Waterparks in Arkansas with kids

Who’s ready for some water fun!? Being in The Natural State…we certainly are! If you’re in Arkansas and looking for some fun things to do with kids, there are a host of water parks and water attractions which are perfect. You certainly won’t be short of places to visit to cool off with the family - no matter what the age. 

Each family friendly water park has its own unique features, attractions and activities that make it special to visit with children, and they range from the adventurous and WILD, to the charming and simple.

You can find waterslides that twist and turn, buckets that will soak you, lazy rivers to take it easy and even areas just for those little water babies in the family. 

Whether that gorgeous Arkansas sun has you searching for an outdoor adventure, or you prefer the indoor kind, there are PERFECT places to go for every family.

So let’s get going and make a SPLASH in Arkansas! You know you’re ready! 

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  • 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!

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  • Panther Valley Ranch

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    Hot Springs

    Our horseback riding is by reservation and is always led by a guide. If lodging please make reservations to ride when making your lodging reservations. Safety is our number one priority for this ...

  • Brady Mountain Riding Stables

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    Royal

    Take a ride along a shaded trail overlooking a running branch that the deer and other wildlife like to come and get a drink from. You will be guided by an experienced wrangler up and down the ...

  • Painted Rock Ranch

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    Royal

    Painted Rock Ranch is located on beautiful Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Painted Rock Ranch maintains a working horse ranch, with centrally located equestrian facilities for both care ...

  • Family Fun Central

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    Jonesboro

    Indoor roller/Inline Skating Rink open to public skating. Come and play various games during open skating sessions, such as Limbo, The Wall Game, Elimination (dodgeball on skates), Speed Races, ...

  • Crystal Palace Skate Center

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    Caddo Valley

    Caddo Valleys place for family fun and fast paced roller skating excitement! Come skate all summer long featuring longer roller skating times, and lower prices.

  • Thrills On Wheels

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    Searcy

    Skating Center and Arcade, place for family fun. Thrills on Wheels also provides speed skating facilities.

  • Thunder Lanes

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    Pine Bluff

    Bowling fun in Arkansas, with great ten pin bowling, as well as parties, leagues and youth programs!

  • Altitude Trampoline Park

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    Little Rock

    Indoor bouncing fun in Little Rock with this trampoline park, with wall to wall trampolines, dodgeball and a kist zone! Great fun for active kids!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!