Hot Springs National Park

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum, founded by Alice Walton and designed by Moshe Safdie, officially opened on 11 november 2011. It offers free public admission.

Hot Springs National Park is a United States National park in central Garland County, Arkansas adjacent to the city of Hot Springs, the county seat. Hot Spring Reservation was initially created by act of the United States Congress on April 20, 1832 to be preserved for future recreation. Established before the concept of a national park existed, it was the first time that a piece of land had been set aside by the federal government to preserve its use as an area for recreation.

Magic Springs and Crystal Falls
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Pinnacle Mountain is one of seven peaks of the Ouachita Mountain Range within this 2,356-acre park, but these represent only a portion of the diverse habitat protected here. Situated just west of Little Rock, this day-use park is known for its popular hiking trails and panoramic views. Scenic vistas overlooking the Arkansas River are easily accessible near the visitor center. Those seeking a more Adventurous experience can hike one or more trails, which vary from one to five miles in length. Hikers can also access the 223-mile Ouachita National Recreation Trail at the park.

Petit Jean State park is a 3, 417-acre (1,405 ha) state park in central Arkansas managed by the Arkansas Department of parks and tourism.

Maumelle Campground sits along the Arkansas River, offering boating, fishing, and birding for outdoor enthusiasts.

Arkansas possesses a wide variety of Minerals, with annual production valued in excess of $1,000,000,000. Petroleum, natural gas, and bromine, in that order, are the top three minerals produced. Arkansas leads the nation in production of bauxite, providing over 80% of this valuable ore from which aluminum is made. Arkansas also ranks first in production of bromine, accounting for about one-half of the world’s output, and in silica stone, a natural abrasive. Murfreesboro, Arkansas, is the home of the only diamond mine open to the public in the
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Finally Arkansas’s cuisine is integral to her culture with such foods as barbecue, traditional country cooking, fried catfish and chicken, wild duck, rice purple hull peas, okra, apples, tomatoes, and grits being part of the people of Arkansas’s diet and
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