Magic Springs and Crystal Falls

thrill-xcoaster01bGet ready for some good old fashioned family fun at these two sister parks, Magic Springs Theme Park and Crystal Fall Water Park. Built in the late 1970s, these weekend only parks have been drawing crowds left and right, voted in Better Homes and Gardens as one out of three of the best family friendly theme parks and by AAA as a "Southern Treasure." There are over 80 attractions in Magic Springs, the only theme park located within a national park. The beauty of this park is truly incomparable to any other, nestled deep within the Arkansas forest and full of the largest shade trees.

While here your group will have the chance to let loose and ride some serious roller coasters, some of the most popular including the Arkansas Twister, the Gauntlet, the disorienting X Coaster, and the thrilling Diamond Mine Run. For more of an exciting ride head over to the Wild Thang or The Hawk! Crystal Falls water park is where the crowds flock to beat the summer heat, home to 10 slides and five additional rides. Crystal Lagoon has three body slides, four tube slides, a play pool, a lagoon, and a extremely fun 1,000 gallon bucket that drops water on guests every 10 minutes! Once your group has had enough fun (like that’s possible) head over to any of the grills, cafes, or concessions for some burgers, chicken, pizza, bbq, salad, or ice cream.

If you have time your group should check out the Timberwood Amphitheater, one of the main reasons so many people come to this park in the first place. This amphitheater has a killer concert series, this season alone hosting such big names as Joan Jett, the Charlie Daniel’s Band, 3 Doors Down, Bret Michaels, and Lecrae. The amount of entertainment and thrilling fun packed into these two parks will leave your group wanting more!