This Beautiful Inheritance: Our Day at Arkansas Frontier

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Our Day at Arkansas Frontier

Disclosure: Our family received free admission to Arkansas Frontier. All opinions are my own.

Last week we had the pleasure of visiting Arkansas Frontier, a living history farm and pumpkin patch in Quitman, AR. We had already visited one pumpkin patch this year, but I jumped at the chance to go to another and soak up every last minute of fall that I could.

However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Arkansas Frontier is much more than a pumpkin patch. In fact, we didn't pick a pumpkin until the very end of our day, and we barely noticed as we were so entrenched in history and learning.

First we checked out the animals: donkeys, rabbits, pigs, ducks and a variety of other farm animals. The baby goats were especially sweet.

Then we visited the "Enchanted Forrest," which was probably my girls' favorite part of the day. It was simply a plowed path through the woods with cartoon characters and other scenery, but the girls loved walking through it and making discoveries along the way.

After the Enchanted Forrest, we enjoyed the biggest hayride we've ever been on. The girls loved having it all to ourselves.

We also spent the afternoon, mining for rocks, digging for dinosaur eggs, grinding corn, touring an old school house and much more...


Everything at Arkansas Frontier is so educational, and although my girls are still young, they enjoyed every bit of it. And of course, we also got to pick pumpkins from the beautiful, wide open pumpkin patch.


We had such a wonderful day, were treated so kindly by the staff, and were so thankful for a last fall hoo-rah before heading full-throttle toward Christmas!

Happy Fall, Y'all.

(P.S. The only thing Eden was bummed about in that picture was that we were making her sit still for it instead of letting her run and play. :))

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