Caves and Mines in Arkansas with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Arkansas, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Natural State, you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Arkansas…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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  • Blanchard Springs Caverns

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    Fifty Six

    Underground adventure in Arkansas with three tours to choose from in the Ozark Mountains to uncover the amazing Blanchard Spring Caverns - a natural wonder at it's best!

  • Mystic Caverns

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    Harrison

    Come experience a Once-in-a-Lifetime caving adventure through two of Arkansas' most spectacular caves, Mystic Caverns and Crystal Dome Caverns, located in the heart of the Ozarks of Northwest ...

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  • Magic Springs Theme Park

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    Hot Springs

    Runaway mine trains, twisters, plunges, and a TON of family fun at this thrilling Arkansas Theme Park AND Water Park! Who's ready for an adventurous family day out!

  • Wild River Country

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    North Little Rock

    Arkansas water fun for the whole family, with wave pools, thrill rides, lazy rivers and toddler play areas! Great summer fun for kids

  • Crystall Falls Water Park

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    Hot Springs

    Family fun in Arkansas with this family friendly water park! With thrill rides, family rides and kids activity area.

  • Alma Aquatic Park

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    Alma

    Visit the largest outdoor water park in Western Arkansas with slides, a diving board, pools and walking trails!

  • Family Aquatic Center

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    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 ...

  • Paragould Water Park

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    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.

  • Parrot Island Waterpark

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    Fort Smith

    A splashing time in Arkansas with Parrot Island Waterpark with kids fun, lazy rivers, slides and lots of water play!

  • Little Rock Zoo

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    Little Rock

    Over 700 animals to explore in this wildest classroom in Little Rock! Great educational experiences for kids AND animal fun!

  • Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

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    Hot Springs

    Enjoy getting close up and personal with alligators, and other animals such as lemars and wolves in this animal-tastic Arkansas attraction!

  • Wilderness Drive Through Safari

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    Gentry

    African comes to Arkansas at this drive through safari, with over 400 acres of exotic animals. With a petting park, and seasonal pony and camel rides too!

  • National Park Aquarium

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    Hot Springs

    A great collection of fish and reptiles at this Arkansas aquarium, with over 300 creatures to explore! Great family fun in Hot Springs.

  • Crossland Zoo

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    Crossett

    Visit one of only two licensed zoos in Arkansas, with over 75 species for kids to meet and learn about!

  • Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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    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.

  • Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

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    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 ...

  • Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway

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    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 ...

  • Tiny Town

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    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 ...

  • JumpZone

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    North Little Rock

    7 HUGE inflatables at this North Little Rock indoor play and party center, where active kids can have fun, and well, BOUNCE!

  • Hog Wild Events

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    Hot Springs

    Great open play and birthday party inflatables at the Arkansas indoor play center, with special nights and infants go FREE!

  • Boingo Bounce

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    Fayetteville

    Super fun bounce house, with open bounce, toddler time AND birthday parties! Bounce the day away in Arkansas!

  • Arkansas Museum of Discovery

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    Little Rock

    Kids can ignite their passion for technology, math and science at this super fun Arkansas museum filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits - great for the whole family!

  • Mid America Science Museum

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    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 ...

  • Arkansas Air Museum

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    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 ...

  • Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

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    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 ...

  • The Gangster Museum Of America

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    Hot Springs

    Learn all about the gangsters of our time: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Owen Vincent Madden, as well as see Al Capones 1928 Cadillac !

  • Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resourses

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    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 ...

  • Fort Smith Museum of History

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    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 ...

  • Plantation Agriculture Museum

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    Scott

    Explore the historic 1912 building filled with exhibits that showcase the history of cotton from 1836 through to WWII!

  • Arkansas Railroad Museum

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    Pine Bluff

    A treat for railroad buffs however young, featuring Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, with friendly informative tours!

  • Arkansas State University Museum

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    Jonesboro

    Kids can explore the natural history and cultural heritage of NE Arkansas with this great museum. Learning is made fun for kids!

  • Crater of Diamonds State Park

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    Murfreesboro

    An amazing family day out to the only diamond-producing site open to the public in the entire world! A beautiful geological "gem" in Arkansas to explore.

  • Greers Ferry Lake

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    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 ...

  • Lake Catherine State Park

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    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 ...

  • Lake Ouachita State Park

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    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 ...