There are many cities in the northwestern part of Arkansas that can make for
an ideal Ozark Mountains base, and Rogers is just one of them. You'll find Rogers
Arkansas 24 miles to the north of Fayetteville,
and together with nearby Springdale, they are among the fastest-growing cities
in the state. The first Wal-Mart store to open its doors to the public was opened
in Rogers in 1962, though other stores now occupy the building in which it was
housed. You can learn more about the Wal-Mart corporation in nearby Bentonville,
which is where Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton opened his first Five and Dime store.
Visiting the other inviting cities that can be found close by is recommended
when looking for things to do in Rogers Arkansas, and you're encouraged to also
look into the many possibilities when it comes to outdoor recreation.
Rogers Arkansas is found nestled in the Ozark Mountains just west of Beaver
Lake. Due to its location, it has been a popular stopping point for travelers
for quite some time. Boating, swimming, and fishing
on Beaver Lake are among the top outdoor things to do in Rogers Arkansas, and
you can visit a number of area state
parks to see what they have to offer as well. The Hobbs State Park-Conservation
Area is the largest state park in Arkansas in terms of land area, and it can
be found on the southern side of Beaver Lake. Hiking,
horseback riding, and camping
are among the things that you can do at this 12,045-acre park and conservation
area, and it's the only state park in Arkansas where hunting is allowed. For
those who are interested in including some outdoor-related Rogers Arkansas events
in their plans, the Hobbs State Park-Conservation puts on a number of annual
events that help visitors learn more about the park and its attractions. These
attractions include the Van Winkle Mill Site, which boasts the remnants of a
nineteenth-century sawmill and its garden.
The Hobbs-State Park-Conservation Area isn't the only state park near Rogers Arkansas that is worth visiting, and it's only about an hour's drive to the White Rock Wildlife Management and the Ozark National Forest if you want to do some further exploration. Visiting the Pea Ridge National Military Park is one of the more popular things to do in Rogers Arkansas, as it offers a different kind of experience than the other parks in the area. In addition to numerous interpretive exhibits and a seven-mile tour road with various attractions, this park north of Rogers also boasts miles of hiking and horseback riding trails. When you're not enjoying a myriad of outdoor activities in and around Rogers Arkansas, you can always hit the local shops or enjoy a bite to eat in one of the city's restaurants. Arkansas history is as interesting a state history as any other, and you can gain insight into the early days in Rogers at the Rogers Historical Museum.
Visiting the Rogers Historical Museum is one of the top family-related things to do in Rogers Arkansas, as it's an ideal destination for all ages. Among the things that you can do at the Rogers Historical Museum is enjoy a tour of an 1895 house, and there are various hands-on exhibits that help to tell the story of Rogers and the surrounding area. Admission is free at the Rogers Historical Museum, and it is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day except for Mondays and major holidays. Arkansas has plenty of curious museums, and the Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum is a perfect example of that. The Daisy Airgun Company started churning out air guns, which are essentially BB guns, en masse in the late 1890s, and you can learn all about the company's storied history when visiting the Daisy Airgun Museum.
There are a lot of fun and interesting things to do in Rogers Arkansas, so
it's hard to get bored. Checking out the Rogers Arkansas events schedule during
your visit can only broaden the horizons. Perhaps you'll catch a symphony performance
on the side, or take in a play at one of the area venues. Some of the more interesting
Rogers Arkansas events include those that are put on by the local parks and
museums. At the Rogers Historical Museum, for example, special presentations
that revolve around historical events can be enjoyed. Historical events, historical
sites, lakes, mountains,
scenic trails, and a lot of fun and relaxation are what vacations in Rogers
Arkansas are all about, so book your stay at one of the Rogers
hotels and see for yourself just how much you can get into here.