Exploring Arkansas February 2012
Crystal Bridges, Falls Creek Falls, Wolf House, Lower Lake Waterfowl Refuge
It was a dream of Alice Walton (daughter of Sam Walton) to establish as a gift-a world class art museum in Arkansas-with the belief that American art belongs in the heartland. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is that dream come true. It tells the story of America from the Colonial era to the present through original masterpieces. The Lower Lake Waterfowl Refuge south of DeGray Lake near Arkadelphia is a 400 acre haven for all sorts of waterfowl plus bald eagles. The Wolf House a two story log building built in 1829 in Norfork happens to be the oldest public structure in Arkansas. Falls Creek Falls at Lake Catherine State Park near Hot Springs is an easy hike to a peaceful waterfall setting that's surrounded by huge boulders for plenty of sit down space to enjoy a pack lunch by the water.