• Photo of River in Van Buren
  • Go, See, & Do!

  • Residents and visitors alike can always find something to do in Van Buren. From shopping and dining, to learning and exploring, the city has a wealth of options that are guaranteed to make for memorable experiences for all.

    Shopping

    The city proudly boasts a diverse mix of big box retailers and small establishments, giving residents plenty of purchasing options. Main Street has long-served as a commercial center for the city and that tradition continues today.  Lined with iconic buildings constructed more than a century ago, downtown lends a distinctive charm to any visit, making for a true one-of-a-kind shopping experience. The area is filled with boutiques, book stores, and shops filled with antiques and one-of-a-kind home décor. Van Buren’s Farmer’s Market is also housed in the Freedom Park Pavilions, offering locally-grown produce, farm fresh eggs, organic meat, homemade baked goods, specialty jams, crafts, and more.

    Dining

    Locally-owned eateries and nationally-recognized chains can be found throughout town featuring a wide-array of cuisines. There are also many places to pick up meals or pre-order dinner options, along with shops where folks can enjoy a cup of coffee or sweet treats. The latest trend in dining is on the rise in Van Buren, with food trucks adding a whole new dimension to local dining. Many of these mobile options have pop-up seating located nearby, while others make grabbing something to take home or to work quick and easy. Construction is currently underway on a food truck park, which will give trucks a congregate space to station their business and give customers a wide-array of options in one convenient location.

    Arts & Culture

    Art and artifacts are invaluable to a town and its overall aesthetic. Van Buren and the surrounding area have a deep appreciation for its art and history, as evident by its various art centers and preservation projects. You can learn all about heritage by visiting one of the many historic sites and landmarks. Check out the links below to learn more about the beautiful art venues located in Van Buren.

    Center for Art & Education 
    Van Buren Fine Arts Center 
    King Opera House 

    Outdoors & Recreation

    The scenic beauty of Van Buren and the surrounding region is undeniable. Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the many local trails, waterways, and parks found throughout the area. Click below to learn more!

    Van Buren Parks & Recreation 
    Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism 

    Want to see more?

    City of Van Buren
    Van Buren Advertising & Promotions Commission 

     

  • Trolley Stop street sign
  • Fresh garden vegetables
  • Lee's creek