Kids Map

Southwest

Venture through the Wegner Crystal Mines, dig for diamonds and discover a rich history in Arkansas’s rugged southwest.

Mid-America Science Museum

Hot Springs

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfressboro

Wegner Crystal Mines

Mount Ida

Historic Washington State Park

Washington

Holiday Springs Water Park

Texarkana


Mid-America Science Museum

Hot Springs

Arkansas's largest hands-on science center. The Smithsonian Institute affiliate offers a wide range of activities including first-class exhibits, a virtual reality simulator, aquarium, nature trail; MASM is home to the world's most powerful conical Telsa Coil, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records; KEVA Planks interactive exhibit allows visitors to build structures by stacking planks; experience 1.5 million volts of electricity through "caged lightening." Facility is available for birthday parties, wedding receptions and other special events. Gift shop, snack bar.

Address

Mid-America Science Museum
500 Mid-America Blvd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913-8412

Phone: 501-767-3461
Toll-Free: 800-632-0583
Fax: 501-767-1170


Crater of Diamonds State Park

Murfreesboro

Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy. Here you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventure hunting for real diamonds. You'll search over a 37 1/2-acre plowed field, the eroded surface of an ancient volcanic crater that 100 million years ago brought to the surface the diamonds and some of the semi-precious stones lucky visitors find here today.

Address

Crater of Diamonds State Park
209 State Park Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Phone: 870-285-3113
Fax: 870-285-4169


Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines

Mount Ida

Four collecting options: Combo discount on two or more activities $4.00 off CRYSTAL FOREST MINE 3 trips daily at 9:30, 11:30 & 1:30 Arrive early TAILINGS crystal collecting area GEMSTONE SLUICE for Ruby, Opal, Topaz, Garnet, Emerald & more guaranteed NEW DIAMOND EXPERIENCE find 1 to 5 diamonds guaranteed in air conditioned comfort. Customized group adventures for large groups, travel agencies, clubs and schools available. Sustainable practices include reforest mine sites, protect watershed thru erosion control, build ponds, sustainable organic food crops, tree farming member, solar and wind powered (do not buy electricity), passive solar heat, conserve and recycle Free crystal, museum, picnic area, use of tools

Address

Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines
82 Wegner Ranch Road
Mount Ida, AR 71957

Phone: 870-867-2309
Fax: 870-867-2309


Historic Washington State Park

Washington

Interprets the 19th century town from 1824-1875; surrey tours of the Confederate Capitol, re-created Morrison Tavern Inn, Blacksmith Shop where the first Bowie Knife was forged, Weapons Museum, residences, print museum, steam-powered cotton gin, Williams Tavern Restaurant, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, 1874 Courthouse. The 1836 County Courthouse was the Confederate State Capitol after Union forces captured Little Rock in September 1863. Famous travelers along the Southwest Trail included Jim Bowie, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett. All stopped at the town’s tavern inns available in their day. The Morrison Tavern Inn replica stands on the same spot as the original along Ark. 195, the Old Southwest Trail. Recipient of a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Address

Historic Washington State Park
103 Franklin Street
Washington, AR 71862

Phone: 870-983-2684
Fax: 870-983-2736


Holiday Springs Water Park

Texarkana

Features 10 water slides, a kids pool, lazy river and adult lagoon; amusement rides, a wave pool, splash pads and full featured outdoor water theater.

Address

Holiday Springs Water Park
5500 Crossroads Parkway
Texarkana, AR 71854

Phone: 870-772-2200