3 Best Arkansas ‘Summer Activities for Kids’ Will Get You Outdoors
Summertime in Arkansas is meant to be enjoyed outdoors with the entire family.
We're just beyond the halfway point of summer with Fourth of July in the books, but there is still plenty of summer fun to be had. And quite frankly, there are still many days to be filled with activities for the kids. I don't know how my parents did it, but they always managed to make summer extra fun. Much of it had to do with the fact that we went and did just about everything our town and area had to offer.
That being said, a website called PureWow.com has compiled a list of the "Best Summer Activities for kids in Every State." Consider this an easy cheat sheet for things to do in every single state. If you can knock out these three things, it will surely be a summer well spent.
For Arkansas, the fun moves outdoors.
Up first is Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. This is home to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, a Minor League Baseball Team. Aside from good baseball, minor league games open up opportunities to see some of the big names play on a rehab stint. Plus, you never know what up-and-coming talent is on that field.
Pure Wow also featured the Blanchard Springs Caverns in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest. This wonder is over 350 million years old and since it's underground, it stays nice and cool at 58 degrees. Be on the lookout for critters too!
Finally, we find Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs. This park is over 450 acres and is filled with big cats like bobcats, cougars and leopard. These animals are given a comfortable life after being abused, neglected and abandoned.
What do you think? Are these worth the road trip?