“A Wonderful Way to Enjoy Yesterday”
Arkansas's unique Ozark Folk Center State Park is America's only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and sharing it in an entertaining way. We keep the crafts, music and herblore of the Ozarks alive. Tap your toes to mountain music at one of your favoriteArkansas state parks located in Mountain View, Arkansas in the heart of the Ozarks. See blacksmithing, pottery-making and More than 18 other pioneer skills and crafts. The Craft Village is open Tuesday-Saturday from April through November.Celebrity performers and traditional Ozark musicians fill our large auditorium, Wednesday through Saturday evenings, mid April through late October, with the sounds of traditional southern mountain music. String band instruments, ballads and Celtic roots dances fill the stage. Join in the dances and sign along with the familiar tunes.Sign up for classes to learn to play the dulcimer or autoharp, to jig dance or to grow an organic herb garden. Design your own workshop for the study of the traditional crafts demonstrated here. Browse our Homespun Gift Shop and sample country cooking at our Skillet Restaurant, open seven days a week during the season. All year long you can spend the night in our comfortable duplex studio style Ozark Cabins at Dry Creek in the Arkansas Ozarks. For the young and young at heart try a treetop adventure at the Loco Ropes high ropes course located adjacent to the parking lot at the Ozark Folk Center. See the Ozarks from a whole new perspective and don't miss the The Flying Pig ZipLine! Individuals and groups welcome.Visit historic downtown Mountain View, Arkansas, the "Folk Music Capital of the World." Explore the awesome Blanchard Springs caverns. Go trout fishing on the White River or float the Buffalo National Scenic River, and enjoy other nearby attractions. Come to the Ozark Folk Center for a great "learn while you have fun" vacation or a relaxing weekend getaway in the beauty of the Ozarks.
This unique park has authentic crafters hand-making crafts throughout a village. We got the coolest handmade broom- and the kids made corn shuck dolls. It also has musicians playing traditional folk instruments from the region- guitar, banjo, fiddle, upright bass, dulcimer and mandolin. Tour at your own pace, take in a nightly music show. April-Nov, crafts Tuesday-Saturday, music show in 1000 seat theatre Wednesday-Saturday nights. Restaurant and Lodging on site- all in a State Park! Peach fried pies are the best!
Great place to wander on a cloudy day! The craftsmen were so friendly and gave wonderful explanations of their craft. We especially enjoyed talking with the bow and arrow wood craftsman, the blacksmith, and the paper crafter. We also loved the music show. We bought crafts for all of our kids and grandkids.
This was a wonderful experience. We got a suite and it was perfect and not to pricy for what you got. I enjoyed it and we did some hiking, listeners to some music. My kids were a bit young for the crafting and the sitting still. But the pool was great. The restaurant the Skillet was good- and the people were completely wonderful.
This is an excellent State Park. It is highly educational and entertaining. The artisans are very informative and friendly. They are happy to answer questions about their craft. The park is also beautiful. I would highly recommend visiting here to people of all ages.
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Ozark Folk Center State Park
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