25 Things to Do In Rogers
#2: Daisy Airgun Museum
Rogers has been home to Daisy and its historic airguns since 1958 when the company relocated its corporate offices to Northwest Arkansas. The Daisy Airgun Museum is a non-profit corporation that prides itself on preserving and promoting vintage products and artifacts of the historic Daisy company while serving as a tourism destination for Daisy fans and collectors from all over. The museum resides in the brick-paved streets of downtown Rogers in a building that dates back to 1896. While you are perusing the impressive collection of antique airguns, some of which date back to the 1600s, be sure to enjoy the atmosphere and architecture surrounding you in the museum.
Airguns, More Airguns & More
When you enter the museum, you step into an antique-filled maze of airguns, packaging, advertising, and other memorabilia. The airguns are chronologically presented to visitors, defining periods in Daisy history as you travel through the museum. You do not have to be a Daisy collector or airgun enthusiast to appreciate the museum. Visitors loved to reminisce and find the Daisy they owned as a child and to see how the Daisy BB Gun has evolved through the years.
Before leaving, be sure to browse the museum gift shop where you can find some fun keepsakes. You can fill special commemorative tin cans with BBs or even buy your own Red Ryder. As a token for visiting the museum, each visitor leaves with their own collector’s medallion designed differently for each year.
Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match
Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match is held in Rogers each summer. Each year over 50 coaches bring 7-member, 4-position, 5-meter BB gun teams (5 shooters and 2 alternates) to the Daisy Nationals. Athletes competing for this honor are between 8 and 15 years old. The public is invited to attend and cheer on the participants, so mark your calendars to visit Rogers around Independence Day every year. You can learn more about the match and where and when to attend by visiting the official website.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm. It is located at 202 W. Walnut Street in downtown Rogers. The museum charges $2 per person for ages 16 and older and includes an audio tour. Visit the Daisy Airgun Museum website or give them a call at (479) 986-6873 for more information. Follow them on Facebook for more updates as well.