List of things to do in Northwest Arkansas

For those new to the area or have lived there for years, Northwest Arkansas is full of hiking trails, businesses and museums for the whole family.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – From West Fork to Bella Vista, Northwest Arkansas offers visitors and residents a variety of activities to fill your weekends.

Bike trails through the area will take you from the southernmost point of northwest Arkansas to the northernmost part.

Bella Vista

There are several different golf courses to choose from in Bella Vista

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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

Designed by E. Fay Jones and Maurice Jennings and built in 1988, the chapel was commissioned by John A. Cooper, Sr. to honor his late wife, Mildred Borum Cooper.

The Wall of Honor was created to honor American veterans. The park provides a peaceful atmosphere to visit and learn about our nation’s military history.


Bentonville Farmers Market

Fresh, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and artisan products are available for purchase at Bentonville Square every Saturday and Thursday.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Open Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Trails, outdoor grounds, and a museum packed with top-notch artwork from around the world.

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Bentonville Town Center Square

Bentonville Square is home to several shops, restaurants and businesses.

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Just up the road from Crystal Bridges, the Amazeum offers a family-friendly experience in its 50,000 square foot space filled with exhibits and hands-on learning experiences for kids.

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Several exhibitions and performances from all over the world. The tower bar offers guests craft cocktails and views of northwest Arkansas.

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A staple of Bentonville Square, when it opened in 1990, the museum was known as the Walmart Visitor Center.


A huge selection of restaurants, bars and businesses call Dickson Street home. Some call it the “Heartbeat of Fayetteville”.

Fayetteville Farmers Market

You can pick up locally grown produce and fresh produce at the Fayetteville Square Farmer’s Market every Saturday and Tuesday. At the end of the in-person season, the Farmer’s Market operates year-round to ensure everyone has access to items each season.

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Fayetteville Public Library

The library is free and open to the public to enjoy all the amenities it has to offer. In addition to the book islands, customers can enjoy daily events. You can access a plethora of state-of-the-art art and technology exhibits.

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Grab your ticket to one of the many Broadway shows by stopping at the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street.

Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs – Downtown

Downtown Eureka Springs offers historic sites alongside local shopping with a hometown atmosphere.

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Perched above the Victorian village of Eureka Springs sits the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. You can enjoy its spas, wedding halls and ghost tours.

Since the chapel opened in the wooded area in 1980, more than seven million people have visited it.


Come take your shot with the world’s largest Daisy BB gun in historic downtown Rogers at the Daisy Airgun Museum. The non-profit society preserves and promotes vintage products and artifacts from the Daisy Historical Society while serving as a national tourist destination for Daisy fans and collectors.

DEFY Rogers Trampoline Park

Fuel up at this trampoline park in Rogers! It’s great for birthday parties or just to get your kids’ energy bouncing.

Beat the Arkansas summer heat by cooling off at the Rogers Aquatics Center. It offers rides and attractions for children of all ages.

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Test your cycling skills at Railyard Bike Park then watch a show Railyard Live!

Whatever your musical preference, the Walmart AMP has a show for you! The outdoor amphitheater has hosted artists ranging from Tim McGraw to the Backstreet Boys. AMP also hosts several other local events throughout the year.

Practice your golf swing year-round in the air-conditioned hitting bays. You can enjoy food and drink in any of the over 70 bays.


Arkansas–Missouri Railroad

Discover all the excursions and round trips you can do. They host special events during the holidays that are fun for the whole family.

Visit Arvest Ballpark and enjoy a Minor League Naturals baseball game! The family-friendly place offers activities for children of all ages. They also have a variety of specials throughout the week/weekend.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

In addition to exhibits and insight into the history of Springdale, formerly known as Shiloh, you can explore six historic buildings on the museum grounds. There is also a research library with over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life.

From ice skating to swimming pools with a waterslide, the Jones Center offers a plethora of activities for families.

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Coler Mountain Bike Reserve -Bentonville

Devil’s Den State Park – West fork

Hobbs State Park -Rogers

Lake Atalanta Park -Rogers

Mount Sequoyah -Fayetteville

Prairie Grove Battlefield Park – Prairie Grove

Razorback Regional Greenway – Northwest Arkansas

Slaughter Pen Mountain Bike Trail -Bentonville

Tanyard Creek Nature Trail -Bella Vista

Click here for a complete list of Northwest Arkansas trails from OZ Trails.

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