Trying to have fun with the family without spending a lot of money? Look no further than the state of Arkansas, your own state, for some great places to visit and explore! These can be day trips or one night excursions that won’t break the bank and the entire family will enjoy!
Terra Studios, home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness, is a must see attraction in North West Arkansas. The property has a ten acre art garden and soon they will have a Troll Garden.
Devil’s Den State Park
Devil’s Den is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world. The trails are easy for kids to hike, clean and well taken care of and the views are amazing! I usually go as a day trip, (as seen here) but there is camping, cabins, paddle boats, horseback riding and much, much more! For all state park info, check out the Arkansas State Park website (here).
Crater of Diamonds State Park
If you got the chance to dig for diamonds, would you do it? If so, check out the only diamond producing site, in the WORLD, that is open to the public! Start you adventure today! Check out the Crater of Diamonds State Park website for what to bring and where to go! (here)
Clinton Presidential Library
Are you a history buff? The Clinton Presidential Library features exhibits, special events, educational programs and replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.
Crystal Bridges is another one of my favorite places to go in North West Arkansas! Take a lazy walk on the art trail or step inside the magnificent walls of the museum and experience art from the 19th century to modern day treasures.
Gentry Wild Safari
Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh my! Check out exotic animals at the Gentry Wild Safari less than an hours drive away from anywhere in NWA.
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks
Take a moment to get immersed in nature by visiting the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. Moonflowers and Mojitos returns to the gardens Thursday, June 13 and includes mojitos, music of the band Got It Covered, nibbling on hors d’ouevres, viewing the art work of Greg Moore and Kathy Snodgrass, all in the beautiful summertime atmosphere of the Garden. Check out all events (here).
The Farmer’s Markets in North West Arkansas are fantastic. Fayetteville farmers market (here), Springdale farmers market, Bentonville farmers market (here) , Eureka Springs farmers market (here) and Madison County farmers market (here). For other Farmers Markets, check out this site.