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Hot Springs
Magic Springs offers the greatest entertainment package in the state of Arkansas, with dozens of exciting rides and attractions designed to appeal to every member of the family Thrill with the NEW X-Coaster and The Gauntlet, enjoy the classic Arkans...
North Little Rock
Attractions include Cyclone,Vertigo, Pipeline,Sidewinder,AcceleratorVortex,Black Lightning & White Lightning,Lazy River,River Rapids,Wave Pool, Tad Pool and Toddler play area. One of the many fun places to go if you're looking for things to do with k...
Hot Springs
With attractions like the world-class Crystal Cove wave pool, High Sierra Slide Tower, and Kodiak Canyon Adventure River, Crystal Falls Water Park is a cool and refreshing oasis for summertime fun. Come play with your family in the activity pools, ri...
Little Rock
Come and enjoy a fun day in the sun. Willow Springs is a sandy bottom spring and well fed lake.
Alma
Features large swim area with slides and diving board, plus covered wading pool and interactive water play area for the infant and toddler set.
Siloam Springs
Enjoy a safe and enjoyable aquatic recreation experience. Swimming lessons, different course levels for Juniors. All staff, equipment, programs and services will reflect professionalism and the highest standards associated with the Siloam Springs Par...
Paragould
offers an outdoor summer water park with several slides and leisure pool with interactive features, plus further swimming and sporting opportunities in the centre itself.
Little Rock
The wildest classroom in town, and it's a fun place just to monkey around. e Rock with kids.
Greenbrier
At Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, we are implementing a sensible and effective strategy for preserving and expanding the number of elephants throughout the world. We are caring for a group of genetically different elephants so that we can ...
Hot Springs
Pet a real alligator or visit our petting zoo with white tail deer and pygmy goats.Mini museum and many animals from around the world!
Gentry
Wild Wilderness is a family park/zoo located in Gentry, Arkansas. There are over 85 different species of exotic animals placed on a beautiful 180-acre natural landscape with a 19 acre lake and several large ponds.
Hot Springs
Arkansas' largest fish and reptiles exhibit. Great for school and other groups. Open year-round. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for the best things to do with kids in Arkansas
Crossett
The Crossland Zoo was established in 1953 and has over 50 different mammal, reptile and avian species. Special educational programs are presented throughout the year.
Eureka Springs
is a licensed safe haven mainly for big cats, with up close habitat viewing points, Education Station, and the exciting feeding time in the evening, which you may come back for free of charge.
Hot Springs
Your Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat ticket is your passport to beautiful Lake Hamilton. Sit back and relax aboard the Belle, a 250 passenger riverboat, and enjoy the captain's narration as he unfolds secrets of America's "Spa City." His entertaini...
Eureka Springs
It's fun. It's exciting. It's educational, too! Step back in time to an earlier age of locomotive transportation and enjoy the Excursion Train or the Dining Car.See our 1940-era diesel locomotive in operation or view our stationary steam locomotive ...
Mountain Home
There are over 200 displays featuring 1000's of miniatures. See small exhibits right up to whole villages on this interesting tour. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Arkansas
Hot Springs
Welcome to Little Bitty City ... an indoor kids creative playground. Our mission is to provide a safe, fun-filled environment where children can dream, explore and imagine the possibilities through self-directed play.
Texarkana
family fun awaits at Texarkana fun center! Activities include games ,an arcade,rides and a miniature golf course.
Jonesboro
Pump It Up of Jonesboro "The Inflatable Party Zone" is the perfect choice for your next event! Kids in Jonesboro, Paragould, and surrounding communities will want to jump on the giant indoor inflatables and parents will love how completely easy party...
North Little Rock
Jump!Zone North Little Rock has 7 massive, unique inflatables like you have never seen before in an indoor party and play center. The inflatables stay indoors and are sanitized daily, so you can count on a consistently clean and bright play arena.
Hot Springs
A 9,400+ sq foot facility with seven giant inflatables for the kids to entertain and exhaust themselves on! Plus arcade and more!
Fayetteville
Fayetteville's very own indoor inflatable bounce and party house! So much fun with specific toddler time in the mornings and open bounce hours in the evenings.
Jonesboro
ROMP! is a fun place to take your children ages 0-12 in the wonderful city of Jonesboro, AR. By combining an indoor play space with elements found in many children's museums children enter a space that encourages active play, imagination and understa...
Little Rock
The Mission here is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment.
Hot Springs
The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs. The Museum also serves as a premie...
Fayetteville
A Museum That Flies...Follow the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia! One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Fayetteville for kids...
Wilson
Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in northeast Arkansas exhibits a nationally renowned collection from the Nodena site, a 15-acre palisaded village that once thrived on a meander bend of the Mississippi River in what is today Mississippi County...
Smackover
Officially opened to the public in 1986, the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the midst of the historic sixty square mile Smackover Oil Field and one mile south of the oil rich town of Smackover. Although the Museum represents all...
Fort Smith
For 100 years,The Fort Smith Museum of History have been the "keeper and teller" of Fort Smith's rich and colorful history. It preserves, exhibits and interprets objects of historical significance relevant to the founding and growth of Fort Smith an...
Scott
Learn about growing and picking cotton, as well as ginning and storing the seeds. Tour the 1912 museum building, Dortch Gin Building, and Seed Warehouse.
Pine Bluff
A treat for railroad buffs however young, featuring Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, with friendly informative tours!
Jonesboro
Arkansas State University Museum: Where learning is disguised as fun!!
Murfreesboro
Arkansas, The Natural State, is blessed with an abundance of geological wonders. The Crater of Diamonds State Park, the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public, stands out as a unique geological "gem" for you to explore and enjoy....
Heber Springs
The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red river area of Arkansas offers exceptional opportunities to explore the great out-of-doors. Whether your tastes run to fishing, boating and other fun on the water or golfing, hiking, biking and hunting
Hot Springs
The park features a launch ramp, standard pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, laundry and trails. Gifts, groceries, snacks and ice are available for sale daily at the visitor center that overlooks the swimming area and nature center (open during the...
Mountain Pine
Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's borders. Named one of the cleanest lakes in America,...
Bull Shoals
In north central Arkansas amidst the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains, Bull Shoals-White River State Park stretches along the riverside and lakeshore where the White River and Bull Shoals Lake join at the Bull Shoals dam. Together these waters f...
Rogers
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area (HSP-CA) is in its initial development phase. Arkansas's largest state park in land area, Hobbs covers 12,045 acres along the southern shores of 28,370-acre Beaver Lake. Twenty-two of the park's 60 miles of border s...
Greenbrier
Nestled in the Ozark foothills, this state park is a serene getaway overlooking lovely Lake Bennett, 40-acres for fishing and swimming at the park's swimming beach area. A snack bar and bathhouse with hot showers are located near the swim beach. Par...
Lake Village
The Mississippi Delta's captivating beauty and recreational opportunities come together at Arkansas's largest natural lake, Lake Chicot. Cut off centuries ago when the Mississippi River changed course, this 20-mile long oxbow lake is a peaceful setti...
Ashdown
A series of boat lanes meander through timber, marshes, and oxbow cutoffs making Millwood Lake a \"tree-filled\" fishing haven. Famous for bass tournaments, this 29,260-acre lake abounds in largemouth, catfish and crappie. Spring and fall offer angle...
Little Rock
Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. Located just west of Little Rock, this natural environment was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas\'s first state park adjoining a major metropolitan ar...
Paris
At 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas's highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Graced with timeless natural beauty, this plateau-a remnant of an anci...
El Dorado
Located adjacent to the El Dorado High School, this 13-acre site exhibits plants indigenous to Arkansas's West Gulf Coastal Plain region and exotic species including flowering azaleas and camellias. Operated by the South Arkansas Community College, t...
Morrilton
Petit Jean State Park is the place to be if you are looking for something to do. Guests are never lacking somewhere to go, or something to do at a visit to Petit Jean. Hiking Trails: Get information on the more than 20 miles of hiking trails that ...
Watson
The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities abound along the route. The park visitor center is located on Ark. 49 in Barton...
West Fork
Lee Creek Valley, a picturesque setting in northwest Arkansas's Ozarks Mountains--ancient sedimentary mountains renowned for their natural beauty and lush oak-hickory forest--was selected as a park site in the 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps u...
Eureka Springs
1600 acres of scenic parkland including a lake with boat rentals, extensive hike and bike trails, plus plenty of local wildlife to spot as you explore.
Jonesboro
An educational resource suited to families and children with engaging displays and interactive exhibits plus nature trails and more.

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Panther Valley Ranch

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Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wild River Country

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Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

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Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

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Mid America Science Museum

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Arkansas Air Museum

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Blanchard Springs Caverns

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Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

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Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

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Fun places to visit in Arkansas with kids

Arkansas is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Arkansas's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Arkansas with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

Arkansas

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Arkansas - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look below, lots of the best things to do with children in AR