ARKANSAS

The 25th state.
Capital: Little Rock
Motto: The People Rule
Flower: Apple Blossom
Bird: Northern mockingbird

BREWERIES

Better when you get it from the source

Little Rock

Stone's Throw Brewing is the creation of four guys who met in the local home brew club, the Central Arkansas Fermenters. Theron, Brad, Shawn, and Ian have turned a dusty building in Little Rock's MacArthur Park Historic District into a successful neighborhood nano-brewery with a lot of patience from our loved ones and even more elbow grease. 
Our tap room comes complete with a quaint historic storefront just a stone's throw away (see what we did there) from a vibrant downtown neighborhood, the great green space of MacArthur Park, the Arkansas Arts Center, the bustling River Market entertainment district, the Bowen School of Law, and dozens of cultural attractions.

Bentonville

Bike Rack Brewing Company got its name from the life style of the biking community. Just as children congregate at the bike rack before or after school, a bike rack symbolizes a meeting place. Fast forward to the current bike scene, after some hard (or friendly) competition on the trails, or a satisfying weekend work out, what better place to ride in for refreshing locally brewed thirst quenchers and some great conversation. Bike Rack Brewing Co. has two locations with the original at the Hub of Bentonville; right on the bike trail in the heart of the newly rezoned Arts District. Opened in May 2017, our second location is a part of the 8th Street Market; a community focused food hub where tenants and merchants serve each other as well as the larger community.

 

Little Rock

Lost Forty Brewing takes its name from the historic, storied forest that stands on 40 acres of Arkansas's last truly virgin soil in Calhoun County. We aim to craft beers as unwavering, wild, and uniquely Arkansas as the the land itself. Lost Forty, both the forest and the brewery, is part tall tale, a little bit of hearsay, a lot of history, a few facts, a big cast of characters and completely Arkansas.

Springdale

Core Brewing & Distilling Company started in September of 2010. The founder, Jesse Core, began production on a 1-barrel RIMS brewhouse with 8 small fermenters. Our first client was Kingfish in Fayetteville. By 2012, we expanded our brewhouse to a 4-vessel, 25-barrel brewhouse with 4 x 25-barrel fermenters and 2 x 25-barrel Brite tanks. Demand grew quickly, and Core expanded again by adding 10 more 40-barrel fermentation vessels and 5 more 40-barrel Brite tanks.

We are grateful that consumer demand has been high and driving our growth. At Core, we understand that our consumers expect high quality product and we aim to exceed their expectations. If we produce consistent product of high quality, demand will continue to grow. Additionally, our founder has established a culture of humility and hard work putting the emphasis on the customer and community. We are good people making good product. In 3 short years, we have grown from 0 to 500 barrels of sales per month. Our product is found in over 500 locations, and we have won numerous awards. The mascot of the company is a wiener dog. His name is Barney. He was a gift from Jesse’s mother, and Barney was a special member of the family for over 19 years.

Fayetteville

Named after the Arkansas state flower, this 8,500 square foot, 250 seat brewpub is the largest in the state!

12 taps flow with craft beer all made on premises in our 10 barrel brewhouse. Styles vary from the classic, such as our flagship, Armstrong American Pale Ale, to current trends, such as our White IPA, to the experimental, like our Sturdy Hippie IPA, fermented with a 14 year old sourdough strain belonging to our Executive Pastry Chef, Cody Johnson!
Speaking of Cody, he provides fresh baked bread in-house every day! From the sandwiches to the bread pudding and other amazing desserts, you can find his genius all over our menu! You can also find his bread for sale at Ozark Natural Foods for a taste of Apple Blossom at home!

Our menu consists of affordable, amazing classics, such as the Cubano, Banh Mi, and French Dip. All of our soups, salad dressings, desserts, breads, and our prime rib are prepared in house. Our fries are cut fresh every day and fried to order. Try them topped with queso and some of the Mole Chicken. And be sure to ask your server for the special of the day, as the kitchen is always encouraged to experiment and provide something new to pair with our beer.

Hot Springs

In 2011, Rose Schweikhart moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas with an impossibly big dream: to brew beer commercially using the city’s famous 144 degree spring water. She formed a company and began the arduous two year negotiation to lease a historic former-bathhouse in the heart of Hot Springs National Park from the federal government.  Construction began in late spring of 2013 and today, the Superior Bathhouse is home to the only brewery in a US National Park and the only brewery in the world to utilize thermal spring water in their beer. Rose considers beer to be a creative process. Like the varied timbers and dynamics one can coax from a tuba, grains, hops, and yeast offer an endless creative pallet, and create she does. Rose and the Superior Bathhouse brewing team crank out a constant stream of new beer from the original to the outlandish. If you ever find yourself in Arkansas, please stop by the Superior and experience #HotSpringsOnTap for yourself!

Rogers

We strive to make great Beer that speaks to the quality and character of who we are and the region that we represent. We are proud to be in the Ozark Mountains, with its relaxed atmosphere and eclectic population of farmers, craftsmen, and captains of industry.  At Ozark Beer Company, we make beer that brings neighbors together, and that all people lucky enough to call the Ozarks home can be proud of.

Little Rock

Diamond Bear Brewing Company was founded in 2000 by Russ and Sue Melton with the mission of providing Arkansas and the region with a beer of their own. Diamond Bear was Little Rock’s first production brewery in 15 years. The name "Diamond Bear" comes from the first two nicknames for Arkansas. Initially, Arkansas was called "the Bear State." But in 1905 when diamonds were discovered in Arkansas, it was changed to "the Diamond State."

Diamond Bear Brewing Company is Arkansas' award-winning brewery. Since its founding, Diamond Bear Brewery has won numerous national and international awards for its world class beer, including Gold Medals at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. We honor the heritage of Arkansas with our beer. Diamond Bear has expanded throughout Arkansas and the South, and can now be found in several surrounding states with many more in the future.

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Enjoy Nature

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Murfreesboro

One of the only places in the world where the public can search for real diamonds in their original volcanic source, Crater of Diamonds is a one-of-a-kind experience that brings people from all over the world to Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Visitors to the park search a 37-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of a volcanic crater, for variety of rocks, minerals, and gemstones – and any rock or mineral you find is yours to keep. You may bring your own mining equipment to search with (no battery-operated or motor driven mining tools allowed), or rent tools from the park.
Your diamond search begins here , where you can prepare for your visit by learning about diamonds and how to search for them. At the park's visitor center, you can view real, uncut diamonds and interact with exhibits illustrating the area's unique history and geology. At the Diamond Discovery Center, you can learn more about rocks and minerals found at the park and how to search for diamonds using various techniques. Diamonds come in all colors of the rainbow: the three colors found here at the park are white, brown, and yellow. Amethyst, garnet, jasper, agate, quartz, and other rocks and minerals naturally occur here. Park staff provide complimentary identification or rocks and minerals found at the park, as well as diamond mining demonstrations and other interpretive programs.

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Fifty-Six

The Living Cave can hardly be described in words! You must visit the caves truly understand and appreciate their beauty. Entering the world of the underground is always a thrilling experience.We hope this site help to showcase some of the wonderful and majestic sights you'll see. There are three different tours offered at the caverns; the Dripstone Trail, the Discovery Trail,  the Discovery in the Dark Headlamp Tour and the caverns newest trail, the Wild Cave Tour. Led by knowledgeable Forest Service Guides, the tours wind through water-carved passages, including an underground river and the world's largest flowstone. Each trail is a little different in intensity and visitors should be aware of each trail they decide to take.
The Living Cave - Blanchard Springs CavernsDuring the summer the cave tours are a nice way to beat the heat because the cave stays a comfortable 58 degrees Fahrenheit year round. The cave is often called The Living Cave because its constantly changing and growing. The Living Cave offers rock formations during each tour that are ever changing and each time you visit it will be a whole new experience. If you're looking for a little more, Blanchard Springs has wonderful camping, fishing and swimming areas. There are also several bike and hiking trails. Don't worry about losing your way because the visitor center at the park will have plenty of information, pamphlets, and maps to help you figure everything out.

Hot Springs

Hot Springs National Park was once known as Hot Springs Reservation. It was set aside in 1832 to protect the Park's primary resource, the hot springs.This type of Reservation was an early version of the National Park idea.Hot Springs was actually the first area in the United States to be set aside for its natural features.After Yellowstone was formed in 1872, Hot Springs was managed with it. In 1916 the National Park Service was formed and in 1921, Hot Springs Reservation changed its name to Hot Springs National Park, making it the 18th National Park in the Service.
Hot Springs National Park is best known for the 47 hot springs that come out of the Hot Springs Mountain at an average 143° Fahrenheit. Hot Springs National Park is the only unit of the national park system that is mandated to give away its primary natural resource to the general public in an unending and unaltered state. Drinking the hot springs water is perfectly normal, even encouraged. The water is naturally potable (good to drink) when it arrives at the surface of Hot Springs Mountain. Thousands of visitors highly endorse the good quality of the hot springs water and fill bottles to take home.

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Rogers

Beaver Lake, completed in 1966 and nestled high in the Ozark Mountains, is located in northwest Arkansas, the birthplace of the White River. The 28,370-acre lake is the first of the impoundments created in Arkansas and Missouri along the lengthy White River system. Taking advantage of the natural scenic beauty, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has constructed a variety of recreational facilities. Paved access roads wind through 12 developed parks. There are 2,008 acres of campgrounds and over 650 individual campsites. Visitors can enjoy such conveniences as electricity and fire-rings. Drinking water, showers and restrooms are nearby. Other facilities -- picnic sites, swimming beaches, hiking trails, boat launching ramps, sanitary dump stations, group picnic shelters and amphitheaters -- are also available in the parks. With 487 miles of shoreline highlighted by limestone bluffs, Beaver Lake offers a world of recreational opportunities

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Little Rock

Arkansas’s largest lake, Lake Ouachita offers 40,000 acres of clear, clean water surrounded by the scenic Ouachita National Forest. Swimming, skiing, scuba diving, boating, kayaking, and fishing are enjoyed here. Bream, crappie, catfish, striped bass, and largemouth bass can be caught in open waters or quiet coves. Choose from a wide variety of day-use areas and overnight accommodations. 
The park has 93 campsites (58 Class AAA, 23 Class D, and 12 walk-in tent sites), some right on the water. There are eight fully-equipped cabins with kitchens and the comforts of home, most of them overlooking the lake. Four camper cabins are an affordable option and are right in the campground.

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Paris

At the peak of the state park experience is Mount Magazine, Arkansas’s highest point at 2,753 feet. People come for the sweeping views alone, but there is much to see and do from this unique spot. Mount Magazine State Park is a place of relaxation, exploration, and nature study. It is a destination for outdoor sports and extreme adventures with mountain biking, horseback riding, back-packing, and ATV riding. Mount Magazine is the state park system’s most dramatic location for technical rock climbing, and it’s one of only two parks to offer hang gliding launch areas. Scenic overlooks, hiking trails, picnic area, pavilion, and visitor center with gift shop add to the amenities. A wide variety of programs led by park interpreters highlights the mountain’s natural diversity.

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Eureka Springs

Home to a variety of wildlife and living formations. Come explore Onyx cave and see for yourself one of the most beautiful examples of subterranean beauty and wonder that can’t be found anywhere. Family fun adventure for all ages!

Kids and adults alike have fun panning for semi-precious gems at Onyx Cave on our expansive outdoor deck with great outdoor views. Sift through our water sluice to find over 20 different kinds of stones … and keep everything you find in your special keepsake bag!

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Harrison

Rugged beauty, stunning vistas, secluded cabins, sparkling rivers and waterfalls, fish-filled lakes, hiking and biking trails, awe-inspiring caverns … the Arkansas Ozark Mountain Region offers exciting, rejuvenating and inspiring year-round, outdoor adventures for travelers of all ages. 
The Arkansas Ozarks provide a stunning backdrop for a long vacation or weekend getaway fun. In mountain towns and villages, you'll get a unique look into Arkansas' rich history and an opportunity to experience the Ozark community's relaxed lifestyle and friendly people. Enjoy world-class trout and lake fishing, water boarding and skiing, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, zip-lining, canoeing on America's First National River, and golfing on pristine courses.

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Little Rock

Just west of Arkansas’s capital city of Little Rock, Pinnacle Mountain stands as the centerpiece of this geographically diverse state park. This day-use park offers a variety of outdoor adventure on the Big and Little Maumelle Rivers, in the Arkansas Arboretum, and along over 15 miles of trails including 7 miles of challenging mountain bike trails. Hike to the top, explore the rivers, or take in one of the many interpretive programs offered by park staff. Visit the park visitor center, enjoy a picnic, or reserve a pavilion for a larger gathering.

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Hot Springs

This peaceful park is located on Lake Catherine, one of five lakes in the beautiful Ouachita Mountain region. The only full-service marina on the lake is here at the park and open in the summertime for bait, snacks/drinks, and fuel. Boat rentals are available year-round. The park also includes a launch ramp, pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, and a well-marked trail that leads to a waterfall. 

The park has 20 fully equipped cabins, including one two-bedroom cabin with a patio overlooking the water and private access to the lake from its own fishing pier. 
There are also many native stone and wood buildings on-site. The history of these structures dates back to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s. 
The park offers 70 campsites (47 Class AAA and 23 Class B), six primitive tent sites, one Rent-A-Camp, and one Rent-A-Yurt. Many of these sites are on the lakeshore. 
Park interpreters offer hikes, lake tours, and programs year-round.

 

WINERIES

Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.

Wiederkehr Village

Discover the Swiss winemaking heritage of Wiederkehr Wine Cellars. The oldest and largest winery in mid-America, Wiederkehr Wine Cellars is located on the southern slopes of the Ozark Mountains. Here atop St. Mary's Mountain is where the Wiederkehr family carries on a tradition begun in 1880. Lovingly tended vineyards surround the winery, designed in the Swiss alpine style overlooking the Arkansas River valley. Learn more about the history of our family, our winery, and our winemaking philosophy

Altus

Our retail store is open daily, with a wide range of premium wines to browse. We have fresh air, accessible parking and restrooms, free wifi, gourmet snacks and neat gifts for you and your guests. Located at the intersection of Highways 64 and 186, Post Winery is a two hour drive or less from Little Rock, Conway, Russellville, Harrison, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Fort Smith or Hot Springs, three hours from Oklahoma City and five hours from Memphis. Overnight lodging is available. Come "Toast with Post"!

Springdale

Sassafras Springs Winery and Vineyard opened in 2014 on 15 beautiful countryside acres. It’s a lifetime dream fulfillment of Gene and Cheryl Long, adventuresome entrepreneurs who’d enjoyed successful careers as insurance executives for over 20 years, with agencies in five in Northwest Arkansas locations. Gene had dreamed of owning a winery; Cheryl, a wedding venue. The property they purchased had been the horse farm of former Razorback football coach Houston Nutt, and the Longs were certain that the natural springs, rolling hills and wildlife would be the perfect location for their winery. Growth has been remarkable, with the acquisition of additional acreage now totaling 60, and 3,000 visitors coming every year. Sassafras is truly a family affair. Brothers Drew and Derek manage operations and winemaking, and Derek’s wife, Sarah, is the events manager.
As the Longs make it their passion to discover new and creative ways to heighten their guests’ experience, Sassafras Springs continually earns recognition as Northwest Arkansas’ number one venue and captures international and regional awards for wine.

Paris

Welcome to our small family winery. At Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards, we produce a limited amount of the finest wine at our location in the scenic Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. Visit us for a tour and taste! At Cowie Wine Cellars and Vineyards we love visitors! You'll love the down home atmosphere.....see how wine is made, tour the only wine museum in the United States dedicated to preserving the wine history of a complete state. We invite you to browse our newly-designed web site or email us for more information

Altus

Mount Bethel Winery is a family owned and operated business that has been handed down for generations.  The Post family has a long history in winemaking and currently, all 8 of the children of Eugene Post help him operate the winery and vineyards.  You can see all of them working because the Post tradition is that all members of the family are active members of the winery. 

The winery also has a tasting room where you can come and taste our wine, take a tour or just sit and visit with Peggy, Kasey or Peggy Ann Post.  Everyone will always greet you with a smile and be more than happy to share the history of this historic winery.  Our establishment is family oriented and filled with happiness and enthusiasm for wine and we love nothing more than to share this with others.

Mount Bethel Winery produces a wide variety of wines made from our vineyards located in Altus. We have some of the more classic wines such as Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay.  We also have some varieties that are native to America such as Cynthiana (sometimes known as Norton),  Muscat, Niagara, Concord, and Muscadine.  We produce a full range of fruit wines including Blueberry, Strawberry, Blackberry, Elderberry, Peach, and Wild Plum.  And for those who love Port wine we believe we have some of the finest.

LIttle Italy

An Enchanting Evening is reviving the art of Wine Making in Little Italy, Arkansas. We are the first commercial winery in the area in over 70 years.

Eureka Springs

The Vineyards are located in the Hills of Keels Creek, south on Rock House Road about 3 miles from the city limits of Eureka Springs.  Eight acres of land planted in 2004 and 2005 now contains eight varieties of grapes.  White grapes:  Vidal, Vignoles, Chardonel.   Red grapes: Chambourcin Frontenac, Coro Noir,  Noiret, Cabernet Franc.
The winery production began Fall of 2006.  Dr Doug Hausler, a retired Analytical Chemist, and his wife Edwige Denyszyn, an artist, worked with three other vineyards to produce approximately 750 cases of wine in 2006.  Currently the production of Keels Creek Winery is at 2000 cases.  Our intent is to stay as a boutique winery focusing on local grapes harvested from our vineyard and other local vineyards.

Altus

Our tasting room, on the top of St Mary’s Mountain, is a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon with a loved one or fellow wine enthusiast. Featuring scenic views of our vineyard and landscaped grounds, our tasting room is a great place to try out our new vintages of Chateau aux Arc wines while enjoying one of the most breathtaking views in the Arkansas River Valley.
Incorporating elements of the modern with the timeless beauty of nature, the Chateau aux Arc tasting room is a destination must for the Interstate 40 traveler. With our friendly & knowledgable staff, it's a perfect way to spend the day. Looking for a gift item for that special someone, or maybe just yourself? The Chateau aux Arc tasting room is also a gift shop offering a large selection of art & crafts, gourmet food and wine-related items. We offer our guests samples of various gourmet foods daily.

 

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