Scrooge isn’t from around here. Rogers is full of holiday spirit this weekend when it kicks off the season’s events with its downtown parade and a visit from Santa.
After more than 15 months of improvements and construction, Lake Atalanta in Rogers is once again open to the public. Before we go any further, if you’re thinking I made a typo in the name, I didn’t. It is Atalanta with an extra “a,” not Atlanta.
About 700 kids with special needs enjoy trick or treating at the Embassy Suites in Rogers for Halloween each year with generous corporate and non-profit sponsors paying for the opportunity to give them candy. Now that’s community.
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.
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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.
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