In case you weren't aware, it's still a bit chilly in the Natural State. So what do you do to keep the kids from driving you crazy but not freeze you toes off or break the bank?
The state capitol is always an educational and exciting indoor excursion and, if you can avoid the gift shop, it is free. Keep in mind you'll have to hike from the car so avoid rainy days.
The Old State House, Arkansas' first state capitol, has some entertaining and interactive permanent exhibits while spicing it up with new traveling exhibits as well. Again, it's free! However you will need change for parking, rain-free days, and good walking shoes.
The Little Rock Nature Center is another edu-taining freebie that Central Arkansas offers. If it isn't raining and it is warm enough you can even burn off some energy strolling around the marshland walkway by the river. If you get cold you can warm up inside while learning about Arkansas' wildlife.
The new and improved Museum of Discovery is always a hit with the kids. They can spend hours exploring. Though it isn' free, a family pass makes it very, very affordable- especially if you go more than once a year. Free parking can usually be found but you will have to walk.
Arkansas has plenty of affordable family activities and you can even find some cool indoor activities to get you out of the house and keep you warm. For more edu-taining family fun subscribe to this examiner's articles.