The Natural State continues to grow with awesome new businesses popping up in towns everywhere, as well as a great amount of entertainment and dining options for Arkansas to enjoy! These new places around the state are most assuredly worth a visit, whether you’re out looking for something to keep the kids happy and busy or you’re looking for something new and cool to do outside of the usual schedule!
10. Superior Bathhouse Brewery
The Superior Bathhouse Brewery is located in Hot Springs at 329 Central Avenue. A craft microbrewery and restaurant located on Bathhouse Row, Superior Bathhouse Brewery is the world's only brewery and distillery that uses thermal spring water as its major ingredient. This is definitely a new place worth visiting!
9. Jamestown Crag
Jamestown Crag, the only place in northeast Arkansas where sport climbers can have a great time and hone their skills in ther favorite pastime, is located in Batesville on Jamestown Loop. Nearly 70 bolted climbing routes at Jamestown Crag span close to 40 acres of land!
8. American Artisans Gallery & Restaurant
This new art gallery and restaurant is an awesome place for art lovers--artisans within Arkansas, as well as all over the country, are featured here--and those looking for a great bistro-style eatery to gather! American Artisans Gallery & Restaurant is located at 615 Mena Street in Mena.
7. Sassafrass Springs Vineyard
Located in Springdale at 6261 East Guy Terry Road, Sassafras Springs Vineyards features amazing wines and a lovely tasting room in addition to large decks where enthusiasts can sample the excellent wine among beautiful scenery!
6. HighRise Extreme Air Sports
HighRise Extreme Air Sports in Rogers is a fun park that features an indoor field of 15,000 square feet of trampolines. In addition to the trampolines, HighRise also has a rock climbing wall, a dodgeball court, and a ninja warrior obstacle course that the kids and daredevils will love!
5. Scott Family Amazeum
The Scott Family Amazeum, located in Bentonville at 209 Northeast 2nd Street, is a wonderful, spacious place with 45,000 square feet of room where families and kids can interact with really cool science exhibits, play around and gain a little education in a studio designed for young inventors!
4. Gravity BrewWorks
Big Flat, Arkansas now has a nanobrewery, and that's worth a lot of bragging rights! Gravity BrewWorks is locally owned and operated and open most days of the week for tours, samples, and small batches of excellently hand-crafted beer!
3. Hidden Treasures Upscale Resale
Hidden Treasures, a brand new consignment store on East Main Street in Batesville, allows shoppers to get great deals on everything from decor for your house--be sure to take a look at their Christmas decorations--to clothes and lovely furniture!
2. The Downtown Playhouse
Pocohontas's Downtown Playhouse is a new venture in a historic location; the playhouse's home is the former Randolph Music Theatre on 302 North Marr Street. The Downtown Playhouse serves as an excellent coffee house that features both live music regularly and several plays and community events annually.
1. Outlets of Little Rock
Finally, southwest Little Rock has a brand new pride and joy! The Outlets of Little Rock opened at the intersection of I-30 & I-430 in October 2015 with 75 stores. The large complex, (a whopping 325,000-square-foot outlet mall,) includes a variety of the hottest name brand stores and shops!
Get out and have a look at these places and more! Leave a comment about other new and cool places where Arkansans can eat, drink, be merry or just shop the day away–and talk about how much you like these locations listed. It’s always nice to have new things!