Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Crew Checks Out the Haunted Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs

The Arkansas CW Crew took a tour of the famous haunted hotel The Crescent Hotel.  Built in 1886, the first 15 years it served the carriage set and was a exclusive year round hotel resort.  

From 1908 to 1934 it was the Crescent College and Conservatory for young women but during the summer still function as a hotel.  At this time the college was for "fine young ladies" only.  Many girls from well off families attended this boarding school.
Then, 1937 to 1940 the college closed and it open as the Baker's Cancer Curing Hospital. The Hotel was reopened a restored to its original grandeur.  Many came, were treated and died. Several of the ghost stories come from this era that they say wander the hotel.  

During our tour we ran into several problems most coming from the morgue from which Baker did his experiments. We had unexplained battery drainage, unexplained noises, and pictures during Shelby's interview that had yellow orbs around her plus odd black spots in image that wasn't our camera when wearing the nurse's smock. 

Many ghost stories have developed in and around this hotel.  We wanted to find out about the history of the ghost in this hotel for ourselves.  

Below are 7 episodes shot in the Crescent Hotel. Check them out below.

Little history of the hotel

Little kid around the stairs

Theodora's Room

Woman in the mist

Michael's Room

Morgue in basement of part of hotel

Morgue Part #2

You can find out more information on ghost tours by going to: Crescent Hotel Ghost Tours

Friday, September 30, 2016

The Arkansas CW Crew checks out Farmland Adventures!

Today we headed to Farmland Adventures.  We wanted to check out their new corn maze.  Their corn maze for this year is made up of Clinton and Trump.  A lot of family fun for everyone.  Drew took some time to go through the maze too.  Check out our trip below. 

Farmland Adventures is open every year but only seasonal months.  They are open September 9th through November 5th this year.  
Thursdays 3-9:30pm
Fridays:1-9:30 PM
Saturdays: 9AM-9:30PM

During October don't miss Flashlight nights on Friday and Saturday nights in the corn maze!  They also have Maze Tracker app for the corn maze, Pedal Karts, Pony Rides, Petting Farm, Pig Races, Kid's Corner, Wagon Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Roping area, Spider Web, Human Foosball, Cotton patch and wild flowers.

You can find out more about Farmland Adventures by going to http://farmlandadventures.com/

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Crew Explores The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks!

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a unique place to visit in Northwest Arkansas.  The Gardens draw over 100,000 visitors each year.  The Garden is a collection of twelve different themed gardens and other interest including the only region's Butterfly house.

Some yearly events you will find at the gardens:

Orchid Show

BGO Plant Sale
Late April/Early May

Greening of the Garden
Early May

Little Sprouts
Wednesday mornings May through October

Tyson Foods Tuesday Nights
June through August

Garden buds
Wednesday Mornings May through beginning of August

Art & Cocktails in the Garden

Free Summer Concert Series
June, July, August

Firefly Fling

Chefs in the Garden

Fall Finale
Early October

Jingle Bell Jog
Early December

Winter Event

You can go to http://bgozarks.org/ for more information on the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Crew checks out Branson!

The Crew checks out Branson!  We recently took a 2 hour trip north to Branson.  We were invited up by the Branson Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.explorebranson.com) to check out what they had going this summer in their beautiful city! 
We drove up on US-412 and US 65 N our drive time was short with only taking an hour and fifty minutes to drive to our destination for our check in time at the beautiful Point Royal Golf resort.

Point Royal are luxury affordable vacation condos in easy access of everything that is going on in the Branson area.

Over the next few weeks we will be posting our Branson adventures. We first stopped outside the Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater.

We spoke with band members from Prince Ivan.  Check out it out!

Next we checked into the Starlight Theatre to see  Reza-Edge of Illusion! 
 Check it out!

We headed down to the road to check out some family fun at Silver Dollar City!

  Next on our list of stops in Branson was 
Silver Dollar City!
Check it out!

We then headed to the Branson Landing to see what adventure we could find.

We landed at Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline!
Check it out!

Welcome aboard the Titanic!  The Crew checks out this historical voyage at the Titanic Museum in Branson.

Check it out!

The Crew finds a piece of history in Branson at the Titanic Museum!

The Titanic Museum is not like your normal museum!  It was an interactive adventure for our crew!  It is a wonderful walk through for the whole family.  It shares the stories of those who were onboard for the famous voyage.  find out about the lives of those lost as well as those who survived.  Touch a real iceberg, the only bible to survive the voyage, new exhibit honoring the musicians who entertained passengers.  Check out our visit to this wonderful branson attraction!

Don't miss out on this great tour in Branson!  Go to http://www.titanicbranson.com/ to find out more information on the on the world's largest museum attraction: Titanic Museum!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Crew rides the Zipline in Branson!

We went looking for adventure and found it a the Branson Landing with Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline.  Check it out!

For more information on Parakeet Pete's Waterfront Zipline:  Click here

But that not all you will find at the landing.
Parakeet Pete's Steampunk Balloon is the only Branson Landing balloon. Located behind Belk on the north side of the landing.  They are open March 1st to December 31st.  You can get your tickets here: http://www.parakeetpetes.com/

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Crew visits Silver Dollar City!

Silver Dollar City is located in Branson, Missouri and is a major theme park for the whole family. Not only are there over 30 rides and amusement park attractions but there is 40 shows a day. They have preserved the 1880's Ozark Culture with over 100 craftsmen demonstrating everything form glass blowing to candy making. 

We started off our visit to Silver Dollar City with speaking with Brad Thomas, President and General Manager of Silver Dollar City about the park attractions.

Now let's check out the park...

Our first stop in Silver Dollar City was the Brown's Candy Factory.  Let's check it out!

Shelby stopped by the Hazel's Blown Glass Factory next.

Kaitlyn headed down to Fireman's Landing and met up with  Zachary Sims to talk about the family fun at the landing.

Shelby stopped in with the folks at Buckshot's Skillet Cookery.  She will tell you about the yummy experience.

Kaitlyn stopped by the pottery shop

Shelby finished up our visit with the Marvel Cave.  Check it out!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Shelby speaks with band members from Prince Ivan in Branson

After our arrival Shelby caught up with band members Aaron Ellsworth and Brydon Brett from the group Prince Ivan.  Prince Ivan is a fast-rising new band with a unique Top 40 sound that is quickly gaining popularity.

Left: Garon Brett, Brydon Brett, Aaron Ellsworth (Photo courtesy of Prince Ivan)

Prince Ivan will be playing at the Dick Clark American Bandstand Theater from May 20th through August 5th.  For more information on the band and how you can get tickets go to their website princeivan.com .

The Crew Checks out Reza Edge of Illusion! This is a must see Branson Attraction!

One of the nation's top touring illusionist, Reza.  Reza began doing illusions at the age of seven after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown.  He has the ability to connect with his audience on a personal level and not to mention quite the comedian!  This performance will leave you baffled and thrilled in disbelief.  His show is open at that Starlight Theatre March - September 2016.  Katlyn and Shelby had a chance to check out the show and Shelby chatted with Reza about his illusions.  Check it out!

For ticket information and current Show schedules contact 866-991-8445 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Crew visits the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville!

In February the Scott Family Amazeum welcomed 200,000 guest since opening day July 2015.  The Arkansas CW Crew wanted to find out what the Amazeum was all about, so we set out for a visit.

Check out 5 new episodes of "Do The Ozarks" with The Arkansas CW Crew at the Scott Family Amazeum.