Kasasa® Community Spotlight features the hometowns of local banks and credit unions in the Kasasa family.
Plan your next expedition in El Dorado, Arkansas, home of Kasasa family member First Financial Bank. If you’re looking for El Dorado, look no further — because while this isn’t the mythical South American city of gold, it’s full of riches that await your discovery.
In this Kasasa Community Spotlight, we’ll talk about things to do in this vibrant city nestled in the forests and farmlands of Southern Arkansas. Best known as the center of a 1920s oil boom, there’s a wealth of rewarding things that make El Dorado live up to its nickname of “Arkansas’ Original Boomtown.”
1. Try Donuts That Might Blow Your Mind.
When in Rome (or El Dorado), treat yourself to a delectable delight that may make you re-think your diet. “Spudnut” is a funny name for a serious donut — we’re talkin’ glazed donuts made with potato flour that people rave about. Hey, you only live once!
2. Become An Outdoors Expert.
SOURCE: Destination 360
Southern Arkansas is home to excellent fishing, hunting and camping opportunities. Locals brave the wilderness at the nearby Ouachita River, Calion Lake and the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Bring some mosquito repellent!
3. Play A Game Or Two (Or Three) At Hill’s Pool Hall.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this — Hill’s Pool Hall (aka Hill’s Recreation Parlor) is one of the oldest, continuously operated pool halls in Arkansas. So have a drink, hear some live music, and play a game or two — and be sure to use your Kasasa debit card to help you rack up rewards even as you rack up billiards.
4. Visit The Award-Winning Downtown Area.
SOURCE: Arkansas Business
There’s always something going on downtown. Main Street El Dorado is alight with concerts, plays, pep rallies, and farmer’s markets. If you’re around on May 2nd, check out the Mayhaw Festival — try some tasty mayhaw jelly and snag cool prizes at the Kasasa Rewards Rush!
5. Practice Your Swing At The Mystic Creek Golf Course.
SOURCE: Mystic Creek Golf Club
If you’re a golfer, bring your clubs to Mystic Creek — billed as an “unforgettable experience,” it opened in 2013 and was named one of the “Best New Golf Courses” in the same year by Golf Digest. Mystic Creek will also host the Symetra Tour in 2015!