Things to Do in Arkansas

Things to do in Arkansas – Arkansas tourist attractions – Arkansas museums

Looking for the top Arkansas tourist attractions? All of the 52 Arkansas State Parks offer activities for families, seniors, and nature enthusiasts. If you are traveling with a group and would like to have a program or tour designed especially for you, first check the Calendar of Events to find things to do in Arkansas, then contact the Arkansas State Park. Several parks offer step-on guides for your bus tour, guided tours of historic sites, or Arkansas lake tours that can be tailored to your group's interests and available time.

Teachers, if you see Educational Programs here that meet your classroom needs, contact Arkansas State Parks at 501-682-2187 about presenting that program in your classroom. If you would like to bring your class to the park for a memorable hands-on experience, fill out the Field Trip reservation form. For additional information about Arkansas tourist attractions , visit the Teacher Resources section.

Explore the Arkansas outdoors with your family or friends, while following a hiking trail in the Arkansas State Parks.

How about a high tech treasure hunting adventure? The latest rave in outdoor sports is geocaching, now available in 40 Arkansas State Parks. Check out one of the newest and most fun things to do in Arkansas!

Discover Arkansas history & cultural heritage, when you explore historic homes & buildings, towns, Civil War sites, museums and much more.

Enjoy an Arkansas lake tour cruise and see if you can spot an egret, heron, eagle, alligator, mink, deer, or armadillo.

Arkansas State Park visitor centers are more than just places to register to camp or to check into your cabin or lodge. These are discovery centers, nature centers, and history centers filled with exhibits and programs where the world of the state park comes to life. They can also provide helpful information on things to do in Arkansas during your visit.

The Arkansas State Parks Explorer is our new youth conservation program. It replaces our former Junior Naturalist and Junior Explorer programs.

Twenty-five Arkansas State Parks have been selected for Watchable Wildlife, a national program that identifies locations that offer unique opportunities for seeing butterflies, songbirds, ducks, geese, and other Arkansas wildlife.

A number of parks have elderhostel programs and workshops offering camping in the Ozarks, golfing in lakeside resort parks, jet boating on the White River, and immersing in Ozark music and art.