The Covid-19 pandemic has put America to the test, but with vaccines for the disease now available and with the timetable for getting Americans vaccinated measured in only a few short months, there is indeed a very real light at the end of the tunnel when we can start getting back to something like normal. Still, unless you're a healthcare worker or someone in a high-risk group, chances are that you've still got three or four months until you can get a needle stick, a bandaid, and on with your life.

With us all doing our part on masking, sanitization and social distancing, a lot of folks are at a loss for fun things to do that allow them to be at a safe distance from others. Steve Landers Toyota of Northwest Arkansas is here for you, however, with our suggestions for three fun, socially-distanced activities to do right here in Northwest Arkansas. Need a reliable vehicle to get you there? Then come see us today at Landers Toyota of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, or check out our full selection of Toyota models at our website right now.

VISIT A DRIVE-THROUGH ANIMAL PARK: Want to see some animals? While a lot of attractions are closed right now, one place that's still safe to visit in the comfort of your vehicle is Wild Wilderness Drive-Through Safari. Located at 20923 Safari Road near the town of Gentry about a half-hour drive from Fayetteville, Wild Wilderness Drive-Thru Safari features a four-mile paved driving loop from which you can see over 30 species, including lions, tigers and bears (oh, my!) along with Wolves, Buffalo, Emus, Longhorn cattle, camels and more. For more information and to buy tickets online, visit their website at

CHECK OUT SOME OUTDOOR ART: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is a true jewel in the crown of Northwest Arkansas, featuring hundreds of a millions of dollars worth of art by some of America's most famous and renowned artists. Though you might not feel comfortable going inside the gallery right now, there's still plenty to see on the OUTSIDE of Crystal Bridges. Walking trails on the grounds take you to spots where you can view over 30 major pieces of outdoor sculpture, including large-scale works by greats like R. Buckminster Fuller, Nancy Rubins, Marina Abramovic, Dale Chihuly, Pat Musick and more, all set among the beautiful greenery that surrounds the museum. For more information about hours, admission and outdoor sculpture at Crystal Bridges, visit their website at

GO RIDE A BIKE AT THE SLAUGHTER PEN: Northwest Arkansas is an "outdoorsy" person's dream, with plentiful opportunities to hike, bike, run, boat, kayak or just find yourself in the splendor and solitude of the great outdoors. If you're a mountain biking fan, you're particularly in luck, as our elected leaders in Northwest Arkansas have put some serious money in recent years behind making NWA a mountain biking destination that's the best in America. One of the best places is Slaughter Pen Hollow Trail System in Bentonville. Featuring more than 20 miles of trails from rugged to easy, it's a great place to get away from it all and test your skills while you're social distancing, and if you want to go further, the trail complex is linked to the equally-cool Blowing Springs Mountain Bike Trail System via a picturesque ride near Lake Bella Vista. For more information, visit

Just because you want to socially distance right now while we wait for our turn in line for a vaccine doesn't mean you can't have some fun in the meantime. Any of these destinations is loaded with fun, so load up and go! If if you need a great new or pre-owned vehicle to get you there, come see us at Landers Toyota of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers, or check out our full selection of beautiful new Toyotas and quality pre-owned cars at our website right now.


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