- TripBuzz found 22 things to do with kids in or near Mountainburg, Arkansas, including 20 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fort Smith and Van Buren.
- From Lake Fort Smith State Park to Artist Point, the Mountainburg area offers 42 different types of family activities, including: National & State Parks, Observation Decks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
This is the twenty-third state park of Arkansas when it opened in 1967 but in 2008, it has become the newest state park of Arkansas when it re-opened in a new location with entirely new facilities which includes among others a HD satellite TV.
Artist Point features breathtaking view from its observation deck. The gift shop has a variety of items, including handmade dolls, Indian artifacts, homemade jams and jellies which are all produced by local craftsmen.
Didion Athletics is a family oriented club with the goal of building character, perseverance, and self-confidence while teaching life long fitness habits. The gym offers recreational and competitive programs for children.
A small lake offers relaxing scenery at the Van Buren Municipal Park even though the lake itself is off limits to the public. The park as a whole features two separate playgrounds, a baseball field, covered picnic tables, and a running trail around the lake.
Blakemore Field is a multi-purpose football and soccer field located at Van Buren High School. The all grass field and track area plays host to the local school's regularly scheduled athletics, as well as scheduled special band performances.
Part of the Van Buren Historic District, the one hundred-plus year old King Opera House hosts plays and artistic performances. Local legend purports that the ghost of a rejected actor wanders around backstage in a top had and cape.
A 16-screen movie theater, Fort Smith Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, rocking chairs, curved screens and a concession area with food and drinks.
A discount movie theater featuring three auditoriums, The Mall Trio displays second-run movies using digital projection and sound. The theater offers online ticketing, a game room, rocking chairs and a concession area with food and drinks.