In early 2020, Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shop headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, purchased Dogpatch USA, a vacant 1960s-era amusement park located in northern Newton County. Almost immediately, crews broke ground for a new tourist attraction called Marble Falls Nature Park. Little is known about plans for the private preserve, but area residents say development of the new park is very slowly progressing.
On today's show, a private nature preserve is being constructed on the site of the former Dogpatch USA amusement park in northern Newton County. Also, Trout Fishing in America is visiting the Aud in Eureka Springs later this month for the 76th annual Original Ozark Folk Festival. Plus, touching base with two actors from the cast of TheatreSquared’s “The Band’s Visit.”