Summer is here, and it’s time to crank up the fun. No doubt Arkansans will enjoy a red, juicy watermelon – probably lake- or poolside, a bevy of summer blockbusters and fireworks galore. Check out wild animals at the Little Rock Zoo or Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs to floating past the thick forests and towering bluffs on the beloved Buffalo National River to escaping the heat and daily grind to enjoy a bit of self-care away from all the rigamarole at a mountainside lake, the Natural State is chock-full of fantastic attractions that provide family fun and lasting memories. Here are some of our favorite places for an Arkansas Summer Getaway.