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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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Step back in time

Great examples of how people in the Ozarks lived years ago. There is a quilt shop, cooper shop, knife making, blacksmith, soap making, herbs and much more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Mountain View
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great examples of how people in the Ozarks lived years ago. There is a quilt shop, cooper shop, knife making, blacksmith, soap making, herbs and much more.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Loved the artisans who are dressed historically but are current in their particular craft or art. Much to learn. Artisans and craftspeople are all extremely happy to explain their work and its history. Interesting for all ages. Small shops are laid out charmingly. Must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

A return trip with a friend since 2012 proved to have +s and -s. All the people at the Folk Center are friendly, informative, and just a pleasure to interact with. Even though there weren't too many tourists there when we visited I considered that a plus and the weather was truly spring . I purchased another handmade broom (... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Really cool to see the staff dressed up & actually watch them making their wares. Got a lovely glass bead necklace from the lady who makes stained glass. Things are very expensive, but handmade & quality work.

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

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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