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Although it has been an state park for 31 years, relatively few northwest Arkansans really knew much about Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area until the park’s visitor center opened a year ago, courtesy of the 1/8 cent conservation tax passed by the voters in 1996. The park is located on Highway 12 east of Rogers. Since the advent of the center, the 17,500 sq. ft. facility has quickly become known as a source of enriching educational opportunities and pride for every Arkansan who visits. Over 35,000 local and international visitors have strolled through the doors with 63% of those visitors coming from Arkansas. Teachers, principals, school superintendents and parents alike have discovered that the center’s exceptional displays are an important learning experience for their students and children. Touch screen computers provide detailed information about local plants, animals and geology (in Spanish as well as in English). Taxidermy abounds in the center, adding amazing realism to the learning experience. You

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News, Pages 12 on 06/23/2010

Print Headline: Hobbs State Park Conservation Area-A New Jewel For Northwest Arkansas Residents

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