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Bella Vista Things to Do

  • Take a Daytrip to Rogers, Arkansas

    Rogers, Arkansas is a remarkable town that's just perfect for a daytrip from Bella Vista Village. [About 13 miles away.} It's part of a Main Street USA program for downtown Roger's Historical section.; this area is called The Walnut Street Historic District, & it is a block-long cluster of historic buildings that were built between 1885 & 1912.In...

  • Pea Ridge National Military Park

    If you enjoy history, especially the history of the Civil War, then visiting Civil War Sites is a must. It's the only national military park in Arkansas. There is a visitor center, a trail for horseback riding, an 11-mile asphalt trail for bikes, a picnic area, and a self-guided hiking trail [takes about 1 1/2 hours]. In addition, there is a 7-mile...

  • Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel

    While in Bella Vista, see the Mildred B. Cooper Chapel. It's a non-denominational chapel designed by architect, Arkansas native, E. Fay Jones & his partner Maurice Jennings. It's a stunning steel & glass structure influenced by Jones's association with Frank Lloyd Wright [Jones was apprenticed to Wright ]I loved the lofty height of this chapel &...


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Bella Vista Restaurants

  • Most Popular Restaurant in Bentonville

    I received information about a change in hours, which I changed and was also told that their menu has expanded since I visited. See their web site.A delightful surprise while in Bentonville, Arkansas was the discovery of a fantastic place to eat, especially for lunch. It is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed on Sundays They do not take...

  • $5 off coupon; also, order the au gratin...

    Oscar's Steakhouse in Rogers, AR is quite possibly my favorite restaurant ever. I highly recommend the steaks, but also you must try the au gratin potatoes. They are to die for. You receive your own dish of potatoes, mixed with delicious sour cream, cheese, scallions, and bacon, covered in cheese and then baked/broiled so that the top is...

  • Finest Quality Meat....

    For a really fine dining experience in the Northwestern Arkansas area, try Oscar's Prime Rib & Steakhouse in Rogers, Arkansas. They are known for their quality prime rib, hand carved and perfectly aged.Since Prime Rib is one of Allan's favorites, it was the perfect place; I, on the other hand, am not fond of it, I was more than satisfied with the...


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    Carmike Sugar Creek 10 Theater: Great Place To See Up-To-Date Movies

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    Obviously, this is not my photo [thank goodness]. I forgot to take a photograph and took this from an advertisement.

    While in Bella Vista, Allan and I went to the movies on two different occasions.
    We love going to the movies, especially right after they have been released.

    Both of the movies that we saw were based on true stories:

    "Dreamer" about horse racing at the CLASSIC [which we both love]. It's heartwarming and bittersweet. It's a wonderful story for people of all ages.
    It received mixed reviews, but we both really enjoyed it.

    "The Greatest Game Ever Played" about golf [which we both love]. It was about a real event that happened at the U.S. Open. We really loved it and found it exciting, bittersweet, and inspirational. For everyone to see, but it is especially endearing to those who love the game of golf.

    This theater has ten different movies; it is clean, comfortable, and in a great location.

    If you love movies at the movie theater as Allan and I do, then, by all means, visit Carmike Sugar Creek 10 whenever you find yourself in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

    Dress Code: There is no dress code as such, but you must wear shoes.

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Bella Vista Transportation

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    Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport

    by deecat Written Oct 31, 2005

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    Although Allan and I did not fly to Arkansas, it was good to find out that there is a regional airport in the Northwestern part of the state. Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is located in Bentonville, Arkansas. [Probably because of all the people who come there in relation to Wal-Mart.

    The terminal building is named Alice L. Walton Terminal Building after Sam Walton's daughter, Alice. It's a pretty impressive airport for such a small town.

    They boast "almost 60 round trip flights daily to 16 destinations on six airlines." For Allan and I who would be coming from the Chicago area, we would fly American/American Eagle as would people from Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, New York, and St. Louis. We could also fly from Chicago via United Express as would people from Denver.

    Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Salt Lake City would fly Atlantic Southeast and Comair [Delta connection partners].

    Those who come from Memphis, Minneapolis, and Detroit would fly Northwest.

    If you live in Charlotte, North Carolina, you would fly U.S. Airways

    Folks in Houston, Newark and Cleveland would be able to fly via Continental.

    To find out about flights and times, just put in XNA as the symbol for this particular airport.

    So, if you do not wish to drive to northwestern Arkansas [probably because of the twisting roads and heights], try flying by way of Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport!

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Bella Vista Local Customs

  • Halloween Along the Trail

    I really did not know where else to place these photographs and story.Also along the Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, Allan and I were fortunate enough to meet a group of young mothers and their children who were in costume for Halloween. They were simply adorable.The mothers informed us that they had a picnic lunch at the beginning of the trail; played...

  • Birthplace of Wal-Mart: Rogers,...

    Click on photo; it is panoramic and not my photoThe world's first Wal-Mart opened its doors in downtown Rogers on the corner of 8th St. and Walnut Street, and the updated version of Wal-Mart store Number 1 is currently located just down the street from that original store. A plaque commemorating the historic designation of the building can be found...

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Bella Vista Off The Beaten Path

  • "History You Grew Up With..."

    All the ads for The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum say, "History you grew up with...", and when I said to Allan, "Do you know what the Daisy Museum is?" He knew that it was the Daisy airgun!It's located at 202 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, AR 72756 and well worth a visit.Since 1960, Daisy's corporate offices in Rogers have kept an impressive airgun...

  • Newly Restored Victory Theater in Rogers

    In November of 2,000, The Victory Theater officially opened its curtain for the first time in 30 years It first opened in 1927 as the first motion picture theater in Northwest Arkansas. For its time, it was a technological wonder, but after years of success, by the 1970s it was closed and sat empty in downtown Rogers for more than 20 years.In 1996,...

  • Peel Mansion & Historic Gardens

    If you love history and architecture as I do, I think that you would really enjoy visiting the 1875 Peel Mansion & Historic Gardens in Bentonville. This is a town that is rich in Civil War history, and Colonel Samuel West Peel is part of that history.In 1875, the Colonel built a villa tower Italianate mansion in Bentonville [actually it was on the...


Bella Vista Sports & Outdoors

  • Riordan Center in the Greens II

    With the Lime Green V.I.P. CARD given to us when we signed in to Escapes! at Bella Vista Village, we could use the Riordan Center about half a block from our condo. This pass gave us the opportunity to use the Tennis Courts, the Outdoor Swimming Pools [too cool], mini-golf, and the indoor exercise Room.This Riordan Center was quite popular here at...

  • A golfer's Paradise at Bella Vista...

    Allan and I golfed twice during the week that we spent in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Our first game was on Monday, October 24, 2005, at Kingswood Golf Course. It was a cool Autumn day, but we dressed in layers and were quite comfortable. We were teamed with two local gentlemen, Wayne and Robert who were friendly, funny, and decent golfers.Kingswood...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Bella Vista General

  • You Discover A Great Deal Reading Signs

    We took a good deal of time to walk the 2.5 mile nature trail because we faithfully read all the signage. This photo shows Allan on the bridge in front of a small cliff overhang. The plaque told about the importance of this area, especially to the Native Indians. The overhang provided a perpetual dry area where the Indians could make a fire, sleep,...

  • You Meet The Nicest People

    Please enlarge both photographs for the full effect!While walking along the Tanyard Creek Nature Trail, Allan and I noted with interest that there were numerous benches that had bronze plaques in memory of a person, an animal, or an event.We were busy reading the plaque about "Lady", the Johnson's black Labrador dog, when a couple walked by with a...

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