Looking for things to do in Rogers Arkansas? How about 30+ things to do? With its cobblestone streets and charm of yesteryear, Rogers has a plethora of quaint shops and amazing restaurants in the downtown area. However if big city shopping is more to your liking, drive on over to Pinnacle Hills Promenade where you’ll find upscale retail chains one right after the other. Are you a nature hound? Having 487 miles of shoreline, Beaver Lake is one of the many attractions to Rogers. Fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking, boating and more are all available on and around this stunningly beautiful man-made reservoir. Do you enjoy great live music? Check the Arkansas Music Pavilion’s (Walmart AMP) for its concert schedule. The biggest acts in the country perform on its stage.
Things To Do Rogers Arkansas
1) 4:00 p.m.
Start your stay with a quick visit to Rogers Historical Museum at 322 S 2nd St, and then head on over to the newly renovated Lake Atalanta, located just East of the city of Roger. It’s a beautiful public park and reservoir along Prairie Creek in Rogers. Surrounded by nature, Lake Atalanta has a paved walking trail, 2 children’s playgrounds, 6 fishing piers, numerous benches, 5 pavilions and 3 bathroom facilities. This park is a wonderful place to relax and have fun with friends and family. Adjoining Lake Atalanta is the wildly popular The Railyard Bike Park for mountain bikers with a 8 total jump lines, from beginner to expert skill levels.
2) 6:00 p.m.
LIBATIONS FROM HAWAII
Hapa’s Hawaiian Bar & Grill over on S 3rd St has a full bar and offers Tiki inspired cocktails and some of the best music to be found in the country, however, live music doesn’t start until 8:00 p.m. Happy hours are 3 – 7, and there’s a $1 off during happy hour. The most popular Hawaiian cocktails are Blue Hawaiian and Freaki Tiki. Give Hapa’s a whirl!
3) 8:00 p.m.
RESTAURANTS IN ROGERS AR
For a fun time and a unique dining experience, head on over to Levi’s Gastrolounge on S 2nd St. Located in the basement of the historic Poplar Plaza Building in downtown Rogers, Levi’s is the place to go for gourmet bar food (especially burgers), delicious cocktails, cold craft beer. The ambiance is funky, and festive. You’ll have a great time at Levi’s.
For a lively vibe and delicious Vietnamese street food, Saiwok at 2882 W Walnut has the best you’ve ever put in your mouth.
If your’re craving excellent, authentic Italian food, Bocca Italian Eatery & Pizzaria at 2011 S Promenade Blvd, Ste 440 serves up some of the very best you’ll find in NWA.
or… Rogers food trucks in the downtown area at the City Pump have some of the tastiest gourmet food ever created, and there are also several exceptional microbreweries in the Rogers area. Plan to try some of this flavorful food and delicious cold craft beer while you’re in the downtown area. If you want additional dining options, here are the TOP 10 Restaurants in Rogers Arkansas.
or… Mister B’s over on W Walnut is a fine dining destination specializing in perfectly cooked steaks and seafood, impeccable service and a lovely intimate setting. From the moment you walk through the door, you’re treated like royalty.
4) 10:00 p.m.
LATE NIGHT HANG OUTS
Club Frisco offers a chill atmosphere, great Hawaiian grill, inventive drinks, good selection of craft beer, friendly service and awesome customers. Great place to play board games or darts and hang out with friends. With 104 taps, Growler USA on J.B. Hunt Drive has the largest selection of craft beer on tap in Arkansas. Staff is friendly and welcoming. Open ‘til 12 midnight on Fri – Sat.
5) 9:30 a.m.
MORNING GLORY IN ROGERS
Rogers is known for its many art events in the downtown area, check to see if one is going on during your stay. This beautiful city has two distinctly different farmers markets: Downtown Rogers Farmers Market on Cherry St is much more than a market with fruit, produce and countryside bounty, it is also a place to connect with others. If you enjoy a cozy, friendly market, you’ll love this delightful gem in the heart of downtown Rogers. The Rogers Farmers Market, located at 100 Dixieland Rd has fresh veggies, fruits, jams, art and crafts. You’ll enjoy either of these exciting markets.
or… If you’re up for a great down-home-style breakfast, stop in at Wesner’s on W Chestnut St. It has been a thriving local restaurant for many years. JB Hunt of JB Hunt Transport used to drop by this breakfast joint on a regular basis. The cinnamon rolls are fabulous, but get there early, they do run out.
or… If you like history, visit War Eagle Mill, a working gristmill with a gift shop and the Bean Palace restaurant. This unique restaurant features yummy eating using flours straight from the mill.
6) 11:00 a.m.
SHOPPING IN ROGERS AR
If you enjoy cooking or know someone who does, you will love Honeycomb Kitchen where you can find literally everything you’ve ever wanted for the kitchen. There’s a full kitchen in the back of the store where you might catch area chefs demonstrating cooking techniques and handy shortcuts. Phat Tire Bike Shop has everything from bikes to racing gear, and clothing for the biking enthusiast. A. G. Russell Knives, off I-49 has an enormous selection of excellent cutlery including its own A. G. Russell brand, which is shopmade right in the Rogers store. Duluth Trading Company is nearby and offers quality clothing and accessories.
7) 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH FOR FOODIES
For a deliciously different burger, try Parkside Public at 112 S 1st St. The burgers are amazing and the staff is too. The Rail-A Pizza Company in downtown Rogers at 218 S 1st Street serves up great pies and cold, very cold craft beer. The vibe is upbeat and the servers are friendly and attentive.
8) 3:00 p.m.
FLEA MARKET/ANTIQUE MALL PARADISE/UPSCALE SHOPPING
Rogers has an abundance of wonderful clean, well laid out indoor flea markets and antique malls to choose from. An afternoon at these delightful shopping destinations can quickly slip away as you look for that certain something that you’ve not been able to find elsewhere. The Rose Antique Mall and Somewhere In Time are all on W. Walnut. Imagine, finding that special one-of-a kind item that you’ve been looking for!
or… Alternately, The Daisy Airgun Museum, located in downtown Rogers at 2nd & Walnut has the world’s largest collection of antique airguns, BB guns and commemorative rifles.
Or if name brand shopping is more your style, shop Pinnacle Hills Promenade where you can shop all the stores you’ve come to love.
9) 7:30 p.m.
CATFISH DONE RIGHT & ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHICKEN
For a one-of-kind catfish experience, take yourself and your appetite to Catfish John’s. This place is down-home and friendly. It specializes in Southern fried catfish and hush puppies like your grandma used to make. Catfish is crispy on the outside and piping hot on the inside. Consistency is key in the restaurant business, and Catfish John’s strives to do it right every time. Experience this amazing catfish once and you’ll be coming back time after time.
Monte Ne Inn Chicken (go early as it closes at 8 PM) is a long standing, delightful, homey all-you-can-eat fried chicken restaurant. Chicken and sides are cooked like your granny made them, and are served family style. You won’t leave here hungry, I can promise you that.
10) 10:30 p.m.
Fox Trail Distillery is the new, late night hot spot for crafted cocktails in Northwest Arkansas. Makes small-batch spirits on site, and offers tours of the distillery. Beautiful and delicious cocktails are creatively crafted right before your eyes, and the staff is exceptionally knowledgeable, friendly and efficient.
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