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Ozark Folk Center State Park

Box 500, Mountain View, AR 72560
870-269-3851
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, State Parks, Theaters
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Ozark Folk Center is a people place,dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of traditional Ozark Mountain crafts and music.Visitors can see... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Boone, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I both love to make things so visiting the little craft shops was very enjoyable. The crafters are experts and more than willing to explain their art. We spent a full day and hated to leave when closing time arrived. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch that was healthy and reasonably priced.

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Ozark Folk Center is a "must" while in Mountain View. My husband and I visited on a Tues in Sept. We enjoyed our visit immensely. We visited most of the artisans in their shops. They are dressed in period dress, which adds to the experience. As this time of year is slower, most of them had time to speak... More

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Fayetteville, AR
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were very pleased with the accommodations. We had reserved a cabin for 2 nights, but you can't pre pick your cabin. When we got to the cabin we had been given we asked for an upgrade and more privacy and they were able to accommodate us. That was a huge plus for us. Very comfortable and oh so peaceful,... More

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ddmscool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Little shops with different artisans that takes you back to the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Lots of fun and very interesting. And all the participants were very knowledgeable and friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All of the Crafters we spoke to were wonderful at explaining and demonstrating their craft. The park is nicely laid out. Also attended a Kathy Mattea concert there. The auditorium has great acoustics.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Ozark Folk Center is quite a unique experience. My wife and I arrived on a 100 degree day, but luckily all the individual buildings are air conditioned, and we had an enjoyable time. We particularly enjoyed the candle-making venue along with the buildings emphasizing soaps and lotions, artwork, and brooms. We had dinner in a very pleasant and scenic... More

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband,oldest granddaughter and I really enjoyed the restaurant and the various artists and their crafts. Truly dedicated people. They all dress in period costumes giving a very authentic feel to the park.

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Shell Knob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

It was the hottest weekend of the summer, but the coolest experience! Enjoyed all the shops in the craft village. All were air condition, thank goodness. The crafts people were very friendly and were excited to show and tell you all about what they were doing. We took in two evening music shows. Some very talented locals as well as... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Ozark Folk Center was full of artisans and crafters who were very friendly and were excited about sharing their crafts from the past along with some history. Got a little taste of the music as we listened to some good musicians play. Didn't get a chance to eat at the restaurant but was told the food was very good.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The artisans and crafts persons were outstanding. There aren't many places around like this anymore. Interacting with them was very interesting too. There were blacksmiths, quilters, copper artist, potters, printmaker, broom maker, and many others. And they were actually working! The bluegrass musicians were top notch too! We also had breakfast there and it was very good. There were lovely... More

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