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Ozark Folk Center State Park

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Address: 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
Phone Number: +1 870-269-3851
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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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If you are into culture and history, this was a great educational experience. The craftsman/women were extremely talented and passing their skills to the next generation of young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are into culture and history, this was a great educational experience. The craftsman/women were extremely talented and passing their skills to the next generation of young people in the community. Not only do you get great demonstrations, you can buy the final product after the craftsman is done. I got pottery, jewelry, a CD, and ironwork from the... More 

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the folk center not knowing what to expect. We loved it. The shop owners were great! We especially enjoyed making dolls with Mrs. Paula!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took three grandchildren, ages 13, 12, 10, and they loved it and we loved watching them have so much fun. They dipped candles, made rag dolls (even the boy), made pottery, played with old fashion toys, loved the dining room as they watched the squirrels eating corn. Enjoyed the chicken dumplings. This is just a nice day to... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place preserving the skills of the Ozark Mountain people! Craft people were well versed in their areas, such as pottery, printing, wood carving, quilting, etc.The cabins were well appointed and comfortable. The Skillet Restaurant served plentiful food. All the people were friendly and open to questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The people here in Mountain View, Arkansas, are really friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The craft people dedicated to preserving their crafts are so enthusiastic with much background in their skill. Rooms are very comfortable. Food is a bit bland, and some areas around dining room could be maintained a bit better. But overall, a very worthwhile experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take your children for a learning experience while having fun. Craftsmen showing how things were done back "in-the-day." Items also available for purchase from the different shops.

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Holcomb, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my Girl Scout Troop to the Folk Center while on an end of the year trip. The girls really enjoyed seeing all the different hand made things in each of the shops. Everyone in the shops were really nice and didn't mind all the questions that the kids kept asking. They were very friendly to everyone. Our favorite... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good cabin units with pool, museum and "Loco Ropes" on site. Friendly & helpful staff. Outstanding value for money spent. Highlite of the trip was evening music on the downtown square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to explore this area for years! Spur of the moment road trip. Did not disappoint! The cabins at Dry Creek were so nice. They were super clean, so comfortable and spacious! The Ozark Center and Village were so enjoyable and interesting. The on site restaurant was also very good. We had breakfast, lunch and dinner there. The... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in June 2016, toured the Folk Center, ate breakfast at the restaurant and stayed in on of the cabins. Overall it was a very relaxing, enjoyable visit. The Folk Center was interesting and friendly. The Cabins were rustic, but clean and nicely arranged.

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