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  • Writer's pictureLindsay Jordan

Experiencing Glenwood, Arkansas: A Perfect Blend of Nature and Delights


With its rich history and diverse attractions, this charming town has something for everyone. Let's dive into the top things to do in Glenwood!


Start your day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee at Arrow 6 Coffee. As you sip your coffee, you can plan your adventure on the Caddo River, and Caddo River Camping and Canoe Rental is the perfect place to start! They offer raft, canoe, kayak, and tube floats on the upper section of the river and whether you're a novice paddler or seeking a thrilling experience, the Caddo River has it all!






After a morning on the river, satisfy your taste buds at Panaderia Santiago Bakery. Recent winners of the Arkansas Latino Business Awards Small Business of the Year, Panaderia started making their recipes in Mexico 50 years ago and you can indulge in delectable pastries that will transport you to a world of flavors. From flaky croissants to mouth-watering cinnamon rolls, this bakery is a true gem that you simply must try! For a great and satisfying lunch, head to Blue Lily Cafe. Their bacon jalapeno chicken salad is fantastic and they have the most amazing desserts! This cozy eatery offers a delightful menu with dishes that will leave you wanting more.

Craving Italian cuisine? Look no further than Ari's Little Italy. This charming restaurant serves mouth-watering Italian dishes, including pizza with a light and airy crust and tender veal parmesan. The flavors will transport you to the heart of Italy!


For a unique culinary experience, visit Sweet & Spicy. This hidden gem offers a fusion of American and Mexican flavors, tantalizing your taste buds with each bite. Their hand rolled ice cream is phenomenal and you’ll be thankful for every bite!



Quench your thirst with a refreshing lemonade from Squeezy's Fresh Lemonade at The Feed Lot. Their freshly squeezed lemonade is the perfect way to cool down after a day of exploration on the river and in the historic downtown.


If shopping is on your agenda, there are several unique boutiques to visit in the downtown area, such as Blingz Jeans and Things. This trendy shop offers a unique collection of clothing and accessories that will make you stand out from the crowd. And with a focus on supporting local businesses, Kamryn and Cole Boutique provides a shopping experience that not only allows you to find trendy and high-quality items but also contributes to the community! Whether you're looking for a new outfit or want to support small businesses, these two boutiques are a go-to stop.

For a touch of art and craftsmanship, stop by Baker's Metal Fabrications and see the work of one of the most amazing metal artists in the world. From majestic wildlife sculptures to abstract and contemporary designs, Baker's offers a diverse range of art pieces that showcase the creativity and skill of talented artist, John Mark Baker. Whether you're a connoisseur of art or simply appreciate the beauty of metalwork, a visit to Baker's Metal Fabrications is an experience that should not be missed when exploring Glenwood!


Looking for some excitement? Experience the thrill of axe throwing at Slingerz Axe Throwing. The sound of axes hitting the targets and the excitement of competing with friends and family create an atmosphere that is both exhilarating and fun!


After a day full of adventures, unwind at Hangout Properties Vacation Rentals, such as the 'Surf Shack on the Caddo'. These charming rentals sit right on the river and offer a comfortable and cozy stay, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate for another day of exploration.


Glenwood, Arkansas, with its scenic river, diverse attractions, excellent shopping options, and tasty culinary delights, is the perfect destination for outdoor adventures and a memorable getaway! Plan your trip now and journey to this hidden gem to create lifelong memories in the heart of nature. Be sure to tag Arkie Travels when you visit and say ‘Hi’ to the locals for us. As always, happy adventuring!

Lindsay Jordan is the Head of Operations and Sarah's trusted right-hand at Arkie Travels. With an unwavering passion for all things Arkansas, her dedication to promoting the state shines through in her role. She served as the Executive Director for the Gann Museum of Saline County for the past 6 years, where her deep appreciation for history and love for her home state was evident in the exceptional exhibits, compelling newsletters, and captivating tours she curated.


Away from the office, Lindsay finds joy in experiencing the wonders of the Natural State with her family. From camping under the stars to hiking along breathtaking trails, and even exploring waterways on kayaks, she embraces these outdoor adventures wholeheartedly and is happy to share the beauty of Arkansas with everyone around her.


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