Ultimate Guide to Summer Activities in Northwest Arkansas

Sweet, sweet summertime!! If there’s one good thing about no snow days for NWA, it’s that summer comes early and even before June 1, the kids are out of school. For those of you wanting to plan fun outings away from television, social media, and all things electronic, the NWA Moms Blog has put together a guide of fun activities to keep you busy all summer long. 


Botanical Gardens

Where: Fayetteville

Cost: $7 for adults; $4 for children ages 4-12; 4 and under free

Time: 7 days a week, 9:00am-5:00pm

Compton Gardens

Where: Bentonville

Cost: Free

Time: Varies

112 Drive-In

Where: Fayetteville

Cost: $9 ages 13 +; $4 ages 6-12; 5 and under are free!

Time: Thursdays- Sundays, movies start at dusk

Gentry Safari

Where: Gentry

Cost: $15 ages 13+; $10 ages 3-12; children under 3 are free

Time: everyday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Lake Atalanta

Where: Rogers

Cost: FREE!!

Time: Varies

Onyx Cave

Where: Eureka Springs

Cost: $8 ages 13+; $3.75 children ages 3-12; 2 and under are free

Time: Everyday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Memorial Day to Labor Day

Splash Pad

Where: Bentonville

Cost: FREE!!

Time: 9:00am – 10:00pm, May 14th – September 17th 

Tanyard Creek

Where: Bella Vista

Cost: Free

Time: Varies

War Eagle Cavern

Where: Rogers

Cost: Adults, $15.98; children ages 4-11, $9; children 3 and under are free

Time: Mon- Sat., 9:30am -5:30pm, Sunday, noon-4:00pm 


Check out our updated Indoor Activity Guide


Daisy Airgun Museum

Where: Rogers

Cost: $2 for 16+; free for children 15 and under

Time: Mon. – Sat., 9:00am-5:00pm

Native American History Museum

Where: Bentonville

Cost: Free

Time: Mon. – Sat., 9:00am – 5:00pm

Peel Mansion

Where: Bentonville

Cost: $5 ages 12+; $2 for children ages 6-11; children 5 and under are free

Time: Tues. – Sat., 10:00am -3:00pm


Buss Stop

Where: Garfield

Cost: Varies

Time: Varies

Susie Q Malt Shop

Where: Rogers

Cost: Varies

Time: Mon. – Sat., 10:30am – 9:00pm


McGarrah Farms

Where: Lowell

Cost: $10 + (depending on berry)

Time: Varies

Neal Family Farm 

Where: Rogers

Cost: $15 per gallon

Time: Beginning of June through July


If you’re up for a drive outside of NWA, check out some of our contributor favorites in other parts of our state or on the border!

Crater of Diamonds State Park

George Washinton Carver Museum

Roaring River Water Slide

Old Spanish Treasure Cave

Don’t see your favorite listed above? Let us know!

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