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AUG 2018

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2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 19 Farm Adventures Groups can take farm-to-table experiences to the next level by going directly to the source. Plentiful you-pick farms allow visitors to pur- chase fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers markets or pick them at the farms directly. A few miles from Little Rock, Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries provides an opportunity to pick raspberries, blackberries and blueberries over eight acres of farm land. It also sells sun- flowers, zinnias and lilies in bouquets. Also near Little Rock, Holland Bottom Farm sells a variety of vegetables and fruit, including its famous sweet strawberries. Museums Train enthusiasts can take in the sights of Pine Bluff's Arkansas Railroad Museum. The museum showcases a real steam engine – Steam Locomotive 819 – as its main attraction. With 17 tracks and two display rooms, the museum is sure to intrigue all train fans. For the history buffs, groups can visit the nearby restored Union Station Pine Bluff/ Jefferson County Historical Museum, which exhibits local Native American artifacts, honors Arkansas veterans with a memorial and explains the history of African Americans in the county. For an interesting family-focused adventure, the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas showcases art exhibits, science fun and live events in music, theater and hands-on art fun. Water Sports With more than 9,000 miles of streams, Arkansas is perfect for lazing along in a variety of floats – canoe, Jon boat, raft or kayak – or taking on some exciting rapids. Buffalo River is one of the state's major attractions and allows for many access points, diversity in the water's speeds (including Class I and II rapids) and breathtaking scenic views along its 135-mile length. If floating and rapids don't satisfy, then rivers such as Strawberry River pro- vide fishing for the ardent angler. n Bentonville ....................... A1 ................20 Conway .......................... C3 ................20 Eureka Springs ............... B1 ................20 Fayetteville ...................... A2 ................20 Fort Smith ....................... A3 ................20 Hot Springs ..................... B4 ................20 Little Rock ....................... C3 ................21 Memphis ......................... F3 ................22 Morrilton........................... C3 ................22 North Little Rock ............. C3 ................22 Pine Bluff ........................ D4 ................23 Rogers ............................. A1 ................23 Sherwood ........................ C3 ................23 Springdale ....................... A1 ................23 Texarkana........................ B5 ................23 A B C D E F 1 2 3 4 5 6 City Map Location Page Arkansas Natural Beauty & Adventure From the scenic Ozark highlands to the state's hot springs and delta flatlands, the sheer wealth of Arkansas's natural charm and wonder is one of its greatest assets. Truly one of the South's natural gems, Arkansas is a study in contrasts. Visitors speak of both a quaint, soothing place to relax and of the limitless adventure when they define their experiences in The Natural State. Often viewed as a fun, affordable option, Arkansas keeps groups coming back for more. You-pick farms Arkansas Railroad Museum Photos courtesy of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Siloam Springs White Water Park

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