- TripBuzz found 25 things to do with kids in or near Van Buren, Arkansas, including 19 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fort Smith, Mountainburg and Sallisaw.
- From Wheels In Motion to Didion Athletics, the Van Buren area offers 31 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Theaters, Parks and Gymnastics.
- Located along the banks of the Arkansas River is the city of Van Buren. The city is known for its artistic culture and Victorian-style architecture. The most popular points of interest include the King Opera House, Crawford County Courthouse, one of the oldest operating courthouses in the nation, and local shopping.
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.
Named after prominent U.S. Attorney William Henry Harrison Clayton, The Clayton House is a historic location that served as his home in the late 1800s. Visitors commonly enjoy seeing the many artifacts and items that belonged to the Clayton family.
A 37,000-square-foot covered arena, Harper Stadium is used for trade shows, flea markets, rodeos, concerts and other events. It offers space for 7,000 to 14,000 people along with a concert stage, restroom facilities and dressing rooms.