Affordable Family Fun All Around Arkansas
- For a complete look at hotel inventory for the state, please go to: ArkansasBusiness.com/MeetingPlanner
- Itinerary planning
- Reunions “Swag Bag”
- Blanchard Springs Caverns, near Mountain View
- Buffalo National River
- Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock
- Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murfreesboro
- Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville
- Gravan Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs
- Little Rock Central High National Historic Site, Little Rock
- Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, Hot Springs
- Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Eureka Springs
- Thorncrown Chapel, Eureka Springs
“Reunions mark milestones and lifetime memories. With affordable venues, unique attractions, delicious cuisine, stunning views, warm Southern hospitality and a central location, Arkansas is great for your next family, military, school or class reunion. For assistance with planning your next gathering and to receive a ‘reunion swag bag’, call Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Group Travel today!”
– Tamora Williams, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Group Travel Consultant
Part of the fun of hosting your family reunion in Arkansas is introducing your relatives to some of the most scenic places in the mid South, and part of the beauty is that it is within your budget. Some are even free, such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, the world’s premier art museum.
Other important cultural centers include the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, the nation’s 12th presidential library. At the Clinton Center is 42, a restaurant with gorgeous indoor and cozy outdoor seating overlooking the Arkansas River. Open to walkers, joggers and cyclists, the Arkansas River Trail runs along the river and continues to the Big Dam Bridge, Two Rivers Park and Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Other attractions in Little Rock include the Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock Zoo, Museum of Discovery and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site.
Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View shares music, crafts and Ozark folkways through live demonstrations, workshops and concerts. Nearby Blanchard Springs Caverns is a magnificent “living cave.”
Hot Springs National Park is another popular stop for families with attractions like Garvan Woodland Gardens and Magic Springs Theme & Water Park. Nearby is Mount Ida, the quartz crystal capital of the world with several mines that make fun day trips. At Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, your family can dig for diamonds and keep what you find.
For music lovers and history buffs, Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena shares the sounds that originated from this place and inspired the music we listen to today. Another site worth a trip is the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, where a young boy grew up to become the Man in Black.