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Buffalo River Tour
Q.
Where can you see a ghost town, where zinc mining caused an economic "boom" from the 1880s to World War I?
A.
Down a steep hillside by car (Marion County Road 6035) or by boat on the Buffalo, to the abandoned town of Rush.
Q.
Where is the National Wild Turkey Calling Contest held every year?
A.
Yellville, Arkansas, during the Turkey Trot Festival the second weekend of October.
Q.
What was the first river in the nation to be protected in its natural, free-flowing state by a federal law in 1972?
A.
The Buffalo River.
Q.
What can you do all year long in Buffalo National Park?
A.
Camp, hike, and bring your horses on trail rides.
 
Branson-South Shore Loop Tour
Q.
How do you cross Bull Shoals Lake in your car without a bridge?
A.
Take the last free automobile ferry in Arkansas. It is north of Peel on Hwy. 125. It runs about every 20 minutes during daylight.
Q.
Where’s the diamond in Diamond City?
A.
It’s in the state flag. Arkansas does have naturally-occurring diamonds, but they are near Murfreesboro.
Q.
Where is the original town of Lead Hill?
A.
It is beneath the waters of Bull Shoals Lake. Residents had to move to higher ground more than 50 years ago as rising waters claimed the old mining town.
Q.
Where can you tell the time without a watch?
A.
At a very large sundial near Peel in the Hwy. 125 Recreation Area on the shore of Bull Shoals Lake. Designed and built by longtime area resident Mark Werner, it’s been there since 1982. (A smaller one is at Lead Hill Park at Diamond City.)
 
 
 
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