On the Main Street Siloam Springs website, you will find a map of the local art installations so that you are sure you see everything that the area has to offer. While you are experiencing Siloam's art scene, take time to get in some shopping. Siloam Springs has many unique shops so there is sure to be something for everyone. A big draw to this Arkansas town is John Brown University. This is a small Christian college with nearly 50 majors and just as many minors, there is plenty of options for their students. Additionally, they do offer a robust graduate program for those that are looking to continue their educations. According to their website, the average class size is 20 students so this school may be perfect for someone who needs more individual attention.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention some of the amazing restaurants that are in Siloam Springs. There is a restaurant for every occasion. For a more casual experience, try Barnett’s Dairyette. This burger shop offers handmade shakes and old-fashioned burgers. If you are wanting a different type of food and a little more upscale, you may want to try 28 Springs restaurant. 28 Springs is inspired by British Puds and Paris cafes. For dessert look for Pure Joy Ice Cream. This local shop creates new unique flavors every month as well as a monthly pint club where you can get between 3 and 6 pints delivered to your house. For the coffee and/or dog lover in your life, try Bad Dog Beanery coffee shop. They roast the beans in-house and use only Organic, Fair Trade, Rain Forrest Alliance, Shade Grown, Smithsonian Bird Friendly, and UTZ coffees. While that is a mouthful that means that it will be somf of the best coffee available.
Mirroring the rest of our idyllic area, Siloam Springs is full of outdoor activities and trails. One of the most well-known is the Siloam Springs Kayak Park. This recreation area is only minutes from downtown Siloam. There are many perks to visiting this area including the fact that this is a free attraction! Although the park has areas to practice your yak skills, it's a family attraction suitable for everyone. Enjoy the shallow parts of the park for the little ones, or float the rapids in an inflatable tube for the older water enthusiast. You can also remain on the JBU campus and ride on the five mile soft surface trail. Be sure to visit the Memorial Park. This park has a water feature, pavilion and a memorial for Veterans that were KIA. While you are there also, check out the Farmers Market, where the goal is to build and enliven the community.