Along with nearby Bentonville, Springdale continues the Northwest Arkansas tradition of national and international business dominance. The city is well known as the corporate home of Tyson Foods, the most successful meat producer in the world. Two other poultry industry stalwarts, George’s and Cargill, also call Springdale home. All three companies rank among the community’s top four employers.
Springdale leads the way in Arkansas on several other fronts, as well. It’s one of the state’s most diverse cities and boasts the nation’s largest population of Marshall Islanders. In addition, it maintains and operates Arkansas’ largest school district.
Like much of the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Area, Springdale is rich in history and culture. Local highlights include:
- Shiloh Historic District
- Springdale Poultry Industry Historic District
- Arts Center of the Ozarks
- Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
- Beaver Lake
- Hickory Creek Marina
- Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
- Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area
Every year, the city hosts the four-day Rodeo of the Ozarks in Parsons Stadium. Numerous other popular events are also held in the stadium. A second local facility, Arvest Ballpark, is home base for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals minor league baseball team.With almost a dozen parks, including an aquatic center, Springdale provides ample opportunity for outdoor recreation. But that’s just the beginning. Local Fitzgerald Mountain features 11 miles of trails for mountain bikers of all skill levels. Residents can access the region’s 36-mile Razorback Greenway Trail System straight from downtown. What’s more, Springdale is within driving distance of major outdoor attractions that include:
It’s no wonder that fishing and boating are favored local activities. Convenient access to Springdale is provided through the nearby Northwest Arkansas National Airport.
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