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Ozark Folk Center State Park

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Address: 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
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The Ozark Folk Center is a people place,dedicated to the preservation and...

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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Really neat place to watch artisans do their stuff

We stopped at the folk center because we were parking in their lot and taking a shuttle to Beanfest. We got curious as to what was in the folk center so we bought tickets and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
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Batesville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Upon arrival at the Folk Center for our third grader's class trip, we were put in charge of 3 other girls from her class to escort through the Craft Village, which is home to over 20 skilled period artisans. The only thing standing in our way now was actually entering the park. Parents were not allowed to buy their tickets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We stopped at the folk center because we were parking in their lot and taking a shuttle to Beanfest. We got curious as to what was in the folk center so we bought tickets and went in to see. There are little shops all over the park in which you can see artisans doing their craft. The artisans were friendly... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in old time crafts, this is the place to go. Very interesting crafters very eager to share their knowledge. There are a variety of crafts to visit. They have wood carving, knife making, blacksmith shop, stained glass, quilting, painting, copper work(beautiful work coloring copper pieces with heat), weaving, soap making, candle making. They also have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

What a unique and fun place ! Being at the Ozark Folk Center State Park takes back in time to experience the music, the crafts, and the arts that made the Ozark a very special place. Don't miss the weekend shows at the Park. Local musicians have joined together to provide free music education to any interested student in the... More 

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to watch 5 South perform and they were a great music group. Craft grounds are special with artisans showing their craft.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Musicians, variety of handicrafts, mule driven carrousel. Nice place to spend couple of hours with family.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have just returned from a tour and we stayed in the cabins in the State Park. 47 people and everyone of them were happy. The cabins were great and the folks in the restaurant were fantastic. By the time we left everyone was having their pictures taken as if they were family. We were met personally by the staff... More 

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here a few years back and even though the rooms are a little outdated, we had a wonderful time. We sat on the back deck and watched the deer, and then visited the Ozark Folk Center.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

simple and low key experience. A welcome diversion from a rather local experience . Take in Blanchard Caverns at the same time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This place had some really good folk music. If you are into crafts there is a nice village where you can see artisans work including a blacksmith. There is live music on the grounds as well as a large auditorium that hosts shows twice daily. It's for sure worth checking out.

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