El Dorado Murphy Arts District tour

EL DORADO, Ark. - For months the view of the Murphy Arts District consisted of construction trucks weaving in and out of downtown El Dorado.

Fast forward to today, and the multi-million dollar masterpiece once just a discussion is now taking shape.

Chief Marketing Officer, Bob Tarren gives us a tour.

"A group got together with very specific intent to do something that would attract people to the city to help create jobs and additional tax revenue," he said.

So what will be inside?

"The first phase will consist of the largest outdoor children's playscape in Arkansas, an 8,000 person amphitheater, a farmer's market that will be vibrant and active at least twice a month, a 2,000 seat music hall and this giant restaurant that we're in that will hold at least 200 people with a cabaret stage over my shoulder."

Now let's take a look around.

We are standing on the stage where acts like Migos and Train will perform, and if you turn around, there is a stage area large enough to accommodate most traveling Broadway plays.

"It's a four-story area with tons of side to side and back area," said Tarren.

Our final stop, the overlook, an area for VIP members, allowing them to watch performances at the Amphitheater from a higher level, but that isn't all.

"Also from a distance, you'll see a kid's playscape area, which is that green area that will be transformed starting right away into this amazing outdoor playscape with water pads, climbing equipment and fenced in for security."

The grand opening will be in September, and membership prices will be offered.


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