Summer Bucket List

Enjoy this summer bucket list to ensure you don't miss out on the fun Rogers has to offer!

Explore the Outdoors

Glittering lakes, cascading waterfalls, challenging single-track mountain biking trails—there’s so much to discover in Northwest Arkansas’ great outdoors, and the best part is—it’s all just minutes away from Historic Downtown Rogers. Take in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Ozarks Mountain Country as you go on an unforgettable adventure. Reel in a trophy catch with a fishing trip on Beaver Lake. Marvel at an underground stream and gorgeous rock formations during a guided cave tour of War Eagle Cavern. Set up your campsite at the state's largest state park, Hobbs State Park-Conversation Area, to spend a night under the stars. Explore the mountain biking trails and bike parks, from Lake Atalanta to The Railyard Bike Park or enjoy a leisurely game of golf one of the many pristine golf courses.

Get Creative

Spark your sense of creativity in Rogers, where you’ll discover a thriving arts and culture scene nestled in the midst of the majestic Ozarks. At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, explore an awe-inspiring collection of work by American artists, including 19th-century paintings, outdoor sculptures surrounded by nature trails, and even an authentic Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Visit local artist studios and photography galleries in Historic Downtown Rogers or tap into your own creativity with a hands-on painting or pottery class.

Become a Foodie

To be a great city, you need great foodand Rogers is no exception. Our ability to attract convention and business travelers from across the country has also helped us lure popular national chain restaurants to set up shop here. If your appetite has you craving amazing pizza, rich pasta, tasty burgers or decadent steaks and seafood, you’ll find it all here. Rogers also blends in some pretty special homegrown cuisine, which ranges from hidden local hangouts to great ethnic fare, to custom-made pastries and fresh-brewed cappuccinos. Check out our Rogers Taco Tour as it takes you all over Rogers for the best tacos in town. It’s all on the menu here in Rogers.

Shop NWA

Rogers and Northwest Arkansas (NWA) is a must-visit shopping destination in Arkansas. From shopping malls, department stores, boutiques, and one-of-a-kind antique shops, you are sure to find everything you need. Stock up on designer labels at the open-air Pinnacle Hills Promenade mall or buy local as you stroll the shops in one of the many downtowns in NWA. Bargain hunters can find their next great treasure at a number of thrift shops and designer discount stores, and for outdoors enthusiasts, NWA offers an array of sporting goods stores, Western apparel shops and outdoors outfitters. No matter who you are shopping for, you are bound to find it here!

Taste Local Beer 

Craft beer enthusiasts will find plenty to love in Rogers’ booming beer scene. From innovative microbreweries to flavor-focused taverns to restaurants offering a lineup of their own brews, take your pick from delicious drinks throughout Northwest Arkansas. Taste your favorite beers right from the source when you visit brewery taprooms at hot spots such as Ozark Beer CompanyNew Province Brewing Co., and Natural State Beer Company. Wine lovers can't go wrong in Rogers, either. The family behind nearby Tontitown Winery has been in the winemaking business for almost 100 years, producing their own reds, whites, and ports. Sassafras Springs Vineyard is newer to wine production but has been pouring wines from all over the world in its tasting room for years. 

Listen to Music

Music is alive in Rogers through a vibrant culture of creativity in Northwest Arkansas. The Walmart AMP is a place to gather with fellow music fans for an unforgettable night under the stars, as you claim your seat or spread out a picnic blanket to enjoy live performances by legendary bands and talented musicians. As Arkansas’ premier outdoor live music venue, the Walmart AMP is the biggest stage house in the state and has been named one of the top 100 amphitheaters in the country. Located in downtown Rogers at the newly renovated Railyard Park, the Butterfield Stage will come to life soon with music and events. The stage is a sprawling pavilion for large gatherings and live events. The Arkansas Public Theatre (APT) is a downtown favorite by many locals and visitors. The APT produces classic, cutting-edge, and fresh from Broadway plays and musicals as well as hosts many special events throughout the year. Many bars, pubs, and restaurants have live music throughout the week on their stages and patios. 

Test the Trails

With a latticework of more than 200 miles of hard and soft-surface trails stretched across the breathtaking Ozarks Mountain Country, Northwest Arkansas is an outdoor playground for nature lovers. Hop on your mountain bike or lace up your hiking boots, and explore one of our many well-maintained pathways. Ride along the 36-mile Razorback Regional Greenway. Climb the mountain biking trails at Lake Atalanta or Slaughter Pen. Hike along the forested trails at Devil’s Den State Park or Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. From scenic single-track trails to family-friendly hikes, your next great adventure is right here.

Be a History Buff

Discover fascinating exhibits and renowned collections as you explore an array of museums in Rogers and Northwest Arkansas. Peruse artwork and explore the nature trails at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Delve into local history at educational museums and sites such as Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Rogers Historical Museum and Pea Ridge National Military Park. Or, learn about heritage brands and local businesses at museums such as The Walmart Museum and the Daisy Airgun Museum. These family-friendly attractions educate and inspire visitors of all ages.

Snap a Selfie

On your Rogers adventures, be sure to snap a selfie and share with us on social media. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and use the hashtag #rogersrocks for a chance to be featured on our social media. We love sharing content from our Rogers residents and visitors! A few great selfie spots along the way are: World's Largest Daisy BB Gun, Beaver Lake, Railyard Bike Park, Walmart AMP, Topgolf, Rogers Aquatics Center, brewery, restaurant, hike, rest stop on a bike ride, live music event, and a festival or event just to name a few!

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