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Ozark Folk Center State Park

1032 Park Avenue, 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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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Boone, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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Livingston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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