25 days in Southwest Arkansas & Morrilton Itinerary

25 days in Southwest Arkansas & Morrilton Itinerary

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Texarkana
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Ashdown
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Wickes
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Mena
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Mount Ida
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Story
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Hot Springs Village
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Mountain Pine
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Hot Springs
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Morrilton
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Sheridan
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Bismarck
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Murfreesboro
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Washington
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Hope
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El Dorado
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Texarkana

— 1 night
Texarkana is the largest city and the county seat of Miller County, Arkansas, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes State Line Post Office and Federal Building. On the 3rd (Fri), hike along Phillip McDougal Trail, see the interesting displays at Perot Leadership Museum, grab your bike and head to Bringle Lake Trail, shop like a local with 1894 Gallery, then browse the fresh offerings at 1894 City Market, and finally admire the landmark architecture of State Line Post Office and Federal Building.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Texarkana trip planner.

Dallas to Texarkana is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Dallas in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Texarkana, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Ashdown.

Things to do in Texarkana

Parks · Trails · Shopping · Outdoors

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Ashdown

— 1 night
Ashdown is a city in Little River County, Arkansas. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Millwood State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ashdown trip builder website.

Ashdown is very close to Texarkana. In July, daily temperatures in Ashdown can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Wickes.

Things to do in Ashdown

Nature · Parks
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Wickes

— 1 night
Wickes is a city in Polk County, Arkansas. On the 5th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Cossatot River State Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wickes online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ashdown to Wickes in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mena.

Things to do in Wickes

Nature · Parks

Mena

— 1 night
Mena is a city in Polk County, Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Mena Kansas City Southern Depot, take a memorable drive along Queen Wilhelmina State Park, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Rich Mountain Firetower.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mena day trip site.

Traveling by car from Wickes to Mena takes an hour. July in Mena sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mount Ida.

Things to do in Mena

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Mount Ida

— 1 night
Mount Ida is a city in and county seat of Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. On the 7th (Tue), go deep underground at Wegner Quartz Crystal Mines.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Mount Ida fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Mena to Mount Ida takes an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Story.
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Story

— 2 nights
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Story vacation planning tool.

Story is just a stone's throw from Mount Ida. In July, daytime highs in Story are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. You'll set off for Hot Springs Village on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Story

Shopping · Fun & Games · Spas · Nightlife

Hot Springs Village

— 2 nights
Hot Springs Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Garland and Saline counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. On your second day here, catch a live performance at Woodlands Auditorium and then stop by Ron Coleman Mining.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs Village online road trip planner.

Getting from Story to Hot Springs Village by car takes about an hour. July in Hot Springs Village sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mountain Pine.

Things to do in Hot Springs Village

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

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Mountain Pine

— 2 nights
Mountain Pine is a city in Garland County, Arkansas, United States. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Lake Ouachita State Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mountain Pine travel planning app.

Mountain Pine is just a stone's throw from Hot Springs Village. In July, daily temperatures in Mountain Pine can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Mountain Pine

Nature · Parks

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Hot Springs

— 2 nights

Valley of the Vapors

Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Fordyce Bathhouse, look for gifts at Bathhouse Soapery, identify plant and animal life at Arkansas Alligator Farm & Petting Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Hot Springs Mountain Tower, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hot Springs Mountain. On the next day, deepen your understanding at Garland County Library, get interesting insight from Tours, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ouachita.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Hot Springs is just a stone's throw from Mountain Pine. July in Hot Springs sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Morrilton.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Morrilton

— 3 nights
Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than northwest of Little Rock. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cedar Falls Trail. Step out of the city life by going to Bear Cave Trail and Seven Hollows Trail. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Arkansas Peddlers Antique Mall, and do a tasting at Movie House Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Morrilton trip website.

You can drive from Hot Springs to Morrilton in 1.5 hours. In July in Morrilton, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sheridan.

Things to do in Morrilton

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Sheridan

— 2 nights
Sheridan is a city and county seat of Grant County, Arkansas. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Battle Of Jenkins Ferry Memorial and then appreciate the history behind B-17 Memorial Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheridan online travel planner.

Drive from Morrilton to Sheridan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 71°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Bismarck.

Things to do in Sheridan

Historic Sites
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Bismarck

— 1 night
Bismarck is an unincorporated community between Hot Springs and Caddo Valley on State HWY 7 and 84 in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, United States.Bismarck is an unincorporated rural area. To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bismarck journey planner.

Getting from Sheridan to Bismarck by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Murfreesboro.

Things to do in Bismarck

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Murfreesboro

— 2 nights
Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Daisy State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Albert Pike Recreation Area, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Greeson. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Crater of Diamonds State Park and then stop by Hawkins General Store.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Murfreesboro trip builder website.

Getting from Bismarck to Murfreesboro by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Washington.

Things to do in Murfreesboro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Washington

— 2 nights
Washington is a city in Ozan Township, Hempstead County, Arkansas, United States. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Historic Washington State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington trip planner.

You can drive from Murfreesboro to Washington in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to Hope.

Things to do in Washington

Nature · Parks
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Hope

Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home and then browse the range of quality goods at Martin's.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hope travel route planner.

Hope is very close to Washington. July in Hope sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Dorado.

Things to do in Hope

Historic Sites · Shopping

El Dorado

— 1 night
El Dorado is a city in and the county seat of Union County, Arkansas, USA. According to estimates, the 2012 census, the population of the city is 18,491, which represents a decline of 2.1 percent from the 2010 tabulation of 18,884.El Dorado is headquarters of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission as well as Murphy Oil, Murphy USA, Deltic Timber Corporation, and the Lion Oil Refinery. For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Dorado visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hope to El Dorado takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in El Dorado can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in El Dorado

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites