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El Dorado Travel Guide  

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The city of El Dorado is about 100 miles away from Little Rock but this place is popularly known as “Arkansas’s Original Boomtown.” Founded in 1843 when a retail shop was built in the area and after a few years it became a center for numerous cotton farms and plantations.
This small town was quite secluded till the railroads were built helping the lumber industry to evolve. The meaning of the name “El Dorado” is the gold in Spanish and the city lived up to the name when the city discovered oil in the western part of the city 1921. Gradually it lead to spurt in population which in turn resulted in architectural boom which can still be witnessed if the visitors walk down the downtown.
El Dorado also hosts a number of cultural events which include “Showdown at Sunset”, May haw Festival, a Fantastic Fourth Celebration, SouthArk Outdoor Expo and many others. Many outdoor activities can be enjoyed in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge, the South Arkansas Arboretum State Park and Moro Bay State Park.

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Overall Guide : Moro Bay Lake This Moro Bay begins where the Moro Creek enters the Ouachita River along the border of Union and Bradley counties which is 23 miles on the northeast of El Dorado and 29 miles southwest of Warren in south central Arkansas. Fishing can... more be enjoyed here particularly the Anglers come to this lake to enjoy their catches. Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources This museum aims to collect, preserve and display exhibits of Arkansas natural resources which include oil, brine and timber with importance on 1920’s oil boom taking place in South Arkansas.   Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge This refuge was established in 1970 spreading over an area of 65,000 acres and is the world’s largest green-tree reservoir. This refuge provides habitat for migratory birds, protects endangered species like the red- cockaded woodpecker, American alligator and bald eagle
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