Throwback Thursday

Flamingo Springs Trailer Resort is a blast from the kitschy past

Posted: May 17, 2018 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower Zack and Laura Kraus, with baby Gray and pup Ellie, are pictured in the Haight-Ashbury camper. Decorated in bright, sunny colors, it hearkens back to 1960s San Francisco. The Kraus family in June will open the Flamingo Springs trailer resort near Prairie Grove.

When the 1950s-inspired trailer resort Flamingo Springs officially opens this June, denizens of Prairie Grove might find their small town inching ever closer to being a prime vacation destination. After all, The Junk Ranch -- a huge, open air flea market -- has been attracting thousands to the area twice a year for five years now.

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Flamingo Springs Resort

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower The game room includes a 14-foot tall flamingo paint-by-number painting that Laura Kraus created herself, as we...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower Zack Kraus built the cheerful building that houses the shower and restroom facilities; Laura collected vintage ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower The Haight-Ashbury is one of eight campers available from which lodgers can choose. Each trailer has a quirky t...

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