Introduction to El Dorado, Arkansas
El Dorado History
El Dorado was founded in 1843. The city's first retail store was established by Matthew Rainey. He also named the city, which in Spanish means the 'Gilded Road.' During the 1850s, the city became home to several cotton plantations and farms. The first railroads arrived in the late 1800s. It was incorporated on May 5, 1870. Oil was discovered in the city in the 1920s and in 1937.
El Dorado and nearby Attractions
- South Arkansas Arboretum
- Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources State Park
- John Newton House
- South Arkansas Arts Center
- Moro Bay State Park
Things To Do In El Dorado
There are several parks and playgrounds in El Dorado including Bozeman Park, Mattocks Park, Mitchell Park, South Side Park, Mosby Park, and Bodenhamer Park. You can also visit South Arkansas Arboretum State Park, Bodenhamer Skate Park, and South Arkansas Arts Center. Shopping can be enjoyed at the El Dorado Shopping Center, Madison Square Shopping Center, Northwest Village Shopping Center, Mellor Park Mall Shopping Center, and El Do Shopping Center.
El Dorado Transportation
One can avail flights from Monroe Regional Airport.
El Dorado Higher Education
South Arkansas Community College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered at Louisiana Tech University, University of Arkansas at Monticello, and many other colleges and universities.