10 Things to
Love About Summer
As summer heats up, we want you to enjoy all that our city has to offer. Start making your summer checklist to experience the outdoors, museums, water activities, and events all summer long. We even have ways to keep cool in the summer heat.
Rogers Aquatics Center
Grab your sunscreen and cool off at the Rogers Aquatics Center. The water park is full of slides, water cannons, a lazy river, lap pool with diving board and basketball goals, and complete with lifeguards to keep guests safe. For the smaller tikes, hang out on the splash pad for a while and then head to the concession stand to refuel for more afternoon fun at the park.
Summer just feels right at the lake. Beaver Lake is the perfect spot for water sports, fishing, scuba diving, swimming, and night cruises around the lake. The 28,370-acre lake has over 480 miles of shoreline highlighted by limestone bluffs meaning there’s plenty of lake to explore. Don’t worry if you don’t own a boat, there are boat rentals in the area that can take care of you. Looking for more adventure? Plan to camp on the over 2,000 acres of campground and over 650 individual campsites.
Live music in Rogers features major headliners as well as top local artists performing everything from country and rock to rap and soul. Top concert venues include the Walmart AMP and our historic downtown area at the newly renovated Railyard Park featuring the Railyard Live Series all summer.
Discover exhibits and renowned collections as you explore an array of museums. Dive into local history at educational museums and sites such as Rogers Historical Museum that includes an old train caboose in downtown and Pea Ridge National Military Park or learn about heritage brands and local businesses at museums such as The Walmart Museum. Peruse artwork and explore the nature trails at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. These family-friendly attractions educate and inspire visitors of all ages.
Summer is so much sweeter with treats! Whether you are looking for something to cool you down after a lake day or a quick bite in between adventures, Rogers knows exactly what you should be craving, even when you don’t! Sweet treats include cookies, cupcakes, churros, ice cream, milkshakes, sno cones, donuts, sopapilla, muffins, flan, tarts, bubble tea, and more.
From dazzling caves to fascinating historic sites, Northwest Arkansas is rich with attractions and exciting things to do, no matter what your interest. Cool down bowling at Fast Lane Entertainment or exploring War Eagle Cavern. Explore War Eagle Mill and dine at the delectable War Eagle Mill Restaurant. Go ahead and order dessert since they are known for their delicious cobbler. Catch a show at the Arkansas Public Theatre with productions put on by the local community. Practice your swing at Topgolf where you can pick from different games to challenge your group to a friendly competition.
After a day of sightseeing, mountain biking or just strolling Historic Downtown Rogers, there is nothing like kicking back, relaxing and enjoying a craft beer at one of the local breweries or beer pubs throughout Northwest Arkansas. Sip your way through the tastiest brews at these hot spots.
Pick up the crew and head to a patio for fun, food, and libations. Many restaurants in the area offer outdoor seating with yard games, trivia nights, and scenic views. Pair great food and drinks with amazing company on a patio this summer, and you may even make a new friend or two. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends for those patios that are dog-friendly.
Hit the Trails
With a latticework of more than 200 miles of hard and soft-surface trails, Northwest Arkansas is an outdoor playground for nature lovers. Hop on your mountain bike or lace up your hiking boots and explore one of our well-maintained pathways. Ride along the over 42-mile Razorback Regional Greenway. Climb the mountain biking trails at Lake Atalanta or hike along the forested trails Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
A night under the lights is a great family-friendly way to spend a summer night. Just down the road from Rogers, you’ll find the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, a Double-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. The ballpark features a team store, little ballpark, kid’s zone, mini-golf course, playground, right field patio, home plate party deck, and all your favorite concession foods.
Book your stay in Rogers at one of our hotels, cabins, lodges, or campgrounds, or vacation home rentals.