We visited The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith and what a neat place it was! We LOVE nature centers and we’ve pretty much sought out and visited all of them within our area. Really, what’s not to love about them? Nature Centers offer free indoor and outdoor educational and recreational fun!
We had almost a 2 hour drive to the center, but the trip was worth it. The center itself is HUGE, and sits on 170 acres of land which includes the beautiful Wells Lake. We spent hours exploring inside and out. We really want to go back again later this fall, because the center offers free canoes and fishing tackle for check-out to enjoy on the lake. It was a bit too warm for fishing on the day we visited, but we’ll be back soon! For more information about the River Valley Nature Center, scroll to the bottom of the post.