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Chilly Escapes: Public Transit Adventures in Northwest Arkansas!

As the frost of winter weaves its magic across Northwest Arkansas, it's time to embrace the chill and dive into a world of cold weather fun! From heart-pounding escapades at the Jones Center to cozy book nooks in local libraries, embark on a frosty adventure filled with activities that'll warm your body and soul.



Frosty Fun at the Jones Center: Route 62

Gear up for some serious fun at the Jones Center in Springdale! Glide across the ice on their expansive rink, twirl and spin to your heart's content while ice skating. Prefer warmer pursuits? Take a dip in the heated pool or join a fitness class to keep those winter blues at bay. The Jones Center is your one-stop-shop for chilly thrills and spills!

Bookworm Bliss at Local Libraries: On-Demand or Fixed Route

Escape the winter chill and cozy up with a good book at one of Northwest Arkansas' charming libraries. From gripping mysteries to heartwarming tales, there's a literary adventure waiting for you on every shelf. Dive into a captivating story, attend a lively book club discussion, or get lost in the pages of a thrilling novel. Winter reading has never been so much fun!

Discover Community Connections: On-Demand or Fixed Route

Winter is the perfect time to explore the vibrant community centers and public services sprinkled across Northwest Arkansas. From art classes and craft workshops to local events and volunteer opportunities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Get involved, make new friends, and create lasting memories as you connect with your community in exciting new ways.

Prioritize Play and Self-Care: On-Demand or Fixed Route

Don't forget to make time for play and self-care amidst the winter hustle and bustle. Treat yourself to a downtown lunch watching the hustle and bustle of our community, host a cozy movie night with your BFF, or embark on an adventure in the great outdoors…remember your coats and hot coco. Embracing the joys of winter is essential for nourishing your body, mind, and spirit during the colder months.


Winter in Northwest Arkansas is bursting with excitement and adventure at every turn. Whether you're hitting the ice at the Jones Center, delving into a captivating book at the library, or immersing yourself in community connections, there's no shortage of fun to be had. So grab your mittens, zip up your jackets, and let's go wander Northwest Arkansas! Here are a few to get you started:

  • Jones Center

  • 8th Street Market

  • NWA Mall

  • Crystal Bridges

  • Momentary

  • Rogers Historical Museum

  • The Daisy Air Gun Museum

  • Fayetteville Library

  • Springdale Library

  • Rogers Library

  • Bentonville Library

Ozark Regional Transit is here to help you navigate the frosty landscape and access all the chilly thrills and delights that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.


Remember starting March 4, 2024 ORT On-Demand service will switch from $0 fare to $1.25 per rider per trip fare.

Note: All fixed route buses will remain $0 through 2024.




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