Introduction to Rogers, Arkansas
Rogers, Arkansas, in Benton county, is 18 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 105 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is in the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers area. There are 38,829 residents in Rogers.
Rogers was named after C. W. Rogers, vice president and general manager of the Frisco Railroad. It was founded as a stop on the Frisco and St. Louis Railroad. It grew as a trade center for the surrounding rural area. The city was incorporated on June 6, 1881. Agriculture was important to Rogers even after World War II. It now has many retail centers and important plants.
Rogers and nearby Attractions
- Rogers Historical Museum
- Daisy Airgun Museum
- Pea Ridge National Military Park
Things To Do In Rogers
The Eureka Springs is one of the city's major attractions. The Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway provides a ride through the hills of Ozark. One can visit the Wal-Mart Visitors Center while in the city. The city also has many amusement and theme parks and many churches including Baptist, Episcopal and Methodist churches. The city of Rogers hosts the Civil War Ozark Heritage Festival, Frisco Festival, and Pinnacle Hills Promenade Art Festival every year.
Rogers Municipal-Carter Field Airport provides air transportation.
Rogers Higher Education
Higher education facilities are offered at Northwest Arkansas Community College, University of Arkansas-Main Campus, Missouri Southern State College, and Northeastern State University.