BENTONVILLE, AR. (PRBuzz) August 8, 2012 -- After the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in Bentonville, tens of thousands began visiting the Northwest corner of the state to see what the new museum, largely funded by Alice Walton the youngest heir of Sam Walton, was like.
Until the "Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide" was published back in July via Amazon's Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/Northwest-Arkansas-Travel-Guide-ebook/dp/B008FH5SPM), no travel guide existed to help people get around while they were visiting.
Amazon's Kindle edition is great for people with iPhones, iPads, computers and Kindles, but doesn't help all the other visitors who wanted a real paperback book to carry around with them while visiting NWA.
To satisfy a huge demand, the new paperback version is now available on Amazon . http://www.amazon.com/Northwest-Arkansas-Travel-Guide-Fayetteville/dp/0916744043/. Like the online Kindle version, the new paperback version gives the reader an insider's view of how to get around and what to do.
Written by Anna Seager (http://annaseeger.blogspot.com/), a native of NWA who grew up in Bentonville when Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, was still driving his old red truck around town, the much-needed travel guide covers literally everything you might want to know about this gorgeous corner of the state.
Although Crystal Bridges is located in Bentonville, there are actually five other thriving and interesting towns nearby: Bella Vista, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers and Springdale. Each of these Ozark Mountains communities has exciting out-of-the-way places to see and each is covered thoroughly in the new Amazon paperback travel guide.
The new comprehensive guide not only provides the typical information found in most other guides, but it also has a wonderful new section about What The Locals Say. If you've ever been to a new place and wondered where the locals like to eat and where they go for entertainment, you will love this fascinating section, which has colorful information on each town.
In addition to well-known chain restaurants like Mimi's Café, Ruth's Chris Steak House, and China Bistro, you'll find eateries serving up food with unique local flavor. Check out The Pressroom, River Grille Steakhouse, Table Mesa Bistro, The Station Café, Tusk & Trotter and Red Onion Espressoria in Bentonville; Local Flavor, Mud Street Cafe & K.J.'s Caribe in Eureka Springs; Bonefish Grill, Crabby's Seafood and Catfish John's in Rogers; or Common Grounds, Pesto Café, and Greenhouse Grill in Fayetteville.
The area has plenty of hotels to accommodate its massive influx of world travelers including: The new world-class 21c Museum Hotel (under construction and opening soon); Inn At The Mill in Springdale; The Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, and The Inn at Bella Vista in Bella Vista provide even the most particular guest a relaxing and pleasurable stay.
Although Crystal Bridges in Bentonville is the main museum attraction, there are several other museums of note including: the Rogers Historical Museum and Daisy BB Guns/Daisy Airgun Museum in Rogers; Arkansas Air Museum and the University of Arkansas Discovery Zone in Fayetteville; and the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.
Golfers will find many courses to choose from including: Bella Vista's eight courses, and the amazing Pinnacle Country Club course where the LPGA tour was just hosted.
Fayetteville's Dickson Street, Bentonville's Downtown Square, and the Rogers Promenade area are all places to go for exciting and truly unique nightlife.
The area is famous for its world-renowned crafts fairs like the one at War Eagle. Youngsters and adults alike will enjoy Turpentine Creek Wild Life Refuge and the Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari. Jogging paths and biking trails abound and there is fishing and camping throughout the area. Beaver lake along with many rivers and streams provide world-class fishing.
Everything you would want to know is covered in this new paperback guide. It is clearly marked and easy-to-use. Regardless of what you are looking for whether it is a good local restaurant that serves up delicious seafood, or a jogging trail along a lake, you will find it all here in this brand new paperback version of the "Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide".
No one wants to travel to an area and be stuck for something to do. With this new, truly different, guide as your traveling companion, you'll be able to spend your vacation time doing fun and exciting things instead of spinning your wheels trying to find something interesting to do.
This is the very first Northwest Travel Guide to hit the market, and it is a complete one. The guide gives its user a quick way to scope out the area. It saves you precious time, time that you can used to enjoy your stay.