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Ozark Folk Center State Park

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Address: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone Number: +1 870-269-3851
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: 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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My daughter and I were here on opening weekend, not every artisan/ activity was up and running, but and enjoyable couple of hours touring those that were. The best part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Wingham, Canada
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Wingham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I were here on opening weekend, not every artisan/ activity was up and running, but and enjoyable couple of hours touring those that were. The best part of the visit for me was the evening concert, if you are going, try to get to one. It was a variety, from a very young group, pre teens, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

take you back in time to a good time real Arkansas wish they would add more things but it is great we will go back we only had 1 day there hope to stay longer next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Was an amazing stay. The craft grounds. The people. The cabins. The Resturant. Well worth it!! A must stay!

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Water Valley, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We enjoyed watching the different craftsmen at work; especially liked the quilts and pottery and the ride on the mule-driven merry-go-round.

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Mountain View, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wonderful food and many attractions to view a dated way of living from early settlers in the Ozarks. A culturally enriched experience for all ages.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

like living in 1800s, authentic clothes, lye soap making, glass blowing, basket weaving, dulcimer, and square dancing.

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Lonsdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We go to the folk center once a year for some clogging work shops that my wife and daughter attend. There are different shops where you can watch the craftsman create things such as candles and different things. There is a old timey one room school that is interesting. It also has a large auditorium and legit country/bluegrass singers frequent... More 

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Milan, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I spent 4 relaxing days at the Ozark Folk Center. This area is attempting to preserve the old crafts and the old music. The area schools offer music lessons when children are in the 5th grade and provide free teachers and instruments. The dulcimer, guitar, banjo and other string instruments are taught. At night, you can see blue grass and... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is not your typical state park. It's a folk art center with demonstrations in all their shops and excellent live music every hour. Watch the dates. The party is over and the shops and music shut down after BeanFest at the end of October. The concert in the evening is definitely worth going to as well. Your combination ticket... More 

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Ozark Folk Center State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review your visit to Ozark Folk Center State Park. We are glad you enjoyed visiting our park, crafters and musicians. There’s still plenty of time to visit the Ozark Folk Center State Park this year. The last regular evening concert of the season was October 25, but the park is open until November 29.... More 

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is one of the best visits I have ever had. The Craft Village has blacksmiths, a smokehouse, soapmaker, apothecary, herb nursery, broom makers, copper crafters, potters, knife makers and so much more. I learned so much and had great fun doing so. Excellent for all ages and many interests, I just cannot recommend this highly enough. The staff was... More 

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