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Ozark Folk Center State Park

Address: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone Number: 870-269-3851
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Theater & Concerts, Nature & Parks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Ozark Folk Center is a people place,dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of...
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Type: State Parks, Theaters, Specialty Museums, Theater & Concerts, Nature & Parks, Museums
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 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.

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Mountain View, Arkansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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110 reviews 110 reviews
46 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Swedesboro
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We debated whether or not to enter since you really do wonder what there is to see. We went to spend an hour and were there for 3.5 hrs. Well worth it.

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Pueblo, Colorado, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed at the RV Park at the folk center for two days, the park is nothing fancy but everyone was really friendly and they get together and play music and you can stand around and listen and they don't mind. The show we attended in the evening was absolutely charming and the music was great. We spent several hours in... More 

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Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I called the center this morning to get tickets to see Ricky Skaggs on Oct. 11. The lady who answered the phone, I'm sure, has no idea, but she was so personable and helpful and I really appreciated it. It is very rare anymore to encounter someone like that at any kind of business. Just wanted to pass that along.... More 

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Coweta, Oklahoma
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place was amazing!! EVERY shop in it was wonderful.....clean, and the people working in the shops were VERY friendly and helpful. We listened to music for quite a while and loved it....the group was great and very friendly. The bass fiddler was beyond good.....all of the band members were wonderful and willing to talk and take time to make... More 

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