Northwest Arkansas may be one of the best-kept secrets in the country when it comes to attractions and activities. This little corner of Arkansas offers world-class museums, a diverse culture, over 200 miles of trails, great local food and shopping, and recreational opportunities for the whole family. While it’s a challenge to nail down just a few reasons you’ll want to live here or visit, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 best things to do in Northwest Arkansas.  

7 Best Things to Do in Northwest Arkansas

1. World-Class Shopping

Northwest Arkansas is known for being an upscale shopping experience. You have your choice of a variety of unique and high-end shopping areas in the region. In Fayetteville, visit the Northwest Arkansas Mall with more than 100 specialty shops. Shop at Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers.  

Visit Eureka Springs Historic Downtown District where you’ll find plenty of specialty items at their unique boutiques. While you’re there, experience the art galleries, local flavor, delightful B&Bs, and historic hotels.

2. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

You can’t miss the opportunity to see the top Northwest Arkansas attraction, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. It boasts five centuries of American art on display and beautiful rolling woodlands surround the grounds that also feature American art. It’s a wonder to behold!

3. Culinary Paradise

Have your taste buds dazzled in NWA! The culinary scene is booming here. Northwest Arkansas is home to world-class chefs turning out signature dishes at premier dining destinations. You’ll find some of the best places to eat in Bentonville, Eureka Springs, and Fayetteville.

4. Sports

Home to the Arkansas Razorbacks, spend your weekends hanging out at the sporting events. We are even home to a Minor League baseball team, the Arkansas Naturals, based in Springdale.

5. Walmart Museum

The Walmart Museum combines working a 5 & 10 store, a museum about the history of Walmart and its founder, Sam Walton, and an old-time soda fountain (Sparks Cafe). The ice cream is divine, and the prices are reasonable. Fun for the whole family.

6. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Home to 130 big cats, Turpentine Creek, sits on a 459-acre retreat for big cats and other large animals, most victims of exotic pet animal trade. They provide a lifetime home to the rescued animals. Guided tours are available every hour, or stay in one of the Safari lodges located on the premises. It’s great family fun.

7. Dickson Street

Dickson Street is home to the Walton Arts Center and a diverse collection of unique shops and top-rated restaurants. The local favorite hot spot is considered to be one of the top two entertainment districts in Arkansas and one of the best things to do in Northwest Arkansas.

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