Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is responsible for tourism and the management of fifty-two state parks.

The Arkansas Department of Park and Tourism estimated that 19.9 million in-state and out-of-state visitors spent $3.92 billion dollars in Arkansas in 2002. By 2004 the number of visitors had increased to 21 million, with $4.3 billion spent. The state tax revenue generated by such spending totaled some $238 million. Less than one hundred thousand of those visitors came from other nations. The international tourism market benefited from the opening of the Clinton Library, but still suffers from the lack of an international airport.

The executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is Richard Davies.

State parks in the system include:


  • Carl D. Holcombe, "Little Rock Begins Trolling for UK Tourists," Arkansas Business, March 8, 2004.

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