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Charter a Bus in El Dorado and Experience the Best of Southern Charm

El Dorado, Arkansas

El Dorado is the county seat of Union County, Arkansas and is home to about 19,000 people. Nestled near the Ouachita River in the Timberlands region of South Arkansas, the city has evolved from being a humble oil town into a city with rich history and southern charm. Come and experience the city and everything it has to offer by getting on a bus charter in El Dorado, Arkansas.

Arts & Culture

For many years, El Dorado has served as a regional center for the performing arts. So you can expect a few venues where you can catch live theater performances, concerts, and various shows. For one, there's the South Arkansas Arts Center, which is a 22,500-square-foot facility that houses a ballet studio, a 207-seat theater, as well as three visual arts galleries and an open studio for community artists. The SAAC brings audiences at least 8 contemporary stage performances each year and hosts rotating art exhibits.

You can also check out the Rialto Theater Music Hall, where local and touring musical shows and acts give performances weekly. The music hall was built on the site of an earlier Rialto Theater, which was opened in 1929. The Neo-Classical Rialto is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There's also the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, a historic 1,830-seat multi-purpose auditorium which is another venue for entertainment shows, musical acts, school productions, and other performances. This auditorium is home to the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

Other arts and culture venues worth visiting include the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, the Newton House Museum, Painter's Cottage, and Creative Means.

You may also want to schedule your visit in time for any of the city's annual events. These include the Mayhaw Festival every May, the Battle of the Bands, the Festival of Lights every winter, the SouthArk Outdoor Expo every September, and the MusicFest every October, among others.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

El Dorado has a very rich history as an oil "boom-town" during in the 1920s. And most of the buildings that were constructed during this period remain today. There are also some old structures that were built before that. To see most of these structures, you can ask your bus charter in El Dorado, Arkansas to take you to any of these historic districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places: El Dorado Commercial Historic District, Mahony Historic District, and Murphy-Hill Historic District.

Also included in the National Register are these old homes: Charles H. Murphy Sr. House, Matthew Rainey House, Randolph James House, Joel Smith House, Smith-McCurry House, Henry Crawford McKinney House, J.H. McWilliams House, and W. F. & Estelle McWilliams House.

And these other relevant buildings:

  • Bank of Commerce
  • El Dorado Apartments
  • El Dorado Confederate Monument
  • El Dorado Junior College Building
  • Exchange Bank
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Griffin Auto Company Building
  • Masonic Temple
  • Municipal Building
  • Union County Courthouse

Parks & Outdoor Activities

El Dorado has several parks where you can play, have picnics with the family, enjoy the outdoors, savor the splendid views, stroll, or just relax. There's Bodhemer Skate Park, Mitchell Park, Neel Park, Old City Park, Mattocks Park and Community Pool, Mosby Park, Oakhurst Community Park, McKinney Park, Mellor Park, and Oil Heritage Park.

These parks have various amenities, such as playgrounds, camping sites, picnic areas, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, pools, open spaces, and many more.

You can also visit the South Arkansas Arboretum, a 12-acre wooded site that features plants and trees native to the state's West Gulf Coastal Plain as well as exotic species.

Golf & Other Sports

Those who would love to play golf can check out El Dorado Golf & Country Club, Mystic Golf Club, and Lions Club Municipal Golf Course.

Other sports and recreational facilities in the area include El Dorado Racquet Club, Showtime Roller Rink, El Dorado Lanes, and Boys and Girls Club.

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