The sweet scent of hickory greets me floating within a cloud of Robert Johnson’s sultry mellow riffs, playing his blues away. I know this sound; I know this smell; and I recognize those bricks at the corner of 4th and Walnut. I’m in downtown Rogers sitting with my feet up at Pop’s Hog Wild BBQ. This popular you-can’t-miss-it red food truck serves as the gateway to the culinary scene that is becoming historic downtown Rogers, Arkansas. What could be more apropos? Barbeque always has been the starting point and reliable friend we can count on in our Ozark food heritage.
Topics: Where to Eat
When I was growing up, our parents got us season tickets to the local music theater in lieu of a big summer vacation. That meant that instead of traveling somewhere for a week, we were transported to another time and place through the arts several times throughout the summer.
Traveling on two wheels — whether on a bicycle or a motorcycle — is rapidly becoming a popular mode of both transportation and recreation in the United States, and Rogers is the perfect place for bike enthusiasts of all kinds to visit.
Great food, great people and great destinations, all in easy reach — it's what every successful guys' day out needs. In Rogers, you'll find some of the best restaurants in Northwest Arkansas, including local eateries, microbreweries, your favorite chains and delicious dessert spots. We've also got you covered on the more manlier end of the shopping spectrum, with Cabela's and other outdoor centers. For other to-do items on your list, check out our biking trails, golf courses, state parks, lakes and other great outdoor activities perfect for the last days of summer.
Topics: What to Do
When I was a kid, I wasn’t able to compete in the traditional sports like basketball or volleyball. I came to truly appreciate the skill, dedication and opportunities found in less well-known activities. For me, it was forensics. For a group of 59 teams of athletes, coaches and families who are headed to Rogers this weekend for the 51st Annual Daisy National BB Gun Championship Match, it’s competitive shooting.
Rogers and the surrounding area offer all the elements you can imagine when visiting Arkansas, “The Natural State”. From towering pine trees, to beautiful lakes, to cavernous underground rivers, it’s all here in Northwest Arkansas. Our short weekend visit left us wanting to come back for more!
Golf is a big thing in Northwest Arkansas, especially in Rogers. Golf enthusiasts can find several opportunitites to play or watch the sport. And in my case, if you have loved ones who enjoy golf, you have several places to get great golf-related gifts.
Planning a family getaway can be stressful. Between finding things to do that meet everyone’s interests, figuring out where to stay, and finding the best driving routes to get there, there are lots of things to consider. One big factor for us is always weather, especially here in the Ozarks region, where things can change vastly from day to day. If you want to weather-proof your visit to Rogers, keep these attractions on your itinerary.
Topics: What to Do
It might be because my father was an Eagle Scout or simply because I don’t like being without a plan, but when I travel I like to know where to find certain amenities in case my trip has a few “bumps in the road” so to speak. I thought that for today’s blog, I’d let you know of a few places where you can find help for some of those minor emergencies or unplanned contingencies.