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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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Like old time Ozark music?

Anyone interested in in life in the Ozark Mountains, will find just what they are looking for here. Fiddlers, and old time Ozark music is the main attraction, plus many Ozark... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Cascade, Iowa
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Cascade, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Anyone interested in in life in the Ozark Mountains, will find just what they are looking for here. Fiddlers, and old time Ozark music is the main attraction, plus many Ozark crafts.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

i went in here as they were gettin ready to close--not knowin they were--the staff was so kind -all kind of stuff to buy an a neat little snack bar----its really clean an family friendly

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We love the Folk center. It's a great place for kids (and adults) to see the craftsmanship used long ago. The staff was friendly and we took home some great hand-made souvenirs. The restaurant was also good.

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Wilson, Arkansas
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place truly has a place in history. They do a wonderful job of attempting to preserve a very unique way of life in a time of history that made up what our country has become. The educational value is beyond question. The only question to me is the rather ridiculous prices, especially for the awesome nighttime musical entertainment. argh$$

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Memphis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The day we went we had the park to ourselves almost. The store owners were full of information and fun facts about the pottery, printers press, jewelry and all of the other items that are offered there.

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This was our AK site to visit on our way around The South. Stayed in Mountain View the night before. Consider it an educational mall where you learn about candle making, art, sewing, knife making, rifle making, broom making, etc. The vendors will sell you their products but its very low key. Mostly they are there to tell about how... More 

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Mulberry Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Plan a day, don't rush, and enjoy the workings of our great grandparents. The staff who do the displays will answer your questions and some even invite you to "try" the hands on experience. We took our daughter with special needs to the Folk Center and she came home talking about the experiences she had. She enjoyed watching the lady... More 

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Allegan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My only regret is that we did not have more time there. We arrived shortly after 2:00 and closing time was 5:00. There were a wide variety of artisans demonstrating their crafts - blacksmiths, soap-makers, gunsmiths, seamstress, musical instrument makers, coppersmiths and on and on. Each person seemed very pleased to demonstrate their craft and were eager to answer whatever... More 

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Patterson, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

While time didn't allow us to tour the village, we did have time to take in a show starring Thom Bresh and it was great. That man can play a guitar. The auditorium is quite large with a seating capacity in the range of 1,000 seats. There's goodies for sale in the lobby and the theater is very comfortable. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Demonstrations of blacksmithing, candle making, printing, gun making, glass jewelry, copper flame painted jewelry, basketry & others were informative & fun. Artisans were friendly & eager to teach their audience. They encouraged questions. It made for a fun afternoon. We initially left the parking lot without going in, thinking there was nothing there worth seeing, & then came back later.... More 

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Address: 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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