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Wildwood Park for the Arts

Shady Grove, Arkansas

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Wildwood Park for the Arts logo
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Wildwood Park for the Arts

Shady Grove, Arkansas

(126)

Reviews (126)

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DeAnna Dennis Beam

19 October 2019

I had never been to Wildwood Park before! Please don’t ask me why because it reminds me of how much I have missed! The Wizard of Oz is amazing! An uplifting and extremely entertaining cast as well as a wonderful orchestra! ❤️ I’m adding this park to my frequent favorite places in Arkansas. Right up there with Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs and Crystal Bridges Museum in NWA. More...

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Brandon Beam

19 October 2019

A wonderful, fun experience in the woods!

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Christy Leavins

18 October 2019

this was our 1st time to go and is was Awesome. our family and the group we brought loved it. we will be looking forward to other experiences.

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Robert Harrison

24 September 2019

Great

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Dustin Ashley Beam

12 September 2019

This is a beautiful facility that is doing wonderful productions with stellar production values. It really is a hidden gem and needs to be visited more, so go! They have a cornucopia of events from festivals to shows to classes. Just check it out and you will have so much fun! More...

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Dan Estes

15 August 2019

Absolutley beautiful place for arts and entertainment. Majestic grounds. Excellent staff.

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Tina Michelle McGrew

11 August 2019

Beautiful evening, talented performers, yummy homemade popsicles, and delicious ribs and rib nachos too!!

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Gail Boeckman

11 August 2019

This is a beautiful park. We have gone to several events here and had a wonderful time. The park is well maintained.

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Stan Taylor

8 August 2019

Beautiful venue. I had a great time.

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Muskie Harris

8 August 2019

Wildwood Center is a awesome place for concerts, socializing.

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Dareen campbell

8 August 2019

Nice spacious venue and perfect setup for live music!

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Jill Pflughaupt

8 August 2019

Great organization

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A Harlean Bryles

4 August 2019

Great venue!! Intimate setting

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Tanya Roush-Buffington

28 July 2019

Beautiful gardens, lovely trails a great way to spend time!

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Linda Gatti-Clark

24 July 2019

Beautiful, great theatre

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Beckie Sudduth

13 July 2019

Stunning venue for picnics, festivals, theater, concerts, art displays, or wildflower/lake walks❣️the only missing ingredient is food... provided at special events only

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Anne Huppertz Fuller

13 July 2019

Great venue for performances

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Yvonne Alley

3 July 2019

Has variety. Lake is nice to look at, and you could definitely bring a lunch as they have tables. They also have a path to gazebo and a tinyish walking garden trail.

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Mayca Barreiro Iglesias

29 June 2019

I love the Wama camp, for us it is a summertime tradition. All the stuff is so nice and they transmit love for the arts.

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Jacqueline Smith

7 June 2019

Beautiful people doing beautiful things!

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Raine Jarrett

24 May 2019

Cool place

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Tezin Liang

7 May 2019

Excellent art theater, 1 major ptoduction in fall and 1 in spring. There is a lake on site which is a great view too.

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LA Jones

7 May 2019

My son is an actor and was in a play at wildwood theatre. It is a wonderful place and we enjoy it.

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Amanda Carbajal

7 May 2019

Very beautiful place.

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Shelley Ballew

7 April 2019

Wonderful time great food beautiful lovation

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William Hall

7 April 2019

This is a very beautiful place to visit.

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Robert Gray

7 April 2019

Beautiful place. Very peaceful.

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Dustin Mullens

7 April 2019

Park.

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Jackie Keller

17 March 2019

Amazing event! People are top notch!!!

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Katrina Chevalier

7 March 2019

Lantern Festival was a great first visit!

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Jan Cam

7 March 2019

Lantern festival was awesome

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Dustin Mullens

7 March 2019

Very cool park

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Charlene Hardcastle

18 February 2019

Lanterns was fantastic as usual, First stop enchilada in Mexico!

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Sophia Wilkerson

17 February 2019

was really nice. it was a different learning experience. had fun too. just wish it wasn't so cold when we went.

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Rob H Haynie

16 February 2019

Great place! Beautiful surroundings! Good people!

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Anna Panek

8 February 2019

Beautiful and peaceful place.

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Jules Mahoney

7 February 2019

Gorgeous place. Daughter loves visiting and it has some of the best trails around.

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Andrea Helmer Hines

28 January 2019

I’ve enjoyed the events I’ve attended and love the nature trails.

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Kurt Annis

7 January 2019

Not only do I hike the trails here I volunteer to clean them up to. Extremely family friendly, And well worth the time with family

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Vanessa al Rashida

7 January 2019

I enjoy this place. It is a minute from my house and has great trails to walk my dog d exercise. There is a gazebo that looks out in a lake which has geese/swans (called swan lake but wasn't able to get close enough at the birds to see if they are swans or geese). Anyway. Lovely place to go for quiet walks. They also have plays there which are nice. My mom and I went to a play there recently which was cute. I great place for the whole family. More...

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Will Stevens

7 January 2019

Lovely place

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Amy Glover Bryant

8 November 2018

Such a fantastic opportunity for Central Arkansas youngsters, teens and adults to submerge themselves in the arts, whether they are in the audience or on the stage!

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Kristen Westmoreland

7 November 2018

Beautiful place! I'm excited to see Dr Keating grow the presence of performing arts here and all over the city!

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John Landis

7 November 2018

Beautiful surroundings. Professional quality performance and nice people.

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Steve Askins

7 October 2018

A nice event center that is a little hard to find.

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Stacy Priest Alberson

26 September 2018

This is my favorite outdoor thinking spot! The rock gazebo by the lake is so peaceful

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William Watson

7 September 2018

A great visit to watch a play, attend a festival, or just enjoy the great outdoors!

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Shelly Gatling

7 August 2018

Amazing place and people. Love this place thankful we have it and that it is here in this location.

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Dekelon Daniel

7 August 2018

Nice trails for walking, jogging, or dogs!

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bj griffin

7 August 2018

The auditorium at Wildwood is excellent. The acoustics are A+

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Simmie Armstrong

7 August 2018

Excellent facility, but parking is a problem for a large crowd

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David A Moore

5 August 2018

Was there for my cousin's daughters reception. Loved the mix of nature with the walk areas. Only used outside pavilion but it was a relaxing place.

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Kayla Cox Cantrell

5 August 2018

Beautiful. We attended a wedding and the venue was absolutely amazing. There was even an art exhibit we were able to view. Great destination.

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Lindsey Grable Leggitt

5 August 2018

Awesome place to spend a Saturday! It's free to explore when they are not having an event. Totally enjoyable experience!

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Lacey Elton

5 August 2018

Loved it! Just recently had our wedding there. The place is beautiful and the staff are amazing and so helpful! We loved working with Ira!

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Briana Lavallee

5 August 2018

This park is a hidden gem!! Free admission, beautiful lake, swans walking around, flowers everywhere, and a gazebo with steps right down to the water. So beautiful and such beautiful memories of my engagement More...

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Wes Gross

5 August 2018

Wildwood is truly a hidden gem in West Little Rock! Beautiful setting with numerous walking trails and gardens. Also great events, classes, and camps for all ages! We love the Lanterns! Festival and my daughter really enjoyed the Spring Break Junior Naturalist Camp! More...

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Ginger Morrow

5 August 2018

Last night was my first time there. I enjoyed the evening with friends. The festival seemed lacking...It definitely had that this is the last night let's wrap it up feeling. However I liked what was there. Hopefully next year I can go on Saturday. It was probably much better then. More...

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Thekla Gillespie

5 August 2018

My husband and I got married here October 24, 2015. Everything that could go wrong did. We booked an outdoor venue, but the weather forecast changed. Our original coordinator left as he suddenly had a new job. We had to relocate to an indoor spot, but the stage was being painted for the Vienna Boys Choir, so we couldn't even rehearse on it the day before the wedding. Luckily, the most awesome guy, Ira, came in and totally saved the day. He did everything under the sun to make sure everything was perfect. He hung out at the wedding and all our guests just loved him. He was absolutely wonderful! I love that place. More...

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Vandra Morgan-Delaney

5 August 2018

The event was good. Lots of wine, plenty of food choices from local vendors. My favorite was the Capitol Grill shrimp and grits. My favorite of the numerous wines being tasted was Intrinsic - a heady cab with a full body and great legs! :)
The grounds, what I saw of them, were lovely. The swans a nice touch outside and very used to people tossing food evidently (sorry swannies).
The Mercedes folks were picking up people to/from the event and doing a fine job of it despite the short distance.
If I had one complaint it was there weren't enough staffers to keep up on the dirty glasses being left everywhere to keep the *air* of the event as upscale instead of *after the summer fair funky*.
Announcements couldn't be heard outside or at a few places in the *circle* which means we completely missed the acrobatics and the drawings. Next time someone needs to hook up a sound system so those enjoying the lights on the gazebo outside of the stifling heat inside can come in to join the fun.
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Lauren McCullough

5 August 2018

Gorgeous year round but will now hold a special place in my heart during these fall months...we had our wedding under the gazebo in November! And staff was great to work with. I look forward to having some photo shoots out on the trail this year. More...

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Alexandra DeFoore

5 August 2018

I love Wildwood! I love the intimate setting and the beauty of the outdoors in this area. My one suggestion is a random one. It would be beneficial to your shows to stop selling really crunchy snacks with crinkly bags, or maybe have people keep these snacks in the lobby. The last two times I've been to a show at Wildwood, I have had someone directly behind me loudly crunching chips and crinkling the bag—which they bought in the lobby—during the performance, and it's really distracting and takes me out of the wonderful shows you guys put on. One would hope people would know not to do rude things like this, but unfortunately, you can't expect people to do that. More...

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Heather Tieu

5 August 2018

This place is beautiful. Today was a warm - just after the rain - kind of day. The walking trails and the hiking trails are well cared for and the scattered art sculptures adds to the beauty. The buildings hosts artists and we sneaked a peak at the rehearsal for their upcoming Annie. We will be coming back to do more exploring ASAP. More...

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Samuel C. Pettit III

5 August 2018

Beautiful space. Wonderful theatre. One of the best in Arkansas!

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Rosie Roades

5 August 2018

Good times at the lantern festival! Only recommendation I would make is, need more trash cans around the park and more people emptying them.

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Yuyi Boo Assaf

5 August 2018

What a wonderful experience, the Lanterns event was fantastic... we did learn about each country, please post in the Ft Smith,AR News paper again, we didn’t know about such a great event until this year. It was
Worth the drive and accommodations. Thank you
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Ange Welborn

5 August 2018

My favorite place to find peace and tranquility when traveling to Arkansas. I do love the nurture for the heart and mind that this environment brings!

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Andrea Helmer Hines

5 August 2018

It’s a beautiful place to walk. There are paved walking trails, as well as natural trails. I have taken my dog several times and walked around the lake. In spring when the tulips and azaleas are in bloom, it is absolutely beautiful! There is a resident swan, named Alexander , that has followed us swimming around the lake shore on our walks. There are also art shows, plays, exhibits, etc. that are shown inside. My husband and I have been to an art exhibit and a live radio story telling show. Both were very enjoyable. More...

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Rachel Waltz

7 July 2018

So incredibly beautiful!

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Mihomy Martell-Shade

7 July 2018

Kids went to learn Ukelele for a week. Classes were timely, professional and organized. Although, they were admitted under a scholarship, the kids didn't feel as if they were a charity case.The performance from the kids who were in the classroom were well done. I'm impressed with the performing arts at Wildwood.Way to go WAMA. More...

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Roger Marion

7 June 2018

Wonderful place. Great people working here!

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Amy Ramirez

7 June 2018

Magical night at the 2018 Lantern Festival. So so glad my husband happened to hear this event advertised on the radio today. Looking forward to making this an annual ritual. More...

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Marci Henryson

7 June 2018

We went for the lantern festival which was magical, had great food, fire dancers, mermaids, floating lotuses with candles, and more. The daffodils we're blooming and the grounds are maintained well. If you go to the lantern festival here are a few tips:Buy your tickets in advance onlineExpect to enjoy the evening in lines to get food (not super speedy)If you do not have to bring a stroller, don't. Too many people to manuever well.Bring cash Bring your walking shoes More...

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Carl Petty

7 June 2018

Neat little park. Visited for the lanterns and it was extremely disorganized and poorly executed. The lights at night was pretty.

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Tony Fuentes

7 June 2018

The park is very beautiful. Especially for special events like the Lanterns Festival. We went for the lanterns festival and got to enjoy food from seven different continents. They had food from Asia, Morocco and even Ireland. It was a beautiful night and the lanterns were well lit up and they had performers singing and even fire dancers. We really enjoyed ourselves and so did the kids. I'm not sure how this park looks like or what attractions it has to offer when there are no special events because that was our first time there, but I can imagine that it's a beautiful place to go for a walk during the day. The staff there for that event were very friendly and helpful and it seemed that wherever we went there was always somebody there to assist us in case we needed anything. Will most likely be back for other events and probably on a normal day just to go for a walk. More...

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Tina Sparks

7 June 2018

I was in town visiting for the marathon and looked up what was going on. Thought the Lantern festival sounded neat. I think they had way more interest than they planned for as nearly everything was sold out about halfway into the event. Originally they stated they wouldn't refund money for the paper currency you needed to buy, but as everything was sold out, they changed that policy. They didn't give us any hassels over it and were apologetic even. Very fantastic and visually interesting festival. For sure something I would attend again if I were in the area! The park itself looked very beautifully maintained and we even saw a swan; fitting considering it's called swan lake! More...

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The Cooks

7 June 2018

Love this place... except for the swan. That thing is SCARY!

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Shane H

7 June 2018

The grounds are beautiful and the roduction was top notch. Bravo.

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Keith Cremeens

7 June 2018

Really know what theatre is!

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Frank Olveda

7 June 2018

Fun

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RKingArt Channel

7 June 2018

Wonderful venue, just recently watched "Into the Woods" there during our first visit. Loved the production, and rhe location is amazing. :D

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Samantha Hawks

7 June 2018

Wonderful venue for various events.

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Tommie Farley

7 June 2018

Awesome place! Beautiful folage

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Laura J Michel

7 June 2018

It's a beautiful setting, a nice place to get away from the hussle and bussle of the city. You can bring your dog, it has to stay on a leash, and u have to bring your own poo-poo bags bc they do not have them anywhere in the park. You are required to pick up after your pet!. Their are a few trails. I've only done the loop around the large pond. Haven't explored any nature trails.. Not a fan of ticks.. So, I probably won't explore the nature trails until the weather cools enough and their are no ticks! Lol.. More...

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April Null

7 June 2018

Lovely place.

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Crystal Brock

7 June 2018

Beautiful theater, helpful friendly ushers, great show. Could use better parking

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muñeka d trapo

7 June 2018

I'm not 100% sure what this is, it looked like an outside museum. It was extremely quiet, peaceful and beautiful. I liked the plant information in the ground but I didn't go into the building because it almost felt like it was exclusive.

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Derek Johnson

7 June 2018

Very nice place. The setting is very beautiful and scenic. My job has had our annual leadership conference there the last three years. It has been great and they are very accommodating. The only thing I would give a negative on is the restrooms. When it is a large group, there are not enough restrooms to go around. More...

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Gg Jj

7 June 2018

Loved it! Will certainly go back.A very special place.

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Adam Prichard

7 June 2018

Great place to go to relax.

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Brenda Shepherd

7 June 2018

I really loved the lantern show.... though there were more Xmas lights than lanterns! But it is a great venue for many different types of events!!

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Shawn Prater

7 June 2018

Beautiful grounds and great trails to wander.

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Kim Troboy

7 June 2018

It was lovely and had great paths to walk. The arboretum was informative and beautiful. Don't feed the swans at the pond! Parking is a bit of a problem and bathrooms were hard to find (some were locked). Google directions took me past the entrance. Other than that, this is a great place to visit. More...

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Alan Malcolm

7 June 2018

Beautiful park. Great little theatre.

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julee jaeger

7 June 2018

Great venue for shows.

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Pam Book

7 June 2018

love love love

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Martha Hampton Carle

16 July 2017

The WAMA camp is wonderful. My 8yo twins had a blast

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Luma Ebhaya

7 June 2017

wonderfull nature park ...spending times for health breathing with looking to imagine places ..nice for family and make events there or celebration ...stunning

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Brenda Layne

7 June 2017

Lovely!

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Miles S Elton

7 June 2017

Great place for weddings.

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Alex Erdmann

7 June 2017

Beautiful!

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Angel Verdaguer

7 June 2017

Molt romàntic

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Fredie Smith

7 June 2017

Beautiful maintain

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Ryan Scott

7 June 2017

We went for the lantern festival and it was awesome

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Ann-Marie LeBlanc

7 June 2017

An ethereal beauty. This gorgeous Theater is in a park setting.

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Caleb Melchior

7 June 2017

One of my favorite places for a weekend walk in Little Rock. The small loop around the pond is great for people with limited mobility - and easy for kids and strollers. If you want a serene walk, take the outer trails through the woodland. Great displays of daffodils and azaleas. Oriented to spring flowering, but there's something of interest throughout the year. And...it's free! More...

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Forrest Kolle

7 June 2017

A lovely park with various nature trails and a great little stage by the lake.

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Ira Grace

7 June 2017

Beautiful natural setting, very cool performance venue inside.

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Steven Leimberg

7 June 2017

A beautiful park. Many events are hosted here throughout the year and I just love the atmosphere the park brings to each of them. The pond reflections are fantastic to photograph. I just love it. More...

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Arlena Marie

7 June 2017

Beautiful park with many trails and swans! I can't wait to have a picnic here!

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John Shute

7 June 2017

Check out the Lanterns Festival.

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Kristofer D

7 June 2017

We've been here twice, once for the Lanterns Festival, and also for the Pirates musical. We had a great time at both events. It's a beautiful park to visit even if nothing is going on. More...

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Amy Wedsted Burks

12 March 2017

It was so beautiful! Friendly staff and many opportunities to have fun there!

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Gabriel Simoes Flamenco

5 February 2017

One of my favorite places to perform in US! Great memories!

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Michelle Mitchell

26 September 2016

I attended the last performance of the ACANSA Festival on Sunday, September 25, 2016. The Saint Mark Baptist Church choir performed. The choir put on an awesome show.

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jeje43 .

7 June 2016

Lantern Festival: Great event fun Time-LANTERNS is anchored by Chinese traditions for celebrating the New Year and is held during the first full moon of the new lunar year.

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Noah Darnell

7 June 2016

Great venue for intimate performances or art shows. A little bit out of the way, but the quietness/serenity is a major plus. Well worth the trip.

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Lucy Hilton McKee

7 November 2015

LOVED IT. VIENNA BOYS CHOIR WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. FIRST TIME AT WILDWOOD BUT WILL NOT BE THE LAST.

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Nan Enoch

24 July 2015

We always enjoy being at Wildwood whether at a concert or enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Nan and Rex

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Lawson Baker

8 October 2014

Amazing park with tons of great events!

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Yolanda Bullock

22 August 2014

The employees that works their are very kind loving people

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Jennifer Brooks

13 February 2014

Love Wildwood...especially Lanterns festival

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Angela Bloodworth-Collier

12 November 2013

A beautiful atmosphere with so many wonderful opportunities to explore, learn, and be entertained.

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Leslie Kyzer

2 October 2013

Saw Fiddlers there. It's a beautiful place. And you'll be glad you went.

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April Baker

7 June 2013

This is a beautiful place to go relax or walk your dog. Peaceful enough to meditate in the Chinese Gardens.

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Melissa Thoma

5 June 2013

This Park is a gem in Little Rock's Crown! 100+ Acres to create, recreate and celebrate!

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