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AUG 2017

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Mountain Adventure Groups looking for a little adventure will find plenty of ziplining experiences in the Arkansas Mountains. In Eureka Springs, Ozark Mountain Ziplines offers a 100-percent tree- based adventure, a two-hour canopy tour that reaches more than 200 feet high with cable lengths up to 1,800 feet. Suspended tree plat- forms, a suspended sky bridge and two short hikes connect 10 ziplines. In addition, Zip Lines at Ouachita Bend in Malvern offer a combination hiking and ziplining adventure for up to a full day of fun. River Cruises River cruises abound in Arkansas's plentiful riv- ers and lakes. Groups can enjoy an eco-tour of Eureka Springs' Beaver Lake aboard the Belle of the Ozarks, an open-air passenger vessel that provides views of an ancient Native American burial ground, a 200-acre game preserve island and plenty of wildlife. The City of Hot Spring's Lake Hamilton offers the Belle of Hot Springs, which includes live narration that depicts the history of the Lake and Ouachita Mountains. In the north central Arkansas Ozarks, groups can choose from various cruises available on the Belle of the Bay, including dinner, scenic, sunset and special event excursions on 40,000-acre Greers Ferry Lake. Native American History Arkansas's Native American heritage runs deep. The state offers 24 heritage sites to explore as well as a moving experience through the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears Association is headquartered in Little Rock and works with the Cherokee Nation, the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail and the National Park Service to uncover new information. Groups can take in 14,000 years of Native American history from North and South America at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, which offers some of the finest ancient artifacts, including head- dresses, artistic effigy vessels, a complete mam- moth skeleton and the Sweetwater Biface, considered to be the thinnest flint artifact found. n w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E 16 Bentonville ....................... A1 ................17 Conway .......................... C3 ................17 Eureka Springs ............... B1 ................17 Fayetteville ...................... A2 ................17 Fort Smith ....................... A3 ................18 Hot Springs ..................... B4 ................18 Little Rock ....................... C3 ................18 North Little Rock ............. C3 ................19 Pine Bluff ........................ D4 ................19 Rogers ............................. A1 ................19 Springdale ....................... A1 ................19 Texarkana........................ B5 ................19 A B C D E F 1 2 3 4 5 6 City Map Location Page ARKANSAS Mountain Adventure, History & River Cruises! Ozark Mountain Zipline Arkansas, the Natural State, wears its name well. Boasting an abundance of natural resources and scenery, the state offers groups everything from the wonder of the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains to the state's dense wood- land, fertile plains, clear lakes and waterways, and wildlife. The state is most known for its natural hot springs located in the Ouachita Mountains and its renowned Bathhouse Row, a National Historic Landmark and pop- ular vacation destination. In addition, the state offers a rich history, its Native American and African-American her- itage, as well as its uncommon role in the Civil War as a strategic target for both the North and South. The Belle of Hot Springs river cruise Museum of Native American History

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