Discover a variety of fun things to do in El Dorado, Arkansas

While you’re a guest in one of our family-friendly rooms, be sure to ask the front desk to recommend some exciting things to do in El Dorado. Stop by the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources to learn about the area’s unique geology, or visit Moro Bay State Park for a day at the lake. You can also check out a performance by the amazing South Arkansas Symphony or reflect on artistic works in the South Arkansas Arts Center. Don’t leave El Dorado without exploring downtown’s historic buildings, including The Rialto theater, built in the 1920s during the oil industry boom.

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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 movies in theaters at Stars Cinema 6. Be sure to stop by on Wednesday for five-dollar movies.

Bodenhamer Skate Park

2.16 mi / 3.48 km from the hotel
Show off your skateboarding skills or hang out and watch 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 historic architecture and specialty shops scattered about 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
Be enchanted by the décor of this two-story home, built in 1849 before the American Civil War. Take a tour Monday through Friday, and 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 JCPenney and T.J.Maxx or grab a bite to eat at Applebee's.