Things to do in MONTICELLO with kids

Arkansas is a place that will completely envelope kids in culture, history and of course the great outdoors! 

The State Parks of Arkansas are really a wonderful way to get kids out of the house and into the beautiful wilderness. Crater of Diamonds Park is blessed with an abundance of geological wonders, and Lake Chicot State Park will captivate on the state’s largest lake.

History is ready to be brought back to life with attractions such as Mountain Village 1890 where kids can see experience a tribute to the first pioneers, and Pea Ridge is the site of one of the most important battles in the American Civil War…an incredible experience for kids!

And of course, what parent doesn’t love a day out that is not only fun for the kids, but also educational! Arkansas has museums a-plenty - from the Arkansas Museum of Discovery, to the Arkansas Railroad Museum (and they won’t even realize they’re learning!)

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors, and don’t forget Arkansas is a great place to experiences those beautiful and famous fall colors!

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  • Crossland Zoo

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    (36 miles) 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.

  • Delta Heritage Trail

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    (38 miles) 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 ...

  • Lake Chicot State Park

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    (39 miles) 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 ...

  • Thunder Lanes

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    (42 miles) Pine Bluff

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

  • Arkansas Railroad Museum

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    (43 miles) Pine Bluff

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

  • Great River Road State Park

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    (46 miles) Rosedale

    Situated inside the Mississippi River levee and bordered by the majestic Mississippi river on its western edge, Great River Road State Park offers magnificent views of the \"Fathers of Waters\" from ...

  • Winterville Mounds and Museum

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    (47 miles) North Greenville

    Winterville Mounds, named for a nearby community, is the site of a prehistoric ceremonial center built by a Native American civilization that thrived from about A.D. 1000 to 1450. The mounds, part of ...

  • Chemin-A-Haut State Park

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    (50 miles) Bastrop

    Chemin-A-Haut State Park was designed with children in mind. Two playgrounds in the day-use area are a favorite spot of the younger patrons as is the wading pool in the swimming complex. Also, the ...

  • Arkansas Museum Of Natural Resourses

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    (56 miles) 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 ...

  • South Arkansas Arboretum

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    (59 miles) 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. ...

  • Lake D'Arbonne State Park

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    (71 miles) Farmerville

    655 acres of nature, park and outdoor adventure in this Louisiana State Park, perfect for the family day out under the sun!

  • Plantation Agriculture Museum

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    (72 miles) 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.

  • Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

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    (72 miles) Scott

    Arkansas's tallest remaining, prehistoric American Indian mounds are preserved at this National Historic Landmark site near Little Rock. The mounds and an earthen embankment are the remains of a ...

  • Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

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    (75 miles) Scott

    The Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park helps you and your family make memories that are lifelong possessions. Family programs include: spring & summer day camps, gardening workshops, candle ...

  • Willow Springs

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    (76 miles) Little Rock

    Come and enjoy a fun day in the sun. Willow Springs is a sandy bottom spring and well fed lake.

  • Aerospace Education Center

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    (80 miles) Little Rock

    Since opening in June of 1995, The Aerospace Education Center has been dedicated to becoming an invaluable resource for Arkansas'teachers and students. Through Its changing exhibits, educational ...

  • Gator Park Fun Center

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    (80 miles) Little Rock

    Little Rock's Premier Family Entertainment Center. Gator Park offers two go-kart track, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats, video games, snack bar and paintball. Fun for the entire ...

  • Northeast Louisiana Childrens Museum

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    (80 miles) Monroe

    Hands-on exhibits perfect for interactive play and learning at the Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum, with activities and adventures for all ages!

  • Delta Blues Museum

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    (80 miles) Clarksdale

    Feel that soul and beat at the Delta Blues Museum, where families and kids can explore the history and heritage of the unique American musical art form of the blues.

  • Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

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    (80 miles) Delhi

    The 2,700-acre, man-made lake that is the center piece for Poverty Point Reservoir State Park offers visitors an outlet for a variety of watersport activities and a scenic backdrop for waterfowl ...

  • Arkansas Museum of Discovery

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    (82 miles) 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!

  • Monroe Zoo

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    (82 miles) Monroe

    The wildest Party in town! Everyone enjoys a fun-filled day! Your family and friends will be able to spend the entire day at the ZOO.

  • The Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society

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    (82 miles) Monroe

    The zoo has 440 animals representing 167 species on 82 acres and we focus on delivering an entertaining, educational program in a manner that is safe for both the animals and the guests, while ...

  • Playtime Pizza

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    (82 miles) Little Rock

    Get ready to have some fun in our two story attraction and game arcade! Our attractions include an indoor go-kart track, bumper cars,blacklight mini golf,laser tag and 6 mini-bowling lanes. Our ...

  • Little Rock Zoo

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    (83 miles) Little Rock

    The wildest classroom in town, and it's a fun place just to monkey around. e Rock with kids.

  • The Wonder Place

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    (86 miles) Little Rock

    Kids under 8 can use their imagination and creative role play in a space specifically designed for them.

  • Lake Catherine State Park

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    (87 miles) 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 ...

  • Wild River Country

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    (88 miles) 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

  • Lake Claiborne State Park

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    (91 miles) Homer

    Take your pick: swimming, fishing, birding, boating of all kinds, waterskiing, camping, hiking or just plain relaxing and enjoying unsurpassed natural beauty. It's all here . . . at Lake Claiborne ...

  • Museum of the Mississippi Delta

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    (91 miles) West Greenwood

    Formerly "Cottonlandia", this fascinating museum immerses the family in artifacts from Native Americans, regional military history and art.

  • JumpZone

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    (92 miles) 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 ...

  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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    (92 miles) 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 ...

  • Greenwood Little Theatre

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    (92 miles) Greenwood

    Founded in 1956, GLT continues to produce four productions each season in addition to a children’s/youth summer workshop.