SEARCY, Ark. – When the heat is on in the summer, it can get hard to spend time outdoors. Instead of resigning yourself to the oppressive humidity, there are plenty of cool places you can go to beat the heat in Searcy.

Searcy Swim Center

On the days when you just want to go for a swim, take a plunge at Searcy’s city pool. For just $5 the family can enjoy swimming laps or splashing around in the two indoor pools, or goofing off at kids’ play-pool outside.

For those who are planning a longer stay in Searcy, the Swim Center offers classes such as water aerobics, water walking, and swim lessons.

The pool is open till 9 pm on weekdays and 6 pm on Saturdays, making it a great place to go when the heat lingers into the evening. Visit their website for more information.

Photo by: Julia Rippey

Searcy Skate-Family Entertainment Center

Lace-up a pair of skates and let the good times roll at the Searcy Skate Center.

Spend your afternoon listening to the classics as you glide across the hardwood or put your loose change to good use playing classic arcade games.

We hear Two-Dollar-Tuesday is the day to go with $2 pizza and skate rentals from 1pm-9pm.

If you’re in search of an affordable activity for the whole family, look no further than the Searcy Skate Family Entertainment Center.

Center on the Square

Grab a seat and catch a show at our community theatre! Voted one of the TOP TEN for Best Live Theatre in Arkansas, Searcy’s Center on the Square puts on quite the production.

Whether you’re in the mood to laugh, cry, or just be “wowed,” Searcy’s local thespians always create an unforgettable experience for the entire audience.

Catch the original show Sweet and Salty this summer, June 19th and 26th. Visit their website and see the full list of productions to find a show that’s best for you!

Courtesy: Center on the Square

Super Bowl & Arcade

Love the sound of pins flying and rental shoes squeaking? Then the Super Bowl is right up your alley!

From classic bowling to glow bowl on Friday nights, and an arcade with all of the classics, the whole family is sure to have a good time. It certainly doesn’t hurt that it’s easy on the wallet.

Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Photo by: Julia Rippey

Hourglass Escape Rooms

Get your neurons firing by trying to beat one of the four escape rooms Hourglass has to offer.

This problem-solving activity makes for a unique experience in town, allowing you to decipher clues and crack codes as you race to beat the clock. With creatively crafted and ever changing puzzles in each room, Hourglass creates a surreal experience that’s great for any problem-solver.

Book your afternoon at Hourglass Escape Rooms now!