Exploring Arkansas January 2014
Gyroplanes / Artist Point Trail-Falls / Lower White River Museum /Blue Spring Heritage Center
Resembling the Jetsons flying car… the 21st century gyroplane is a personal aircraft that's currently being sold in more than forty countries. We take a test "drive" in one, zooming through the Ozarks. Artist Point along Hwy 71 north of Mountainburg offers one of the most spectacular views in NW Arkansas. The trail leads hikers to Artist Point Falls. The Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc portrays the vital role of a river-based economy as pioneers and early settlers migrated west. Blue Spring Heritage Center near Eureka Springs is the second largest spring in the state. It's also the location of an Ozark Bluff Shelter, whose inhabitants occupied the site some 10,000 years ago. The spring and the shelter are along the path of the Trail of Tears.