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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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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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This is a great facility with shows and events for the whole family. They have a concession stand, which my children loved, and the performances were family friendly and unique.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Morrilton, Arkansas
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Morrilton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great facility with shows and events for the whole family. They have a concession stand, which my children loved, and the performances were family friendly and unique.

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Crossett, Arkansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights at the park cabins. They are not actually cabins, but hotel-style duplex rooms, so no kitchen or grills. There is a coffee maker and one of the small mini fridges in the room. Some of them have a small deck with chairs on the back; ours had a small porch with a bench. The room... More 

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Scott, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My family (10) went here as a family vacation and LOVED IT. The staff is wonderful at the Dry Creek Cabins check in. The Skillet wait staff remembered everyone after the first visit and was ready for us for each meal. The rooms are great with a deck looking toward the woods. Peaceful and quiet. The Grandkids LOVED the swimming... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you have never been, go sometime between late April and the end of October, during the music season....people are jamming in the streets of he town and the folk center has many different activities to view including local crafts, and concerts. You can stay at the folk center or at one of many bead and breakfast places right near... More 

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Friedheim, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We sent one day there, but we most certainly could have used one more day. We visited most of the the shops and ate supper at the restaurant. The food was great and everyone in the shops were super friendly. We watched the show in the theater which was awesome. The cabins were clean and comfortable. We would most definitely... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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

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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