fill wonderful towns like scenic Mountain View and the village of Eureka Springs, which is the only city in the country whose entire downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. Probably one of the most famous cities in the state is beautiful Hot Springs, which home to some of the some of the oldest and best natural spas in America.

Did you know that Arkansas is the only diamond producing state in the United States? The Crater of Diamonds State Park, located in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is the only place in the nation where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find. Over 75,000 diamonds have been found by lucky visitors since it became a park, the largest being a 16.37-carat white diamond found by a visitor from Amarillo, Texas. That sounds like a great souvenir!

Arkansas is also home to dozens of upscale dining establishments with impressive food and wine pairings as well as thriving cultural communities that include museums, performing arts centers, historical sites and sports teams. Tours and scenic drives make for a fun day, as does a tour of the Clinton House Museum or the Arkansas Air Museum. If you want to take a walk on the wild side, you can visit the Little Rock Zoo, a nationally recognized 40-acre garden with approximately 170 species represented.

Arkansas theme parks are also great places to visit on your trip. One of the most popular attractions in Hot Springs is the 70-acre Magic Springs and Crystal Falls theme park. This combination amusement park and water park is the largest entertainment package in the state of Arkansas and includes thrill rides such as the “Gauntlet” inverted roller coaster and the classic wooden coaster, “Arkansas Twister”.

Wild River Country, Arkansas’ largest water park at 29 acres, features over 20 rides and attractions like a wave pool and a 600-foot winding tube ride. You and your family can have fun in the activity pools, ride the waves, speed down a water slide, or just drift along on the Lazy River, soaking up the carefree Arkansas atmosphere.

Arkansas is full of color during every season and the climate is humid and sub-tropical. There tend to be very hot and humid summers, which is great weather for Arkansas theme parks and water parks, followed by mild winters. You may want to visit during the Fall and enjoy the splashy color of autumn in Arkansas. The color change begins in early October in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas and moves slowly to the south until it reaches the peak of color in late October and early November.

Places to Get Little Pampering in Arkansas

Friday, September 21st, 2007

After a while, the stress of daily life can get to you. In such cases, a little pampering can make all the difference in your view of the world.

Places to Get A Little Pampering in Arkansas

Spas in Arkansas are plentiful. For rejuvenation and relaxation, it is just about finding a spa near your place of residence or work. Here are some top spas in Arkansas you might want to visit for a bit of pampering.

Starting with Little Rock, the city has long been famous for its restaurants and fine shopping vistas. Of late, it has become a favored haunt for spas in Arkansas as well. One such full service spa based in Little Rock is the Caracalla. Its services include comprehensive manicure and pedicure treatments, different massages including one type exclusively for children, steam bath and body treatments, facials, ear and eye waxing, latest skin treatments, and hairstyling. The rates on a general scale can be anywhere between $20 and $250. Caracalla is located on 5715 Kavanaugh Boulevard. For more info about the spa or for an appointment, contact its help desk at 501-280-0866.

Next on the line is New Moon Spa and Salon based in Eureka Springs. Quite typical of spas in Arkansas, New Moon offers all the standard services ranging from massaging, pedicures, and manicures to facials, body wraps, and waxing. Special treatments offered include water therapy, eyelash extension, oxygen Microdermabrasion, and glycolic peel, the facial treatment for skin softening. Due to the heavy rush, customers may have to book in advance for an appointment. For more info about the services or packages offered by the New Moon Spa and Salon, dial 479-253-2879 or the toll free number 800-599-9772.

New Life Beauty Center, located in Fort Smith, is a spa in Arkansas that specializes in non-invasive treatments and beauty procedures. The pick of its services include epidermal leveling, laser hair removal, all popular massage types, photo rejuvenation for removing sun spots and age spots and healing broken capillaries, laser hair removal, facial treatments, body and skin care, and botox treatments. Also available are make-up facilities, waxing, dermal fillers, and manicures and pedicures. Consultation is by appointments only, and for that one should dial the toll free number 866-702-0135 and seek out an available date. The New Life Beauty Center is located on 2501 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith.

When it comes to spas in Arkansas, it is pretty hard to go wrong. The spas we have covered in this article are the best of the best, so put them at the top of your list.