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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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Good music and crafts

We arrived on a very hot July day, just in time to hear some live music. The fiddle player Roger Fountain and other musicians were playing traditional Arkansas music; a young girl... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived on a very hot July day, just in time to hear some live music. The fiddle player Roger Fountain and other musicians were playing traditional Arkansas music; a young girl named Mary stole the show. She sang and played the fiddle; impressive talent at a young age. A visiting guitarist played the blues, and the musicians joined right... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Linda in the soap shop was wonderful She let us make Lye soap with her!!!! The quilt shop was really nice and the Blonde lady (oops forgot her name sorry) was very knowledgeable and nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The craft shops were very informative, but a little disappointing with the small amount of items on display. The evening show was fantastic. Great music and dancing. They featured banjos, guitars, fiddles and dulcimers.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. The artisans are all warm, welcoming and share information about their craft and the process involved. So many beautiful items available for purchase. ie: pottery, copper work, stained glass, homemade soaps, etc. This place is absolutely worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Ozark Folk Center was so neat. They had great air-conditioned shopping, no crowds, and music! The entrance fees were affordable. We saw two of their evening concerts and they were wonderful. We'll definitely be going back. The only complaint I had is that their shops closed at 5 pm.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a great place to visit to learn about the homecrafts of a bygone era. The artisans are friendly and knowledgeable about their crafts. There is plenty to do and see for adults as well as kids. The music throughout the day and night is very entertaining. I would suggest going on a weekday, early in the morning. It's... More 

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Ozark, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Learned so much about craft trades. Everyone there was friendly and shared his/her trade with the visitors.

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Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Met a lot of friendly artisans, demonstrating how crafts have been done in the Ozarks for ages. You can purchase their work at the gift shop. Afterwards, we had dinner at the Skillet Restaurant. Pretty view and great country cooking.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

See and feel the way folks lived years ago here in the mountains! Enjoyed the many artisans and craftsmen and women.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We (friends and family) go there during the bean fest in October, but you need to make reservations way ahead because they fill up sometimes as much as a year months in advance. The cabins are really first class , nice and clean and quite at night. It has a nice buffet style breakfast restaurant, and food is all you... More 

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Address: 1032 Park Avenue, Mountain View, AR 72560
Phone Number: +1 870-269-3851
Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Mountain View

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