El Dorado is spanish for "place of gold". Pronounced to rhyme with "tornado". The city of El Dorado and Union County Arkansas is full of interesting and fun things for all ages. El Dorado is known as Arkansas' Original Boomtown because of oil discoveries in the 1920's and in 1937. It has a beautiful historic downtown, full of shops and restaurants. Find that special item you've been looking for at one of the local boutiques or stop in for a latte and pastry at one our wonderful bakeries on the Square.
Nearby Calion Lake and the Ouachita River provide world class fishing. Also not to far away is Lake Felsenthal, also well known for its fishing. The Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in nearby Smackover, gives a glance into the history of the oil boom in the area, and provides fun for the whole family. We welcome you to check out some of our favorite sites for the surrounding area .
Check out these great links for the area!
Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
Free to visit- includes outside walking tour and an inside replica of a 1920's street in town.
El Dorado Chamber of Commmerce www.boomtown.org
(contains interesting facts and information on the city of El Dorado, Ar)
El Dorado Confederate Monument 870-862-4747
South Arkansas Arboretum 870-862-3131
The Arboretum is a 13 Acre botanical garden owned by the local school system but operated as a state park by the community college. It is open daily except for holidays.
South Arkansas Arts Center 870-862-5474