Want to really experience a piece of history? Riding the rail in an old-fashioned train car is a unique experience, and a trip to Springdale is the perfect time to hop on board. While the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad has only been operating for 30 years, its passenger excursions are focused on providing an authentic vintage experience using carts from the 1920s and ’30s. Trips take passengers through river valleys and tunnels on a variety of different excursions. You can book your tickets by heading the website and clicking on “Excursions”.
The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History offers exhibits both in the museum and online and cover a vast swathe of regional history. Visiting the museum, you’ll find exhibits on post-World War II economic growth all the way back to prehistoric Ozarks complete with recreations of caves and prehistoric tools. Many of the exhibits are designed to be interactive and hands-on, and there are also rotating exhibits covering topics such as Greek Life and the influence of Greek-letter organizations in colleges and universities. Check the website for current exhibits and COVID-related requirements.