Brick-paved streets lead to old-fashioned store fronts filled with unique furniture, antiques and gifts, cafes, jewelry and business offices in the historic downtown of Rogers, Arkansas, which encompasses about eight square blocks. The Daisy International Air Museum, home to the world's largest collection of antique airguns, and the Rogers Historical Museum are also located here. More contemporary and cosmopolitan shopping abounds near Interstate 49 at Scottsdale Center, Pinnacle Hills Promenade and at Village on the Creeks.
Rogers has a marker that indicates the site where a relay station once stood for the Butterfield Overland Mail Co. Stagecoach route. Rogers, Arkansas wasn’t an official town at the time, but a place called Callahan’s Tavern was located in the general area that is now the historic downtown and it served as a designated stop for the stagecoach. The first westbound coach stopped at Callaghan’s Station on September 18, 1858, a Saturday morning. The Butterfield Overland trail is part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System, a statewide system of historic trails that not only educate residents and promote state history, but also encourages cultural and heritage tourism.
Outdoor opportunities abound, too, in Rogers, AR. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area on Beaver Lake is just minutes from downtown Rogers, Arkansas. At 30,000 acres, Beaver Lake offers top-notch fishing, particularly for striped bass, largemouth bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Popular water sports include boating, water skiing, scuba diving and swimming. Also, the city of Rogers is seven miles from War Eagle, home to one of the finest crafts fairs in the country, 34 miles from Eureka Springs, and about 67 miles from the Buffalo National River.
Rogers also offers high-quality hotels and restaurants, a packed event calendar and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation in the nearby Ozarks.