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Daily Radar: 07.26.10

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  • One glance at Arkansas’ 100 Free Things list proves the state worthy of its nickname, “The Natural State.” You can hike to waterfalls, marvel at river-side limestone bluffs in the Ozarks, take a dip in Hot Springs, boat down the great Mississippi, or visit kid-designed Peabody Park, complete with climbing rocks, underground tunnels and a motion-censored splash fountain. Now Arkansawyers are bringing their greenery full circle with the launch of Arkansas’ Department of Parks and Tourism‘s new website Here you will find sustainable suggestions for lodging, dining, attractions and events all throughout the state of Arkansas.

The website even includes a list of Green Deals & Packages like the “One Tank Road Trip Package” to Hot Springs, Arkansas’ Lookout Point Lakeside Inn, an eco-friendly B&B that has made appearances on Traveler’s 2008 Stay List, as well as Traveler and’s top romantic getaways list of 2009. The package includes a three night stay at the inn, admission to both the nearby Garvan Woodland Gardens and the twenty-one story Mountain Tower, a $50 dining certificate to your choice of local restaurants, and breakfast served each morning to the soothing sound of a waterfall.

For more on traveling in Arkansas, check out our Family Vacation Planner.

Photo: My Shot user Melanie Huff

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