b'THE NATURALOUR COMMUNITY PLACE TO BEMAIN STREET DOWNTOWN improvementshavebeenmadeoverthepastseveralyearsto Stuttgart offers great shopping in its downtown district. You willensure pilot safety.find unique shops you wont find in malls or discount stores, andthestoreownersarefriendlyandcourteous.EnjoytheTHE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS RICE RESEARCH AND small town atmosphere as you walk along downtown. Read theEXTENSION CENTERhistorical markers located along the sidewalk that share a little ofRREC is one of the best known and oldest rice research centers our history. The extra-wide street provides plenty of convenientin the country. Originally called the Rice Branch Station, RREC is parking. located 9 miles east of Stuttgart. If youre looking for a day trip, Stuttgart is a great destination. You can enjoy the day shopping downtown and then have a greatDALE BUMPERS NATIONAL RICE RESEARCH CENTERmeal in one of the towns many restaurants. Home to three distinct research labs that conduct important work on rice and aquaculture, USDA-ARS has conducted rice research MUSEUM OF THE ARKANSAS GRAND PRAIRIE at this site since 1931. The main focus of the program is to develop Thewinnerofmany awardsforleadershipinthefielda better understanding of the genes and physiological processes ofconservation,thisuniquemuseumdepictsthehistoryofthat control traits like yield, pest resistance, and cooking quality agriculture and the pioneers who farmed the Grand Prairie ofin rice.Eastern Arkansasfrom the 1800s to 1921. All of the artifacts inResearchers at DBNRRC have been recognized nationally and thismuseum were donated by descendants of pioneers.internationallyfortheirscientificachievements,development Other highlights include the lights and sounds of the "Earlyof improved genetic resources and research methodologies, and Morning Duck Hunt on the Grand Prairie," a one-of-a-kind "coatenhanced understanding of plant biological processes.ofmanyfeathers,"800-year-oldNativeAmericanduckeffigy pottery, 500 award winning game calls, waterfowl carvings, anTHE HARRY K. DUPREE STUTTGART NATIONAL antique decoy collection, market hunter guns plus others, andAQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTERwaterfowl art.The mission of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Harry Newly added is the Waterfowls Hall of Fame. These individualsK.DupreeStuttgartNationalAquacultureResearchCenter each made significant contributions to the Stuttgart community(HKDSNARC)takesonmattersofcriticalimportancein and waterfowl history on the Grand Prairie. helping to identify and solve the aquaculture industrys biggest challenges, while ensuring a safe, nutritious, and economical food STUTTGART PUBLIC LIBRARY for consumers. The Stuttgart Public Library offers activities for all ages at all timesOriginally opened in 1961 for conducting research, extension, of the year. The genealogy department has an extensive collectionandfishdiseasediagnostics,theFishFarmingExperimental of material covering local, state, national, and international topics.Laboratory (FFEL) was transferred in 1996 to the usda-ars and The collection is open to the public, however genealogy materialsin1999wasrenamedtheHarryK.DupreeStuttgartNational may not be taken out of the library. Aquaculture Research Center. 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MACK\'S PRAIRIE WINGSMacksPrairieWingssharesitslonghistoryinthewaterfowl STUTTGART MUNICIPAL AIRPORT world with the Great Plains of Arkansas. For over 75 years they Two runways are available for use at the airport, runway 18/36have been Americas premier waterfowl outfitter.and runway 9/27, with approach services available up to 15,000Standing at more than 104,000 square feet, of which 35,500 feet. The airport is located along U.S. Highway 63 just 4 milesare retail showroom space, the store is known as the Waterfowl south of Interstate 40, the main east-west corridor through theMecca in the heart of the Rice and Duck Capital of the World. United States. From I-40, Little Rock is 46 miles to the west andWinchester ammunition has honored Macks Prairie Wings as the Memphis is 95 miles to the east. No. 1 Steel Shot Dealer in the world for 21 consecutive years. 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