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Chuck’s Blog - “Exploring Arkansas” August 2015

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Coming up in a brand new episode of “Exploring Arkansas” on Monday, Aug. 3, we’ll explore the outdoor world in a fascinating way with a new addition at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs.

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Utilizing the surrounding woodlands with a skywalk, Mid-America gives visitors a unique hands-on experience with nature.

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There are also plenty of scientific challenges and experiments to try inside as well – all of which can transform any kid or adult into a scientist!

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There’s nothing better on a hot summer day than to enjoy a cool, refreshing dip in a swimmin’ hole!  So, we’ll take you to one of my favorites along the Buffalo National River, just north of the Highway 65 bridge nearby the Tyler Bend Visitor Center. “Shine Eye” has been a longtime favorite with the locals, but not so much with tourists, which means there’s plenty of elbow room no matter when you decide to go.

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Take your fishing pole, too, because the smallmouth bass you catch there will be mighty tasty in the frying pan later.

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The largest private doll collection in the country happens to be in Newport. Ten thousand plus dolls make up the 20th Century Doll Museum.

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Collector Virginia Arnett passed away earlier this year, but her dolls and the museum are being kept alive under new ownership.

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Potts Inn was built during the 1850s in Pottsville and served as a stagecoach stop along the historic Butterfield Overland mail route. It now stands as one of the best preserved stagecoach stations between Memphis and Fort Smith along that route.

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Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
“Exploring Arkansas,” 6:30 p.m.