Things to do in Hot Springs with kids
Hot Springs in Arkansas is not just a National Park – it’s a very fun and family friendly place to visit with kids!
Did you know that Hot Springs had an amazing water and theme park in Magic Springs? Did you know there was the states largest fish exhibit at the National Park Aquarium?
Kids can even learn all about the cool gangster history at the Gangster Museum of America!
There is science fun waiting at the Mid America Science Museum, great activities for the whole family at places like
Funtracker Family Amusement Park, and sweet horseback riding at Panther Valley Ranch.
There are surprises and unique experiences too! The Belle Riverboat lets kids explore Lake Hamilton in this old fashioned mode of transport!
Camping, crystal mining, magic shows, history tours…is there anything you can’t do in Hot Springs! A beautiful part of Arkansas which kids will fall in love with!
Learn all about the gangsters of our time: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Owen Vincent Madden, as well as see Al Capones 1928 Cadillac !
A great collection of fish and reptiles at this Arkansas aquarium, with over 300 creatures to explore! Great family fun in Hot Springs.
Over 200 displays of model trains featuring 1000's of miniatures that take you right through the iconic sites of the USA! Great train fun in Arkansas!
Enjoy getting close up and personal with alligators, and other animals such as lemars and wolves in this animal-tastic Arkansas attraction!
Great open play and birthday party inflatables at the Arkansas indoor play center, with special nights and infants go FREE!
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!
Family fun in Arkansas with this family friendly water park! With thrill rides, family rides and kids activity area.
The Mid-America Science Museum offers a fascinating day out in Alabama, offering hands-on exhibits that make science fun, encouraging life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs!
Thrills, excitement and fun abound at the largest and fastest go kart track in Hot Springs, with mini golf, bumper boats and laser tag too! Also fun for the whole family are The Wet & Wild Bumper Boats, where you can bump and splash while chall....
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....
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 the swimming area and nature center (open during the....
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,....
Great indoor fun in Arkansas for kids under 8 years where they can spend the day as adults being doctors, astronauts and dentists!
Big Rock offers go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats, video games, snack bar and more!
Indoor bouncing fun in Little Rock with Altitude Trampoline Park, with wall to wall trampolines, dodgeball and a kist zone! Great fun for active kids who have a ton of energy to burn up!
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 first state park adjoining a major metropolitan are....
Enjoy the ultimate indoor adventure park with Urban Air in Little Rock, where trampolines are just the tip of the iceberg, and once you see ALL of the attractions, you will literally be bouncing off the walls!
Kids under 8 can use their imagination and creative role play in a space specifically designed for them.
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 wi....
Over 700 animals to explore in this wildest classroom in Little Rock! Great educational experiences for kids AND animal fun!
7 HUGE inflatables at this North Little Rock indoor play and party center, where active kids can have fun, and well, BOUNCE!
Arkansas water fun for the whole family, with wave pools, thrill rides, lazy rivers and toddler play areas! Great summer fun for kids
Classic amusement park fun in Arkansas with Funland, featuring sweet rides like the carousel, ferris wheel, helicopters and mini coaster!
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.
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!
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 workshops and summer programs, it has continued to expo....
Imagination Station is a multi-sensory play environment and pediatric therapy clinic in Arkansas!
Explore the historic 1912 building filled with exhibits that showcase the history of cotton from 1836 through to WWII!
A fun day out in the sun at this Arkansas water park, with slides, dives, tot areas, a train, and concessions!
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 large ceremonial and governmental complex that was inha....
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....
A fun water park with kiddie area, slides, water tunnel, and fun water features! Open seasonally and perfect for the whole family!
A treat for railroad buffs however young, featuring Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, with friendly informative tours!
Bowling fun in Arkansas, with great ten pin bowling, as well as parties, leagues and youth programs!
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 with hot showers are located near the swim beach. Park....
Indoor pool and outdoor water park in this Arksas aquatic center, with lap pool, diving boards, slides and a tipping bucket!
The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources is situated in the midst of the historic Smackover Oil Field. The museum not only represents all of Arkansas's natural resources, but is dedicated to the pioneers of south Arkansas's oil and brine industries
Searcy Skate is fun on wheels with public skating sessions, speed skating facilities & and arcade!
Seasonal water park fun in Arkansas with lazy river, wave pool, kids area, water slides, and a host of family fun in the sun!
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. Operated by the South Arkansas Community College, t....
A splashing time in Arkansas with Parrot Island Waterpark with kids fun, lazy rivers, slides and lots of water play!
Visit the largest outdoor water park in Western Arkansas with slides, a diving board, pools and walking trails!
A super fun indoor bouncer/slide party and play place in Arkansas geared toward kids under 12, with a separate toddler area!
Fort Smith Trolley Museum tells the story of of streetcars, railroad transportation & other historic technology that existed in the region
The Fort Smith Museum of History is the "keeper and teller" of Fort Smith's rich history through historic artifacts & exhibits
Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history, exploring life on the edge of Indian Territory as told by those who experienced it
A charming and picturesque downtown park, with a Ferris Wheel from the 1935 Worlds Fair in San Diego, a hand-painted vintage Italian carousel, a refurbished Pullman railcar diner and more!
Our past is our present to you. Come and join us as we make crafts and music from the time between the Civil War and WWI. Learn crafts and music from people who spend their lives preserving and performing these works. Come play with us!
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 park visitor center is located on Ark. 49 in Barton.....
A beautiful picturesque state park in the Ozark mountains in Arkansas, with great hiking trails and outdoor adventure!
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!
Visit one of only two licensed zoos in Arkansas, with over 75 species for kids to meet and learn about!
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.
Follow the colorful history of aviation in the Arkansas Air Museum through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia! .
Recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park protects the battle site and gives visitors a fascinating look into the state's history.
A historic house museum in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Built in 1931, it was the first home of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham.
A fun family park in the center of Fayetteville, with swimming pool, sports and playgrounds. The cities first and oldest park!
A beautiful day out in nature in Arkansas where kids can learn about the Ozarks ecosystem!
A premiere Live Action Adventure in Fayetteville like no other, where you get to work as a family against the clock to solve puzzles, riddles and clues - all to escape!
A fun Arkansas indoor play center designed to encourage creativity, imagination, and cognitive play.
A beautiful wildlife refuge offering a safe haven mainly for big cats, with up close habitat viewing points, and guided tours to explore!
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 t....
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 join at the Bull Shoals dam. Together these waters f....
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....
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 nature.
An historic recreation of an Ozark settlement, this fascinating attraction is a tribute to those pioneers who first settled in this remote part of the USA. Historic, and educational family fun!
Lake front cabins, fishing, RV camping, and family friendly lake vacation rentals right on Lake Norfork! Hand Cove Resort on Norfork Lake offers your family a relaxing and nature filled experience together in the Arkansas Ozarks Mountains.
offers go karting, miniature golf course, batting cages and arcade.
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 ....
Lake Leatherwood is 1600 acres of scenic parkland with a lake offering boat rentals, extensive hike and bike trails, & wildlife too!
A fun community aquatic recreation experience with swimming fun, lessons and courses for the family!
One of the most important battles in the Civil War, and THE most intact Civil War battlefield in the USA, Pea Ridge is a fascinating, eye-opening and educational experience for the whole family.
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!
Southfork Resort is known as "The Family Place" so what better way to test that out than to visit! They offer cabins and camping sites, and RV's are more than welcome! Great for fishing and rafting on the famous Southfork River in Arkansas.
Crowleys Ridge Nature Center is an educational resource perfect to families and kids who love nature, wildlife, exploring & learning!
Kids can explore the natural history and cultural heritage of NE Arkansas with this great museum. Learning is made fun for kids!
A fun water park within a community center featuring a seasonal outdoor water park, with year round indoor aquatic center
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 Mississippi River as a farming-based civilization tha....