A monthly lifestyle magazine headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas Life chronicles life across Arkansas.
We take our mission seriously. Discover. Explore. Celebrate. These are the imperatives we want to leave our readers with at the end of each issue. We entice them to discover, explore and celebrate our state by introducing them to places and people that we, as Arkansans, are lucky to call our own. A perfect example? The comprehensive guide to Arkansas’s 52 State Parks—each and every one of them—that we published in our October 2015 issue. Or maybe our special Delta issue, published in May 2015, that took our readers deep into places like Helena, Marianna, Lake Village and, of course, Johnny Cash’s place. Or our annual “Reasons to Love Arkansas” feature, which chronicles the myriad reasons (The view from Petit Jean! Oaklawn! The Wye Mountain daffodils! Mountain biking!) we’re proud to call this state home. Or our restaurant features. Or our “Culturalist” feature, which highlights the can’t-miss cultural events taking place across the state, from Bentonville to El Dorado and everywhere in between.
And then there’s our “Hometown” feature, which brings our readers into Arkansas towns that might be a bit more off the beaten path. We seek to answer questions we imagine readers thinking, such as: What is there to do in Mountain View? What do folks do in Piggott? What is there to see in Jasper? Where can I get a Spudnut donut? (The answer to that last one, in case you’re wondering, is El Dorado. Just go early. They tend to sell out quickly.) We’ve looked at how our 600,000 acres of lakes were engineered, and how that construction affected the state’s tourism and economy. We’ve also explored Arkansas’ best trails and asked local golf enthusiasts to name their favorite holes in Arkansas.
Needless to say, we’re pretty tuned into what makes Arkansas Arkansas. And we pride ourselves on sharing that Arkansas with those who love it, and even those who don’t know they love it yet.