When you're traveling through Springdale, Arkansas swing by Allen's Canning on Hwy 71 and take a picture with Popeye. Though we don't see much of him in the tabloids these days, he's still a bonafide star in my book. Best of all there's no admission cost. He's just standing beside the road waiting for you.
If you haven't seen a Popeye cartoon in a while YouTube has a ton of them. Many are public domain now.
The statue is on the east side of the highway past the Huntsville Road stoplight on Hwy 71 N. There is plenty of room to park and he's far enough off the road to safely take pictures.
If spinach is in season you might stop by a local Farmer's Market and pick up a fresh batch. The one at the Jones Center for Families is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday through October from 7 am to 1 pm.
Have a great trip!