They came to Arkansas from Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia to the rich river soil of the Delta "planters", to grow the king of all crops - cotton. The stately homes these planters built with their unique architectural style, exemplified that plantation era steeped in southern history.
Through these "Plantation Homes of Arkansas", visitors can experience the plantation culture of the nineteenth century, which illuminated the rich historical and cultural heritage of the American South - the habits and traditions of its people, along with the triumphs and tragedies of its past - all preserved to come alive for future generations.
Host Chuck Dovish takes you on a tour of the Lakeport Plantation near Lake Village - the only remaining Arkansas plantation home along the Mississippi River. Also, the Elms Plantation in Altheimer - a bed and breakfast inn. The tour concludes with what is known as "a mansion of Arkansas" - Marlsgate Plantation Mansion in Scott.
Experience the plantation homes of Arkansas that have not… gone with the wind.
Host Chuck Dovish takes viewers on a tour of Arkansas's National Wildlife Refuges. Arkansas harbors 10 national wildlife refuges, scattered throughout the state, with nine having public access.
These refuges are specially designated areas within the National Wildlife Refuge System that have been set aside to conserve and protect America's fish, plants and wildlife.
Each refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a federal agency charged with conservation of wildlife, as well as facilitating recreational opportunities that include hunting, fishing, birding, photography, environmental education and refuge wildlife interpretation. Arkansas has over 330,000 acres of these unique and important wetlands.