Join the crowd at an Arkansas Travelers baseball game. The Double-A minor league team has won six titles in the Texas League and continue its success from Dickey-Stephens Park. Taking in America's favorite pastime is the perfect way to spend an evening, don't forget the peanuts and crackerjacks!
Cheer for the UALR Trojans varsity teams as they compete in some of your favorite sports. Fans of basketball, tennis, baseball, volleyball, and soccer are in luck - these teams offer some fierce competition for their opposing teams, making the games and matches an interesting show. Go Trojans!
Phone: (501) 791-8541
Take a walk, run, or bike ride down the Arkansas River Trail - or at least part of it. The recreation trail stretches over eleven miles but isn't quite finished yet, when completed it will cover a total of 24 miles. If you decide to brave the whole trail, you'll be walking from downtown Little Rock, to Pinnacle Mountain State Park, from North Little Rock to Cook's Landing, and eventually across Murray Lock and Dam to the Presidential Library. That's a lot of ground to cover, be sure to wear some comfy shoes!
Get your hiking boots ready to take you to the top of the mountain at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. The park occupies 2,000 acres of the natural state, and has two recreation trails ready to lead you to Pinnacle Mountain's peak. From the top you can take in all the beauty of the Natural State, including a great view of the Arkansas River.
Appease your inner-archeologist and explore the sights at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. You'll see ancient ceremonial and governmental grounds around the park, and a visitor center that houses artifacts and an archeological research laboratory. Hike through one of the largest archeological sites in the Lower Mississippi River Valley on one of it's two recreation trails: the 3/4-mile barrier-free trail, or the 1.6 mile turf trail.
Swim, fish, canoe, water ski, and dive into Lake Ouachita. The lake has depths of at least 200 feet making it a perfect spot for water sports and recreation, and has over 1,000 miles of shoreline for you to explore, so if you don't want to get wet you can hike around and take in the beautiful, lush scenery. The lake also welcomes campers so pack up your tent and s'more supplies and enjoy the great outdoors!
Check out underwater life by going on a dive with Rick's Dive 'N Travel Center. Dive into Lake Ouachita and see freshwater creatures in their natural habitat, or plan to join Rick's on a dive trip to Florida, where you'll see saltwater sea creatures in their dwellings. There's not an experience like it so get in on the action with the experts.
Phone: (501) 712-4824
Up, up, and away! Fly away in an air balloon with the expert balloon captains at Little Rock Hot Air Balloons. You'll get a view of the city you can only see from above, so if you're afraid of heights, this may not be the best activity for you - and you won't want to come to that conclusion when you're 2,000 feet in the air!
Phone: (501) 260-7050
"This isn't flying, this is falling with style!" Experience the one-of-a-kind sensation of skydiving with the professionals at Little Rock Skydiving. Don't worry about safety, the company uses the best equipment that meets or exceeds FAA standards - so you're in good hands on this extreme sports adventure.
Feel the wind in your hair on a roller coaster, make a splash in the water park or both! Whatever you prefer, Magic Springs & Crystal Falls has it all. Scream on crazy coasters like The Gauntlet, Arkansas Twister, and Plummet Summit; and hold your breath as you rapidly descend on water slides like Rapid Falls Raceway and the High Sierra Slide Tower. Already buying your tickets on line? We figured.
If paintball is one of your favorite activities, let loose on the largest paintball range in the state at Paintball Arkansas. The 100 acre wooded expanse is the perfect place to stage a recreational paintball war with your family and friends. If paintball has you tired out, play a cleaner game of laser tag, or wreak havoc in the arcade.
Take a trip to Wild River Country and bring a towel because you won't make it out of this place dry! The largest water recreation park in the Natural State offers 12 water rides and attractions to soak you to the bone. From crazy water slides, to a lazy river and a wave pool, this park has all your favorite watery places to cool off in the sun.
Find your skates and get rolling around the rink at the Arkansas Skatium. Head out on a Friday night and skate to disco, 80s and rock music all night, or kick it old school on a Sunday night where the DJ spins oldies all night. If you prefer to glide around on the ice, the Skatium has an ice rink as well.
Phone: (501) 580-0669
Cast a line with the Central Arkansas Fishing Guide Services. Try your fisherman's luck in the morning, afternoon, or on an all-day recreational fishing trip with experienced guide Bill Dennis. He'll take you to all the best fishing holes on whichever lake you choose: Lake Ouachita, Lake DeGray, Arkansas River, Greers Ferry Lake, Lake Maumelle, White River, or Lake Dardanelle.
Phone: (501) 519-5196
Let JB's Guide Service take you where the fish are biting on a half or full day fishing trip. The experts will do the work while you reap all the benefits, sounds good right? If you aren't really in the mood to fish, JB's also offers a Lake Cruise so you can just kick back and take in the scenery.
Work on your fitness at the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center. Whether you're looking to do some strenuous aerobics, take a brisk walk around the track, enjoy a relaxing dip in the pool, or play a little one-on-one on the court, the fitness center has all the necessities for a day of fun sports and recreation activities.
Practice makes perfect. Hone your pool shark skills until the wee hours at Midtown Billiards. With daily drink specials and free pool during happy hour, you'll be a professional pool player in no time. If you're a fan of live music, you'll find it here almost nightly. Find out why Esquire magazine calls it one of the best bars in the country.