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.
The 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
Pickin’ In the Park- bluegrass, country, gospel
Rogers Little Theater
Frisco Park Farmer’s Market