I interviewed my friend Kristin about her favorite things to do in and around Sherwood, Arkansas. She and her daughter call Sherwood home and know all the best spots!
“Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 29,523. It is part of the Little Rock−North Little Rock−Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area with 699,757 people according to the 2010 census.” –Wikipedia
What is your favorite thing to do in Sherwood?
There are several great nail shops in and around town, as well as countless yummy restaurants here and in North Little Rock!
Many locals also love the Sherwood Community Pond next to city hall on Kiehl Ave. It’s a popular spot for fishing, and there is a paved walking trail and workout equipment.
What is your favorite restaurant in Sherwood?
We love Casa Mexicana on Kiehl, the new Mexican Cantina place in Gravel Ridge (Catrina Taqueria Cantina), or Las Palmas in LR! Romas in Jacksonville is also great!-Kristin
“At Taqueria Catrina it is our goal to hold onto traditions and we want that to be seen in our food. We use traditional recipes to create authentic Mexican dishes in the way that you prefer the most. So, eat what is good. Eat at Taqueria Catrina Cantina.” –source
Where is your favorite place to get coffee?
Sunny Side Up Cafe in Gravel Ridge or The Humble Crumb!-Kristin
The Humble Crumb Bakery is “a tiny boutique community bakery” in Sherwood. “In 2012, Ruth and her daughter-in-law, Betsy, made up a little plan. They wanted a fun hobby, so they decided that Ruth should bake [her famous] Cinnamon Rolls every Tuesday and Betsy would pick them up at 3 o’clock and drive over to the 4 o’clock Sherwood Farmer’s Market (on Country Club Road at the time) every Tuesday night.” Business continued to grow with their determination and now you can find them in their own restaurant at 110 Loop Road in Sherwood!
My husband took our daughter to The Humble Crumb on a Daddy/ Daughter date after I had our son. I got her all dressed up and they had the best time. It’s been four years since that first Daddy/ Daughter date and she still remembers everything about that day!
What is the best activity to do with kids near Sherwood?
We love painting pottery at The Painted Pig which is about 20 minutes away!-Kristin
About The Painted Pig Art Studio in Little Rock: “We have been providing central Arkansas with creative entertainment since January 2007! I love our customers. The smile on someone’s face when they realize that they have created something all their own is priceless. People are always looking for new ideas and wanting to learn new techniques, which in turn inspires me. We have customers who drive in from Fayetteville, Conway, Cabot, Searcy, Pine Bluff, Hot Springs and even Oklahoma! ” –source
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Most unique thing to see/explore in Sherwood?
The Little Rock Zoo isn’t that far away; we love looking at all the animals, as well as going to The Museum of Discovery!-Kristin
“The Museum of Discovery is Arkansas’s premier science and technology center, and our mission to ignite and fuel a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts and math through dynamic, interactive experiences.” –source
Best hiking/walking trail in Sherwood?
It’s not in Sherwood, but my absolute favorite is Petit Jean Mountain. There are several pretty trails and it’s SO gorgeous in the fall, with a huge waterfall at the bottom!-Kristin
“The natural beauty and ancient geology of the legendary Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas’s first state park and with it our state park system. The park mirrors the mountain’s rugged beauty with its rustic-style, native log and stone facilities constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) beginning in 1933.” –source
Petit Jean State Park offers cabins, camping, lodges, and even Rent-A-Yurts!
Also, the Sherwood Community Pond next to City Hall has a fun walking rail with a bridge. Many kids love to ride scooters there and watch the ducks. It’s small but it’s fun!
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Best place to stay near Sherwood?
I’m going to answer this one for Kristin and the Hilltop Manor in Hot Springs. It’s a bit of a drive from Sherwood but it comes highly recommended!
“Gaze at the waterfall from the extensive front porch. Dream of the guests that attended gala events and danced under the antique chandelier in the dining room. Wander the estate, exploring walls and buildings that have existed for over one hundred years. Meander through the grove of Magnolia trees and stop to smell a rosebud. Enjoy a glass of wine or roast some marshmallows by our outdoor, stone fireplace. Come stay in a well-appointed suite and watch a movie on the large flat-screen television, soak in the JACUZZI® jetted tub, and enjoy your gas operated fireplace. Whatever the reason for your visit – an anniversary, wedding, honeymoon or just a romantic getaway – we are here to help you unwind and relax.” –source
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What is the best museum near Sherwood?
The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock off the interstate is really neat and has several free events. I have taken my students in the past too. It’s only about 15 minutes from Sherwood!-Kristin
“The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. Featuring a world-class international collection of art, live theatre productions, art classes, lectures, films, family programs, shopping and dining, the Arkansas Arts Center offers something for everyone.” –source
Can you share a cool, secret place that only the locals know about?
We LOVE Jose’s Compadre Mexican Grill in North Little Rock! Not crowded, nice, kind workers, great food, and even better margaritas!-Kristin
Best live theatre near Sherwood?
The Children’s Museum in LR has had several cute live plays and I know these are only about $7 a person!-Kristin
“Recognized by The Drama League as one of the best regional theatre companies in America, the Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre is the only professional company in Arkansas that produces children’s literary works for the stage. Since 1979, Children’s Theatre has been creating exceptional theatre for family audiences. Well-loved contemporary stories and classic tales come to life with fantastic characters, brilliant lighting, colorful costumes and a little magic in our fully-staged productions. There’s no sound that delights us more than the gasps of excitement or the bursts of laughter when families enjoy the wonderful capers on stage.” –source
Check ticket prices here.
Do you have a favorite farmers’ market in Sherwood?
The Me and McGee small farmer’s market in Sherwood is awesome!Kristin
“Me & McGee Market Located in just outside of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Me & McGee Market provides an outlet for local farmers and producers. In a relaxing environment, Arkansas products such as grass-fed beef, buffalo, pork, lamb and poultry can be found as well as, plants, eggs, honey, fresh produce, spices, jams and jellies!” –source
Best drive-through Christmas light display?
Woody Sherwood Forest! We love going to the Trail of Lights!-Kristin
“Trail of Lights Sherwood’s Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights is a drive-thru trail with the entrance located at the Sherwood Sports Complex, 511 Bear Paw Road.” –source
Best flea market/antique shop in Sherwood?
The Painted Tree in West Little Rock and one in Benton have tons of cute little booths and shops in there!
Also, I have found some cute little treasures at Grahuntley’s Flea Market in Jacksonville!-Kristin
“At Painted Tree, you’ll find hundreds of talented vendors under one roof. Shop home decor, fashion, and so much more!” –source
Is there any good camping in or around Sherwood?
Many Sherwood residents like to go camping at Greers Ferry Lake.
“With over 30,000 acres of water surface, the lake serves as a playground for all kinds of water sports. Eighteen parks around the shoreline provide modern campgrounds, boat launches, swim areas and marinas.” –source
Greers Ferry Lake is also included in our 100 EPIC Arkansas Bucket List of Things To Do!
Best Girls Weekend Ideas in Sherwood?
Margaritas at Jose’s Compadre Restaurant in North Little Rock (15 minutes from Sherwood).-Kristin
Does Sherwood have any popular festivals you like to go to?
In July, there is usually a fireworks display at Woody Sherwood Forest, and one down by the Arkansas river/ Rivermarket. Around Easter, many churches host egg drops and Easter egg hunts. Around Halloween, churches also host “trunk or treats.”-Kristin
The fireworks display on the Arkansas River in Little Rock/ North Little Rock is called Pops on the River at the River Market. “Be part of a central Arkansas tradition, which includes free children’s activities, a shopping marketplace, food trucks and lots of entertainment. Entertainment inside the First Security Amphitheater includes a performance by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Around 9:30 p.m. sit back and enjoy a glorious fireworks show.” –source
Are there any “Arkansas Made” products that are crafted in Sherwood that we should all know about?
Kristin’s Kouture Designs (on Facebook) makes all sorts of custom goodies, embroidery/vinyl, painting, etc) and pretty much anything you can imagine – or give her an idea of that you would like made!
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Are they any good places to watch a live sports game in/ near Sherwood?
Many residents of Central Arkansas love to go watch the Arkansas Travelers play baseball in North Little Rock.
“The Arkansas Travelers, also known informally as The Travs, are a Minor League Baseball team based in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The team, which plays in the Texas League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.” –source
Check their schedule and buy tickets here.
Best Things To Do In Sherwood, Arkansas
I hope you have learned that Sherwood is full of great things to do and see. Sherwood is also close to Little Rock, North Little Rock, and Cabot which all offer unlimited activities and experiences!