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Enjoy these fun things to do for free in Arkansas

Cheap, free, inexpensive, budget friendly, low-cost, economical, bargain - no matter how you describe it, everyone is looking for a vacation destination that falls into those categories. Look no further than Arkansas, the perfect place to spend a thrifty vacation with family or friends, offering a variety of free and inexpensive things to do any time of the year. Arkansas not only provides a great vacation for a little money, it also has many, many attractions that are free. Here are more than 100 randomly chosen fun things to do for free and places to play in Arkansas while you're here.


  1. World Class Art: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is a gift from Walmart heiress Alice Walton. It house a permanent collection of American masterworks from the colonial era to modern day, and touring collections from national art institutions.
  2. Who’s Who:  Discover which famous entertainers have Arkansas ties by visiting the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame located in the Pine Bluff Convention Center. An animatronic statue of Johnny Cash "singing" several of his original songs greets visitors as they enter.
  3. Is it an island or is it a mountain?:  Greers Ferry Lake  is a popular fishing spot with plenty of swimming areas.  The William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs offers exhibits; self-guided tours are available at the Greers Ferry Lake National Fish Hatchery. One of the state’s most rewarding hikes is trekking up Sugar Loaf Mountain, located on an island in the lake.
  4. Enjoy a Warm Welcome: Have a cup of hot coffee, view exhibits of the local area, check e-mail, make online reservations through www.Arkansas.com, or just relax at an Arkansas Welcome Center.  
  5. Awe-Inspiring Beauty: The Buffalo National River, with its towering limestone bluffs and crystalline waters, is America's first national river. The park also has hiking trails traversing the Ozark Mountains, and camping.
  6. Express Yourself: Join the residents and visitors by taking part in folk concerts and dancing on the Stone County Courthouse Square in Mountain View. A local tradition since 1963, the musicals feature both professionals and amateurs at the impromptu performances.  
  7. America’s First Resort: Scenic drives, walking paths and historic Bathhouse Row make up the unique Hot Springs National Park set in the city of Hot Springs amid the Ouachita National Forest. Bring your own containers and take home some of the famed mineral water.
  8. Gone With the Wind Landmark: An authentic reproduction of a water-powered grist mill, The Old Mill in North Little Rock appears in the opening scene of the classic 1939 movie, "Gone with the Wind." Tour guides available by appointment.
  9. More Than Books: The North Little Rock Laman Library has variety of programs and activities including family nights, Children’s Week, photography exhibits from nationally acclaimed institutions, and storytellers.
  10. Norfork National Fish Hatchery, located at the base of Norfork Dam east of Mountain Home, offers tours of facilities that produce millions of trout for Ozark streams. Children may try their luck at landing a trout from the waters of nearby Dry Run Creek. (870) 499-5255
  11. Step into the magic of Terra Studios, home of the original Bluebird of Happiness located just outside of Fayetteville. The Muse Gallery showcases the work of 50 regional artists and the Art Park has sculptures, murals, fountains picnic areas and walking paths. 800-255-8995
  12. Waterfalls, lakes, mountainsides and meadows at Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton inspired the creation of the Arkansas State Parks system and are just as enjoyable in the winter as the summer. You’ll find some of the most fun things to do for free in Arkansas here and in the other state parks. (501) 727-5441
  13. The last public ferryboat operating in the state, Peel Ferry transports vehicles and passengers across a section of Bull Shoals Lake. (870) 743-2100
  14. Nature Centers at Pine Bluff, Jonesboro, Fort Smith, and Little Rock showcase the best natural treasures found in each region. These range from a 20,000-gallon ox-bow lake aquarium among other awesome exhibits at Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff; a surround-sound recreation of the evolution that caused Crowley's Ridge at the Crowley's Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro; and exhibits depicting the diversity of the Arkansas River Valley at the Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith, built on 170 acres of former Fort Chaffee land next to Wells Lake. The Central Arkansas Nature Center in downtown Little Rock provides many good watchable wildlife opportunities within an urban area, including basking water turtles, butterflies and migrating pelicans. A portion of the Arkansas River Trail crosses the grounds offering more options for exploration.
  15. Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs was named among the top four buildings of the 20th century by the American Institute of Architects. The chapel uses 425 large panels of glass to showcase the natural beauty of the Ozarks. Designed by world-renowned Arkansas architect, the late E. Fay Jones, the non-denominational chapel is open from March through December. (479) 253-7401
  16. In Fayetteville, the National Cemetery was established in 1867 to lay to rest the remains of Union soldiers killed in the region. The Confederate Cemetery is located just a few blocks away. (479) 521-1710; www.fayettevillear.com
  17. The "Lum 'N' Abner" radio program is remembered at the Lum & Abner Jot 'Em Down Store and Museum in Pine Ridge, where pieces of Lum 'N' Abner history preserve an important era in American life. The museum is open March through November. Call in advance for tours. (870) 326-4442
  18. Stroll through Eureka Springs, an Ozark Mountain town known for its beautiful Victorian architecture, winding mountainside streets and block after block of one-of-a-kind shops, fine art galleries, and restaurants. (479) 253-8737
  19. Hit the trail - the two-wheel kind - and explore the beauty of the Ozark National Forest on the 50-mile Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, located in Mountain View. This new and newsworthy trail has been designated by the by the International Mountain Biking Association as an "Epic Ride," a status only 37 trails across the nation currently hold, These rides are on the top of many mountain bikers "to ride" lists.
  20. The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott includes the home and barn studio where Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote portions of "A Farewell to Arms." Tours conducted weekdays and Saturdays. (870) 598-3487
  21. The beautiful Arkansas River valley is the setting for Arkansas Wine Country, where five wineries on Ark. 186 S. offer tours and wine tastings: Mount Bethel; Post Winery; Wiederkehr Wine Cellars; Chateau Aux Arc, and Neumeier Winery. And at Cowie Wine Cellars visit the Arkansas Historic Wine Museum in Paris.
  22. Drive the Boston Mountain Scenic Loop, the only scenic loop in the state. From Fayetteville, take curve-hugging U.S. Hwy. 71 over Mt. Gayler past small gift shops and mountaintop lodging to Alma. From Alma, take Interstate 540 through the rolling hills of a pastoral countryside and a tunnel through a mountain back to Fayetteville.
  23. The Louisiana Purchase added the territory that would become Arkansas to the U.S. Commemorating this historical event is the Louisiana Purchase Historic State Park, located near Brinkley. The main feature of the park is a 950-foot boardwalk into a rare headwater swamp, where sits a marker denoting the initial point for the 1815 survey of purchase lands west of the Mississippi. 1-888-AT-PARKS
  24. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Lake Leatherwood Park in Eureka Springs is a 1,600-acre municipal park with a 100-acre spring fed lake. Located off Ark. 62 at the western edge of town, it is a place of natural serenity. (479) 253-8624
  25. Built in 1896, the Pillow-Thompson House in Helena is one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the South. (870) 338-8535
  26. At Devil's Den State Park hiking and backpacking trails lead to backcountry areas where you can explore caves, such as the eerie sounding Devil's Icebox, crevices and bluff overlooks. (479) 761-3325
  27. Exhibits at the Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro include Native American history, a walk-through pioneer "town," military items, natural history displays, a priceless glass collection, geology, mastodon and other prehistoric fossils, plus traveling exhibits. (870) 972-2074
  28. Cradled by the bluffs of the War Eagle River in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Withrow Springs State Park near Huntsville is a peaceful setting for exploring. (479) 559-2593
  29. At the Delta Cultural Center in Helena a restored depot and storefront features gospel and blues music heritage, Civil War history and the settlement of the Delta. 1-800-358-0972
  30. Learn about Arkansas's oil and brine industries and the 1920s oil boom at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover. The museum's Oil Field Park has genuine derricks and oilfield equipment. (870) 725-2877
  31. The Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area extends for 12 miles along the Cossatot River. The wild and scenic river forms Cossatot Falls, a rugged and rocky canyon that challenges the most experienced canoeist and kayakers. South of Mena. (501) 682-7777
  32. The Ouachita National Recreation Trail is an east-west corridor extending from Pinnacle Mountain State Park near Little Rock to Talimena State Park near Talihina, Okla. This mountain trail offers hikers a wide range of opportunities from scenic vistas and upland hardwood and pine forests to clear streams, high ridges and wide valleys.
  33. Set in the oldest surviving state capitol west of the Mississippi River, the Old State House Museum in Little Rock has been designated a National Historic Landmark, though it is probably best known throughout the country as the scene of President Clinton's 1992 and 1996 election-night celebrations.
  34. A scaled-down replica of the nation's Capitol, the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock took a dozen years to build and was completed in 1911. Located on the grounds are several monuments. Self-guided and guided tours available. (501) 682-5080
  35. For grand vistas, travel to the highest point in Arkansas (2,753 feet) at Mount Magazine State Park, complete with a new lodge, cabins, conference center and visitors center. South of Paris. (479) 963-8502
  36. Pose with one foot in Texas and the other in Arkansas at Photographer's Island on State Line Avenue in Texarkana.
  37. On the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, the Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum in Bud Walton Arena and the Jerry Jones/Jim Lindsey Hall of Champions Museum in the Frank Broyles Center display over a century of Arkansas sports memories. (479) 575-2000.
  38. The 50-mile Wolf Pen Gap ATV trail near Mena is the first formal trail system in the Ouachita National Forest specifically for four-wheelers and dirt bikes. (501) 394-2382
  39. See and feel the history of this important civil rights landmark, Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, and learn about the "Little Rock Nine." A life-size monument to the Little Rock Nine can be found on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol. (See number 31). (501) 374-1957
  40. Go for a hike atop Arkansas's second-highest peak at Queen Wilhelmina State Park, a cloud-capped hideaway reigning above the Ouachita Mountains. (501) 394-2863
  41. Little Rock Campaign Driving Tour outlines the 1863 advance by Union forces who seized the state capital and includes detailed exhibit panels at roadside pullouts that are accessible from Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Lonoke. Download the brochure and get going.
  42. Miss Laura's Visitor Center is a restored turn-of-the-century brothel that is now Fort Smith's visitors center. 800-637-1477
  43. Enjoy a self-guided driving tour or walk the one-mile Battlefield Trail at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park in Prairie Grove. (479) 846-2990
  44. Established in 1878 as a Benedictine Monastery, Subiaco Abbey now serves as a college preparatory school for boys. Pick up a brochure on-site for a self-guided walking tour to view the dramatic stone architecture and manicured grounds. Scenic Ark. 22; (479) 934-1000
  45. A rare example of a suspension bridge in Arkansas, Beaver Bridge was built in 1943 and is still in use today. Ark. 187, east of Beaver.
  46. Take a driving or walking tour of the Quapaw Quarter Historic District, a historic downtown area with restored antebellum and Victorian structures including a park named for General Douglas MacArthur, who was born in Little Rock, and the Villa Marre, featured in the opening of "Designing Women." (501) 371-0075
  47. The twin towers of Old Main, completed in 1875, preside over the scenic campus of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Former President Bill Clinton once taught law on this campus. (479) 575-2000
  48. The entire downtown of Calico Rock Historic District is on the National Historic register and has served as a movie set. In addition to several antique shops and restaurants, don't miss Peppersauce, a genuine ghost town. (870) 297-4129
  49. Overlooking the Arkansas River Valley, 14 miles of trails encircle Mount Nebo, the state park seven miles west of Dardanelle on Ark. 155. (479) 229-3655
  50. Watch the working water-powered grist mill at War Eagle Mill. An 18-foot waterwheel splashes and mill stones grind cornmeal daily from organically grown grain in a pastoral setting that includes the War Eagle River and bridge. (479) 789-5343
  51. Boutiques, shops, the historic square and the restored art deco Rialto Theatre are part of the El Dorado Downtown Historic District. The area contains a significant collection of 1920s and 1930s architecture. 888-921-BOOM
  52. Talimena National Scenic Drive, a National Forest Scenic Byway for years and now a Federal Highway Administration national roadway, winding 54 miles from Mena to Talihina, Okla., offers breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding countryside from peaks of nearly 3,000 feet.
  53. Pick up a brochure at the Chamber of Commerce office in the Old Frisco Depot for a self-guided Van Buren Walking Tour featuring 52 interesting stops. The Van Buren Downtown Historic District has six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, historical attractions and restaurants located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street. 800-332-5889.
  54. Pick a lane for a spring drive on a scenic wildflower route: in north Arkansas U.S. Highways 62, 412 and 63 from Eureka Springs east through Powhatan; in eastern Arkansas from Jonesboro south along U.S. 49 to Brinkley; south of Little Rock along U.S. 167 to El Dorado; southwest Arkansas on U.S. 70 from Hot Springs southwest to the junction of U.S. 71, and on U.S. 270 from Hot Springs to Mena; in western Arkansas on U.S. 71 from Interstate 40 north to Fayetteville, along Scenic Byway 7 from Hot Springs to Harrison, and U.S. 70 from Carlisle east to Hazen.
  55. White Rock Mountain Recreation Area near Mulberry offers some of the most scenic views in the state from its bluffs, and it has hiking trails and a lake. (479) 667-2191
  56. Visit the sites related to former President Bill Clinton, such as his boyhood home, high school, favorite hamburger hangout and more. Call the Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau for self-guided brochures. 800-SPA-CITY
  57. In the Ozark Mountains, the 165-mile Ozark Highlands Trail has been rated one of the most scenic trails in the U.S. It's great for day hiking, weekend adventures or extended backpacking. (479) 968-2354
  58. A scenic 200-mile route atop the Delta's only "highlands," Crowley's Ridge Parkway passes by or near five state parks, a national forest, Civil War sites and more. (870) 972-2803; www.deltabyways.com
  59. The first permanent European settlement on the lower Mississippi River (1686) and Arkansas's first territorial capital are commemorated by the Arkansas Post National Memorial and Arkansas Post Museum. The memorial is located on Ark. 169 and the museum is on U.S. 165 in Gillett.
  60. Pick up a brochure at the Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce for the Arkadelphia Historic Homes Tour, a driving tour of several homes listed on the National Register, some of which date from the 1840s. 1-800-874-4289
  61. The Hillcrest Historic District in Little Rock includes a National Register-listed collection of some of the city's early residential areas. 1-800-844-4781.
  62. Tour one of the world's largest fish hatcheries, Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery, on U.S. 70 near Lonoke. (501) 676-6963
  63. A herd of about 450 elk range in the northwest portion of the state along the Buffalo National River. Catch a view of the magnificent beasts and other watchable wildlife in the pastoral setting of Boxley Valley on Ark. 21.
  64. In Bentonville, the Wal-Mart Visitors Center contains exhibits tracing the formation and growth of Wal-Mart stores and includes founder Sam Walton's desk. (479) 273-1329.
  65. Find flamboyant fall foliage on Ark. 309 from Paris across Mount Magazine to Havana; on the "Pig Trail" from Ark. 23 north of Ozark to its junction with Ark. 16; on Ark. 21 north from Clarksville to the Buffalo River; and on Ark. 5 and 14 from Calico Rock and Allison to Blanchard Springs Caverns.
  66. At the largest free outdoor blues fest in the nation, the King Biscuit Blues Festival, Delta blues legends and national acts perform where the music was born. The event is held each October in Helena and is one of the top fun things to do for free if you’re a music lover.
  67. There's ample opportunity to people watch when strolling through the River Market District in downtown Little Rock. Numerous restaurants, shops and bars line the area and benches scattered around provide the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by. Nearby Riverfront Park has a playground for the kids, history banners detailing the capital city's beginnings, and the original "little rock." 800-844-4781
  68. Located 10 miles east of Rogers on Ark. 12, Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is within Hobbs State Management Area, covering 11,750 acres along the southern shore of Beaver Lake. In its initial development, the state park currently offers nature study, trails, and undeveloped access to the 28,000-acre lake. (479) 789-2380
  69. Be dazzled by the masters, one of the country's finest collections of drawings, and traveling exhibits at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. (501) 372-4000
  70. Enjoy ice skating, swimming, the gymnasium and numerous other activities at the Jones Center for Families in Springdale. (479) 756-8090
  71. Climb and hike at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock and enjoy the Arkansas Arboretum, a 71-acre site exhibiting examples of native flora that represents Arkansas's six natural divisions. (501) 868-5806; www.ArkansasStateParks.com
  72. Two of Arkansas's natural divisions come together at Cane Creek State Park in Star City -- the Mississippi Delta and the hills of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. (870) 628-4714; www.ArkansasStateParks.com
  73. In addition to free admission to the museum, the Heritage House of Montgomery County in Mount Ida has two free festivals: Heritage Day in the spring and Sorghum Squeezin' Day in the fall. Heritage Day includes live demonstrations of such activities as blacksmithing, quilting, muzzleloading and open fire cooking, while Sorghum Squeezin' day includes sorghum cane squeezing with vintage mills then cooking into syrup, with samplings of the fnished product, and demonstrations of wheat and corn grinding.
  74. At Walnut Hill, an 11-acre historic site makes up Conway Cemetery State Park, which preserves the final resting place of Arkansas's first Governor, James Sevier Conway.
  75. Pedestal Rocks (2.2 miles) and Kings Bluff (1.7 miles) trails offer up-close looks at Ozark Mountain geology. Both trails in the unique area feature easy hiking, but border high cliffs with steep drop-offs. There are picnic areas and parking available. Take Ark. 7 to Pelsor, turn right (east) on Ark. 16 and go 6 miles.
  76. Take Altus exit 41 off I-40 to Ark. 186 for a drive over St. Mary's Mountain and past vineyards, wineries and St. Mary's historic church.
  77. Lake Catherine State Park is nestled on the shores of 1,940-acre Lake Catherine, one of the five popular diamond lakes in the Hot Springs area. (501) 844-4176
  78. A restored 1901 historically furnished home, the Dr. A.G. Anderson House in Eudora serves as the town's visitors center and museum. (870) 355-8443.
  79. Anglers and outdoor lovers enjoy Lake Charles State Park's 645 acres of spring-fed waters in the Ozark foothills near Powhatan. (870) 878-6595
  80. Visit The Helena Museum for which Mark Twain helped raise funds. (870) 338-7790.
  81. Enjoy the great outdoors at North Little Rock's Burns Park. At 1,575 acres, it is one of the largest city parks in the nation and even has a covered bridge.
  82. At Lake Chicot State Park, the Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake. The 20-mile-long oxbow lake was formed centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed its course. (870) 265-5480
  83. Three state historic sites commemorate the battles of Poison Spring, Marks' Mills and Jenkins' Ferry, all part of the Union Army's Red River Campaign.
  84. Lake Frierson State Park 10 miles north of Jonesboro on Ark. 141 is known for its springtime blaze of dogwoods, picnic sites, playground and self-guided trail. (870) 932-2615
  85. In El Dorado, take a walk through the South Arkansas Arboretum, a 13-acre site that exhibits plants indigenous to Arkansas's West Gulf Coastal plain region. (870) 862-8131, ext. 170.
  86. View Arkansas's largest spring, with an hourly flow of nine million gallons of water, at Mammoth Spring State Park on U.S. 63 in Mammoth Spring. (870) 625-7364
  87. On a clear day, you can see three states (Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma) from the 85-foot-high Rich Mountain Fire Tower, located 12 miles west of Mena and open Memorial Day until the second week of November. (479) 394-2912.
  88. A variety of year-round feathered inhabitants and eagles in the winter makes bird watching popular at Millwood State Park in Ashdown. (870) 898-2800
  89. Numerous cities showcase festive spirits with thousands of holiday lights from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year's Day in the Trail of Holiday Lights tour.
  90. Scenic Ark. 23, a National Scenic Byway connecting from U.S. 71 south of Booneville, northward from Ozark to its junction with Ark. 16, is known as "The Pig Trail" to Razorback football enthusiasts.
  91. Enjoy the hiking trails and recreation areas that are part of the hallmarks of the 7,000-acre Village Creek State Park. (870) 238-9406
  92. Virtually unchanged since the 1920s, the downtown district of Hardy has been transformed into a shopping destination for antiques and crafts. Old Hardy Town boasts 43 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. (870) 625-7364 or (870) 856-3571
  93. Rich in wildlife, White Oak Lake State Park near Bluff City offers regular sightings of great blue herons, egrets, ospreys and green herons and wintering eagles. (870) 685-2748
  94. Pull up a lawn chair or a blanket, break out the picnic basket and enjoy free cinema. These Arkansas communities give a whole new twist on the outdoor movie with huge screens for showing some of your favorite films: Movies in the Park, Little Rock’s Riverfront Park, the Silver Moon Cinema in Conway, and Movies in the Park in Texarkana.
  95. Tour authentic and re-created structures from Arkansas's Grand Prairie region at the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie in Stuttgart. Learn about the German settlers who gave the town its name and how rice farming came to the state. Exhibits include farm equipment, pioneer life and duck hunting. (870) 673-7001; www.stuttgartarkansas.com
  96. Enjoy environmental education and interpretation at the visitors center of the 65,000-acre Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is the world's largest green-tree reservoir consisting of the 15,000-acre Felsenthal Pool that increases in size to 36,000 acres during winter flooding. It is located five miles west of Crossett on Ark. 82. (870) 364-3167.
  97. Designed from suggestions made by area children, Peabody Park in downtown Little Rock includes outdoor and underground rooms, large native stones for climbing and a large water spray area in the middle of the park which has motion-censored waterspouts. The Ozark Pavilion offers a view of the Arkansas River and the wetlands area containing indigenous plant species located near the river bank. Riverfront Park.
  98. Interpretive exhibits tell the story of the development of the River Valley at the Arkansas River Visitors Center. It also offers wildlife exhibits, an audio visual presentation, some hands-on exhibits and a great location for watching barges pass through the locks. Off of Ark. 7 on Lock & Dam Road at Russellville. (501) 968-5008.
  99. Visit Rapps Barren Settlement, a historic building in a village setting that illustrates Mountain Home's early days. 800-822-3536.
  100. Surrounding the monument to Private Herman Davis, an Arkansas farm boy and WWI hero, is Herman Davis State Park on Ark. 18 in the community of Manila.
  101. Tracing the progression of Dallas County's early plantation life, which was dominated by the timber industry, the Dallas County Historical Museum in Fordyce also tells the stories of the people who worked the land. 800-352-7202
  102. The predominately wooded path of Bell Slough Nature Trail covers 2.25 miles in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area south of Conway. The trail is great for birding. 877-470-3650.
  103. A popular outdoor craze is geocaching. Geocaching is a treasure hunt where participants use a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) device to hide and seek containers along with others taking part in the activity. Arkansas's State Parks are a great place to try your geocaching luck. Information and guidelines can be found on ArkansasStateParks.com.
  104. Take a moderate hike to Eden Falls. From Ark. 43 between Boxley and Ponca, turn onto the road to Lost Valley, which is part of the Buffalo National River. Follow the marked trail to the bluff shelter. Eden Falls is located at the far end of the massive overhang.
  105. Walk the Turtle Moon labyrinth at The Retreat at Sky Ridge Cabin Resort in Eureka Springs. Located in a natural setting by Cedar Creek in this 140 acre native bird sanctuary, it is a classic 7-circuit labyrinth open free to the public daily, sunrise to sunset, year round. Unlike a maze designed to hide the ultimate destination, labyrinths typically feature a circular pattern with a clear path to the center, using the same path to exit. It is believed walking a labyrinth stimulates both sides of the brain to more easily clear one’s mind for internal focus and relaxation.
  106. “Walk Through America’s Past” at the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville by viewing artifacts from more than 14,000 years ago. Exhibit rooms span the Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian, Historic and Pre-Columbian periods arranged in chronological order. A 2,600-square-foot expansion contains new exhibits of Indian history, including a collection of Indian headdresses.  202 SW 'O' Street. 479-273-2456
  107. The Matilda & Karl Pfeiffer Museum & Study Center in Piggott offers a guided tour through the main level of the 1930s-era Tudor Revival style home. Displayed are mineral specimens from the Matilda Pfeiffer Collection and Native American artifacts found locally.  Visitors can walk the trails along the perimeter of the 11-acres and view the pond which was once a pooled used in the classic 1957 movie "A Face in the Crowd" starring Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal. 1071 Heritage Park Drive. 870-598-3228
  108. If you like music, then you’ll want to visit the Bull Shoals Theater of the Arts, a non-profit performing arts center that showcases local area musical artists. A free show, the Li’l Opry,  is every Monday night through late September from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. 1015 Central Avenue, Bull Shoals.
  109. Cadron Settlement Park is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site on the Arkansas River offers boat launching ramp, picnic areas, pavilion; Blockhouse restoration, historical markers, Cherokee Trail of Tears Memorial Hike. Five miles west of Conway via U.S. 64, two miles south on Ark. 319. 501-329-2986.
  110. In Walnut Ridge you can head back to the 1960s at The Beatles Tribute Park and relive the day The Fab Four made a stop in Arkansas. The unusual Guitar Walk, in the shape of an Epiphone Casino played by John Lennon, honors the musicians that played along the nearby Rock ‘N Roll Highway 67 plus the stop by The Beatles in 1964. A tribute to a different era in history can be explored as the Wings of Honor World War II Museum.

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