- The list below includes 72 free or cheap things to do in or near Springdale, Arkansas, including 50 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Movie Theaters, Art Gallery and Arts Centers.
- From Shiloh Museum of Ozark History to Arkansas Missouri Railroad, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Springdale and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers and Siloam Springs.
Opened in 1949, Walker Park is a public park offering a number of recreational facilities available for visitors to enjoy. Baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a BMX racing track, and a skate park are among these facilities.
Many permanent exhibits compose the heart of the Rogers Historical Museum, which focuses on the history of the city itself and famous inhabitants. There is also an exhibit revolving around the Benton County Crime Stories.
An art gallery that features an array of fine art and crafts, Poor Richard's Art is maintained and operated by volunteer artists. It features works in jewelry, glass, pottery, fiber, paintings, and furniture, among other artistic media.
Featuring a small creek, Horsebarn Park can be used for picnics and basketball and offers visitors a playground, rain garden and walking trails. It also has restroom facilities and exercise, bike repair and doggie stations.
A 12-screen movie theater, Rogers Towne Cinema displays first-run feature films with Dolby Digital sound. The theater offers stadium seating, self-service ticketing, arcade games, rocking chairs and a concession area with food and drinks.
Home to a large collection of vintage and historic planes, the Arkansas Air Museum is a popular attraction among aircraft enthusiasts and military history buffs. It also features impressive cutaway engine exhibits that demonstrate the inner workings of the engines as they run.