Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
120 North Rand Drive
Searcy, AR 72143
Phone: (501) 279-1200
Fax: (501) 279-1201
Featuring an area of 164.7 acres (66.7 hectares) of land, the Jackson State Park is a great tourist attraction. Comprising of the Jacksonport courthouse that is available for tours with it's historical significance, also the steamboat stop and trading center at the White and Black River, the park also consists of the Jackson Guards Memorial. A steamwheeler steamboat was donated to this park and it commenced as a museum in the year 1976. This park was added as the National Historic Place.
Home to a variety of festivals and concerts, this park is the center of activity in Little Rock. Here you can see the actual "little rock" that inspired European-explorer Benard de la Harpe to name the city. Take a break from shopping and visiting museums downtown to watch barges and riverboats float down the lazy Arkansas River. Children can enjoy the playground, while adults check out the history pavilion, which offers background on the park and the city. Bands often perform at the amphitheater. In May the park is filled with the frivolities of the annual Riverfest.
Come play the golf course everyone in Little Rock is talking about. This course offers the championship 18, which consists of a challenging 7002 yard course when playing from the black tees. Green fees start at very affordable levels on weekdays, weekends and holidays; special rates are also available for junior and senior golfers. Call for special events and tournament information.
This privately owned garden is open to the public thanks to the generosity of Anita Davis. This neighborhood green space hosts various events and features temporary sculpture exhibits by local artists. Landscaped with lush, low impact vegetation, the garden offers benches and a gorgeous lighted canopy set upon an old fast food joint's foundation that now serves as the backdrop for many weddings. Whether its to check out the artwork, attend an event or merely enjoy the being outdoors, the Bernice Garden is an Arkansas gem.
This pleasant and popular park, located four miles from Cantrell Road, features two playgrounds, two soccer fields, eight pavilions and plenty of shaded picnic areas. Just south of Murray Lock and Dam, the park is on the banks of the Arkansas River. It offers a boat launch for fishermen and pleasure cruisers alike. There is plenty of parking here. A bike lane runs out to the park from Cantrell Road, providing a nice alternative to city traffic. Murray Park also has a dog park.
This system of trails spans over 34 miles and loops around the city through various neighborhoods, parks, along the river and wooded areas. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts flock to the Arkansas River Trail to take advantage of the cycling, jogging, skating and walking opportunities found here. The relatively flat terrain means people of all ages and fitness levels can use this paved path for their enjoyment. The riverfront area is especially picturesque with cotton wood trees lining the banks of the expansive Arkansas River where river barges and fishing boats can be seen.
The Ozark Folk Center State Park is a beautiful facility that strives to protect the cultural heritage of the Ozarks. With a state park that is dedicated to preserve and display the culture of the region, you can expect to see some fine skills that the veterans possessed. The art of pottery, music and other crafts are on show here for you to get acquainted with the region's history. With a horde of events being held at the park, one can expect to enjoy themselves throughout the day.
The Arkansas State Fairgrounds houses the famed Arkansas State Fair among other things. It also contains within it the Barton Coliseum. This ground is one of the many venues in the humongous Arkansas State fair Complex. Check the website for further details.
Barton Coliseum located in the State Fairgrounds, can accommodate upto 7175 spectators and has nearly 3044 portable seats. Be it a concert or a major sporting event to rodeo shows, this is the place to be. Earlier rock concerts also used to be held here. It also has a Basket ball court and a boxing ring. During the annual Arkansas State Fair, this place is bustling with activities and packed to the hilt with locals gathered to enjoy.