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Exploring Northwest Arkansas | List of local favorite spots

For those new to the area or who have called it home for years, Northwest Arkansas is booming with 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 across the area will take you from the farther southern point of Northwest Arkansas to the most northern part.  

Bella Vista

Bella Vista golf courses

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 constructed in 1988, the chapel was commissioned by John A. Cooper, Sr. to honor his late wife, Mildred Borum Cooper.

Veterans Wall of Honor

The wall of honor was created to honor America's veterans. The park serves as a peaceful atmosphere to visit and learn about our nation's military history.


Bentonville Farmer's Market

Fresh and local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses and crafts are available to purchase at the Bentonville Square every Saturday and Thursday.

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Open Wednesday-Monday (Closed on Tuesdays) 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Trails, outside grounds and a museum full of high-profile artwork from across the world.

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Downtown Bentonville Square

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

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Scott Family Amazeum

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 children. 

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The Momentary

Several exhibitions and performances from across the globe. The Tower Bar gives guests crafted cocktails and views of Northwest Arkansas.

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The Walmart Museum

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


Dickson Street

A huge selection of restaurants, bars and businesses call Dickson Street home. Some call it the "heartbeat of Fayetteville."

Fayetteville Farmer's Market

You can grab fresh, locally grown produce and goods at the Farmer's Market at the Fayetteville Square every Saturday and Tuesday. When the in-person season ends, the farmer's market operates year round to make sure everyone has access to items during every season.

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Fayetteville Public Library

The library is free and open for the public to go and enjoy all the amenities it has to offer. Along with isles of books, guests can take advantage of daily events. You can access a plethora of art displays and advanced technology. 

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Walton Arts Center

Grab your ticket to one of the many broadway shows making a stop at the Walton Arts Center on Dickson Street.

Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs - Downtown area

Downtown Eureka Springs offers historical sites alongside local shops with a hometown feel. 

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The Crescent Hotel

Perched high above the Victorian Village of Eureka Springs is the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Guests can enjoy its spas, wedding venues and ghost tours.

Thorncrown Chapel

Since the chapel opened in the wooded area in 1980, over seven million people have visited.


Daisy Airgun Museum

Come take your picture with the World's Largest Daisy BB Gun in Historic Downtown Rogers at the Daisy Airgun Museum. The non-profit corporation preserves and promotes vintage products and artifacts of the historic Daisy company while serving as a national tourism destination for Daisy fans and collectors.

DEFY Rogers Trampoline Park

Jump out some energy at this trampoline park in Rogers! It's great for birthday parties or to just bounce some energy out of your kids. 

Rogers Aquatics Center

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

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The Railyard Bike Park 

Test your cycling skills at the Railyard Bike Park and then catch a show at Railyard Live!

The Walmart AMP

Whatever your music preference, the Walmart AMP has a show for you! The outdoor amphitheater has brought in acts that range from Tim McGraw to the Backstreet Boys. The AMP also hosts several other local events throughout the year. 


Practice your golf swing year-round at the climate-controlled hitting bays. You can enjoy food and drinks at one of the 70+ bays. 


Arkansas-Missouri Railroad

Check out all of the excursions and round trips you can take. They host special events during holidays that are fun for the whole family. 

Arvest Ballpark

Visit Arvest Ballpark and enjoy a Naturals Minor League Baseball game! The family-friendly venue offers things to do for kids of all ages. They also have a variety of specials throughout the week/weekend. 

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Along with exhibits and an inside look into the history of Springdale, formerly known as Shiloh, you can explore six historical buildings on the museum grounds. There is also a research library with over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life.

The Jones Center

From ice skating to pools with a slide, the Jones Center has a plethora of activities for families to choose from. 

Click here to read more about the center and what it has to offer.


Beaver Lake - Rogers

Coler Mountain Bike Preserve - Bentonville

Devils Den State Park - West Fork

Hobbs State Park - Rogers

Lake Atalanta Park - Rogers

Mt. 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 full list of trails in Northwest Arkansas from OZ Trails. 

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