After you tour Harding University's campus, which is home to about 4,500 students, you can go fishing, explore the local museums, and enjoy the more rural parts of the state.
In winter, the University decorates its large front lawns with thousands of Christmas lights and decorations. This is a great time to visit if you have young children. Spring is another beautiful season to visit, with the lawns covered in flowers of every kind. When you visit, you can explore the gardens and buildings of the campus on your own or with a student tour guide. The Harding University Theatre produces a number of shows each year and these are open to the public.
The area around Searcy, Arkansas is known for its incredible fishing. Head out on your own or join one of the many popular fishing tours with companies such as Tailwater Fishing Company. The locals know all the best fishing spots and will make sure that you have a great day out.
Experience life in a village from pioneer days. Volunteers walk around in period dress and explain the different buildings and artifacts. This is a great place to take children to show them a living example of history and help them to learn about one aspect of American history.