Top 9 Things to do in Morrilton, United States

August 11, 2017 Terina Blouin

Morrilton is a city in Conway County, Arkansas, United States, less than 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Little Rock. The city is the county seat of Conway County. The population was 6,767 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Morrilton

1. Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9361 +1 501-727-5441
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4.5 based on 570 reviews

Petit Jean State Park

The beauty of Petit Jean Mountain and the surrounding area led to the formation of a state park system in Arkansas in 1923.

Reviewed By NatchezMS5 - Natchez, Mississippi, USA

My wife and I live in southwest Mississippi and wanted some type of mountain experience. Knowing that Arkansas has some wonderful state parks and only having a short time we chose Petit Jean State Park. Boy were we surprised! Being Arkansas' first state park and being built by the CCC, Civilian Conservation Corp, we found the small state park with national park type facilities. Mather Lodge is impressive, with it's large beams, native stone structures, it is on par with some of the great lodges of western national parks. The expansive western view is a sight to see especially at sunset.
We stayed in an original rustic cabin built of native stone and has rustic interior. The amenities include fully equipped kitchen, full stove and large refrigerator. Electric heat and air are supplemented by a beautiful CCC built stone fireplace that warms the entire cabin on cold winter nights.
2 nights were not enough as we wanted to hike other trails besides the Cedar Creek Falls trail which takes about 2 hours plus fall view time to complete.
If you wish to take a step back in time with modern comforts you can't beat Petit Jean State Park.

2. Cedar Falls Trail

Exit No. 108 off I-40 at Morrilton, Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, AR 72110 +1 501-727-5441
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5 based on 96 reviews

Cedar Falls Trail

Reviewed By laniet38 - Arkansas

Hadn't made this hike in nearly 50 years but it was as fun now as it was then. Saw all ages doing the hike - and all smiling. A little steep but fine if you take it slowly.

3. Museum of Automobiles

8 Jones Ln, Morrilton, AR 72110-9353 +1 501-727-5427
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Museum of Automobiles

Reviewed By Ed C - Maumee, Ohio

Get out of the heat and see the Museum of Automobiles built by one on the Rockefellers that made this area his home. Model Ts, Chevy Bel Airs, and JFK's personal use car are all on exhibit here. Many of the original cars that Rockefeller owned are no longer here as they were worth millions and sold off years earlier. Still, what is on display is worth the visit.

4. Cadron Settlement Park

6200 Highway 319, Conway, AR 72034 +1 501-450-6186
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4 based on 37 reviews

Cadron Settlement Park

Reviewed By Elaine W - Conway, Arkansas

This park has picnic sites, hiking and biking trails, a boat launch on the Arkansas River, and historic markers/informational displays. We've seen several weddings, a church service, renovation projects, and passing barges at this site. There are occasional re-enactments, but they are not widely advertised. The Water Route of the Trail of Tears included this site, where some cholera victims were laid to rest when the disease struck the encampment. It's very close to the city of Conway, making it an easy destination for a family outing.

5. Movie House Winery

112 E Commerce St, Morrilton, AR 72110-9396 +1 501-477-3131
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Movie House Winery

Winery, tasting bar, vineyard, wine/beer making supplies, party venue, banquet hall, arbnb, craft beer, destination!

Reviewed By Badgelady - Cut and Shoot, Texas

Stopped by after our trip to Petit Jean Mt. Really unique brick interior walls with neat decor. By our next visit the front entrance will be upgraded to include an awning. Christmas Eve and the winery was scheduled to close at 1, but Ken welcomed us in, poured samples and discussed wine making. We were not rushed and left with 3 bottles of wine. Totally enjoyable time and glad we pass by this way on occasion so we can sample their new future wined. Highly recommend as a stop if one is in the area. Thanks, Ken!

6. Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo

110 Jones Ln, Morrilton, AR 72110-4300
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Barnyard Friends Peting Zoo

Reviewed By Robert B

Our family stayed at the Cottage on the property. As guests, Helen allowed us and our children to visit the petting zoo, help feed the animals, and she spent a lot of time teaching the kids about the animals, their history and how they arrived at the farm. Helen is terrific - a great host - and so good with the animals. My kids watered horses, gave feed to the llamas and goats and visited with the local kittens, played with rabbits, ran around with the dogs on the farm, hugging a calf, etc. They had a terrific time! This is one of the best family vacations we've had in a long time and the kids hated to leave, but all good things must come to an end. If you're in the area, this is a must-see / must-stop location and if you get the opportunity - rent the cottage and stay a few days.

7. Bear Cave Trail

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9361
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Bear Cave Trail

Reviewed By 7152014

This trail isn't very long but it offers so much to see. We loved this trail. For anyone that feels more comfortable hiking with a hiking stick, you should bring it. It is an easy hike but the ground can be quite uneven in many places. There were no steep slopes or strenuous climbs on this trail. It took us about 30 to 40 minutes but we took our time exploring the area and taking pictures.

8. Seven Hollows Trail

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9361 +1 501-727-5441
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5 based on 2 reviews

Seven Hollows Trail

Reviewed By HawaiianHercules - Auburn, Alabama

Well-marked path, about 4.5 miles long. Bonus - it's dog-friendly! The trail meanders along a creek bed, sometimes crossing it. For the most part, it was moderate, but occasionally strenuous due to some of the footing along/among rocks and one area that was kinda steep (but not at all scary). Lots of wonderful sights to see and discover along the way. The Natural Bridge was quite an awesome sight and somewhat of a surprise (not sure what we expected but all four of us were impressed). I'd highly recommend this hike.

9. Rialto Community Arts Center

215 E Broadway St, Morrilton, AR 72110-3403 +1 501-477-9955
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Rialto Community Arts Center

Reviewed By Kenna W - Sun City Center, Florida

I had entered two photographs for the show on Birds. We went to the presentation and awards reception. The building is large and had tables and chairs to sit in. It was air condition which made it comfortable to view the art. The host was very friendly and gave an excellent slide show about the history of birds. They have plans to remodel the building in the near future.

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