A Whole New World

By Kaitlyn Welch, Photo Editor

Let’s face it. Living in Neosho, Mo., is probably every college student’s nightmare. There is one bowling alley, one movie theatre, and a couple of semi-decent restaurants.fayetteville

Hardly worth leaving your dorm room, right? Wrong. There is a whole world outside of Neosho. All you need is gas and a little bit of cash. Don’t know where to go? That is why I am here to be your travel guide for Four-State fun.

For this trip, we are going to be exploring Northwest Arkansas. Our first destination is going to be Bentonville, home of the Crystal Bridges American Art Museum. This museum is known for its unique architectural build and beautiful, all-American pieces, along with relaxing trails to explore.

There are many different galleries to lose yourself in, and once you’re done, you can stop and grab a bite to eat at the Eleven Restaurant or a cup of coffee at their coffee bar. For hours, tour information, or questions about exhibits, visit their website: http://crystalbridges.org/about/

Our next stop is going to be the beautiful town of Fayetteville. Nestled in Washington County, this city boasts its gorgeous downtown area, complete with colonial buildings and breathtaking trees.

Stroll the square and visit the quaint little shops, or pick up some fresh fruits and veggies at their farmers market. The market is held inside during the winter. Visit http://www.fayetevillefarmersmarket.org/ for location and hours of operation.

And lastly our final destination; Eureka Springs. Founded in 1879, filled with history and overflowing with character, this charming little community is known for its downtown area that has a very friendly, welcoming vibe.

Its colonial streets,


with beautiful old architecture are an eye catcher and there are many different places to explore. If you want to spend the night, never fear, because there are many unique hotels to choose from, located right downtown.

However, if you are a lover of the paranormal, you might want to check into the “Most Haunted Hotel in America”; the Crescent Hotel. Known for its famous spirit, Michael, the stonemason who fell to his death while building the hotel in 1885, the Crescent is literally a br

eeding ground for things that go “bump” in the night.

For prices or to book a room call 855-725-5720, but be careful, because once you check in you might not check back out.