Kids

We think Arkansas is one of the best family vacation destinations in the South, and this website has all of the travel tools and fun activities you need to help plan your trip to the Natural State. . If you want to travel with kids, blog articles here on the Arkansas Tourism website will tell you everything you need to know about traveling with children in The Natural State. Read through the blogs posted below and start learning how to plan a great travel experience.

Every October, Mount Ida plays host to the World Championship Quartz Crystal Dig. This will be the 30th anniversary for the world championship. During the event, which takes place October 13-14 this year, diggers compete for prize money in categories that include Best Cluster and Best Point. Area mines that are part of the crystal dig …
Whether you’re 8 or 88, seeing the first pumpkin of the year makes you realize fall and Halloween are on the way! These two events offer pumpkins galore and all the other fun things that make fall in Arkansas amazing! Arkansas Post Museum State Park in Gillett hosts the annual Fall Fair on Oct. 7. …
What is it about that dark that can make a pleasant place take on a foreboding feel? At Lake Fort Smith State Park in Mountainburg, it’s the telling of authentic Ozarks ghost stories during a nighttime water cruise from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. Park interpreters will lead this haunted …
September is here! Let’s get ready for some fall fun. Especially fun that includes pumpkins, corn mazes and scarecrows! It’s the 13th annual Fall Festival at Peebles Farm in Augusta on Sept. 22-Oct. 31. The farm features fun activities for the entire family including a 60-acre pumpkin patch. You’ll also find hay rides, horse and …
The Razorback Regional Greenway lends itself to a unique biannual event in Northwest Arkansas – the Square 2 Square Bicycle Ride held each fall and spring. Participants cycle about 30 miles of the Greenway, then enjoy post ride festivities such as live music, farmer’s markets, refreshments, discounts to area businesses, bicycle valet, and more.  The …
August 21 stands out this month as the first time since the late 1970s that a total solar eclipse will occur in the U.S. According to a press release sent by Jim Miller of Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs, a ‘solar eclipse is a celestial event in which the moon passes between the Earth …
Looking for some action? If so, Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine will be hosting the first annual Caddo Bend Paddle Duathlon in September. The event takes place on the 23rd of the month and starts at 9 a.m. that day. Participants will take on a 5 mile trail run on the scenic Caddo Bend …
  Spa-Con, an entertainment and comics convention, is a chance to meet comic artists, cosplayers and special celebrity guests. The colorful convention takes place September 22-24 in Hot Springs and “will feature celebrity guest appearances by Barb, Laura and Audrey,” said Bill Solleder of Visit Hot Springs, which is producing the event. “That’s Shannon Purser, …
Fairfield Bay just feels like a vacation. Sun, water, condos, food, and drink, and time standing still while you play the day away. This resort town screams free time for leisure and outdoor activity. Here are 10 reasons Fairfield Bay is a perfect family recreation destination for all ages. Sugar Loaf Mountain– Getting to Sugar …