2018 Must See Landmarks In Rogers AR

Welcome to the City of Rogers AR! The place of unparalleled natural beauty where landmarks have been converted into world-class tourist attractions. For starters, the City of Rogers AR is home to the largest cavern system in Arkansas, home to naturally crafted domes, disappearing streams, and over 100,000 bats.

It is also home to the largest state park in Arkansas

That features several natural trails, plateaus, valleys, and ridges. Driving around the City of Rogers AR will allow you to access other landmarks such as water parks, historical museums, and art galleries. As you can see, there are a plethora of things to do, eat and see when you visit the City of Rogers AR. Here is an in-depth review of the top landmarks in Rogers AR.

1. Art Galleries in Rogers AR

Have you ever considered the City of Rogers AR as the ultimate arts getaway? Well, now you can. The City of Rogers AR has a thriving art community that is creative and innovative. To get started, visit Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Here you can explore 19th-century paintings, authentic Usonian homes, and outdoor sculptures dotted along nature trails. The Usonian home was designed by Frank L. Wright. From there, head over to the Arts Center of the Ozarks. Browse through the gallery and get to view pieces of art created by local and regional artists. Looking for a personalized experience? Connect with artists at the local studios and photography galleries located in Historic Downtown Rogers AR.

2. Historical museums

Since you have already visited the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, proceed to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Here, delve into the local history thanks to guided tours offered by experienced museum assistants. From there, visit Rogers Historical Museum and Pea Ridge National Military Park. At Rogers Historical Museum, you will come across 30,000 items. They range from tiny salt dishes to jail cells used in the 1890s. The museum is divided into three sections namely The Hawkins House, The Attic, and the First Street. Each location is family-friendly and the good news is that it’s free! Don’t forget to pop into the Daisy Airgun Museum. It is home to Daisy and its historic airguns. The museum is located at 202 W.Walnut St and charges $2 per person. For kids aged 17 years and under, it’s free!

3. The only working mill in Arkansas

Yes, it’s true. The War Eagle Mill is the only working mill in Arkansas. Built in 1832 by Sylvanus and Catherine Blackburn, the first three mills were burned down in two separate events (American Civil War and unknown cause) while the other was swept away by heavy rains. One unique thing about the War Eagle Mill is that even today, it’s powered by an 18-foot cypress water wheel. Currently, the building houses a gift store on the 2nd floor and a restaurant on the 3rd floor. If you have been yearning for its famous organic bean soup and cornbread, then visit War Eagle Mill restaurant. Once you are done with your meal, don’t forget to take home organic grain, cereal, and flour from the mill.

4. One lane steel bridge

Before moving on to another attraction, you might want to visit the War Eagle Bridge. It’s next to War Eagle Mill. As a one-lane steel bridge, it was built in 1907. It allows travelers to have a view of the War Eagle Creek as they walk on it. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. While standing on the bridge, capture scenic photos of the landscape and the mill. As you wait to enjoy the sunset, you and your family can wade through the War Eagle Creek. To access the War Eagle Bridge, use the scenic Arkansas Highway 12.

5. Hiking and biking trails

When you visit the City of Rogers AR, don’t forget to pack your hiking boots and mountain bikes. Rogers AR is home to the breathtaking Ozark landscape which is a great playground for hikers, nature lovers, and mountain bikers. You and your family can climb on your mountain bikes and ride along the Razorback Regional Greenway. It is a 36-mile long trail with a picturesque view of the landscape. From there, ride on to Lake Atalanta or the Slaughter Pen. If mountain biking is not for you, why not hike along the trails of Hobbs State Park and Devi’s Den State Park. The trails are family-friendly and you can get to take lots of pictures along the way. Still, yearning for more? Visit the Railyard Bike Park at 229 E.Cherry Street, the Veterans Memorial Park at 500E Veterans Parkway, Blossom Way Trailhead at 2808 S. 28th Place, and the Mercy Trailhead at 2710 S. Rife Medical Lane.

6. Performing arts

If you are spending a few days in Rogers AR, catch a show at the Arkansas Public Theatre. Some of the performances you will come across include the Wedding Singer and the Producers. You can also support young artists at the Trike Theatre. While there, watch the local youth perform “A Wrinkle in Time” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

Other venues you can visit while in Rogers AR include Malco Pinnacle Cinema at 2100 Bellview Road, Arkansas Music Pavilion at 5079 W.Northgate Road, and Malco Rogers Towne Center at 621 N. 46th Street.