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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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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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Folk Center Lodge

We stay here most every time we come to Mountain View. Love the way the cottages are nestled in the woods. You can actually walk to town from here. Skillet Restaurant is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure what I expected, the price is a bit prohibitive, though they offer coupons for $1.00 admission. The history in the tower is interesting, mostly about Clinton. The store in the tower is way overpriced for it's merchandise. All in all I was disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stay here most every time we come to Mountain View. Love the way the cottages are nestled in the woods. You can actually walk to town from here. Skillet Restaurant is wonderful.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A wonderful preservation of traditional arts and crafts. I was able to watch artisans creating everything from brooms to art works and purchased many unique gifts for friends at home.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

We timed our visit on Thanksgiving Day to listen to the mid-day session by the Cowboy Poet Smitty; he was terrific. His combination of dry humor, storytelling, and history entertained the three of us. Although the Skillet Restaurant, which was serving a Thanksgiving special, had hour plus lines, we found the Crafts Village to pleasantly uncrowded; and, much to our... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This state park is dedicated to an America from an era gone by and comprises a village of stores that double as craft centres where you can see people in period dress at a pottery mill, silver and copper smiths and bluegrass bands. There is a massive amphitheatre that hosts the annual Mountain View Bluegrass Festival during which it is... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This was our first visit to the Folk Center. Everyone we encountered was eager to show us their art or craft skills. Absolutely no pressure to buy or order. They really just seemed to want to share their love of a lifestyle long since gone in todays world. We had an amazing day at a reasonable price and would go... More 

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Carthage, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

First time to visit but probably not our last. The real values America was founded on are portrayed by the crafts and arts exhibited there. Take your children and grandchildren there to see how much work and effort goes into the things we take for granted. Before mechanization and assembly lines there was hard work, pride and dedication. See it... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

This was our first trip to the Folk Center and we were surprised at the size of it. One low price and you can spend all day there looking at the different crafts. The people in the different buildings working on the craft are very friendly and helpful and also very knowledgeable. For kids (and adults) there is hands on... More 

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Rose Bud, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The place allows us to step back in time and see how things were down long time ago and will make u appreciate how much easier we have it today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The most outstanding little art community I've visited. Each crafter has their own little building or shop in which they ply(practice) their trade. In the fashion of yesteryear these artisans make soaps, grow herbs, do blacksmithing, leatherworking, metalworking, etc. There's even an old printing shop that uses type set. Very cool experience.

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