Things To Do

Pedal through picturesque bike trails, paddle along serene waters, and uncover hidden gems on scenic hikes. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or a leisurely explorer, Siloam Springs offers outdoor excitement for all. Plan your getaway and dive into adventure today!

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Annual Events

Discover the vibrant tapestry of annual events that enrich the cultural landscape of Siloam Springs! From lively festivals celebrating local traditions like the annual Dogwood Festival, Arkansas' largest arts and crafts festival, to exhilarating sports competitions and captivating arts performances at the Homegrown Festival and Hispanic Heritage Festival. Don't miss out on Fourth Fridays and the Memorial Park Music Series held every summer, where locals and visitors alike come together to enjoy music, food, and community. Immerse yourself in the spirit of our community, connect with locals, and create lasting memories at the diverse array of annual events. Whether you're a foodie, a music lover, a sports enthusiast, or an art aficionado, there's something for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. Plan your visit and join us as we celebrate the unique charm and dynamic energy of the city's annual festivities.

City Lake Park

The 165-acre City Lake Park serves as a regional hub for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking, trail running, bird watching, and paddling. Its diverse topography and ecological systems create an optimal setting for various activities. The interconnected trail system provides an ideal platform for residents of Western Benton County to develop essential mountain biking skills, promoting it as a wholesome lifestyle choice. Conveniently located near the main parking area, the skills course and pump track enable easy access to the beginner loop for mountain bikers. As riders progress, the trails offer increasing levels of difficulty, including challenging elevations and directional flow trails. Secondary parking enhances the overall experience by providing direct access to intermediate and flow trails for all users. City Lake Park is located at 14021 Taylor Orchard Road, Siloam Springs.

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Dogwood Springs Trail

The Dogwood Springs Trail meanders gracefully through the heart of Siloam Springs, offering a picturesque pathway for residents and visitors alike. Comprising 8-foot wide asphalt sections interconnected by sidewalks, the trail provides smooth and accessible terrain for all users. The eastern segment of the trail encompasses a loop around the baseball park, winding its way to the west corner before tracing alongside Sager Creek down to Washington Street. Moving through the central segment, the trail traverses Bob Henry Park, offering scenic views along the creek and downstream of the river's dammed section. To view a map of the trail, visit

Historic Downtown

Have you ever found a place that just feels like home? That's the essence of downtown Siloam Springs. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the charming, historic downtown and its welcoming community have a way of drawing you in. Framed by well-kept green spaces and a babbling creek adorned with fountains, downtown Siloam Springs offers a warm embrace to all who wander its streets. Downtown is also home to Twin Springs Park and City Park. From cozy coffee shops and acclaimed eateries to unique boutiques, there's something here to capture your heart and keep you coming back. Plus, vibrant community events ensure there's always something exciting happening. Downtown Siloam Springs: where community thrives!

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Local Parks

Explore the City of Siloam Springs Parks, including Bob Henry Park, Eliana Chacon Memorial Park, Twin Springs Park, and City Park. These parks offer a variety of amenities for all ages, from playgrounds and skate parks to tranquil views of Sager Creek and dog-friendly areas. With walking trails and ample green spaces, these parks provide the perfect setting for outdoor enjoyment with family and friends. Whether it's celebrating special events or simply soaking up the sunshine, Siloam Springs parks offer something for everyone. Eliana Chacon Memorial Park is located at 300 E Lake Francis Drive #292. Bob Henry Park can be found at 500 West Benton Street. City Park is situated on W University Street, while Twin Springs Park is located at 206 E Main Street. All are located within Siloam Springs.

Memorial Park

Welcome to Memorial Park! This picturesque corner of downtown Siloam Springs offers everything you could want for a delightful day out. Situated next to the Siloam Springs Public Library, Memorial Park features a space for the Farmers Market, a charming pavilion, an interactive water feature, the KIA Veteran’s Memorial, a beautifully restored gazebo, expansive green lawns, and the iconic Chautauqua Amphitheater. Recognized as a finalist for the 2022 Tourism Attraction of the Year award at the 48th Annual Governor's Conference on Tourism, Memorial Park attracts visitors and locals alike. In the summer, the Memorial Park Concert Series at the Chautauqua Amphitheater hosts a variety of performances by dozens of artists, providing entertainment for the entire community to enjoy. Memorial Park is located at 317 S Mt Olive Street, Siloam Springs.

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Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail

The Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail, situated on the grounds of John Brown University, offers a scenic five-mile soft-surface route tracing along Sager Creek. This trail meanders through varied terrain around JBU’s main campus and is crafted to cater to riders of all skill levels, serving as an inviting gateway trail. The South Loop trail, classified as a Blue level (intermediate) course spanning 1.8 miles, features a thrilling flow trail with multiple banks and rapid jumps. On the other hand, the North Loop trail, designated as a Green level (beginner) course, stretches for 3.3 miles. Additionally, a connecting trail of 0.8 miles links the North and South loops. For young riders, there's a 1.1-mile Strider trail mirroring the path of the Dogwood Springs trail, prioritizing children as they learn to mountain bike. Those opting for a leisurely stroll or run amidst the beauty of JBU’s campus and Siloam Springs can utilize the paved Dogwood Springs trail or the JBU Cross Country trail. Access to the Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail is conveniently located on W. Valley Drive near the JBU tennis courts on the north side of campus.

Siloam Springs Kayak Park

The Siloam Springs Kayak Park, nestled along the picturesque Illinois River, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. This welcoming park boasts a section of engineered river designed to cater to both skilled kayakers and beginners. With carefully crafted riverbank access, families can relish in the beauty of the Illinois River together. Moreover, the park offers amenities such as a climbing boulder, a family swimming hole with riverside seating, picnic tables, a paved parking lot, port-o-potties, and a designated changing area. The rapids span approximately 700 feet, ranging from class I to II, providing an exhilarating experience for water sports enthusiasts. While tubing, kayaking, or canoeing, it is strongly recommended that all users wear life jackets, helmets, and closed-toed shoes for safety. However, swimming through the rapids is not advised due to the strong currents. Located at 19253 Fisher Ford Road, Siloam Springs, the park is easily accessible for those seeking adventure. For further details, visit

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Siloam Springs Golf Course

Nestled in northern Siloam Springs at the genesis of Sager Creek lies one of northwest Arkansas’ most entertaining golf experiences. Small greens, challenging green surrounds, and creek crossings make this golfing experience a challenge and fun adventure alongside this historic waterway. Sager’s Creek is also an educational experience and a chance to view some of the most beautiful prairie grasses and plants native to the northwest Arkansas landscape. The creek is not just the defining feature of the course; the river downstream becomes the defining feature of the community of historic Siloam Springs. If you want to enjoy a quick, fun & challenging round as either a member or a public patron, we invite you to put your skills to the test on this 3,000-yard par 35 northwest Arkansas gems. 

Siloam Springs Museum

The Siloam Springs Museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the rich heritage of the area. Through a combination of permanent and rotating exhibits, visitors can delve into various aspects of local history, including Native American culture, pioneer life, and the evolution of medicine. Step into period-based rooms that meticulously recreate the homes of local citizens before the Civil War and at the turn of the century, offering a glimpse into daily life during these times. The museum also hosts educational programs for both children and adults, along with field trips and events. Explore the extensive photograph and document archives utilized for local history research and assisting residents and visitors with historical and genealogical inquiries. Admission to the museum is always free, and visitors are welcome from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 112 N Maxwell Street, Siloam Springs

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WOKA Whitewater Park

Experience the thrill of a brand-new, national-caliber whitewater adventure park on the Upper Illinois River, nestled in the scenic Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma near the Arkansas border. WOKA is a premier whitewater park boasting a 1,200-foot-long, 100-foot-wide side channel alongside the Illinois River, complete with eight exhilarating drop features for an unforgettable adventure. Dive into the excitement and discover more at