Chuck’s Blog – “Exploring Arkansas: March 2018”
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Your carriage ride to the castle awaits; the sheer rock walls at Jamestown Crag beckon your climb; more than meets the eye at the ASU museum; and the oldest continuous town in Arkansas just may surprise you! It’s all coming up in a brand new edition of “ “Exploring Arkansas” Wednesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m.!
Fairytale dreams do come true at The Castle on Stagecoach in Little Rock. We didn’t believe it either, until we took the carriage ride for ourselves and entered a magical kingdom through a “time warp,” if you will, and were greeted by princesses who gave out magical wands and tiaras to little princesses for a full-fledged royal princess tea party. The looks on all the little girls’ faces were priceless!
Southwest of Batesville is Jamestown. There you’ll find “Jamestown Crag” – a series of rock walls that has rock-climbing enthusiasts coming as far away as Memphis to take on the challenge of these cliffs. I accepted the challenge as well … the result of which – well, let’s just say the rock wall and I really got to know one another. Yeah …
The Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro has been, shall we say, a sort of a hidden gem (not at all at the fault of ASU). First of all, it’s a whole lot bigger than what most people think it is. For a university museum, it rivals many of those in larger cities. The Mastodon skeleton alone is well worth the trip! The prehistoric Native American display, taking you back 10,000 years, is just amazing ! Then there’s the Old Arkansas Town display – where you literally walk down wooden sidewalks and take in all the old businesses and store fronts. This place has remained a secret for too many years but, hopefully, no longer!
The oldest, continuous town in Arkansas happens to be Batesville – starting out in 1821. Batesville’s historic downtown district has seen a phenomenal renovation and comeback along with the historic home district. So join us for this brand new episode Wednesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m.!
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
“Exploring Arkansas,” 6:30 p.m.