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Fayetteville & Bentonville, AR

Exterior of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Most Popular Destination in the Fayetteville Arkansas Area

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Pecan Roll From Rolling Pin Café Located Fayetteville Arkansas

Rolling Pin Café

2565 E Huntsville Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

One Meat Rolling Pin: Open Faced Biscuit Topped with One Egg Cooked Over Easy, Cheese, Bacon, and then Smothered with Choice of Gravy $7.89

French Toast: Three Piece $5.99 or Two Piece $4.99

Fresh Daily Cinnamon Roll: Oversized and Slathered in Icing $2.89

Fresh Daily Caramel Pecan Roll: Plump, Fluffy, and Smothered in Homemade Caramel & Pecans $3.59

Hours (1.3.24):

Weds to Sun 6 am - 2 pm

Order Online: Yes

Prelude Breakfast Bar, Best Pancakes in Fayetteville Arkansas

Prelude Breakfast Bar

509 W Spring St #210, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Milk & Cereal Pancakes: Fresh Strawberries and Blueberries, Blond Butter Syrup, & Frosted Flakes $12.36

This is Sin Pancakes: Cinnamon Butter, Cinnamon Swirl, Caramel, & Bacon $13.13

Breakfast Tacos: Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Queso, Avocado, Crema, & Flour Tortillas $14.50

Coffee Cake Pancakes: Coffee Swirl, Almond Butter Syrup, & Streusel $12.36


Monday to Friday: 8 am - 2 pm

Sat & Sunday: 8 am - 2:30 pm

Order Online: Yes


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Few Exhibits of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Fashioning America: Grit to Glamour

We the People: The Radical Notion of Democracy

Architecture at Home

Infinity Mirrored Room: My Heart is Dancing into the Universe by Yayoi Kusama

Trails: The Museum is Located on 120 acres of Ozark Forest with Over Five Miles of Trails

Admission Rates:

General Admission (13-64): FREE

Senior (65+): FREE

Youth (3-12): FREE

Drop-InTours: Free One-Hour Tour with Volunteer; Limited Capacity

The Ramsay-Polk Family at Carpenter's Point by James Peale Seen At Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Located in Bentonville, Arkansas

600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712


Mon & Weds: 11 am - 6 pm

Tuesday: Closed

Thurs & Fri: 11 am - 8 pm

Sat & Sun: 10 am - 6 pm

Scott Family Amazeum

The Experiences of Scott Family Amazeum

Hershey's Lab

General Mills Lift, Load, & Haul

Nickelodeon Play Lab

Nature Valley Water Amazements

Homestead Cabin & Farm

The Cave

Canopy Climber

Admission Rates:

Adults: $12.00

Children: $12.00

Scott Family Amazeum Located In Bentonville Arkansas

1009 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR 72712

Hours (1.3.24)

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10 am - 7:30 pm

Thurs to Sat 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

Feb. Highlight: Adult Night on Feb 8th at 6 pm ~ Enjoy larger-than-life experiences like giant Bernoulli, life-size kerplunk, and other captivating activities with light bites and drinks

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Themed Gardens of Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

Founder's Garden

Japanese Garden

Vegetable & Herb Garden

Children's Garden

Education Cottage & Gardens

Butterfly Garden

Four Seasons Garden

Shade Garden

Sensory Garden

Ozark Native Garden

Rose & Perennial Garden

Rock & Water Garden

Admission Rates:

Adults: $10.00

Children: $5.00

Botanical Garden of Ozarks Located In Fayetteville Arkansas

4703 N Crossover Rd, Fayetteville, AR 72764

Hours (1.3.24)

Mon & Tues Closed

Weds to Sun 9 am - 5 pm

Event: Autumn Gala at the Garden: Casual Night in N'Awlins - Oct 6, 5:30 pm - Individual Ticket $135

The Walmart Museum

The Walmart Museum features Walton's 5&10, a world-class exhibit gallery, and The Spark Café Soda Fountain.

The Walmart Museum Located In Bentonville Arkansas

105 N Main St, Bentonville, AR 72712


Closed for Renovations

Reopen in Winter 2024


BBQ Sandwich on Homemade Texas Toast at Penguin Ed's Located in Fayetteville Arkansas

Penguin Ed's Bar-B-Que

230 S E Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701


Mon to Thurs: 11 am - 8:00 pm

Fri & Sat: 11 am - 9 pm

Sunday: 11 am - 3 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos (starter): Pulled Pork, Cheese Sauce, Jalapenos, and Mild BBQ Sauce $10.75

BBQ Meat Baked Potato: Baked Potato Topped with Your Choice of Smoked Meat and Served with a Side of Butter & Sour Cream $10.00

Smoked Slice Beef Brisket BBQ Sandwich: Reg - $8.95 Jumbo - $10.25

Smoked Polish Sausage BBQ Sandwich: Reg - $7.50 Jumbo - $9.50

BBQ Plate Dinner #3: 1 Rib, 2 Meats, 3 Side Items, & Toast $19.50

Angus Burger from Feltner Brothers Located in Fayetteville Arkansas

Feltner Brothers

2768 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Shroom Swissalaka Burger: Angus Burger on Brioche Bun Topped with Dad's Mushrooms, Grilled Onions, Swiss Cheese, & Feltner Sauce - Single $10.19 - Double $11.69

Brobecue Burger: Angus Burger on Brioche Bun Topped with Grilled Onions, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, BBQ Sauce, & Feltner Sauce - Single $10.69 - Double $11.69

Chili Ray Cyrus: Angus Burger on Brioche Bun Topped with Mustard, Onion, Chili, Cheddar Cheese & Feltner Sauce - Single $9.89 - Double $11.39

Chili Bob Thornton Hot Dog: Topped with Mustard, Onion, Chili & Cheese $7.99

Hand Spun Milkshakes: Vanilla, Hershey's Chocolate, or Hershey's Strawberry $3.99


Daily: 11 am - 9 pm

Order Online: Yes

Shake's Frozen Custard Located In Fayetteville Arkansas

Shake's Frozen Custard

2797 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Shake's Classic Sundae - Bopper: Chewy Caramel Fudge, and Decadent Hot Fudge Topped with Salted Roasted Pecans & 3 Cherries

Shake's Classic Sundae - Blueberry Hill: Blueberry Topping and Creamy Marshmellow Topped with Salted Roasted Pecans

Shake's Classic Splits - Banana Danna: Chunks  of Pineapple, Fresh Strawberries, Topped with Salted Roasted Pecans & a Cherry


Sun to Thurs: 11 am - 11 pm

Fri & Sat: 11 am - 11:30 pm

Order Online: No

Known for Their Concretes - Create Your Own From Large List of Toppings - Four Different Size Options

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

21c Museum Hotel Bentonville

  • Located Very Close to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 

  • Rooms - A Very Artsy Feel, Spacious with High Ceiling, & Large Windows

  • Food Options: The Hive (Refined Country Cooking); Crispy Pork Belly, Pan Roasted Striped Bass, Hive Burger, Berkshire Hog Chop, & More Menu Options Available

  • Art Museum in the Hotel

  • Who is this for: Art People, People with Money to Splurge, People That Do Not Mind Paying $20 for a Burger, and Bikers

Room View of 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville Located in Arkansas

200 NE A St, Bentonville, AR 72712

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

Double Queen in Nov 22' - $333.33

Double Queen in Feb 23' - $228.00

Double Queen in Feb 24' - $268.00

They Offer Guided Tours of Their Art Museum

Inn at the Mill, Ascend Hotel Collection

  • Located Very Close to the University of Arkansas and Arvest Ballpark

  • Amenities - Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast, Free Coffee, Free WiFi, Manager's Reception, & Smoke-Free

  • Food Options Off-Site (Nearby): The Pizzeria Ruby (Big Slice Pizza) & Wright's Barbecue (Very Popular BBQ Joint)

  • Old Mill Exterior Look

  • Who is this for: Country/Outdoor People, People on a Budget, Fancy Western Style People, and College Visitors

The Exterior of Inn at the Mill, Ascend Hotel Collection Located in Springdale Arkansas

3906 Johnson Mill Blvd, Springdale, AR 72762

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

One King in Dec 22' - $99.00

One King in Feb 23' - $115.00

One King in Feb 24' - $118.00

Need to Book Weekends in Advance Due to Good Value

21 and up fun

Blackberry Cider From Black Apple Hard Cider Located in Springdale Arkansas

Black Apple

321 E Emma Ave, Springdale, AR 72764


Blackberry: Cider - Other Fruit | 6.9% ABV

Arsaga's Caramel Latte: Cider - Apfelwein | 7.2% ABV

Peach: Cider - Other Fruit | 6.9% ABV

Mimosa: Cider - Other Fruit | 7.2% ABV

Raspberry Passion: Cider - Other Fruit | 6.9% ABV

Apple Pie: Cider - Herbed/Spiced | 7.5% ABV

Hours (1.3.24):

Mon to Thurs 4 pm - 10 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am - 11 pm

Sunday Noon - 8 pm

Taproom is Pet Friendly

Food Menu: No

The T-Rex on Peaches Brew From Fossil Cove Brewing Company Located In Fayetteville Arkansas

Fossil Cove Brewing Co.

1946 N Birch Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703


Paleo Ale: American Pale Ale | 5.5% ABV | 35 IBU

Birch Ave Blonde: American Blonde Ale | 4.7% ABV | 8 IBU

Blackberry Cream: Cream Ale | 6.1% ABV | 15 IBU

T-Rex Tripel: Belgian Tripel | 8.0% ABV | 28 IBU

Oatty Stout: Oatmeal Stout | 6.9% ABV | 25 IBU

Coffee IPA (Seasonal Oct): India Pale Ale - Coffee | 5.5% ABV | 60 IBU

Hours (1.3.24):

Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

Mon to Wed 11 am - 9 pm

Thurs to Sat 9 am - 10 pm

Feb. Highlight: Frost Fest ~ Sample from 67 Breweries Across 8 States While Enjoying Live Music and Food Trucks ~ Feb 3rd

Food Option: Wicked Wood Fired Pizza

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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