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7 Things to Do in Murfreesboro


This southern Arkansas town offers an assortment of family-friendly activities and outings making it perfect for a weekend getaway, staycation, or last-minute trip idea the whole family can enjoy. Have a look at seven things to do in Murfreesboro!

Stop at a petting zoo

White Oak Farm and Mercantile has a petting zoo that allows visitors to touch and hold farm animals like chickens, lambs and rabbits. The owner will show off the animals and tell what they eat, what their names are, etc. Inside the same building as the petting zoo, there is a family game area with activities like checkers and hula-hoops. The farm has a sink where visitors can wash their hands after interacting with the animals. Visitors can then shop for treats, antiques and locally made items inside the White Oak Mercantile.

139 Kadoha Rd,
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Dig for Diamonds

Gather tools for digging, head to the Crater of Diamonds State Park, and dig for diamonds at one of the world’s only open-to-the-public diamond mines. Visitors can bring their own mining equipment or rent tools from the visitor’s center. The visitors center is a destination of its own – it includes exhibits about the area’s volcanic history and education about how to hunt for diamonds.

209 State Park Rd,
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Cool off at the splash pad

Located inside the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Diamond Springs is a mining-themed water play area. Diamond Springs features a wading pool, spray geysers and jets, animated waterspouts, two water slides and waterfall hideaways. They also have a deck with pool furniture and umbrellas.

209 State Park Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Enjoy old-fashioned ice cream

Hawkins Variety Store is an old-time variety store with a sandwich counter, bakery, coffee, and ice cream bar located on the town square. They make desserts like malts, shakes, and root beer floats along with baked goods like cinnamon rolls and muffins. They carry old-timey treats, gifts, and canned goods. If the weather is nice, diners can enjoy Hawkins’ patio seating.

51 Courthouse Square
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Hang out with Dinos

A great stop for small children, Dino Dig is an indoor sandpit that visitors can dig in to find polished gemstones. Kids get a small plastic bag to put their “treasure” in. There are dinosaur models around and a soundtrack of dino sounds that play overhead. Small trowels and sand strainers are provided to dig with. Around the edges of the sand pit, there is a picnic table as well as Adirondack chairs for those who want to watch the gem-digging. Dino Dig also has a gift shop with toys, t-shirts and books. The dino models make for great pictures!

1124 N Washington St.
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Visit an ancient archeological site

Murfreesboro is home to an ancient archeological site with the only open mounds in the United States. Visitors to Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village can search fields for arrowheads and crystals and keep what they find. Also on site is a museum showcasing artifacts such as pottery jars, stone tools, and water bottles. The Historic Indian Trading Post there sells Indian crafts, moccasins, bows and arrows, drums.

281 Kadoha Road
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Enjoy the lake

The wide variety of recreational opportunities available on and near the Lake Greeson include boating, swimming, hiking, fishing. Four marinas at Lake Greeson offer boaters fuel, picnic and fishing supplies, and boat rentals. Visitors can come to enjoy the lake for a day or stay at Swaha Lodge. The lake also offers sites for tent campers.

155 Dynamite Hill Rd.
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

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