Top Arkansas Adventures

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Are you always looking for your next thrill? Arkansas has a lot to offer those among us who are looking for adventure whether that's jumping out of a plane, running a marathon or just taking a leisurely horseback ride down an Arkansas trail.

  • 01 of 08

    Little Rock Skydive

    Sky Diving
    Kevin Elvis King

    For the very adventurous among us, why not try jumping out of a plane? Some Arkansas adventurers offer tandem and free fall jumping. I've been told it's lots of fun but I'm too chicken to try it myself! Two recommended services are The Sky Ranch in Silon Springs and Central Arkansas Skydiving in Morrilton.

  • 02 of 08
    Indoor Rock Climbing
    Hero Images

    Little Rock Climbing Center offers over 4,000 square feet of climbable terrain for beginners and experts. The Climbing Center offers classes or you can climb on your own. The LR Rock Climbing Center offers competitions for climbers on site.

  • 03 of 08
    Raid The Rock
    David Wilson/Flickr

    Once a year, Little Rock has a great adventure race called "Raid the Rock." Participants cover approximately 50 miles of mountain biking, trekking/running, canoeing and rope elements.

  • 04 of 08
    Zip Line Fall Color
    Buffalo Outdoor Center/Flickr

    Zip Lines are popping up all over Arkansas. What's more adventurous than zipping at 55 mph over the canopy of a real Arkansas hardwood forest? Not much! We have about a half dozen providers here in Arkansas.

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  • 05 of 08

    Float the Buffalo

    Rafting the Buffalo River
    Make Lemons / Flickr

    The Buffalo River is about 150 miles long and has class 1 and 2 rapids. It's perfect for beginners or seasoned rafters.

  • 06 of 08
    Hang Gliding
    Ben Stanfield / Flickr

    We admit Little Rock isn't the best place to go hang gliding but Arkansas is. If you're itching to glide over a mountain, head to Mount Magazine. Rising 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine has near perfect conditions for flight. You can also go rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking on Mount Magazine.

  • 07 of 08

    Mountain Biking

    Mountain Biking
    soozed / Flickr

    Arkansas parks are full of bike trails ranging from "beginner" to "masochist" levels. Biking the state gives you the opportunity to get a great workout and see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.

  • 08 of 08
    Blanchard Springs
    kirsten / flickr

    Anyone can take the walking tour of Blanchard Springs, however, it takes someone in great shape with an adventurous spirit to take the wild cave tour. The tour takes visitors to the undeveloped sections of the cave. Participants should be in good physical shape, wear sturdy shoes, and come prepared to climb very steep slopes, crawl on hands and knees, pass under low ceilings and travel through red clay.