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Ozark Folk Center State Park

1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Beautiful handmade crafts in a lovely mountain setting

Make it a point to go to this wonderful state park in north central Arkansas. The crafts are... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Quill D
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Gospel Singing Concert

You need to get tickets for the concert, but they are reasonable and well worth it. There us a... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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The Ozark Folk Center is a people place,dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of traditional Ozark Mountain crafts and music.Visitors can see presentations and demonstrations of the Ozark crafts and music, living history enactments and other special events that highlight this lifestyle. Apprentice and workshop programs pass these skills of the Ozark people to a new generation.As you visit the Folk Center, make your first stop the General Store near the parking lot. From here,buses will take you to the top of the Folk Center's hill to the Ozark Folk Center Theater and the Crafts Village. Stay in one of The Cabins and Dry Creek (60 units) The center also offers a restaurant, the Smokehouse in the Craft Village, conference/meeting facilities for groups large and small and specializes in business retreats and family reunions.
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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Make it a point to go to this wonderful state park in north central Arkansas. The crafts are exceptional, made by local artists who consign their works. We found many lovely gifts there and enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is charming and has wonderful views...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

You need to get tickets for the concert, but they are reasonable and well worth it. There us a parking area, and a bus will drive you to the venue. There is a restaurant close to the auditorium, so we went a little early, ate,...More

Thank minden65
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed strolling through the shops and talking with the owners. Several were quick to give us a demonstration or go into more depth about their craft. We especially loved the jewelry shop, beeswax candle shop and the print shop! A great place to...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Another great place to visit in Arkansas. Bluegrass music day and night, with the handmade craft of the early pioneers. Demonstration daily of blacksmithing, gun making printing, pottery and many many other crafts. Music nightly in the auditorium and on the grounds daily. Rooms are...More

Thank Bill H
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The Folk center is a lovely place but not good for watching concerts. The acoustics are wonderful but if someone sits in front of you all you can see is the back of their head. If the seats were staggered, the stage elevated more, a...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We’re in Mountain View several times each year, this time for the 3-day Fall Bluegrass Festival. Since we’re often in town for camping/fishing or festival, we don’t always visit the Ozark Folk Center - and when we have, we’ve had mixed experiences. Always peaceful, always...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Mountain View, AR, is internationally known for the preservation of Appalachian/Ozark crafts and hill music. While here we stumbled onto a Grandpa Jones music festival during a banjo competition; the music show for Friday night ended with an ensemble of 20 people on stage, including...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a very unusual state park in that it has lots of small cabins scattered about and each one houses a different craftsperson: coppersmith, basket weaver, gunsmith, glass blower, potter, etc. The folks are experts in these old timey crafts and show in great...More

Thank Dianne E
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Really enjoyed talking to everyone we met their either as the ticket office or at each individual manufacturing shop.If you have in knowing how basic materials, medicines, fabric, tools, or decorations were made 100 years ago, this is THE place to go. Each individual shop...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

There are multiple shops you can visit while at the Ozark Folk Center. Each one has a skilled artisan demonstrating their work. I love the basket shop, broom shop, and pottery shop. My boyfriend enjoyed the print shop, the copper painting shop, and the blacksmith....More

Thank vmorr152
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7 September 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Yes, we have dog-friendly cabins and allowed dogs on a leash.
13 March 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Admission to Craft grounds- Adult $12.00 Child $7.00 Admission to Music Auditorium-Adult $12.00 Child $7.00
Monica I
23 November 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Ozark Folk Center's Craft Village, Skillet, Gift Shop and General Store will open for the 2017 Season on April 11, 2017. The Lodge is open year round. We have special events thought out the year listed on Arkansas State... More