Explore a variety of things to do in El Dorado, Arkansas

Choose one of the comfortable rooms at the Country Inn & Suites in El Dorado, and enjoy easy access to top things to do nearby, from historical tours of the Newton House Museum to scenic walks through the South Arkansas Arboretum. For a great evening out, you can attend a performance by the excellent South Arkansas Symphony or enjoy theater productions and pop performances at the Murphy Arts District. Don’t leave El Dorado without exploring downtown’s historical buildings, including The Rialto theater, built in the 1920s during the oil industry boom. Up for a day trip? Drive 30 minutes to popular Moro Bay State Park, where you can fish, boat, or picnic along beautiful Raymond Lake.

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Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources

8.55 mi / 13.77 km from the hotel
This museum features interactive exhibitions that explore El Dorado's geology and how the city became the center of a large-scale oil boom in the 1920s.

Stars Cinema 6

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
Check out the latest blockbuster with friends or take the kids to a family flick at Stars Cinema 6.

Bodenhamer Skate Park

2.16 mi / 3.48 km from the hotel
Show off your skateboarding skills or hang out and learn tips from the locals at this skate park, located next door to the Boys & Girls Club.

Main Street El Dorado

3.41 mi / 5.49 km from the hotel
Shop, dine, and play in downtown El Dorado while you admire the historical architecture and specialty shops scattered around Main Street.

Moro Bay State Park

21.09 mi / 33.94 km from the hotel
This state park is a picturesque spot to go kayaking, fishing, or picnicking along the banks of Raymond Lake.

Newton House Museum

2.13 mi / 3.43 km from the hotel
Step back in time when you take one of the weekly tours of this two-story home, built in 1849. Don’t miss the Mayhaw Festival held in early May, featuring craft vendors and bluegrass music.

South Arkansas Arboretum

1.08 mi / 1.74 km from the hotel
Take a serene, self-guided tour through 12 acres of Arkansas woodlands and learn about the indigenous and exotic species of plants that grow there.

South Arkansas Arts Center

2.22 mi / 3.57 km from the hotel
Peruse the works on display in the Merkle, Price, and Lobby galleries, take in a show at the theater, or attend one of the many classes and events held at the arts center.

South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra

2.31 mi / 3.72 km from the hotel
This incredible, 70-member orchestra performs at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium throughout the year.

The Rialto

1.96 mi / 3.15 km from the hotel
This Classical Revival-style theater, built in 1929 when the oil industry was booming in El Dorado, provides a gorgeous venue for live performances.

Mellor Park Mall

2.59 mi / 4.17 km from the hotel
Visit this popular shopping center to score finds at retailers like T.J.Maxx or grab a bite to eat at Applebee’s.

Murphy Arts District (MAD)

1.98 mi / 3.19 km from the hotel
Snag tickets for a live performance at this entertainment complex that includes a 2,000-seat music hall, an 8,000-person outdoor amphitheater, and on-site restaurants and bars. If you arrive early, your kids can enjoy the outdoor playscape.