Senior Travel Destinations in Arkansas

Road Scholar programs for seniors are fun and educational

Looking for Road Scholar programs? The Arkansas State Park staff present over 30,000 entertaining and educational programs each year. This is one of the few state park systems to operate its own Road Scholar programs, and we've been doing so since the mid-1980s. We have several to choose from including camping Road Scholar in the Ozarks to Road Scholar at our large golf and lake resort park, which is one of Arkansas’s most popular senior travel destinations. The Ozark Folk Center has programs that have you soaking up the music and art of Ozark culture, boating on the White River or walking into "the cave find of the 20th-Century." Some Road Scholar programs include outdoor/adventure programs and the new Road Scholar Service Program. When considering senior travel destinations, check out this list of parks offering the Road Scholar program this year. Select the park of your interest and contact that park or the Boston office for details.

All Road Scholar reservations are made through the Road Scholar office in Boston. Write for your catalog (Road Scholar, 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1746, or order on the web: http://www.roadscholar.org/).

We offer "Senior American Specials" in October at Petit Jean State Park and several parks offer naturalist-guided lake cruises and guided nature walks or historic site tours. You'll notice on our events page that we offer interesting programs on wildflowers and herbs, fall colors, wildlife, Ozark folk life, and a variety of historical and cultural programs. We even have fishing derbies and diamond-finding contests.

In addition to the excellent Road Scholars, the Ozark Folk Center offers a wonderful variety of workshops focused on the home skills and crafts of life in the Ozarks. These include everything from musical instruments to herbal weekends, from broom making to pottery. Plus they have Road Scholars programs for Seniors that allow you to create your own workshop. Select your area of interest and the staff will arrange for a craftsperson to teach you all you want to know. The lodge and restaurant, craft area and music shows combined with fall colors, spring wildflowers and even nearby trout fishing make this one of the most comfortable, affordable and enjoyable senior travel destinations.