Large areas of the beautiful Ozark Mountains are now protected as a National Forest. Their lakes, waterfalls, wild gorges and hills offering magnificent views, like Magazine Mountain, draw large numbers of visitors in summer. Also of interest is the Ozark Folk Center (folk art) at the little town of Mountain View.
Address: c/o Jasper/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, Box 250, Jasper, AR 72641, United States
Buffalo National River
Buffalo National River is one of very few unpolluted, free-flowing rivers. It has 3 designated wilderness areas within its boundaries.Running through the Ozark Mountains, Buffalo National River is a protected area and home to a variety of wildlife, including deer and bobcats. Trails in the area accommodate hikers and those on horseback.Information on the area can be obtained from the Tyler Bend Visitor Center.
Mount Magazine State Park
Mount Magazine State Park offers a campground, hiking trails, overlooks, a pavilion, picnic area, visitor center with exhibit gallery, and 24 hour gift shop. A variety of interpretive programs are available about the flora, fauna, and natural and cultural history of Mount Magazine.The park is for nature lovers, and outdoor sports and extreme adventure enthusiasts. The more adventuresome can go rock climbing, hang-gliding, biking, horseback riding, and ride along the ATV trails here.
Rogers is located within the Arkansas Ozarks, the town was established in 1881 when the first train arrived at the settlement. The lakes, streams, forest and park areas provide abundant outdoor activities.The historic downtown area of Rogers is attractive to all who visit! The Main Street is paved with bricks and has many restored buildings.
Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum
The Daisy airgun is featured at the Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum through exhibits of the guns, advertising, packaging and other promotional materials. The collection of airguns dates back to the 1600s and the history of the Daisy company to 1886. The building that houses the museum was built in 1896.The Plymouth Iron Windmill Company sold windmills to farmers and offered a free "Chicago" air rifle to anyone who purchased one. Windmill sales did not take off as expected and it was decided instead to focus on the air rifles, which became very popular! The rest is history.
Rogers Historical Museum
Rogers Historical Museum presents permanent and changing exhibits on the history of the area. In "the Attic" are hands on displays for adults and children. The 1895 Hawkins House allows visitors to step back into the turn of the 20th C.Rogers Historical Museum highlights famous people and ordinary people who lived through extraordinary times.
Address: 322 South 2nd Street, Rogers, AR 72756, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Closed: Sun
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Caboose open same hours from May 1 through October 31.
Disability Access: Full facilities for persons with disabilities.
Facilities: Gift shop
War Eagle Caverns
War Eagle Caverns features unique formations, fossils, rimstone dams, cave pearls and waterfalls. These caverns are also home to one of the largest colonies of pipestrelles and Arkansas gray bats in North America.Visitors also have the opportunity to pan for gemstones and try the Lost in the Woods maze.