8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

8 days in Arkansas Itinerary

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Bentonville
— 2 nights
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Hot Springs
— 3 nights
3
Little Rock
— 2 nights

2
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Bentonville

Bentonville ©
Primarily known as the home of Walmart’s corporate headquarters, Bentonville embodies small-town America.
Get some historical perspective at Pea Ridge National Military Park and Clinton House Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and 21c Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bentonville: Devil's Den State Park (in West Fork) and Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park (in Prairie Grove). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Native American History, walk around Bentonville Town Square, and engage your brain at Scott Family Amazeum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bentonville trip itinerary planner.

Houston to Bentonville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Houston in May: high temperatures in Bentonville hover around 75°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Bentonville

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Clinton House Museum, Devil's Den State Park, Pea Ridge National Military Park, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
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Scott Family Amazeum ©
Scott Family Amazeum
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ©
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Catherine State Park and Grand Promenade. Get in touch with nature at DeGray Lake Resort State Park and Ouachita National Forest. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, have some family-friendly fun at 4D Adventure, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anthony Chapel, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bentonville to Hot Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Little Rock.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

DeGray Lake Resort State Park
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Lake Catherine State Park ©
Lake Catherine State Park
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest

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Little Rock

Little Rock ©
Once inhabited by Native American tribes, today Little Rock bustles with nearly 800,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Arkansas State Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at Old State House Museum, then examine the collection at Heifer Village (Heifer International), and finally admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Esse Purse Museum & Store, then engage your brain at Museum Of Discovery, and finally stroll through The Arkansas River Trail.

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You can drive from Hot Springs to Little Rock in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Little Rock

Museums · Parks · Wildlife
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Old State House Museum ©
Old State House Museum
Pinnacle Mountain State Park ©
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Heifer Village (Heifer International) ©
Heifer Village (Heifer International)

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