In Bentonville, Arkansas, we value families who vacation in the Mountain Biking Capital of the World™. Planning a trip with little ones can be a daunting task. Where do we eat? Where can they play? What is there to do besides rides bikes? To take some of the load off your shoulders, we compiled a list of the best places to take kids in Bentonville, Arkansas!
The open space is the perfect place for creative play, and it’s situated between classic Bentonville sights. Plan a picnic or pick up food at 8th Street Market. Older kids may enjoy exploring the Momentary Modern Art Museum.
Don’t be surprised when your kids beg to go back to Osage Park. Located in central Bentonville, this park has plenty of lawn space for kids to run around, a dog park, food truck park, cherry blossom orchard, pickleball courts, boardwalks through 12 acres of wetlands, an archery range, and a lake! Kids can kayak, canoe, and/or fish in Lake Bentonville. Expect to see airplanes take off and land as this is located right next Thaden Field.
This park, located behind Mercy Hospital, has a mountain biking trail and pump track made of crushed gravel—it’s perfect for toddlers on balance bikes. As well, guests can enjoy the pavilion, play space, and hammock stands. This park is accessible via the Razorback Greenway.
More places to check out:
While you sit on the patio and enjoy local craft brews, small kids can enjoy the onsite Strider bike course.
There is no expectation for kids to stay seated here! This market in downtown Bentonville has multiple restaurants, food trucks, and a brewery.
This café is only accessible via a paved multi-use trail. Kids can run around in the grass, ride bikes on the paved or soft surface trails, and play in the Homestead Barn.
Also check out:
- Airship Café on 5th Street
- Ozark Mountain Bagle Co. For Quick Eats
- Deli Bar inside the downtown Walmart Neighborhood Market
- HUB Bike Lounge
What are the best places to play in Bentonville?
To start off, we have many pieces of recognizable art in town that you can use as landmarks for kids who might be old enough to wander around and ride trails without adult supervision. It’s as simple as, “Kids, meet at the turtle at 3 o’ clock!”
Pick up a free Family Guide and take an interactive tour of the museum! The Studio, located in the lower level of the museum is a place for all ages to explore arts and crafts. Note: The Studio is closed for COVID-19 precautions. Please visit https://crystalbridges.org/family-fun-crystal-bridges/ for announcements regarding reopening.
This interactive museum was designed with your family in mind! Everything is made to touch, pick up, climb on, scribble on, and so much more. Your kids will be highly engaged while also learning about art and science!