What was once a sleepy corner of the state is now a thriving business and cultural center. You'll never run out of things to do Northwest Arkansas--from antiques shopping to live theater and music, outdoor adventures, historic sites and more. Both the urban corridor of Northwest Arkansas and the rural areas surrounding it provide nearly endless fun for kids and adults alike.
Like to explore caves or seek out haunted places? NW Arkansas has them.
Dining and lodging accommodations have come to rival some of the best found in big Midwestern cities, and local wineries and microbreweries often having dining rooms (and sometimes entertainment) along with free tastes of their products.
Bentonville is the home of the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, as well as the international headquarters of Wal-Mart. It's also the location of the Wal-Mart Visitor's Center (inside the original Walton 5 & dime on the square). Lots of entertainment and great food all around town.
Rogers has an interesting historic downtown with wonderful old brick streets, and is a short drive to famous War Eagle Mill and the outdoor recreation at Hobbs State Park. There's fishing and water sport locations all over Northwest Arkansas, and lots of golf courses. Mountain bikers can enjoy forested trails of varying difficulty, and motorcycle riders will discover the serpentine roads that give the region it's reputation as a thrilling place to ride. Horseback riders will also find trails and rides that will delight them.
Springdale is the home of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball stadium, The Rodeo of the Ozarks and the Spring Poultry Festival.
Siloam Springs has historic buildings and skydiving at Skyranch, and the Cherokee Casino is just over the state line in West Siloam Springs.
Fayetteville is a cultural center and the home of University of Arkansas (woo-pig-soo-ee, Razorbacks!). Downtown bustles with galleries, shops, and plenty of excellent dining spots. The Blues, Bikes and Barbecue weekend roars into town every September.
Eureka Springs is known for its artists and galleries, spas and Victorian architecture, delightful bed and breakfast inns, historic hotels, and of course, the springs.This charming little haven with winding streets and no traffic lights is a wonderful place to visit as a separate vacation destination, or as a side trip from the NW AR Corridor area.
Lake resorts around Beaver Lake are easily accessed from West Eureka Springs.
Pet-friendly lodging is available in nearly all the area towns, and animal lovers have a number of wildlife parks to enjoy. And don't miss the spectacular caves of the region.
Nearby places of interest also include Pea Ridge National Military Park, Prairie Grove, and Tontitown.
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