Adventures Around the Mill
War Eagle Mill is located in the most beautiful valley that is worth visiting just to experience the peace and quiet of a creek that has not changed in the last two centuries.
Hiking is becoming a favorite activity for adventurers throughout Arkansas, also known as the Natural State. The State Park System offers hikers a wide variety of trails, as does the beautiful War Eagle Valley, home of the Mill and Hobbs State Park.
Hobbs State Park, located right next to War Eagle Mill offers 36 miles of trails open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. The trails range from short and family-friendly to more challenging. Refer to the park’s website for more info:
Northwest Arkansas is now a premier destination for bicycle riders and mountain bikers. Trails have been built in many locations and local bicycle shops are supporting enthusiasts through events and services. Discover the trails close to War Eagle Mill and stop for a rest and a meal.
The twisty roads in Northwest Arkansas make for perfect and exciting rides! Hwy 12, going from Rogers towards Eureka Springs runs right past War Eagle Mill. Just south of there is the Pig Trail, another road famous for its riding qualities.
And of course, the Bikes Blue and BBQ rally happens every year in Fayetteville. Most riders find their way to War Eagle Mill following the scenic and technical roads.
Stop at the Mill for great photo ops, for stretching your legs and for filling up on home-made food.
Anglers flock to our region for the superior fishing experience. Beaver Lake is only a few miles from War Eagle Mill and is a prime spot for bass fishing. And of course, the War Eagle Creek that runs right past the Mill is the perfect spot to catch all sorts of fish. Grab fishing poles and the kids and come spend some quality time on the banks of the river.
The water levels in the creek vary a lot from week to week during the season, so please check with us if you are planning a fishing trip to War Eagle Mill.
Other fantastic places to visit within a short drive from War Eagle Mill:
War Eagle Cavern:
One of the top attractions in Northwest Arkansas, War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake is a must see while visiting this historical area. Whether you are planning your family vacation or just a fun weekend adventure, War Eagle Cavern offers hours of affordable family fun.
Hobbs State Park Visitor Center:
Hobbs is Arkansas’s largest state park, spanning a 12,054-acre tract of Ozark landscape along the southern shore of Beaver Lake. It’s an asset to the ecosystem and water with minimum human impact.
Highlights of this day-use park include a diverse, 36-mile trail system with hiking, ADA, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails, 5 primitive campsites. It’s the only state park in Arkansas to allow regulated hunting. The visitor center includes exhibits about the park’s natural resources, limestone landscape, and history. Interpretive programs and workshops are offered throughout the year.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge:
Turpentine Creek is a non-profit organization that provides lifetime refuge for abandoned, abused, and neglected “big cats”. Their goal is to provide a lifetime sanctuary for all rescued animals with the care, safety, and well-being of the animals as the number one priority. All animals are treated with the dignity and compassion they deserve. The refuge houses nearly 100 animals including tigers, lions, leopards, cougars, bobcats, bears, ligers, servals, a monkey, a coatimundi, and a macaw.
Eureka Springs Arkansas is nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, offering relaxation, shopping, dining, art, & outdoor adventure. It’s your Extraordinary Escape.
It’s known for the preserved Victorian buildings of its Historic District, such as the Palace Bath House, Basin Park Hotel and Crescent Hotel, all built around the city’s natural springs. In the nearby hills, soaring Thorncrown Chapel is a striking wood and glass church. To the south, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is home to big cats and bears.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature.
Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house galleries, meeting and classroom spaces, and a large, glass-enclosed gathering hall. Guest amenities include a restaurant on a glass-enclosed bridge overlooking the ponds, a Museum Store designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, and a library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material. Sculpture and walking trails link the Museum’s 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens
The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens in Bentonville serve as a living display of that period for those touring the mansion and gardens as well as those who rent the 1875 mansion to create personal memories of their own.
The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens were built in 1875 by Colonel Samuel West Peel. Much care was taken in erecting this magnificent house, a wonderful example of the Italianate Villa Style.
The interior of the house was furnished with authentic antiquities and artifacts of the era, generously loaned by the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Old State House.
Rocky Branch Recreation Area:
A great location to launch a boat, go fishing, enjoy camping, etc.
Historic Railroad ride
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad’s special passenger train services offer you ‘A Window Seat to History’ — an opportunity to travel in the style of a bygone era. You can still enjoy the leisurely elegance of real train travel through the mountains and valleys of Northwest Arkansas.
Blue Spring Heritage Center
Blue Spring captures the rich history of the Ozark region, from American Indian journeys and early settler life to prehistoric civilization. There is evidence of an Old Mill powered by the spring and other remnants of community centered on the water. With exquisite arrays of plants and flowers, this site has served as a tourist attraction since 1948.
In 1993, 33 acres were transformed into the Eureka Springs Gardens. And in, 2003, the rich history of the land was blended with the beauty of the Gardens to become the Blue Spring Heritage Center. Artifacts, old photos, a new historic film spanning the significance of the Blue Spring site, and the walkways through the natural world all await visitors.
The Walmart Museum
Visit the “Walton 5&10” on the Bentonville Square, and see where it all started. Then enjoy a treat at Sparks Café Soda Fountain next door.
Pea Ridge Natural Military Park
Discover an important piece of our regions’ history.
On March 7-8, 1862, over 23,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and was a turning point of the war in the West. The 4,300-acre battlefield honors those who fought and died on these grounds. Pea Ridge was the most pivotal Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River and is one of the most intact Civil War battlefields in the United States.
It offers beautiful trails to walk with scenic vistas, and a private road to drive along to visit the various sites of the battle.
Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a captivating destination in Northwest Arkansas that draws more than 80,000 visitors a year. The Garden is a collection of twelve themed gardens and includes the region’s only butterfly house. We are a member-supported public garden dedicated to education and environmental awareness and serve as a community destination for unique nature experiences.