Arkansas is chock full of things to do and places to see, and they’ve got a bit of something for everyone. From museums to outdoor adventures to sports arenas and more, you are bound to find something that perfectly fits your interests during your stay here at Russellville’s Econo Lodge.
No need to spend all of your time scouring the Internet for your next great adventure. Instead, we’ve got you covered with 12 of the very best locations right here in Arkansas that are worth seeing. This way, all that you need to worry about is sitting back, relaxing and taking in the sites.
Lake Dardanelle State Park
This 34,000 acre spot is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic or fishing expedition. With picnic facilities, playgrounds and pavilions, it’s fun for the whole family.
Ozark-St. Francis National Forests
The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are two separate forests with noticeable geographical differences. On the side of the Ozarks, you’ve got towering mountains and even an ancient cave to explore. Over on the St. Francis side of things, you’ve got 22,600 acres of one of the most “diverse forests in the country” according to fs.usda.gov.
Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary
Next up is a sanctuary trail for the ages, ripe with wildlife and plenty to explore. Keep an eye out for alligators and beavers which populate the small lake in the center of the park, and stay for the scenic walking and running trails woven throughout the park.
In the mood for some indoor recreational activity? Well look no further then Tucker Coliseum. This is a great destination for the sports loving person in your group, as they host a plethora of collegiate activities throughout the year.
Arkansas River Visitor Center
The Arkansas River Visitor Center is a perfect spot to learn more about the history of the Arkansas River and its navigation, according to one Yelp review. While you’re at it, take a moment to soak in the surrounding views.
Russellville Aquatic Center
In the mood for a quick dip or more intense exercise? Then look no further than the Russellville Aquatic Center. Although not the most kid friendly, they’ve got the plenty of interesting class options for the adults on your trip, from scuba to water Zumba.
Russellville’s Econo Lodge is just a quick skip and a jump from Hilltop Mall. It’s the perfect stop for some quick souvenir shopping or a full blown shopping spree.
Arkansas River Valley Arts Center
Get your creative juices flowing at this stunning art center. Not only do they have a constant stream of inspiring art on display, but they also offer classes for the young and old alike with adult pottery and oil/acrylic painting courses.
Potts Inn Museum
Stop by the Potts Inn Museum for a chance to go back in time. Inside of the antebellum era home, you can admire preserved stagecoach stations, old clothing collections, and more.
Mt. Magazine State Park
Mt. Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas and it brings with it impressive views of the Ouachita National Forest .
Big Piney Canoeing
Go on the adventure of a lifetime as you canoe down Big Piney Creek here in Arkansas. As a tributary of the Arkansas River, you will get breathtaking views of the surrounding forests all while canoeing down next level rapids.
Rock Climbing at The Wall
You don’t need to be an expert climber in order to enjoy Russellville’s top rated climbing gym. Complete with 100 top rope and bouldering routes, you are sure to be entertained for hours on end.