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Chuck’s Blog - “Exploring Arkansas” August 2015

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Coming up in a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” on Monday, Aug. 3, we’ll explore the outdoor world in a fascinating way with a new addition at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs.


Utilizing the surrounding woodlands with a skywalk, Mid-America gives visitors a unique hands-on experience with nature.


There are also plenty of scientific challenges and experiments to try inside as well – all of which can transform any kid or adult into a scientist!


There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than to enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in a swimmin’ hole!  So, we’ll take you to one of my favorites along the Buffalo National River, just north of the Highway 65 bridge nearby the Tyler Bend Visitor Center. “Shine Eye” has been a longtime favorite with the locals, but not so much with tourists, which means there’s plenty of elbow room no matter when you decide to go.


Take your fishing pole, too, because the smallmouth bass you catch there will be mighty tasty in the frying pan later.


The largest private doll collection in the country happens to be in Newport. Ten thousand plus dolls make up the 20th Century Doll Museum.


Collector Virginia Arnett passed away earlier this year, but her dolls and the museum are being kept alive under new ownership.


Potts Inn was built during the 1850s in Pottsville and served as a stagecoach stop along the historic Butterfield Overland mail route. It now stands as one of the best preserved stagecoach stations between Memphis and Fort Smith along that route.


Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
“Exploring Arkansas,” 6:30 p.m.