Aug 2, 2023 - Things to Do

How to spend a day in Siloam Springs

Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Our "how to spend a day" series takes a look at how to have the best time in various parts of Northwest Arkansas.

Bring the kids

🤽 During the summer months, splash around at the Family Aquatic Center.

🍕 Share some pizza and cheesy pesto breadsticks at Fratelli's Wood-Fired Pizzeria.

📚 Explore events or just peruse the shelves at the public library.

🍦 Treat yourself and the kiddos to a scoop of cookie dough or strawberries and cream at Pure Joy Ice Cream.

Kick back and relax

☕️ Start the day with a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry or sandwich at Pour Jons or The Café on Broadway.

🌽 Browse and buy local at the farmers market from May through October.

🎥 Catch a matinee at Center Cinemas.

🍷 Sample various Arkansas beers and wines at Creekside Taproom.

🥪 End the evening with a burger or sandwich like the blackberry bacon grilled cheese at The Park House Kitchen and Bar.

For the active

🍳 Prepare for a day of activity with a country breakfast from Cathy's Corner.

🛶 Kayak rapids, go climbing or take a dip at Siloam Springs Kayak Park. You can spend all day here if you have it in you.

🚲 Bike around City Lake.

🥟 Stop by Hub 412 and take your pick of food trucks like Venezuelan street food at Delicias de Venzuela or Asian bites at Yum & Tums.

🍺 Follow it up with a local beer at Ivory Bill Brewing Co.

Play around

🪓 Try your hand at axe throwing or archery at Arch & Axe.

🛍 Peruse downtown shops like Broken Vessels Pottery Studio or Heart of the Home.

🧁 Treat yourself to some sweets at The Downtown Bakery — consider a cupcake or cinnamon roll.

🌭 Taste one (or more) types of sausages at the German-inspired Ziggy's Downtown.

🎰 Bonus: You can also go across the border in West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma, and venture to Cherokee Hotel & Casino to blow off some steam at the slot machines.


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