Monday, October 29, 2007

Spend the Day Downtown: Rogers, Arkansas

You can spend an entire day in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. It's brick paved streets and one of a kind museums, shops and eateries it's a perfect addition to your vacation plans.
First you’ll want to stop by the Daisy Air Gun Museum at the corner of Walnut and 2nd Streets. There is an extensive display of air guns from around the world as well as all the Daisy models. You should allow at least half an hour to go through the display. There is a gift shop at the end of the tour where you can still purchase your very own Daisy air rifle. Admission is $2 for anyone over the age of 16. If you’re under 16 you get in free.

On the south end of 2nd Street you’ll find the Friendly Bookstore. It’s a used bookstore run by the Friends of the Rogers Library. They have a huge selection of books all very reasonably priced. If you’re a book lover think about staying for an hour or so here.

Rogers Historical Museum is stone’s throw from the bookstore. They have 2-3 new exhibits up at any given time. The store front and the Attic are staples. The Attic is an interactive exhibit for children. It is set up like a turn of the century home. There are dress-up clothes as well. This is a very hands-on museum so it’s a great place to take the kids. Admission is free.

One block over you’ll find
Frisco Park. The museum keeps a train caboose open there for touring. There is a playground and pavilion. The Farmer’s Market is May-November three days a week in the park. Every Saturday night from April through October Pickin’ in the Park is held. It’s a drop in jam session that starts about 6 pm. You’ll need to bring a lawn chair with you. Different groups set up around the park. You’re sure to find something you like. The park also has public restrooms. Admission is free.

Or maybe you’d like to catch a show at the
Rogers Little Theatre. It’s located between The Friendly Bookstore and the Daisy Air Gun Museum on 2nd Street.

It’s easy to spend the entire day and not leave downtown Rogers. In addition to the places I’ve mentioned there are great shops, art galleries and eateries. You can’t go wrong when you include downtown Rogers, Arkansas in your Ozark travel plans.

Have a great trip!

Daisy Air Gun Museum

Directions to The Friendly Bookstore

Rogers Historical Museum

Frisco Park

Pickin’ In the Park- bluegrass, country, gospel

Rogers Little Theater

Frisco Park Farmer’s Market


Chase Davis said...

When we went to Rogers we saw the old post office and ate at the Pizza Hut there, for some reason most of the downtown resturants were closed. We went to the Battle of Pea Ridge Military Park, my great great grandpa fought there for the Union. Someday I want to go back to Rogers and visit the Pel Freeze Rabbit processors, I sell rabbits to them, they pick them up here in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

You have got to go and check this place out! Branson resort is a really cool place to go and visit.