Theme Parks in Arkansas with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in Arkansas. Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.

From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Natural State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great state.

Hold on tight…because Arkansas is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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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!

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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • Bull Shoals-White River State Park

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    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 ...

  • Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area

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    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 ...

  • Woolly Hollow State Park

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    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 ...

  • Lake Chicot State Park

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    Lake Village

    Arkansas's largest natural lake can be found in this beautiful state park. Perfect for bird watching, boating, and fishing, tours of the levee and camping, it's makes for an amazing family day out in ...

  • Millwood State Park

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    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 ...

  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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    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 ...

  • Mount Magazine State Park

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    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 ...

  • South Arkansas Arboretum

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    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. ...

  • Petit Jean State Park

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    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 ...

  • Delta Heritage Trail

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    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 ...

  • Devil's Den State Park

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    West Fork

    A beautiful picturesque state park in the Ozark mountains in Arkansas, with great hiking trails and outdoor adventure!

  • Lake Leatherwood City Park

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    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.

  • Crowleys Ridge Nature Center

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    Jonesboro

    An educational resource suited to families and children with engaging displays and interactive exhibits plus nature trails and more.

  • 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!

  • 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 ...