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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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The Ozark Folk Center seeks to preserve the crafts, culture, and music of the Ozarks. The Center is a quaint, lovely place where the richness of the past is celebrated through... read more

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Flippin, Arkansas
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Flippin, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Ozark Folk Center seeks to preserve the crafts, culture, and music of the Ozarks. The Center is a quaint, lovely place where the richness of the past is celebrated through handmade crafts like pottery, lye soap, stained glass, dollmaking, music, and herbs.

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Greenbrier, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was here 25 years ago on a class trip, something seem the same but I did pay attention and learn a few things that I'm sure I didn't care about as a child, there's little shops everywhere that showcase different trades and how it is done, I really enjoyed the lady showing us how she spun the wool, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is brimming with history, knowledge, and craftsmanship. Genuine, friendly people who really take the time to share their craft with anyone who has a desire to learn. My husband and I spent several hours wandering the village. We saw woodcarvers, stained glass makers, potters, musicians, jewelers, copper painters, gardeners, and a printer. We stayed at the cabins for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to go back in time and very educational. My teenage daughter and I loved it! The staff on hand is very kind and the concert we watched Saturday night was very good. Definitely going back again.

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1 Thank Jennifer P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was somewhat unsure of the center and what to expect but it turned out to be a great day. You pay for the center at the parking lot and are bused up to the area. There are many buildings and they each house a different skill. You can just go in and look at the product that they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get ready to step back in time. I remembered going here as a child, and thought it would be fun to return. It was so much fun seeing all of the craftsmen, and learning about what they do. I strongly recommend the copper building. A woman was decorating copper with a blow torch and it was awesome to watch. We... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been twice now. The restraunt is nice if you want to eat, the park is pet friendly if you want to bring your pet you can. The shops are amazing examples of craft work. My favorite is the broom shop. You have to see it to believe it. The music during the day is good and entertaining. This... More 

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Benton, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is for young kids and the elderly. Not much to see, but kind elderly staff driving the bus and checking out in the visitors center!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This the third time to stay at the cabins They are not really cabins but are really cozy and well kept. The beds are soooo nice. The plans to laid out the building must have gotten really mess up due Only a few back doors face the woods. Some are called delux which gives you deck. Other have a concrete... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The artisans here show a real knowledge of and appreciation for the skills of days gone by. There is neither glitz nor glamour here. Just nice people who respect the skills that once were necessary in daily life. Their welcome and enthusiasm are genuine.

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