"Take a Daytrip to Rogers, Arkansas" Bella Vista Things to Do Tip by deecat

Bella Vista Things to Do: 5 reviews and 9 photos

  The Lane Hotel, Part of Historic Rogers Walking Tr
by deecat

Rogers, Arkansas is a remarkable town that's just perfect for a daytrip from Bella Vista Village. [About 13 miles away.} It's part of a Main Street USA program for downtown Roger's Historical section.; this area is called The Walnut Street Historic District, & it is a block-long cluster of historic buildings that were built between 1885 & 1912.

In the summer of 2004, the city of Rogers opened a new trail system that includes history & architecture from the 1800s & early 1900s.

The trail begins at Frisco Park [corner of First & Elm Streets] and follows sidewalks through the downtown area. The renowned architect A.O. Clarke is responsible for such places as the Mutual Aid Building, J. E. Applegate Building, & the American National Bank of Rogers. Also along the trail, we saw several homes listed on the National Register of Historic places.

But Rogers is more than the walking trail. It's a place with a slow pace, clean air & water, friendly people, & beautiful scenery. (Mountain, forests, lakes, & free-flowing streams).
Beaver Lake is a big attraction. It's an Army Corps of Engineers lake & provides bass, striper, bream, catfish, & crappie fishing. It has numerous launch points along the shorelines & marinas & boat docks. There are also several parks & state recreational areas.

Rogers Super Center is Wal-Mart's store #1. In 1962, it was here in Rogers when the first Wal-Mart store was built.

Outside the historic downtown, you will find a great shopping mall called
Scottsdale Center. Allan & I purchased books for Sabrina at the Border's Bookstore there. There's a Malco Towne Cinema, , Old Navy, Kirklands, Lewis & Clark, Rack Room Shoes, Belk, Kohls, The Dixie Cafe, On the Border, & Pier 1 Imports plus numerous other places of interest.

After visiting Rogers, we discovered why this is one of the fastest growing cities in Arkansas. It has the best of the historic & the future.

Phone: (479) 636-0336 Trail Information

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  • Updated Nov 1, 2005
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