Ozark Mountain Region Blogs

Earlier Ozark Tourism Days

Glad to know Bill Jennings as a friend for the past 18 years or so.  Deb Peterson wrote this article appearing in Mountain Home's newspaper - The Baxter Bulletin.   I hope that everyone involved in promoting travel to north central...

I've Got a Golden Ticket!!!

‘Cause I’ve got a golden ticket…  I’ve got a golden chance to make my way…  And with a golden ticket, it’s a golden day!

OK, OK…  I haven’t really lost it; not completely,...

Temporary Cave Closure(s) to help Bats

From the office of the Buffalo National River - January 23, 2009

To help stop the spread of the Geomyces sp. fungus suspected to be the
causative agent of White Nose Syndrome which is fatal to bats, all Buffalo
National River...

Mystic Caverns - Rare and Unusual Cave Formations

I was trying out a new camera about a week ago (Nikon D5000) and decided to take some pictures in Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome Cavern. While in Mystic, I photographed some rare...

Ozark Pie Auctions

It came to my attention the other day that many people have never attended a pie acution, or even know what a pie supper and auction is. In the rural Ozarks, the pie supper has been a staple of fund raising for as long as settlers have inhabited...

Check out www.blackburnsresort.com fishing report on Norfork lake arkansas

Blackburns Resort has over 38,000 viewers on their fishing report.  Others have 16.  We will help you when you get here.  Steve knows how to catch fish. And will give you personal report.  I catch fish every day.

Sweden Creek Falls is Spectacular- Only about a two mile hike roundtrip with the trail about an hours drive from Mystic Caverns!

I left Harrison, Arkansas yesterday with my friend Henry. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather to hike to another scenic waterfall. As we were heading South on Highway 43 toward Ponca, we began to see clouds...

Late fall trout fishing is excellent

Gaston's home of trophy trout for over 50 years !!!

Become a Fan of Gaston...

The 4th Season

Here in the Ozarks, we brag about having all 4 seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, and ....    and .....    WINTER.  During the first three seasons, it is easy and fun to say that we have all 4 seasons - but during...

182 Piece Arkansas Mineral Collection at Mystic Caverns - On Display in the Gift Shop - See It for Free!

A few years ago, Mystic Caverns purchased an Arkansas mineral collection from Arkansas Geologist Meredith York. We then hired Eddie Estes to build a custom display case for...