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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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Okay Attraction

I was here mid-week in the fall so was surprised when almost all the crafter's buildings were open... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Janet A
Avalon, New Jersey
Activities galore

We were traveling with a motor coach tour and stopped here to experience some of the activities... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
Duane B
Roscoe, Illinois
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I was here mid-week in the fall so was surprised when almost all the crafter's buildings were open. Crafters were very friendly, but stock in most shops was limited. Music performances were also scheduled for the day ( the one I stopped to listen to...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were traveling with a motor coach tour and stopped here to experience some of the activities. We stayed at the cabins and were transported to the activities by small buses. We took part in two hands on activities that were fun. We also attended...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

So we didn't see much from the inside. They caution of the steep drive up from the parking lot and provide a shutterly, but the average car should have no trouble. Just be sure of your brakes for the return. Buildings look like several other...More

Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went to hear the folk music which the web stated was at 2PM and we should have been there early in the day. We enjoyed the folk music and it started at 10:15 AM and could have heard other artist. We didn’t get through...More

Thank DC-w-grankids
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed the dining room and the buffet breakfast. There are windows so you can see the forest while you eat, and the atmosphere is great. We will definitely be back, as we want to stay in a cabin there too.

Thank TulsaGal2011
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was part of a tour group from Alabama and we stopped and spent a day and night here. Everything was fantastic! The cabins were spacious, clean, and beautiful and had WiFi and cable. The Skillet restaurant had the best meal of our trip. Michelle...More

Thank David_t_36582
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

While the concept is a good one, the execution is a bit too commercialized. I felt like we were charged ($12 each) to look at shops with things for sale. The grounds are very well kept and uniquely laid out. Some of the docents were...More

Thank KnitTN
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A friend recommended that we visit here while in Arkansas. We brought along 3 other extended family members and we all had a wonderful time. Seeing various crafts people in action was very interesting. We especially enjoyed the blacksmith and copper-smith. The artists were all...More

Thank Peggy L
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here as we are interested in arts and crafts. We found most all of the artists very interesting and informative. The candlemaker and blacksmith were both very enthusiastic and extra informative. We were expecting others to be a bit more forthcoming with information....More

Thank ckh009
Reviewed 27 September 2017

There are little buildings housing a variety of old fashioned craftsmen working on their crafts: candles, soaps, corn husk dolls, quilts, wooden toys, jewelry, guns, knives, copper, ceramics, etc. They each have crafts for sale. There is an area where a group of musicians play...More

Thank 4jean4
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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