Delegating Denver #5 of 56: Arkansas

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Recommendations for the Arkansas Delegation:

Most Arkansan Denver Neighborhood: Virginia Vale

Most Arkansan Bar: Choppers Sports Bar 80 South Madison Street The most football-watchingest bar for the residents of the home state of Paul "Bear" Bryant, the winningest coach in NCAA history.

Most Arkansan Restaurant: Joe's West of Memphis BBQ 6901 East Colfax Avenue Razorbacks will think they've found a little slice of home in South Park Hill as they eat their smoked bologna sandwiches with sides of cole slaw.

Best Day Trip: The Arkansas River View larger image. Best Day Trip: The tie that binds the state of Arkansas to the state of Colorado is the Arkansas River. At 1,469 miles, it is the sixth-longest river in the United States. A pilgrimage to the headwaters is a must for Arkansans. While the residents of both states may use the river for boating and fishing, the rafts and brown trout in Colorado will bear no resemblance to the barges and catfish of Arkansas. Even though August is not prime rafting season in Colorado, sufficient water is available at that time for a whitewater experience in the Royal Gorge. The river falls an average of 65 feet per mile through this steep-walled granite canyon, and provides as much in scenery as it does in sensation. Overhead, the Royal Gorge bridge, the world's highest suspension bridge, spans the gorge fully two times higher than the Metropolitan National Bank Tower, the tallest building in Arkansas.

-- Kenny Be

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