For the theater and music lover, Tiger Tunes is the hottest ticket in town. Tiger Tunes is the signature event of Ouachita Baptist University's Homecoming weekend. Organized by the Ouachita Student Foundation (OSF), Tiger Tunes is an over-the-top variety show and competition among student organizations. The performances are enormously popular throughout the region and showcase the talent and creativity of OBU's student body. At the same time, Tiger Tunes invests directly into the lives of college students will all proceeds rolling right into a scholarship fund. For ticket information and show times, visit www.obutigertunes.com.
HENDERSON STATE UNIVERSITY
Events at Henderson State University include theatrical productions, dance performances, university lectures, piano concert series, movies, and even a planetarium. Theatre and dance facilities are housed in the renovated, historic Arkansas Hall, which includes 2 performance venues: the 969-seat Arkansas Hall Auditorium and the newly constructed, 162-seat Studio Theatre.
DeGray Lake, a 13,000-acre lake just outside of Arkadelphia, is one of Arkansas's renowned "Diamond Lakes" known for their clear water. The lake provides fishing, swimming, water skiing, and a multitude of other activities. Better Homes and Gardensmagazine has included DeGray Lake Resort State Park as one of "5 State Parks You'll Love."
ARKADELPHIA AQUATIC PARK
Arkadelphia's Aquatic Park, a $3 million facility, was honored by the Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association in 2004 as the top recreation facility in the state. The park includes an eight-lane, 25-meter swimming area, a one-meter springboard, a drop slide, an open-flume waterslide, a zero-depth entry, and ample opportunities for sunbathing on a deck or on designated grassy areas. Swimming lessons are available, and the park can be rented for private parties.
YOUTH SPORTS COMPLEX
The 78-acre Youth Sports Complex, built in 2007, features soccer fields, baseball fields, practice fields, concession and restroom facilities and a three-and-a-half acre fishing pond.
Camp Winnamocka is where adventure begins! Camp Winnamocka offers summer camps for kids and retreats for corporate groups. Camp Winnamocka consists of 220 acres of trails, lakes, jungle lagoons, and much more. The Wilderness Lodge is made of logs and glass with decks stretching over a 13-acre lake, and perfect for seminars, classroom, or simply relaxing by the 35 foot fireplace. Fort Jackson is a pioneer fort that sleeps up to 128 in bunk style rooms with a/c, heat and private baths. The ropes course at Winnamocka is excellent for retreats. Through games and initiatives participants gain concepts of teamwork, communication and leadership skills, accountability, and trust. Winnamocka also offers a 450-foot zipline that takes harnessed participants whizzing from the high elements. It is truly an exciting and rewarding experience.
TIMBER LODGE RANCH
Timber Lodge Ranch, located in Amity Arkansas, is a beautiful, serene getaway nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, near Hot Springs, home of historic Bathhouse Row. Whether you are planning your dream wedding, that perfect weekend getaway or perhaps a gathering place for your church or corporate retreat, this is the premier place.Come enjoy the exotic wildlife that abounds at Timber Lodge Ranch. As you hike the hills or take a guided ATV tour, there is plenty to see and to explore on the endless expanse of scenic trails. You'll see a zebra or buffalo peacefully grazing or catch the proud strutting of the albino peacock. To complete your outdoor adventure, you will want to rent a paddle boat or book a hayride and capture the peaceful outdoor experience that is Timber Lodge Ranch.
CLARK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Clark County Historical Museum located in Arkadelphia's train station at 750 South Fifth Street, displays a variety of artifacts, from Caddo Indian Native American artifacts to displays on the Civil War and World Wars I and II. In addition, the Clark County Historical Association sponsors an historical archive located in Riley-Hickingbotham Library on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University.
Located on the campus of Hendeson State University, Barkman House – 406 North Tenth Street – was constructed in 1860. Originally owned by J.E.M. Barkman, son of early Clark County settler Jacob Barkman, its ornamentation is known as “Steamboat” or “Carpenter’s” Gothic. The house is currently part of the Henderson State University campus and houses the Alumni Services Office.
CAPTAIN HENDERSON HOUSE
The Captain Henderson House is located on the campus of Henders State University at Tenth and Henderson streets. Built in the late 1870s, this 30-room Victorian mansion is now owned by Henderson State University and operates as a bed and breakfast. It contains what is reputedly the best collection of interior wooden fretwork in the state of Arkansas.
CLARK COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The Clark County Courthouse is located at 401 Clay Street. The courthouse was erected in 1899, features Victorian styling and is enhanced by a tower clock. The grounds contain a Civil War Monument and salt kettle, which commemorates a former salt works.
IRON MOUNTAIN LODGE AND MARINA
Iron Mountain Lodge and Marina is fully equipped with lakeside cottages, conference facilities and its own full-service marina offering houseboat, ski boat and party barge rentals, small fishing boats and guide services.
DEGRAY LAKE RESORT STATE PARK
The challenging, 18-hole PGA championship-rated public golf course at DeGray Lake Resort State Park stretches over 7,100 yards. The course offers views of DeGray Lake and opportunities to view the birds and other wildlife that abound. The course features a driving range, practice green, chipping area, lessons, and a Pro Shop with snack bar, cart and club rentals, golf equipment and a wide selection of brand name golf apparel and accessories for purchase.
DRIVING and MOTORCYCLING
Looking for a scenic drive or motorcycle tour? Consider driving from Arkadelphia on Scenic 7, a picturesque portion of Arkansas State Highway 7 passes through two National Forests and runs through the heart of Arkadelphia. Scenic 7 is Arkansas's first state-designated scenic byway and features unsurpassed and dramatic views of the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains. Approximately 60 miles of the highway have been designated by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the National Forest Scenic Byways system. Through Arkadelphia, Scenic 7 proceeds through rolling terrain of thick pine forests, stream valleys, and bottomland hardwood forests and passes by DeGray Lake Resort State Park, Arkansas' only resort state park, before entering the Ouachita Mountains.
HIKING and BIKING
Feaster Trail, designated as a national trail by the U.S. Department of Interior and the Arkansas State Parks Department, is a paved and lighted trail of about three miles winding through Arkadelphia to the Ouachita River and is ideal for walking, jogging or biking. Clark County is in the first phase of establishing a hiking and mountain bike recreational trail on the south side of DeGray Lake, which has been partially funded by a grant from the by the Arkansas State Highway Commission.
DIAMOND LAKES REGIONAL VISTORS CENTER
Stop by the Diamond Lakes Regional Visitors’ Center to plan your Arkadelphia vacation. The Visitors’ Center is located at 126 Valley Street (Scenic Highway 7) in Caddo Valley, directly off Interstate-30 Exit 78. The Center offers tourist assistance, brochures, free wireless Internet access, and computer portals.
Constructed in 2013, the DeSoto Bluff Trail is a short, paved trail with informative signs throughout, and ending with a beautiful overlook of the Ouachita River. Located on North 10th Street, just North of HSU/OBU.
The Clark County Industrial Park, located on U.S. Highway 67, approximately five miles south of Arkadelphia, covers 313 acres and is developed for industry with sites from 4.5 acres to 26.5 acres.
Leadership Clark County was established by the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce pursuant to one of the goals of the Clark County Strategic Plan.
The Business Retention & Expansion program of the Alliance focuses on facilitating job growth of existing business and industry and retaining jobs due to possible downsizing or relocation.