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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 relevant to the founding and growth of Fort Smith an...
Fort Smith
Fort Smiths charming and picturesque downtown park, complete with a Ferris Wheel from the 1935 Worlds Fair in San Diego, a hand-painted vintage Italian carousel, a refurbished Pullman railcar diner, a Double Decker Bus concession stand & more!
Fort Smith
The Fort Smith Streetcar Restoration Association is dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of electric powered streetcars, railroad equipment, transportation and other technology that existed during this period in history, and to providing a ...
Pocola
Its all about fresh air, sunlight, flowers, fresh vegetables, a ride in the hay wagon, petting the animals, and just getting away from the usual rat-race back home. Wild Things Farm has more than 90 acres for you to enjoy-with different things to ...
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...
Come play and fish along the Lower Illinois River where rainbow trout are stocked year-round. Marval Resort has 1/2 mile of river front and is considered an angler's paradise. Our swimming pool, splash pad, mini golf and planned activities make us th...
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...
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...
Tahlequah
Back to nature, away from troubles - floating on the Illinois River in Oklahoma is just the break you need. Whether your group is two or hundreds, we’re ready to help you plan your visit to the Illinois River.
Braggs
One of Oklahomas most family orientated parks Greenleaf State Park is located near Braggs, Oklahoma, and is situated around the 930-acre (3.8 km
10 Tahlequah
We have the best Illinois River campgrounds in Oklahoma. You can brings your tents, campers and RVs. We have 30 amp electrical sites and sites with full RV hookups. No other campgrounds on the river can compare to the cleanliness and scenic views lik...
Boingo Bounce
(51 Miles)
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.
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...
Springdale
FOR GREAT SCENERY.... The Best Ride's on us! Ride in style on our meticulously restored antique passenger cars,our first-class parlor car or the 1940's Caboose, Lil' Toot, we added in 2007. Relax as we wind through the river valleys, traverse high...
Muskogee
Climb aboard the 1940's era switch engine, visit the statue commemorating the first Girls Scout Cookies, and try to solve the mystery of the tombstone! Preserves the multi-ethnic history and heritage of the American frontier.
Muskogee
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum is a museum dedicated to preserving the art, history and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes. It is located in Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA and is housed in the historic Union ...
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.
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...
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.
Eureka Springs
offers go karting, miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade.
Pea Ridge
(79 Miles)
Garfield
Pea Ridge is the site of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. Not only does it offer an outstanding 28 minute film about the battle but Pea Ridge is one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in existence. Inside the Vi...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 beautiful Ouachita mountains. Come and experience nature a...
Grove
Offers an authentic pioneer village experience including some new hands on exhibits to keep kids interested plus the Ecology Center and scenic Nature Trail.
Broken Arrow
We (animal lovers) are a species very distinct from all others.A species that is compelled to help all of Gods' creatures to survive and live a fulfilled joyous life. Safari's Sanctuary in Broken Arrow was founded in 1995 to do just that. We rescu...
Eagle Rock
Home to hundreds of rare and endangered animals from around the world! Over 500 animals and 58+ species ranging from monkeys to kangaroos, large retptiles to cats in our drive thru and petting zoo/walk thru too! Open Everyday. Check for Bottle Feed...
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,...
Afton
Welcome to the National Rod & Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, the only institution in the world dedicated to the preservation and display of classic Hot Rods and Custom Cars while honoring the vision, craftsmanship and tenacity of the men who built t...
Mystic Caverns
(93 Miles)
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 Arkansas.
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 and recreation. We offer 100/120' riding arena, 5...
Claremore
The 40,000 sq. ft. J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum on Historic U.S. Route 66 Highway houses a collection of items as diverse as the people and the culture it represents. The museum is operated by the State of Oklahoma and admission is free.
Missouri Valley
Wilson Island, named after former Governor George Wilson, came into existence as an island sandbar around 1900. Today, Wilson Island State Recreation Area encompasses 544 acres of dense cottonwood stands. Seclusion is one of the area\'s greatest asse...
New Bern
The 'get wet' family fun center Captain Blys Shipwreck Cove is fun for te entire family.
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...
Hot Springs
Thrills, excitement and fun abound at The largest and fastest go kart track In Hot Springs. FunTrackers Go Karts feature a pro-style track the entire family can enjoy. Also fun for the whole family are The Wet & Wild Bumper Boats, where you c...
Catoosa
The goal of the Oklahoma Maritime Education Center (OMEC), was to create a place for all ages to learn about the importance of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS). Our inland waterways provide a...
Broken Bow
Visitors to the Center's museum will find historical documents, antique forestry tools, wood art, homestead memorabilia, and a research library filled with books, periodicals, and other materials pertaining to forestry. The Center is also home to ...
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!
Hot Springs
Learn all about the gangsters of our time: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Owen Vincent Madden. Experience the world of casino gambling at an exhibit featuring actual equipment from former clubs on Central Avenue. Also presented an elaborate audio-visu...
Jump City
(97 Miles)
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!
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
Jenks
More than 200 exhibits are housed in the Oklahoma Aquarium, featuring thousands of salt and fresh water species and also mammals. In addition to the animals, the Aquarium is also home to the Great Hall, available for after-hours events, the Karl and ...
Tulsa
Quest assigned: Check. Laser gear ready: Check. Then we are good to go!
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...
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...
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.
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 scenic activity. We do not do any double riding & rid...
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...

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Fort Smith with kids

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Arkansas Air Museum

(45 Miles) Museums in Fayetteville

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Fort Smith Museum of History

(2 Miles) Museums in Fort Smith

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Fort Smith Trolley Museum

(2 Miles) Transport Attractions in Fort Smith

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Mount Magazine State Park

(45 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Paris

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Devil's Den State Park

(28 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in West Fork

Fun places to visit in Fort Smith 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!

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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