Exploring Arkansas March 2019
Arkansas's version of "Jurassic Park" is at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. Called "DinoTrek" it's the state's only permanent outdoor dinosaur exhibit. "Tilting Rock" as the locals call it, overlooks Big Creek valley near Cozahome. The 14-ton slab of rock really does tilt back and forth when you walk on it. Blowing Cave near Batesville has a sci-fi history dating back to the 1940's and 50's involving a secret subterranean culture. Banjo builder Randall Wyatt of Searcy has made 'em for some of Nashville's best, and he can play a mean banjo himself as well. They're not always there every year, but when they do arrive to winter on Lake Conway, the white pelicans make for quite a photographic treat.