Visit El Dorado for Parks, Museums and More
Don’t miss out on countless activities and opportunities to explore the history and culture of El Dorado
during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites. If you’re looking to explore the nature of the region, stop by the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources to learn about the area’s unique geology or visit Moro Bay State Park for an afternoon of outdoor fun. Check out the arts scene with a show by the South Arkansas Symphony or ponder the meaning of paintings in the South Arkansas Arts Center. Don’t leave El Dorado without exploring downtown’s historic buildings, including The Rialto theater, built in the 1920s when the town’s economy was booming due to the emergence of the oil industry.
Outdoor Fun and Recreation
- South Arkansas Arboretum (1 mile)
Take a serene, self-guided tour through 13 acres of Arkansas woodlands and learn about the indigenous and exotic species of plants that grow there.
Phone: +1 (888) 287-2757
- Bodenhamer Skate Park (2.7 miles)
Show off your skateboarding skills or hang out and watch the locals at this skate park, located next door to the Boys & Girls Club.
- Moro Bay State Park (25 miles)
This state park is a picturesque spot to go kayaking or fishing, or to enjoy a picnic along the banks of Raymond Lake.
Phone: +1 (870) 463-8555
- Newton House Museum (2.5 miles)
Be enchanted by the décor of this two-story home, built in 1849 before the American Civil War. Take a tour Monday through Friday, and don’t miss the Mayhaw Festival held in early May, featuring craft vendors and bluegrass music.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-9890
- Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources (17 miles)
This museum features interactive exhibitions that explore El Dorado’s geology and how the city became the center of a large-scale oil boom in the 1920s.
Phone: +1 (870) 725-2877
- Main Street El Dorado (2.5 miles)
Shop, dine and play in downtown El Dorado while you admire the historic architecture and specialty shops scattered about Main Street.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-4747
- Mellor Park Mall (3.3 miles)
Shop at retailers like JCPenney and T.J.Maxx, or grab a bite to eat at Applebee’s.
Phone: +1 (870) 863-3062
Arts and Entertainment
- Stars Cinema 6 (0.4 miles)
Check out the latest movies in theaters at Stars Cinema 6. Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for five-dollar movies.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-1919
- The Rialto (2.1 miles)
This Classical Revival-style theater, built in 1929 when the oil industry was booming in El Dorado, provides a gorgeous venue for live performances.
Phone: +1 (870) 863-4547
- South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (2.3 miles)
This incredible, 70-member orchestra performs at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-0521
- South Arkansas Arts Center (2.9 miles)
Peruse the works on display in the Merkle, Price, and Lobby galleries, take in a show at the theater or attend one of the many classes and events held at the arts center.
Phone: +1 (870) 862-5474