Springtime Family Fun

Take advantage of prime access to nature and the outdoors while spending time with your loved ones.

Visit a themed garden on Mother’s Day, or take the kids for laps at the largest bike pump track in North America – here’s a list of great ways to have fun with the fam!

Explore art & nature at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville

  • 4 miles of trails
  • Trailside art
  • Springs, native plants & animals

Find inspiration for your gardens at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville

  • 12 themed gardens
  • Region’s only butterfly house

Trace local history at Blue Spring Heritage Center in Eureka Springs

  • Flows 38 million gallons of water a day
  • An Arkansas Heritage Trail
  • Historic stopover on Trail of Tears

Have fun on two or more wheels at Runway Bike Park in Springdale

  • Campus of The Jones Center
  • Skills park & playground
  • Largest pump track in North America

Cheer on the Arkansas Razorback Baseball Team in Fayetteville

Exercise along the Dogwood Springs Trail in Siloam Springs 

  • 1.8 miles around John Brown University
  • Links to parks & green spaces

See big cats in their habitats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Rescue in Eureka Springs

  • Non-profit rescue
  • Lifelong care for abused & neglected animals

Ignite your curiosity at the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville

  • Exploration, play & learning for all ages
  • Indoor & outdoor spaces

Learn about the ecosystem at Ozark Natural Science Center in Huntsville

  • Field science center
  • Guided day & night hikes
  • School & summer programs

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