b'CITY OF STUTTGARTTHE NATURAL PLACE TO BESTUTTGART CommunityMAIN STREET DOWNTOWN MACKS PRAIRIE WINGS Main Street boasts unique shops you wont find in malls, and theMacks Prairie Wings shares its long history in the waterfowl world store owners are friendly and courteous. Enjoy the small townwith the Great Plains of Arkansas. For over 75 years they have atmosphereasyouwalkalong;besuretoreadthehistoricalbeen Americas premier waterfowl outfitter.markersthatsharealittleofourhistory.Theextra-wideStanding at more than 120,000 square feet, of which 40,000 street provides plenty of convenient parking. When youre doneare retail showroom space, the store is known as the Waterfowl shopping enjoy a meal in one of the towns many restaurants. Mecca in the heart of the Rice and Duck Capital of the World. Winchester ammunition has honored Macks Prairie Wings as the STUTTGART PUBLIC LIBRARY No. 1 Steel Shot Dealer in the world for 26 consecutive years. The The Stuttgart Public Library offers activities for all ages at all timeslegacy of Mack McCollum, World Duck Calling Champion, is still of the year. The genealogy department has an extensive collectionalive and growing through Americas premier waterfowl outfitter. of material covering local, state, national, and international topics. It also boasts a large selection of books, DVDs, CDs, magazinesSTUTTGART MUNICIPAL AIRPORTwith free internet, online databases and more. A trained libraryTwo runways are available for use at the airport, runway 18/36 assistant is available during hours of operation for assistance. and runway 9/27, with approach services available up to 15,000 feet. The airport is located along U.S. Highway 63 just 4 miles PARKS AND RECREATION south of Interstate 40, the main east-west corridor through the The Parks Department oversees three separate city parks thatUnited States. From I-40, Little Rock is 46 miles to the west and have plenty of pavilions and park benches for cookouts and familyMemphis is 95 miles to the east.gatherings. The playground equipment, John Cain Aquatic Center, tenniscourts,basketballcourtsandextensivebaseball/softballTHE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS RICE RESEARCH complex are a sure bet for outdoor fun. AND EXTENSION CENTERRREC is one of the best known and oldest rice research centers MUSEUM OF THE ARKANSAS GRAND PRAIRIE in the country. Originally called the Rice Branch Station, RREC is Thewinnerofmanyawardsforleadershipinthefieldoflocated 9 miles east of Stuttgart. conservation,thisuniquemuseumdepictsthehistoryof agricultureandthepioneerswhofarmedtheGrandPrairieofDALE BUMPERS NATIONAL RICE RESEARCH CENTEREastern Arkansas from the 1800s to 1921. All of the artifacts inHometothreedistinctresearchlabsthatconductimportant this museum were donated by descendants of pioneers. Throughwork on rice and aquaculture, USDA-ARS has conducted rice these displays, youll learn how the prairie pioneer farmers lived,research at this site since 1931. The main focus of the program is worked and played.to develop a better understanding of the genes and physiological processesthatcontroltraitslikeyield,pestresistance,and STUTTGART COUNTRY CLUB cooking quality in rice.TheStuttgartCountryClubhasalongrichhistorywiththe first building dating back to 1921. Now located right outside ofTHE HARRY K. DUPREE STUTTGART NATIONAL Stuttgart, it looks over a beautiful golf course adorned with tallAQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTERpines and offers golf, tennis, swimming and fine dining. The fullThis USDA-Aquaculture Research Service takes on matters of service bar allows the club to host large parties, receptions andcritical importance in helping to identify and solve the aquaculture holiday functions. Visitors are welcome. For more information callindustrys biggest challenges while ensuring a safe, nutritious, and 870-673-7699 or visit www.stuttgartcountryclub.com. economical food for consumers.JStuttgart, Arkansas 2020 Official Sportsmans Guide 51'