There are Things to Do from downtown to uptown Rogers that are unique to this unforgettable growing region. Choose to spend your day in Rogers with action packed activities or lazy day fun, we have it all! 


Start your day with eggs, pancakes, and some 1950s throwback diner decor at Wesner’s Grill in downtown Rogers. And coffee, of course. Don’t forget the coffeeRick’s Bakery on restaurant row has options for a sweet tooth craving, breakfast, lunch (in case you get a late start), coffee, and many other drinks.

Now that you’re fueled for the day from a hearty breakfast and caffeine, it’s time to head to Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area. About 15 minutes from downtown, Hobbs is a large natural park with limited development. Make your first stop at the Visitor Center. Here you’ll find interactive exhibits and a wildlife viewing area. Be sure to ask the park staff what educational programs they have scheduled for the day.

Get trail information here too! Options are available to suit families with young kids or older. Check out Pigeon Roost Trail near Beaver Lake, Historic Van Winkle Trail, Shaddox Hollow Nature Trail, Sinking Stream Trail, and the ADA-accessible Ozark Plateau Trail.


After a nature-filled morning, it’s time to head back downtown for a stop at the Daisy Airgun Museum. Daisy Manufacturing Company is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of airguns, ammo, and accessories. This museum showcasing its history contains 150 antique airguns dating to the 1600s. Introduced in 1939, the Daisy Red Ryder is easily the most famous BB gun ever built. Maybe you know it from the movie, “A Christmas Story” with that well-known line, “You’ll shoot your eye out kid.”

Walk down the street a couple blocks for lunch. No matter what the age of your family members, Parkside Public has you covered, with salads, hot sandwiches, hot dogs, wings, dirty fries, and specialty burgers. Since you’re in downtown be sure to try Something Sweet About Downtown Rogers.

After lunch, walk across the street to the newly renovated Railyard Park, complete with a Play Yard with structures for climbing in, on, and over and a splash pad area known as Water Stop. Wave at the engineer if the train goes by. Also, take time to stroll the downtown streets where you’ll find everything from high quality cooking, kitchen supplies, and clothing to antiques and fine art.

Now it’s time to leave the brick-paved historic sector and head south to DEFY Rogers, where mom and dad can sit on a couch and watch the kids jump or join in the fun. Spend an hour or two on the trampolines, then head outside and just down the street to Golf Mountain Mini Golf, where you can enjoy two 18-hole mini-golf courses for some family-friendly competition. Next door you can stay indoors for some laser tag, bowling, or arcade games at Fast Lane Entertainment. Take a 5 minute drive to Golden Corral for the entire family to enjoy a wide variety of selections from salads, pizza, southern and international dishes, and of course no meal is complete without dessert.

If you’re looking to soak up the sun and spend some time outdoors, check out the Rogers Aquatics Center. Grab your sunscreen and shades and enjoy the five different water slides, lazy river, splash pad, intermediate play area, and feeling safe with 30+ lifeguards on duty.


End your night with food and fun at Dave and Buster’s, located minutes away in Pinnacle Hills Promenade, a luxury lifestyle destination with shops, restaurants, a Malco Movie Theater, and more, sprawled across 152 acres or test your golf skills at Topgolf just over the bridge.

Traveling with a foodie? How about a Guide to Taco’ Bout Rogers on your trip!


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