El Dorado, AR Hotel's Location near Historic Sites
Tour a frontier homestead at the John Newton House, see a show at the historic Rialto Theatre and be intrigued by this city's past and present attractions when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites El Dorado, AR. The hotel's location just 2.5 miles from the historic district makes it easy to wander Hamburger Row, a street filled with classical architecture and old homes, and see the Lion Oil Historic Exchange Bank. For views of the present beauty, head to picturesque Moro Bay State Park or take a walk through the South Arkansas Arboretum. Fans of the arts also enjoy being near the South Arkansas Arts Center, where they can tour the studios and galleries and watch live shows.
Spend the day exploring these nearby attractions:
- Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources (17 miles)
Located on the Smackover Oil Field in Arkansas, this museum details the 1920s oil boom with exhibits, a research center and an orientation theater.
Phone: +1 (870) 725-2877
- Bodenhamer Skate Park (2.7 miles)
Pack a picnic, your bike or your skateboard and enjoy a day of family fun at this nearby park.
- Downtown El Dorado Historic Square (2.5 miles)
Once considered El Dorado's Broadway, Hamburger Row in the historic district is a must-see for guests, who can admire the classic architecture of the many historic buildings and homes. This area is also home to the Union County Court House and the Lion Oil Historic Exchange Bank.
- John Newton House (2.5 miles)
A beautiful example of Arkansas frontier architecture, this historic El Dorado house is the oldest in the community. The South Arkansas Historical Foundation welcomes guests to explore the house's architecture and antique furnishings. The John Newton House is also the site of the annual Mayhaw Festival.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-9890
- Mellor Park Mall (3.3 miles)
This El Dorado mall features numerous retail stores, such as JCPenney, and caters to several different age groups and styles.
Phone: +1 (870) 863-3062
- Moro Bay State Park (25 miles)
Get your vitamin D from a day in the sun at this expansive park, located at the junction of the Ouachita River and Moro Bay. Enjoy thrilling water sports, or bring a fishing pole and take it easy.
Phone: +1 (870) 463-8555
- Rialto Theatre (2.1 miles)
This 1,400-seat "movie palace" was opened in 1929 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Stop by for a concert, a play or one of the many cultural events.
- South Arkansas Arboretum (1 mile)
Guests can enjoy many beautiful indigenous Arkansas plants and exotic species on the arboretum's walking trails or take the guided tour.
- South Arkansas Arts Center (2.9 miles)
The Arts Center seeks to educate and entertain guests by housing three art galleries, an open artists' studio, a theater, a ballet studio, a photography gallery and a costume and scene shop.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-5474
- South Arkansas Symphony (2.3 miles)
Be sure to get tickets to see this 70-member professional orchestra's mesmerizing performances.
Phone: +1 (800) 792-0521