Planning a military reunion can be a sizeable mission, particularly if you’ve never done it before. There are hotel rooms to reserve, activities to organize, transportation to oversee, and your reunites are likely to have a million questions for you about the destination.
When you plan military reunions in The Natural State, there’s no need to stress about the destination. Arkansas is centrally located within The United States, we offer a mild climate, good value, and we have ways to keep everyone - even your teenagers if they are joining in the fun - engaged! From theme parks to State Parks to stunning pavilions and chapels to concerts to natural undeniable delights such as mirror-like lakes and bubbling rivers for water sports along with delightful food wherever you go, we can keep your fellow members entertained and well-fed. Did you ever notice how food tastes better outside and/or when you’re enjoying it with people who are important to you?
The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism offers a variety of services to make your group’s military reunion a success (and to make you look like a military reunion planning pro)! First, we can assist you in finding accommodations to fit your group’s size and budget. If you’re interested in putting together goodie bags for your guests, we’ll provide you with our official The Natural State bags as well as lapel pins, decal stickers, and brochures from area attractions and businesses. We’ll help you find restaurants or banquet facilities for your event, and put you in touch with area theme parks and attractions that can provide group ticket discounts, catering and event space. Military historical sites abound; we’ve got the WWII submarine USS Razorback, the McArthur Museum of Military History, and Civil War sites galore.
If lounging and reminiscing in a peaceful setting is more what you have in mind, your most difficult decision might be whether to overlook a crystal blue lake, a rolling river, or the morning fog over a rambling mountain range, or maybe it will be whether to order your catfish grilled or fried.
We’ve designed “Military Reunions 101” to help you choose the right spot and make your special plans to celebrate your military reunion in Arkansas. We wish to help you create a whole new set of connections and memories.