Siloam Springs is a small city in the Ozarks region of Arkansas. It’s known for its beautiful scenery and proximity to several natural attractions, including White River National Forest, Buffalo National River, and Mount Magazine State Park. It’s also home to John Brown University and several other institutions of higher learning; therefore, residents tend to be educated and well-traveled when it comes to the arts.
Siloam Springs Kayak Park
There are many things to do in Siloam Springs and kayaking is one of the most popular activities. You can rent a kayak, paddle boat, or canoe at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park located at the city park. Once you have your vessel, go downriver to enjoy the rapids!
Pedestrian/Bike Bridge Over Spring Creek
Spring Creek Trailhead is a great place to go for a walk or bike ride. The trail brings you along the banks of Spring Creek, and the trailhead is at the end of the pedestrian/bike bridge over Spring Creek. If you love fishing then this is also a good spot for it because there are much fish in Spring Creek, so come on out and enjoy some fishing as well!
Live Music at the Siloam Springs Museum
If you’re looking for some live music, the Siloam Springs Museum is the place to be. Located downtown, this museum puts on events every month and has a variety of musical acts from bluegrass to classical and everything in between. The performances are family-friendly, so bring your little ones along!
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the door or online by visiting http://www.siloamspringsmuseum.org/events/. Online ticket sales close at 8 p.m., while tickets will be sold at the door until all seats have been filled or until 10 p.m., whichever comes first. The museum recommends purchasing your tickets in advance (or as soon as possible) because they frequently sell out quickly! They also suggest getting there early so you can find parking near the venue, which is located on East Central Avenue just west of downtown Siloam Springs (it’s about a 20-minute drive from our property).
Outdoor Movies at the Siloam Springs Museum
The Siloam Springs Museum is a great place to take the family. It’s free, and they have tons of activities for kids. The museum also hosts outdoor movie nights, where you can watch popular movies such as Shrek or Lilo and Stitch on their giant inflatable screen. And since it’s outside, you get to enjoy the summer weather while watching the movie!
The museum schedules its outdoor movie nights for select Fridays throughout the summer months (May-August). However, if there are special events scheduled on those same dates then those events will be held instead of an outdoor movie. You can check out their website for more information about what’s happening during your visit so that you don’t miss out on anything fun!
Tickets are $5 per person or $10 per family; children under 2 years old are free!
Historic Downtown Siloam Springs
Downtown Siloam Springs is the perfect place to shop, eat, and hang out. The town square is a great place to grab a bite to eat at one of their many restaurants or enjoy one of their many festivals throughout the year.
The downtown area has a long history that dates back even before the city was incorporated as a town in 1877. There are many different antique shops along Main Street where you can find antiques from all over Arkansas and beyond!
Farmers’ Market on Saturday Mornings in John Brown University’s Old Gymnasium
A farmers’ market is an event that brings together local farmers and vendors to sell their freshly harvested produce directly to the public. Farmers’ markets typically have a designated time and location, but each one can be different depending on its needs. The Siloam Springs Farmers’ Market has been in operation for over 30 years and is located at John Brown University’s Old Gymnasium at 105 N College Ave., Siloam Springs, AR 72761.
The market opens every Saturday from 8 am-noon; however, you can visit them during these hours on other days as well if you’d like: Tuesday: 3 pm–6 pm & Saturday: 8 am-12 pm (seasonal). The market offers local fresh fruits, vegetables, home-cooked foods, and flowers made by local crafters/artists (and sometimes musicians!).
The Splash Pad on Main Street Downtown
The Splash Pad on Main Street Downtown is a great place to take the kids. The fountain is right in the middle of downtown, so it’s easy to find and there are plenty of things to do nearby. There are also several restaurants within walking distance, so you can grab something to eat after your day at the Splash Pad.
And if none of those things convince you that this place is awesome, just know that it’s open from Memorial Day through Labor Day only!
Rodeos at Murphy Park during the Summer and Fall
Rodeo events are held at Murphy Park in the Summer and Fall. The location is 103 East Main Street in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
The rodeos are fun and exciting to watch, especially if you enjoy horses. Many different events take place during a rodeo, such as a calf roping and bull riding. A rodeo is something that everyone should experience at least once!
The tickets for these events range from $5 to $20 depending on how popular the event is and how much money they want to make off of it.
Antiques in Downtown Siloam Springs
Buying new things is great, but when you’ve finished with all the shopping, your only option is to throw out or give away the other items. To avoid this fate for your old things, consider donating them to a local thrift store. One such place is Antiques In Downtown Siloam Springs (also check out Spanker Creek Farm!). These shops are owned by local businesspeople who take pride in their merchandise and do not sell any junk. Your used goods will be sold and then resold; this process keeps them from going straight into landfills and gives everyone a chance to make some money!
If you’re looking for something specific like an old globe or antique phone, it’s best not to just wander around aimlessly—you’ll end up paying more than necessary because of the high demand for those particular items. Instead, visit one of these stores first or check online before heading out so that you can narrow down what exactly it is that interests you most about antique shopping: maybe it’s finding vintage jewelry pieces? Collecting glassware? Or maybe even simply collecting knickknacks like coins? Whatever floats your boat!
The Annual Hog Roast at the Public Library in May is a blast!
If you’re not familiar with hog roasts, they are traditional British food festivals that mark the end of winter and the start of spring. Typically held during Easter or Whitsuntide (the week following Easter), these events involve roasting whole hogs over open fires—just like those in your backyard barbecue pit—and serving them to eager diners.
While you may not be able to participate in the actual roasting at this event, you can still get some good eats by purchasing tickets ($20/person) to buy some of the roasted pork being prepared by local chefs right there on site along with other tasty sides like baked beans and cornbread muffins. You’ll also be able to enjoy live music while taking part in all sorts of activities including face painting for kids; arts & crafts projects; hay rides; story times with readings from children’s books; raffles with prizes donated by area businesses & organizations—and more!
Tulsa Zoo Lights for Christmas
Tulsa Zoo Lights is a fun event for all ages, and the zoo itself is a great place to visit year-round. The Tulsa Zoo has a live feed of its lions and tigers, as well as many other animals. If you’ve got kids under 10, they’ll love the petting area where they can get close enough to touch some gentle farm animals like goats, pigs, bunnies, and sheep. For older kids with more stamina (and patience), go on the safari adventure ride through the African veldt where you’ll see zebras, rhinos, and giraffes up close in an enclosure that mimics their natural habitat.
There are a lot of fun things you can do in Siloam Springs.
- Visit the Siloam Springs Zoo
- Attend one of the many events at the library
- Go to a farmers market that’s run by local vendors
- Enjoy the splash pad in the summertime, or go sledding or tubing in wintertime!
- Check out some live music at a bar or concert hall
In the end, Siloam Springs is a great place to live. It has everything you could want in a town: culture, history, and natural beauty. You can see these things at any time of year but especially during the holidays when all of our neighbors decorate their homes with lights and decorations. There are also many festivals held throughout the year that celebrate everything from agriculture to music!