Hiking a wooded path in Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Tackling obstacles at the Railyard Bike Park downtown
Concert at the Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion)
A tranquil day for fishing on Beaver Lake
A group of friends dining alfresco at a downtown restaurant
Strolling the charming downtown
Kayaking on the smooth waters of Lake Atalanta
Motorcyclists cruising the brick-paved streets of the historic district
Thrilling waterslides and a lazy river at the Rogers Aquatics Center
Putting the finishing touches on a craft cocktail at Fox Trail Distillery
A thriving small city in scenic Northwest Arkansas
Mother Nature is the greatest draw in Rogers, an off-the-beaten-path destination that experiences all four seasons. Summer and fall are the most popular times to visit. For starters, head to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to explore 58 kilometers of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails.
On adjacent Beaver Lake, go boating and fishing for smallmouth, largemouth and striped bass – they can reach up to 23 kilograms. Towering limestone bluffs, natural caves and 785 kilometers of coastline make it a popular destination. No boat is needed to fish on Lake Atalanta – cast a line from the piers for channel catfish and rainbow trout.
At War Eagle Cavern, on Beaver Lake, take a guided tour and check out the resident grey bats, which fly out of the cave in search of food come evening. It’s perfect for the whole family, especially on a hot day. Another warm-weather option is the Rogers Aquatics Center, a 1.2-hectare public water park with pools, slides and a lazy river.
Northwest Arkansas has become known as a first-rate mountain biking destination. Test your skills at the Railyard Bike Park, a compact park where family members can tackle challenging jumps and turns at their own pace.
From the bike park, stretch your legs on the NWA Razorback Regional Greenway, a 58-kilometer primarily off-road trail. The Lake Atalanta trail system also has a range of easy and intermediate mountain bike trails.
Fascinating Local History
Learn about Northwest Arkansas at the Rogers Historical Museum – galleries explore the area’s rivers, lakes and agricultural history. An interactive Children’s Gallery is designed for the youngest museum goers, and a retired caboose illustrates the city’s railroad heritage. On the campus, you can also tour the Hawkins House, a middle-class Victorian home, restored with 1900s furnishings.
A couple of blocks north, the Daisy Airgun Museum is a small museum that features vintage products and artifacts of the Daisy company, plus a gift shop. Rogers is home to the offices of Daisy Outdoor Products, manufacturers of toy guns, archery bows and slingshots.
Shopping, Dining and Entertainment
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