Ziplining, hiking, cavern exploring, scuba diving, mountain biking, bridge walking, swimming, and other exciting activities await you on your trip to Arkansas. If you want to relate with nature whilst also going to participate in a variety of outdoor activities, the Natural State is the place to be.
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Fun Things to Do in Arkansas
1. Opera in the Ozarks (OIO)
The Ozarks Opera Festival provides a cultural and artistic experience for the entire family. Since the 1950s, OIO, which is in Inspiration Point, has been promoting the fine arts. Visitors to AR can now experience the sophistication and culture of attending an opera performance. Throughout the year, OIO presents opera performances six days a week. Your entire family can enjoy the artistry with world-class shows like “Cendrillon,” “Magic Flute,” and “Lucia di Lammermoor” on the schedule.
2. Tiny Town
Tiny Town in Hot Springs, Arkansas is ideal for train enthusiasts in your group. Visitors can operate an interactive model railroad town in Tiny Town. The trains travel through 22 states, passing by famous landmarks in the United States. The trains pass by Niagara Falls, the Rocky Mountains, and Mount Rushmore. With hundreds of mechanical parts, the train and model town are automated. Tiny Town is a charming sight to see while exploring AR. This attraction stands out because everything is handcrafted. Every detail in each scene is crafted.
3. Christ of the Ozarks
One of Arkansas’ most iconic attractions, Christ of the Ozarks, is a breathtaking sight to behold. The 67-foot-tall Jesus Christ statue, which was in 1966, is the most visited attraction in the Ozark Mountains each year. The town’s pride and joy is Christ of the Ozarks, which overlooks Eureka Springs’ quaint village. Visitors from all over the world come to see this incredible feat of stonework and masonry. Christ of the Ozarks, has become a popular photo location. Other Jesus-related attractions surround the monument, which is also to the famous statue.
4. Hoo-Hoo Museum
The Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo is a men’s fraternity founded in 1892 to assist woodworkers. The Hoo-Hoo has acted in the best interests of those associated with the organisation, whether they were lumberjacks, salesmen, reporters, or others involved in the industry. The entire fraternity was and developed in less than 7 hours while the founders were waiting for a train. Although Hoo-Hoo sects can be all over the world, the order’s roots can be back to Gurdon, Arkansas.
5. Mammoth Spring State Park
With a flow rate of 10 million gallons per minute, Mammoth Spring is Arkansas’s largest natural spring. Spring Lake as well as Spring River, within which Mammoth pumps its water, are located further than the spring. Both locals and visitors enjoy these bodies of water as outdoor attractions. The lake and river offer fishing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boating, and other water sports. When not in the water, visitors can take part in dry activities. When visiting The Natural Condition, Mammoth Summertime State Park is a delightful great way to spend the day.
6. Daisy Airgun Museum
Since its start in 1960, the Daisy Airgun Museum has housed an impressive collection of airguns. The museum’s structure, though not as old as the exhibits, is a historic site in its own right, having been in 1896. The museum not only has Daisy airguns displayed, but it also has historic packaging and advertisements. Whether you’re an enthusiast or a history buff, the Daisy Airgun Museum exhibits are a must-see when visiting AR. Aside from the impressive collection, be sure to stop by the museum’s epic gift shop while you’re there.
7. H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden
This attraction was to commemorate the life and contributions of martial arts grandmaster H.U. Lee. H.U. Lee is an Eternal Grandmaster who has dedicated his life to spreading martial arts throughout the world. Following his death, the gate and garden were to honour his work. The Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center’s grounds include the H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden. Beyond the memorial gate, a reflective pool with surrounding seating is unique plant life, foliage, and florals. The H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden are beautiful places to visit, especially if you’re into martial arts.
8. Baum-Walker Stadium
Baum-Walker Stadium is the University of Arkansas Razorbacks’ home stadium. Baum Stadium, which seats up to 10,000 people and overlooks a maintained field, is comparable to most Minor League Baseball stadiums. One of the stadium’s most recognizable features is the Hog Pen picnic area, located beyond left field. Fans gather here to enjoy delectable food and beverages.
9. Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum
If you’re visiting The Natural State, don’t forget to visit the Josephine Tussaud Wax Museum. This one-of-a-kind museum is a sight to behold. A museum tour will take you through seven different settings, each with more than 30 exhibits. You’ll be able to interact with wax figures of celebrities, historical figures, royalty, and other figures. The artistry that has gone into these figures is impressive.
10. Dogpatch USA
Dogpatch is a deteriorating abandoned theme park. The park, but, continues to attract visitors for tours of the dilapidation. Dogpatch, a once-popular theme park based on the popular comic strip “Lil’ Abner,” opened in 1968. Dogpatch was after many years of successful operation to a man who was a settlement from the park for a severe injury sustained there. Since then, the park has been and is in ruins. Now, the park attracts tourists who like its historical Americana with a creepy twist. This deserted theme park can be with a tour guide.
11. Lake Catherine State Park
This tranquil park is on Arkansas’s lovely Lake Catherine. Lake Catherine State Park is a great place to get away for a few nights, with tent, RV, and cabin camping available. Swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, and other water activities are available all year. The lake also includes a marina that pays rent ships as well as sells bait and tackle during in the warmer months. A beautiful fishing pier is also available for park visitors to reel in their next big catch.
12. Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park in Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas, is a sprawling park filled with outdoor attractions, history, and activities. The park, which is along the scenic Arkansas River, has more to offer than many of the remove attractions combined. Within the park, you’ll find war memorials, a sculpture garden, a plaza overlooking the river, a splash park, an amphitheatre, a historical pavilion, and a nature centre. You could spend hours exploring and enjoying all these sights because there is so much to see and do. Also to all the outdoor activities, Riverfront Park has plenty of dining and entertainment along its 11-block stretch. There’s something for everyone, from open air adventure and excitement to shopping and eating.
13. Ozark Folk Center State Park
This fantastic Arkansas attraction promotes and houses a love of the arts. Ozark Folk Center State Park hosts musical, arts, crafts, and cultural performances and exhibits that reflect the history and way of life of the Ozarks. Throughout the entire week, more than 20 artisans craft, demonstrate, create, as well as sell their creations to tourists. On any given day, you can see artists basket weave, make handmade jewellery, do ironwork, make pottery, ironwork, and much more. The Ozark Folk Center State Park is a hub for artistic expression and observation. The park’s Heritage Herb Garden is home to old plants, herbs, and native plants, as well as an outdoor classroom.
14. Big Dam Bridge
The Big Dam Bridge is the world’s largest pedestrian bridge. The Murray Lock and Dam, located next to the Arkansas River, has a bridge that connects 15 miles of waterfront trails. Visitors to Arkansas can cross this iconic bridge by running, biking, walking, or skating. There is also a bridge, so your leashed dog can join in the fun. As you cross the bridge, you can feel the force of the river beneath you. The bridge is a free attraction that is open all year. Depending on where you are staying, you can start your bridge walk in Murray Park or Cook’s Landing Park (or vice versa).
15. Mid-America Science Museum
Visit the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, AR, for a fun and educational indoor activity. Since its inception in 1979, the museum has taken pride in its hands-on approach to sharing STEM exhibits and programmes. You’ll have a great time exploring with so many award-winning permanent exhibits. You can see a motion gallery, a light bridge, an interesting science walkway, a dinosaur exhibit, a tinkering studio, and much more during your visit. Although there are many outdoor attractions in The Natural State, the Mid-America Science Museum is a must-see indoor attraction that you won’t want to miss.
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