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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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Benton, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

From a toddler to adult....it is fun to all. Been going since I was a kid and I still love it! Friendly, clean, great food, and lots of fun. Great for a Vacation for the family!

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santa cruz
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Ozark Folk Center was simply one of the greatest places to spend several days that we have ever found. The forest, the wildlife (restaurant in the round with the "squirrel circus" and groundhog sunning itself, birds galore), the nice accommodations right next to the woods, the crafts village, the gardens, and the endless music opportunities were just magical. Especially... More

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Spring, Texas
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited the Ozark Mountain Folk Center this past week and truly enjoyed it. We had our 18 and 22 year old sons with us and wondered if it was something that they would be interested in...they LOVED it! We actually spent so much time with each artisan that we weren't able to see all of the shops before they... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the various crafts "in action." There was a nice variety and a chance to purchase many of the crafts. The fired pie was really good. We enjoyed the music. We attended the concert at night. It was good.

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Plano, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My daughter, 2 grandchildren, and I rental a cabin for 3 days at the Folk Center. The cabin was more like a large motel room with 2 queen beds. I would have preferred a traditional cabin with a bed room, living room, and kitchen. Folk Center staff is VERY friendly and the place a neat and clean. I recommend asking... More

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Mid South
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Summer is a great time to visit Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas. Lots of activities for the kids and adults alike. Crafts from stained glass and knife making to home made soaps and copper jewelry can be seen while enjoying mountain music at its best. Adjacent to the Folk Center is a great RV park and Zip Line... More

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