Looking for something fun to do this spring in Northwest Arkansas? From cave tours, wildlife watching and exploring the great outdoors, to art, music, culinary, craft brews and more – we’ve got a list of best bets for you and your family to enjoy! Here we go…
BE AMAZED! Instead of going in different directions with your family’s activities, come together under one roof to explore, create and laugh at this Bentonville tinkering and learning museum, the Scott Family Amazeum.
ARCHITECTURE BUFFS will dig the classic Usonian style of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Bachman-Wilson House situated on the woodland grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
BEER-CATION! Make your next visit to NWA a beer-tasting adventure! With new microbreweries opening everywhere, brew fests, the state’s only cidery and the Fayetteville Ale Trail, NWA is in the middle of a craft brew boon!
SLEEP WITH TIGERS! Well, not exactly, but see the big cats from the deck of your safari suite at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge where they have all sorts of unique lodging options — including a tree house!
DOWNTOWN SCENE Indulge in art, culture and entertainment during Fayetteville’s iconic First Thursday celebration on the historic downtown square.
OH BABY! A special program each month at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art caters to visitors ages 3 to 24 months. Parents: spend time in the galleries looking at and talking to your baby about art. Follow it up with a fun sensory playtime!
DAISY RED RYDER Because a Daisy BB gun is just about everyone’s first gun, there’s the Daisy Airgun Museum. Fans and collectors will love the vintage products and artifacts of this historic company in downtown Rogers.
CATCH THE BEAT at the Walmart AMP in Rogers with an impressive spring concert lineup featuring BLINK – 182; Boston; Train, O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield and more!
FIRST FRIDAYS Meet your friends downtown at the Bentonville Square on April 7 for the First Friday International Fest. Fashioned after European street fairs, see jugglers, fire-eaters, magicians and more!
CHILI MASTERS Don’t miss the 2017 Arkansas State Chili Cookoff on April 15 in beautiful Holiday Island – with live music, family events and 3K in prize money up for grabs!
NAVIGATE THE WATERS at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park. With 700 feet of rapids ranked at Class II and III difficulty, it’s engineered for skilled kayakers and beginners as well.
DINE AL FRESCO in downtown Springdale at the 2nd Annual Outdoor Street Dinner on May 27. Join your friends and neighbors at this family-style meal that more than 200 people attended last year!
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