Places to Explore

Places to Explore

112 Drive-In Theatre

The drive-in experience lives on in Fayetteville! From March to mid-November, moviegoers can enjoy recent, full-length movies using either FM sound or conventional drive-in speakers. Fr–Su, Summer: Th–Su. 
Address: 3352 Hwy. 112N, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-442-4542

Arkansas Air & Military Museum at Drake Field

Address: 4290 S. School, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-521-4947

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Ride in style on meticulously restored antique passenger cars, the first-class parlor car or the 1940s caboose, Lil’ Toot. Relax as the train winds through river valleys, traverses high trestles and cuts into a quarter-mile tunnel. Friendly and fun-loving conductors enhance the journey with anecdotes about the area’s rich history, while tending to your safety and other needs.
Address: 306 E. Emma, Springdale
Phone: 479-751-8600


Bella Vista Historical Museum

The Bella Vista Historical Museum gives an in-depth look at the history of the city and surrounding area. Artifacts include those excavated from Hay Bluff, just north of Bella Vista, where Indians lived as far back as 3000 B.C. March – November: Th–Sa 1-4pm.
Address: 1885 Bella Vista, Bella Vista
Phone: 479-855-2335

Blue Spring Heritage Center

This historic bluff provided shelter to the Cherokee people during the Trail of Tears. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, Blue Spring pours 38 million gallons of cold, clear water into its lagoon each day. March 15 – 2nd Sunday in November: 9am-6pm.
Address: 1537 CR 210, Eureka Springs
Phone: 479-253-9244


Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is located on 42 acres of land situated on the east side of Lake Fayetteville.  Within our present six acres under cultivation, are twelve themed gardens demonstrating what is possible to do in a back yard garden, as well as architectural features and the only butterfly house in Arkansas.

Hours: 9:00am-5pm everyday 
Address: 4703 N. Crossover, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-750-2620


Bud Walton Arena/Hall of Champions Museum

This state-of-the-art basketball arena has more seats in less space than any such facility in the world. The museum highlights the school’s proud traditions in baseball, basketball, track and other sports through colorful displays and interactive video. Daily: 8:30am-5pm.
Address: 1270 W. Leroy Pond, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-575-8618

Clinton House Museum

Located near campus and nestled in an old neighborhood in Fayetteville is the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Except for the sign in the yard, this house is hardly distinguishable from the others in the neighborhood. Yet, in 1975, two people – a future president and a future secretary of state – were married in the living room.
Address: 930 W. Clinton, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-444-0066


Cherokee Casino

The Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma is more than just a place to test your luck on the casino floor. Experience music and nighttime fun at hot spot Seven, eat at the Rivercane Buffet or Flint Creek Steakhouse and spend the night in the new 140-room hotel. Open 24 hours a day.
Address: U.S. Hwy 412 & State Hwy 59
West Siloam Springs, OK
Phone: 800-754-4111


Compton Gardens

The garden at the home of Dr. Neil Compton, physician, author, photographer, naturalist and “savior of the Buffalo River” has been developed into a native/woodland garden. It is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of gardening, horticulture and conservation. Daily: dawn-dusk.
Address: 312 N. Main, Bentonville
Phone: 479-254-3870


Confederate Cemetery

Serves as the final resting place for 500 Confederate soldiers from Texas, Missouri, Louisiana and Arkansas. Daily: dawn-dusk.
Address: 500 E. Rock, Fayetteville

Cosmic Cavern

One of Arkansas’ hidden treasures, Cosmic Cavern is a great place to get up close to natural beauty. With two underground lakes, these caves are full of must-see rock formations. Open 9am-5pm or 9am-6pm Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Address: 6386 Hwy. 21 N, Berryville
Phone: 870-749-2298


Country Doctor Museum

One of only two country doctor museums in the U.S., the museum occupies the former private home and clinic of three country doctors who practiced from 1926 to 1978. Exhibits include medical instruments, memorabilia, an antique horse buggy and vintage cars. We-Sa 1-4pm.
Address: 107 N. Starr, Lincoln
Phone: 479-824-4307


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Northwest Arkansas is now home to the world-renowned Crystal Bridges Museum. Visit the museum this year to take a look at an eclectic collection of American art as well as the magnificent architectural beauty of the building and the surrounding grounds.   
Address: 600 Museum, Bentonville
Phone: 479-418-5700


Daisy Airgun Museum

The Daisy Airgun Museum preserves and promotes vintage products and artifacts of the historic Daisy company while serving as a national tourism destination for Daisy fans and collectors. Tu-Sa 10am-5pm.
Address: 202 W. Walnut, Rogers
Phone: 479-986-6873


Downtown Square & Gardens

The focal point for many local activities, Fayetteville’s charming Downtown Square is home to unique shops, restaurants, historic buildings and modern offices. The dazzling display of colorful flowers in the Square Gardens makes this a delightful place to visit.
Address: Block, Mountain, East & Center, Fayetteville


Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Located in the historic 1889 Calif House, the Eureka Springs Historical Museum features a variety of exhibits preserving the history and art of this health resort town and its people. This historic three-story structure was made from limestone taken from the nearby White River.
Address: 95 S. Main, Eureka Springs
Phone: 479-253-9417


Farmers’ Market

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market has been a great source for providing the finest locally grown produce to the region for over 38 years. Voted 5th in the nation, vendors provide a wide range of products that are all handmade or homegrown in Northwest Arkansas.
Address: Downtown Square, Fayetteville


Fast Lane Entertainment

Get ready for 75,000 square feet of fun including bowling, go-karts, laser tag, arcade games and more. Ellie’s Grille offers a full menu including the “Ginormous,” a 29” pizza. Perfect for birthday parties and group events. Su-Th 11am-close, Fr-Sa 11-2am.
Address: 1117 N. Dixieland, Lowell
Phone: 479-659-0999


Gator Golf

Enjoy miniature golf in a jungle-themed setting.
Address: 2692 N. College, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-443-0833

Great Passion Play

This performance brings to life the epic drama surrounding Christ’s last days on earth, His death and His resurrection. See the massive Christ of the Ozarks statue, standing five stories tall and weighing over two million pounds.
Address: 935 Passion Play, Eureka Springs
Phone: 800-882-7529


Headquarters House

Address: 118 E. Dickson, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-521-2970


Jerry Jones-Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions

This fabulous two-story atrium houses displays, which tell the triumphant history of more than 100 years of Razorback football. Mo-Fr 8:30am-5pm.
Frank Broyles Athletic Center
Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Address: N. Razorback, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-575-6904

Jones Center for Families

An indoor swimming pool and the area’s only ice-skating rink are open to the public year-round at this community/recreation center named for Harvey and Bernice Jones. Tu-Th 8am-8pm, Fr-Sa 8am-10pm, Su 1-5pm.
Address: 922 E. Emma, Springdale
Phone: 479-756-8090


Lokomotion Family Fun Park

Families can enjoy go-kart tracks, arcade games, bumper boats, laser tag, a mechanical bull and miniature golf all in one location. Mo-Th 10am-10pm, Fr-Sa 10am-midnight, Su noon-10pm.
Address: 4520 N. College, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-582-5600


Mount Sequoyah

Come see a great view of the city at this year-round urban conference and retreat facility and overlook. The Fair Trade Gift Shop promotes environmentally friendly production and organic farming products.
Address: 150 NW. Skyline, Fayetteville
Phone: 800-760-8126


Museum of Native American Artifacts

Native American artifacts covering more than 14,000 years of history including the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, Historic and Pre-Columbian time periods are housed in a 5,000-square-foot facility. Individual audio wands lead the self-guided tours. Mo-Sa 9am-5pm.
Address: 202 SW. O, Bentonville
Phone: 479-273-2456,


National Cemetery

One of the oldest military cemeteries in the South, it is the burial site for 1,600 Union soldiers, along with hundreds of other veterans. Daily: dawn-dusk.
Address: 700 S. Government, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-444-5051

Northwest Arkansas Mall

Address: 4201 Shiloh, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-521-6151


Northwest Arkansas Naturals at Arvest Ballpark

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals is a Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team. The team is a member of the Texas League and serves as the Double-A affiliate to the Kansas City Royals. Season: April – September.
Address: 3000 S. 56th, Springdale
Phone: 479-927-4900


NWA Escape Room

A family-friendly escape room that allows people to solve puzzles and mysteries.  Kids from ages 8-12 are encouraged to play along with their families. Younger children are welcome to come but may be bored during the experience. All participants under the age of 18 will have to have a waiver signed by their parents.  Admission:  Children 5 and under are free.  Everyone else is $25 (tax included) and payable upon booking.
Address: 4083 N. Shiloh, Suite 9, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-466-3555

Ozark Lanes

The second largest bowling alley, Ozark Lanes, has been providing fun for over 50 years! With 40 synthetic bowling lanes, it's the perfect place to hold family reunions, company parties, school field trips, birthday parties or just bowl a few games. Along with a full service pro shop, they also have a full service cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: 2300 N. College Ave. Fayetteville
Phone: 479-442-4275


Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens

The Peel House Foundation is preservingone of the great architectural examples in Arkansas – the 1875 Col. Samuel W. Peel Mansion. Living history demonstrations, including an 1855 log cabin, which stood near the Battle of Pea Ridge, further enhance the site’s historical importance. Tu-Sa 10am-3pm.
Address: 400 S. Walton, Bentonville
Phone: 479-273-9664


Rogers Historical Museum & 1895 Hawkins House

The museum’s mission is to preserve and share the stories of its people. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking exhibits offering folks of all ages interesting things to see and to do. You can enjoy hands-on fun in “The Attic” exhibit and explore a downtown of yesteryear on “First Street,” an exhibit that brings to life three early Rogers businesses. Tu-Sa 10am-4pm.
Address: 322 S. 2nd, Rogers
Phone: 479-621-1154


Shiloh Museum

Experience stories through a variety of exhibits on native peoples, pioneers, the Civil War, the fruit and timber industries and traditional folklife. Explore six buildings on the grounds. The museum houses a research library of more than 700,000 photographs of Ozark life. Mo-Sa 10am-5pm.
Address: 118 W. Johnson, Springdale
Phone: 479-750-8165


Starlight Skatium

This family-friendly destination for roller derby teams and skaters of all ages offers a 10,000 square-foot hardwood skating floor, snack bar and plenty of seating. We 5:30-8:30pm, Th 8-11pm, Fr 7-11pm, Sa 1-4pm & 7-11pm, Su 1-4pm.
Address: 612 N. College, Fayetteville
Phone: 479-444-7827


Terra Studios

Home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness with glass blowing demonstrations at The Bluebird House Gallery. 50 regional artists of American arts and crafts are represented at The Muse Gallery and Coffee House. Explore the unique Art Park with sculptures, murals, art installations, fountains, labyrinth, picnic areas, and walking paths.
12103 Hazel Valley, Durham
479-643-3185, 800-255-8995


Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Turpentine Creek serves as a refuge for abandoned, abused and neglected animals with emphasis on tigers, lions, leopards and bears. Their goal is for every visitor to learn more about the plight of big cats in America. Visitors can learn about the animals at the Education Station, watch feeding time and take tours of the habitat. Daily: 9am-5pm.
Address: 239 Turpentine Creek, Eureka Springs
Phone: 479-253-5841


Veterans Wall of Honor

The concentric curved panels of the Veterans Wall of Honor display nearly 4,200 veterans’ names. The monument is surrounded by 18 historical flags and 120 feet of cast bronze historical plaques. It also features a 36-foot timeline of major military events, walls containing the preamble to the Constitution, military seals and historical quotes.
Address: Veterans Way, Bella Vista
Phone: 479-855-4421


The Walmart Museum

See thousands of photographs and lots of memorabilia dating back to the start of the company including annual financial reports, profit and loss sheets and store advertisements. In a special section, Mr. Sam Walton’s old red pickup truck is on display and his office is just as he left it. Mo-Sa 9am-5pm, Su 1-5 pm.
Address: 105 N. Main, Bentonville
Phone: 479-273-1329


War Eagle Cavern

War Eagle Cavern is one of the newest show caverns in the country. Every effort has been made to leave the cavern in its natural state, from the spectacular natural entrance to the underground stream. After exploring the wondrous cavern and underground marvels, hike on nature paths, pan for treasure at the War Eagle Mining Co. or lose yourself in the Lost in the Woods Maze. Mo-Sa 9:30am-5pm, Su noon-5pm.
Address: 21494 Cavern, Rogers
Phone: 479-789-2909


War Eagle Mill

Fish fry cornmeal, jellies, jams, honey, sorghum, seasonings, natural flour and cookbooks are for sale. The War Eagle Mercantile is a gift shop with old-fashioned graniteware dishes, kitchen items, apparel, souvenirs, toys, handmade knives and hundreds of other items. The Bean Palace Restaurant sits atop the third floor of the mill and serves breakfast and lunch. Closed January/February.
Address: 11045 War Eagle, Rogers
Phone: 479-789-5343


Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari 

Interact with a variety of exotic animals throughout this 180-acre safari. Experience the four-mile drive-through, petting parks and walk-through areas. Pony and camel rides operate on a seasonal basis. Visitors are encouraged to call before planning a visit to receive information about current animals and attractions.
Address: 20923 Safari, Gentry 
Phone: 479-736-8383 


Fayetteville Visitors Bureau

21 South Block Ave.
Fayetteville, AR 72701

479-521-5776 local
800-766-4626 toll free
479-521-4731 fax

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