Travel to Wilson this February

Right along the Mississippi River, Wilson, Arkansas is a sweet surprise of a town rich in culture, community, entertainment, and history. Wilson evokes small-town living but with a twist. When in Wilson, enjoy premiere shopping, fine cuisine, educational experiences, and much much more. There are no lulls of activity, making any time the perfect time to visit Wilson. Let’s take a look at the opportunities that await you in February:

  1. Valentine’s Day Dinner at the Wilson Café & Tavern

Culinary Director, Executive Chef Shawn Davis, has crafted the perfect menu for the occasion. From exotic dishes such as grilled octopus salad to classic surf and turf, nothing but delicious cuisine awaits you. Visit eatatwilson.com for the full menu.

  • 2nd Annual Wilson Bloody Mary Contest

Professionals, amateurs, and spectators alike come together to see who can craft the best Bloody Mary and walk away with the winning title. Competitors can enter to see how their Bloody Mary compares to others, and attendees can taste these creations, get to cast their People’s Choice vote, and get a commemorative glass to keep. There will be a panel of judges comprised of very select members to award various category winners and of course overall winner.

  • Wilson Wine Experience Wine Tastings

Each month, Wilson Café and Tavern hosts weekly wine tastings featuring different types of wine from all over the world. These tastings are in a fun and casual setting, and welcome everyone. So whether you are a long-time wine connoisseur, or you aren’t sure if you even really like wine, these tastings are the perfect Friday evening activity. Make it a date night and have dinner afterward or gather some friends and make a night out of it!

  • Wilson Outdoor Center Apparel and Accessories

Centrally located across from Town Square, the Wilson Outdoor Center is home to all things adventure. While you explore Wilson, find the apparel you need to maximize your outdoor activities. There is plenty of other gear for any outdoor adventure, or to gift to someone with a love for the outdoors.

  • Riding Trails

When you visit the Wilson Outdoor Center, be sure to ask about bike rentals and the various mapped trails available to you. The bikes have a built-in GPS with the trials already mapped for you to enjoy. See a side of the region you haven’t yet before and enjoy time outdoors.

  • The Grange Marketplace

To take a break from site-seeing and exploring, visit The Grange. With an all-new menu, The Grange is the perfect lunch spot. Enjoy healthier options with fresh ingredients grown right here in Wilson, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a special dessert made fresh daily.

  • White’s Mercantile

Shop your heart out at Nashville’s White’s Mercantile- right here in Wilson! White’s has the latest in fashion trends, home décor, children’s merchandise, pet supply, men’s wear, and more. Enjoy retail therapy, find your new favorite brand or the newest addition to your home. Get a sneak peek at new merchandise to be featured in the Spring Fashion Show!

  • Hampson Archaeological Museum

Take the time to enjoy a learning experience at the Hampson Archaeological Museum during your visit. Travel back in time and learn all about the Native ways of living. See how what they started influences our lives now.

  • Wilson Pharmacy

Don’t let this pharmacy fool you. Although Wilson Pharmacy is a fully operational pharmacy, the real treat is its storefront. Find custom Wilson pottery, home décor, children’s developmental toys and tools, and so much more. Take your time admiring their vast selection and find something special for everyone in your life – or something for yourself!

It may be obvious, but Wilson, Arkansas has beautiful, landscaped grounds to enjoy during your visit. Admire the architect, sit awhile in the Square or in the park, and take the time to rest and take in your surroundings. People watch, enjoy refreshments, or strike up a conversation with a friendly local.

For more information about Wilson and its activities, visit wilsonarkansas.com.

By Chelsea Bowman