Home to the first Walmart store in the country, Rogers, Arkansas is also home to Daisy Outdoor Products, which is renowned for air rifles and excellent Airgun Museum. Other interesting things to see and do in Rogers include the Rogers Aquatic Center, the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, and the Rogers Little Theater.
1.Daisy Airgun Museum
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Located in the charming brick-paved historic sector of downtown Rogers, the Daisy Airgun Museum is a small museum that preserves and promotes vintage artifacts and products relating to the Daisy company. Based in a historic building dating back to 1896, the museum features a unique collection of antique airguns dating to the 1600s and a gift shop that sells limited edition collectibles of items such as air guns, medallions, and posters. The museum takes visitors and Daisy memorabilia collectors through a chronological presentation of Daisy history, including exhibits of old firearms, advertising, and old packaging.
202 W Walnut St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-986-6873
2.Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
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Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is a 12,056-acre along the southern shore of Beaver Lake and Arkansas’s largest state park. The pristine tract of Ozark landscape spans the Benton, Carroll, and Madison Counties and features a variety of outdoor activities, including a diverse, 36-mile trail system for hiking and mountain biking, five primitive campsites, and a public outdoor shooting range. The park also allows regulated seasonal hunting and also has a modern visitor center with an array of exhibits detailing the park’s rich history, limestone landscapes, and natural resources. Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area also offers several interpretive programs and educational workshops for all ages throughout the year.
20201 AR-12, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-789-5000
3.War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
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War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake is a pristine natural cavern with scenic forest trails and waterfalls, and one of the top attractions in Northwest Arkansas. Located half-way between Eureka Springs and Rogers, the War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake was once used by moonshiners for making the “Devil’s Brew” before it was opened for public tours. War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake offers hours of affordable family fun, including traditional and spelunking cave tours, gem panning, a cryptic maze for all ages, a ‘Moonshiners’ Mystery Shack’ which tests the effects of gravity, and a trading post selling a variety of merchandise. Visitors can explore the War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake with guided tours.
21494 Cavern Dr, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-789-2909
4.War Eagle Mill
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War Eagle Mill is a working gristmill situated in Benton County and a fascinating historical site
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Ozarks. One of the most picturesque places in the Natural State, the War Eagle Mill is located on the site dating back to 1832 but has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in the past few decades. The first War Eagle Mill was built two decades before the Civil War before being washed away by a flood in 1848. Two more structures were subsequently constructed and destroyed until the third mill was built in 1973 and became a focal point of the local community. Today, the mill features a variety of exhibits, as well as a unique restaurant on the third floor and exclusive shopping. The historic War Eagle is situated next to the mill and is renowned for being one of the most celebrated and charming spans in Arkansas.
11045 War Eagle Rd, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 866-492-7324
5.Rogers Aquatic Center
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The Rogers Aquatic Center is a three-acre outdoor public water park with a variety of swimming pools and water slides, a lazy river, and several concessions. Transformed from a 70-year-old municipal pool into a renowned regional destination draw water lovers from around the state, the Rogers Aquatic Center is a leisure and waterpark hybrid that features seven venues, 10 pool deck areas and a 20,000 square foot building structure covering a lazy river, a leisure pool, plunge pool, tot pool and a spray pad, along with a bowl slide, tube slides, speed slides, a climbing wall, and a competition lap pool.
1707 S 26th St, Rogers, AR 72758, Phone: 479-936-5482
6.Rogers Historical Museum
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Founded in 1974, the Rogers Historical Museum is dedicated to showcasing and preserving the local heritage of the region and is the largest and most comprehensive history museum in Benton County. Housed in the Hawkins House, a historical five-room brick building dating back to 1895 and furnished as a late-nineteenth-century home. A 5,600-square-foot addition named in honor of Vera Key was added to the building in 1987 to house the extensive collection, and the museum was opened for guided tours to the public. The Rogers Historical Museum also provides a wide variety of outreach educational programs for children and adults, and a research library is available for public use.
322 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-621-1154
7.Pinnacle Hills Promenade
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The Pinnacle Hills Promenade is a substantial retail lifestyle center that houses several famous brand stores such as Target, JC Penney, Best Buy, Dillard’s and Cabela’s, as well as a Malco Theatres movie theater. Smaller brand and stores include Bed, Bath & Beyond, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, and Gordmans, as well as several restaurants, coffee shops, cafés, and other entertainment. The Pinnacle Hills Promenade offers a variety of services and amenities, including a children's play area, family restrooms, lost and found, a nursing lounge, a mobile device charging station, wheelchair assistance, a soft seating area, and complimentary wireless Internet.
2203 Promenade Blvd, Suite 3200, Rogers, AR 72758, Phone: 479-936-2160
8.Ozark Beer Company
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Established in 2013, Ozark Beer Company is a locally owned brewery that produces a range of craft brews and beers on tap. Located in the downtown area on First Street, the brewery and tasting room is set in a large industrial space filled with mismatched tables and a garage door that is kept open on warm summer days. Colossal stainless-steel tanks hold the next batch of fermenting brew and visitors can sample beer while listening to music and relaxing in a comfortable atmosphere. Ozark Beer Company produces a range of exciting blends, including Onyx Coffee Stout, Cream Stout, Belgian Style Golden Strong, India Pale Ale, and American Pale Ale, all of which can be found on tap in 35 bars around northwest Arkansas.
109 N Arkansas St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-636-2337
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Lake Atalanta is a reservoir set along Prairie Creek that is used primarily for recreation with a variety of outdoor and recreational facilities, including a children’s playground, picnic areas with tables, and a walking trail. Built in 1936, the lake is named after the wife of O.L. Gregory who donated the land on which the reservoir was built and is surrounded by the second oldest park in Rogers, the 236-acre Lake Atalanta Park. The fishing lake is stocked with channel catfish in the summer months, and rainbow trout in the winter months. Other facilities in and around Lake Atalanta include paved stone walkways, picnic pavilions, off-road biking trails and walking tracks.
500 E. Walnut, Rogers, AR 72758
10.Bentonville Brewing Company
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Bentonville Brewing Company is a production craft micro-brewery in Bentonville and the second to open in a town that once frowned upon fermented beverages. Located at 1000 SE 5th Street, the brewery is managed by partners Lee Robinson and Gavin Edwards and produces a range of core brews, along with seasonal and specialty beers, all of which are available in the tasting room at the brewery. Brews include Soulshine Kolsch, City Slicker Amber, Homewrecker IPA, Lil' Wrecker IPA, Natural State Porter, Rugburn Double IPA, Bearded Maiden Australian Sparkling Ale, and Salted Cherry Sour, to name but a few. The brewery is located in a large warehouse facility, and the taproom is a communal space with long wooden tables that sit at bar height where visitors can sample the brewery’s products in a laid-back, relaxed ambiance.
1700 S 1st St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-903-7330
11.New Province Brewing Company
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New Province Brewing Company produces meticulously crafted brews and beers that have been embraced by native Ozarkians. The locally owned brewery produces a range of high-quality craft beers, including Fallen Queen, Belgian Witbier, Civilian, American Pale Ale, Philosopher, IPA, Yeoman, Coffee Porter, and Commoner. A new small-batch beer is released every Tuesday in the Taproom and visitors can enjoy free guided tours of the taproom every Saturday afternoon. Other signature beers produced by New Province Brewing Company include Kentucky Common - 5.6% ABV, Hippias Major, Double IPA - 9.7% ABV, Zwinger, Dry Hopped Gose - 4.5% ABV, and Uncharted Territory.
1310 W Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-246-0479
12.Rogers Little Theater
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The Rogers Little Theater is a small community theater program that offers a variety of plays, dinner theaters, musicals and other special events. Based in the historic Victory Theater building in downtown Rogers and now in its 27th season, the Rogers Little Theater is a beautifully lit, welcoming theater with dining tables on the lower level for those wanting to take full advantage of a dinner theater performance. The theater also has a balcony where regular ticket-goers can enjoy the show without dinner. The theater has a full-service cash bar where patrons can purchase drinks before finding their seats.
116 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-631-8988
13.Ed Cooley Gallery
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The Ed Cooley Gallery features the work of Arkansas’ most award-winning photographer, Ed Cooley. The gallery displays fine art prints of stunning scenery from across Arkansas and around the world, all of which are presented in hand-crafted and framed by the artist in his studio. The Ed Cooley Gallery features rotating exhibits of works, ranging from landscapes and photography by the eponymous owner. The Ed Cooley Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday and closed on the weekends and Mondays.
115 S 2nd St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-936-5851
14.The Railyard Bike and Dog Park
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The Railyard Bike and Dog Park is a natural surface bike park with a variety of outdoor and recreational facilities, including paved trails for riders of all skill levels. Located at 299 E. Cherry Street and open to the public daily, the Railyard features drinking fountains, off-road biking trails, doggie stations, picnic tables, observation decks, restrooms, and a trail system which leads to Lake Atalanta Park. The park is so named for its location just a few blocks away from the Arkansas-Missouri railroad and for some of its features which are made from recycled trains. One such feature is a full-scale rail car set on real railroad tracks that bikers ride through. There are also multi-use trails connecting to Lake Atalanta or Pleasant Ridge trails. The Railyard Bike and Dog Park are open daily throughout the year.
299 E Cherry St, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-621-1120
15.High Rise Extreme Air Sports
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High Rise Extreme Air Sports is an indoor amusement center with a variety of trampolines, foam pits, a trapeze and other activities for visitors of all ages and skill levels. Activities at the center include Open Jump, Ninja Obstacle Course, Extreme Dodgeball, AirDunk, SlackLine, Trapeze, Aerial Silks, and Foam Pits, all of which offer extreme recreational fun. High Rise Extreme Air Sports also hosts a variety of themed events each month, such as KidJump, Family Nights, Club Nights, and more, and the center can be rented for private parties and special occasions.
4699 S. Dixieland Rd., Rogers, AR 72758, Phone: 479-802-0140
16.Beaver Lake Outdoor Center
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Located in Rogers / Prairie Creek Arkansas, Beaver Lake Outdoor Center that offers a variety of outdoor and water sports on Beaver Lake. Boasting over 30,000 acres of water and over 480 miles of shoreline, Beaver Lake draws outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy a range of recreational activities, including stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, jet-skiing, tubing, and camping. Equipment is available for rent for visitors to use alone, as well as on guided trips led by professional experts.
14434 E Hwy 12, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-877-4984
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17.The Egg & I Restaurant
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The Egg & I Restaurant is part of a nationwide chain that serves delicious breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The diner-style eatery boasts a creative interior is filled with local art, comfy booth or counter seating in front of an open kitchen and a warm atmosphere. The spot is popular with breakfast-goers with unusual takes on regular favorites such as build-your-own breakfast burritos, Eggs Benedict Florentine, light and sweet crepes with fresh fruit, and fluffy omelets with various fillings. Breakfast is served all day, however, get there early as there is always a queue at this favorite spot, which is open for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week.
5206 Village Parkway, Ste. 1, Rogers, AR 72756, Phone: 479-657-6630
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The Bonefish Grill is a contemporary grill chain that serves fresh seafood, prime steaks, and handcrafted cocktails in an elegant and refined setting. Diners are treated to an inspired menu of the freshest seafood, with an unparalleled lineup of dishes that promises to awaken any palette with a fusion of flavors and tastes. In addition to the regular menu, daily specials are available and include unique dishes like Key West Salsa Ahi Tuna, Fresh Dayboat Scallops Elote, Wild Alaskan Salmon & Shrimp, and Bangin' BFG Grouper Sandwich.
3201 S Market St, Rogers, AR 72758, Phone: 479-273-0916
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Located west of Promenade Boulevard on West Walnut in Rogers, Abuelo’s is a family-friendly restaurant that serves traditional Mexican cuisine packed with fresh, subtle flavors of coastal Mexico in a relaxed ambiance. Abuelo’s offers guests an upscale dining experience accentuated with premium ingredients, unique culinary creations, and traditional Mexican favorites. Inspired by extensive travels through Mexico, the mouth-watering menu features house specialties like Tilapia Verzcruz served with roasted Poblano strips, fresh shrimp, and scallops, and bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin medallions, along with familiar favorites, such as sizzling fajitas and tacos. Abuelo’s is open for lunch and dinner, Sunday through Saturday and offers a daily happy hour.
4005 West Walnut, Rogers Arkansas72756, Phone: 479-621-0428
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20.Monte Ne Inn Chicken
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Monte Ne Inn Chicken is a long-standing restaurant renowned for its family-style all-you-can-eat fried chicken and other mouth-watering Southern fare. Boasting a cozy, homey setting in Rogers, the family-friendly restaurant has one menu that features all-you-can-eat fried chicken; homemade bean soup served in a kettle, fluffy mashed potatoes with creamy gravy, sweet corn, seasoned green beans, and coleslaw, and a loaf of home-baked bread. Decadent desserts are also served such as fudge cake, cobbler, and a mouthwatering cheesecake.
13843 AR-94, Rogers, AR 72758, Phone: 479-636-5511
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20 Best Things to Do in Rogers, Arkansas
- Daisy Airgun Museum, Photo: Daisy Airgun Museum
- Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Photo: Courtesy of HashibiroSt - Fotolia.com
- War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake, Photo: War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake
- War Eagle Mill, Photo: War Eagle Mill
- Rogers Aquatic Center, Photo: Courtesy of Christin Lola - Fotolia.com
- Rogers Historical Museum, Photo: Rogers Historical Museum
- Pinnacle Hills Promenade, Photo: Courtesy of ivanko80 - Fotolia.com
- Ozark Beer Company, Photo: Ozark Beer Company
- Lake Atalanta, Photo: Courtesy of Fotolia.com
- Bentonville Brewing Company, Photo: Bentonville Brewing Company
- New Province Brewing Company, Photo: New Province Brewing Company
- Rogers Little Theater, Photo: Courtesy of eugenesergeev - Fotolia.com
- Ed Cooley Gallery, Photo: Courtesy of Monkey Business - Fotolia.com
- The Railyard Bike and Dog Park, Photo: Courtesy of romaset - Fotolia.com
- High Rise Extreme Air Sports, Photo: High Rise Extreme Air Sports
- Beaver Lake Outdoor Center, Photo: Beaver Lake Outdoor Center
- The Egg & I Restaurant, Photo: The Egg & I Restaurant
- Bonefish Grill, Photo: Bonefish Grill
- Abuelo's, Photo: Abuelo's
- Monte Ne Inn Chicken, Photo: Monte Ne Inn Chicken
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