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Russellville has an abundance of natural beauty to offer visitors, as well as numerous appealing attractions, such as:



>> Ozark National Forest, a beautiful, scenic piece of nature, where visitors can enjoy outdoor, recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, picnicking and everything there is.


>> Hog Wild Family Fun Center, a place where the entire family can have fun, dedicated for both young and young at heart, featuring dozens of fun games and rides, including bumper cars, mini golf and mini bowling, go karts, and much, much more. The Hog Wild Family Fun Center has become one of Russellville's most popular family-friendly attractions and it is considered a definitely ''must'' for all visitors.


>>Tech Museum of Prehistory, located on Arkansas Tech University campus, which offers exhibits that focus on local history, including exhibits that reveal the life-style of Native Americans, and events of the Arkansas Ozarks and the Arkansas River Valley. Slide shows and tours are available for the public by reservations.


>> Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center, considered to be a ''must see spot'' for any Russellville visitor, a unique center that overlooks the lake, featuring interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art touch screen kiosks that share information on the park, the area’s water sources and rich history.



Annual Events


In addition to a vast list of appealing attractions, Russellville also offers visitors a number of entertaining and exciting annual events, among the most popular and most expected being considered: the Russellville Christmas Parade, which is a colorful annual parade, held on the first Thursday evening following Thanksgiving, believed to be the largest lit parade in the state of Arkansas, ValleyFest, which is an annual summer event that serves as a fund raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Arkansas River Valley, featuring games, a barbeque cook-off, competitive events, and many other fun activities, Taste of the Valley, which is Main Street Russellville’s award-winning tasting party, featuring a delicious assortment of food and drink provided by River Valley restaurants, caterers, vineyards, and food service institutions, and the Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off, which is a fun-filled, day-long street festival held each year on the last Saturday in October.





Among the top places to shop in Russellville, AR, there are:



- Walmart Supercenter: 3093 East Main Street, Russellville, AR.


- Pam's Shoes: 805 East Main Street, Russellville, AR.


- Valley Park Center: Hwy 331 & i-40, Russellville, AR.


- City Mall: 407 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR.


- Antique Mall: 2100 North Arkansas Avenue, Russellville, AR.


- Collectors Gallery: 130 East Harrell Drive, Russellville, AR.


- Emporium Jewelers: 214 West Main Street, Russellville, AR.

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