9 days in Central Minnesota & Arkansas Itinerary

9 days in Central Minnesota & Arkansas Itinerary

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9 days in Central Minnesota & Arkansas Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Saint Cloud
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
2
Hot Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Eureka Springs
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis

1
night
Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud ©
St. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): trek along Beaver Islands Trail, take in nature's colorful creations at Munsinger Gardens, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Charles Lindbergh House and Museum, and then walk around Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint Cloud road trip planning tool .

Minneapolis to Saint Cloud is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Saint Cloud, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hot Springs.

Things to do in Saint Cloud

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

Little Falls
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Munsinger Gardens ©
Munsinger Gardens
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum ©
Charles Lindbergh House and Museum
Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum ©

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fordyce Bathhouse (Vistor Center) and Bathhouse Row. William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Anthony Chapel are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hot Springs: Crater of Diamonds State Park (in Murfreesboro), DeGray Lake Resort State Park (in Bismarck) and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (in Little Rock). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the natural beauty at Garvan Woodland Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Galaxy Connection, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hot Springs travel route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint Cloud to Hot Springs. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Cloud in July, with highs in Hot Springs at 92°F and lows at 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Eureka Springs.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Little Rock, Crater of Diamonds State Park, The Old Mill, DeGray Lake Resort State Park
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Anthony Chapel ©
Anthony Chapel
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center ©
Fordyce Bathhouse Vistor Center

3
nights
Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs ©
Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the whole town of Eureka Springs is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Get some historical perspective at Thorncrown Chapel and Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Eureka Springs Historical Downtown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Eureka Springs: Bentonville (Museum of Native American History & The Walmart Museum), Bella Vista Museum (in Bella Vista) and Pea Ridge National Military Park (in Garfield). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, contemplate the waterfront views at Beaver Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, and appreciate the history behind Christ of the Ozarks.

Before you visit Eureka Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Hot Springs to Eureka Springs in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Hot Springs in July, expect nights in Eureka Springs to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 87°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eureka Springs

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bentonville, Bella Vista, Pea Ridge National Military Park
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Thorncrown Chapel ©
Thorncrown Chapel
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ©
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

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