Small town charm, great outdoor adventure. That’s what you’ll find in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks, about 90 minutes from Tulsa and 30 minutes from the University of Arkansas, Siloam Springs is a perfect weekend destination for the outdoor adventurer. Northwest Arkansas is quickly becoming a must-visit destination for mountain bikers, and Siloam Springs is adding to the draw. With a newly developed mountain bike loop, soft surface trails, a pump track and a skills course, Siloam has your mountain biking covered. Not a mountain biker? We think every member of the family will still enjoy City Lake with its additional area for nature observation, trails for walking and hiking, and serene lake for fishing and stand up paddle boarding.
If you’re looking to enjoy the water, head over to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park (www.siloamspringskayakpark.com) just four miles south of town. Perched along the Illinois River, this 900 feet over engineered Class 1 rapids is the perfect spot to surf the waves and enjoy the eddies. This family-friendly park provides an amenity for skilled kayakers and beginners alike. While many spots on the river tend to be too low during summer months, the Siloam Springs Kayak Parks was designed to be enjoyed year-round. Families flock to this free amenity where you can picnic and relax along the shoreline, swim in the family swimming area and even let the kids try their skills on the climbing boulder. Be sure to bring everything you need for a day on the river including all your gear, water and snacks.
Historic downtown and Sager Creek make the perfect backdrop for your leisure time. An inviting, walkable downtown framed by beautifully maintained green spaces and a fountain-filled flowing creek bids visitors a warm welcome. Local and award-winning coffee shops, restaurants, accommodations, and a host of truly unique retail stores exist to entice you to stay. With a new brewery and wonderful beer and wine tap room you can enjoy your adult libations with a group of new friends.
As you continue your visit downtown, you’ll find quaint gazebos, public art, librarrows (mini libraries shaped like arrows where you can borrow a book), native plant life, a beautiful view of Sager Creek and maybe even run into some of our resident ducks.
Memorial Park, opening spring of 2019, home to the Chautauqua Amphitheater, a water feature, the Siloam Springs Farmers Market and lush green space is the perfect setting for an evening listening to live music or just a stroll through the park.
Siloam Springs hosts a variety of events from live music to movies in the park, car shows, festival and craft fairs, special beer and food pairings and much more.
We hope you love Siloam Springs as much as we do!