Spring Roundup: Fun Things to Do and See in Northwest Arkansas

March 9, 2016
Whether you’re hanging with the kids while school is out for Spring Break, or looking for weekend fun during the entire spring season, here’s a list of some best-bet options:
Soar through the air on a high-flying zipline or skydive adventure: Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Skydive Skyranch
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Hike the grounds at Crystal Bridges past waterfalls, art sculptures and more along the 3.5 miles of trails winding through the museum's wooded grounds: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Pedal the Razorback Regional Greenway along its 37 miles of multi-use trails, alongside lakes, parks, downtowns and more: NWA Trails
Hit the dirt at the region's off-road mountain-bike trails and parks: The Railyard, Mt. Kessler GreenwaysSlaughter Pen Trails
Navigate the waters of the scenic Illinois River in Siloam Springs, engineered for skilled kayakers as well as beginners with a length of rapids approximately 700 feet and Class II and III difficulty: Siloam Springs Kayak Park
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Fancy a golf game at award-winning courses in Bella Vista and Holiday Island: Bella Vista Village, Holiday Island
Relive moments in time at a regional history museum: Shiloh Museum, Arkansas Air & Military MuseumThe Walmart Museum, Rogers Historical MuseumMuseum of Native American History, Clinton House Museum
Explore the underground wonders of the Ozarks during a wild cave tour: Cosmic Cavern, War Eagle Cavern
Taste your way through a local craft brew tour: Fayetteville Ale Trail
Walk on the wild side at a wildlife animal park: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Wild Wilderness Drive Through Safari
Sway your head at a headlining concert at the Walmart AMP – upcoming shows include Jason Aldean, Ellie Goulding, Journey and The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Chesney, Sammy Hagar, Miranda Lambert and more: Arkansas Music Pavilion
Opening night at the Walmart AMP Pavilion with Blake Shelton on Saturday June 7, 2014 in Rogers, Arkansas
Work your taste buds on Holiday Island at the state Chili Championship: Arkansas State Chili Cookoff
Explore the Ozarks landscape, wildlife and exhibits at Northwest Arkansas' four state parks: Devil's DenPrairie Grove BattlefieldHobbsWithrow Springs
Paddle a canoe along the nearby Buffalo National River, or the White, Kings or Mulberry Rivers: BuffaloWhiteKingsMulberry
Indulge in local art, culture and entertainment downtown at Fayetteville's First Thursday and Bentonville's First Friday celebrations: First Thursday Fayetteville, First Friday Bentonville
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Check out the blooms at a colorful display garden: Botanical Garden of the OzarksBlue Spring Heritage Center, Compton Gardens
Get creative with spring art lessons, camps and workshops: Crystal Bridges Museum of American ArtCommunity Creative Center, Arts Center of the Ozarks
Stoke your sense of curiosity and discovery at the Scott Family Amazeum through hands-on activities and interactive exhibits: Scott Family Amazeum
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Browse the season’s best at NWA's award-winning local farmers markets: Fayetteville, RogersSiloam SpringsEureka SpringsBentonville, Springdale, Huntsville/Madison County  

 
 
 

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