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Ozark Folk Center State Park

1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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This place has everything!

This is one of my very favorite places in my beautiful home state. They have everything--amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bluegrass Festival

A very nice well run state park. Cabins were roomy and very clean. The only noise was the wind in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Judy P
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my very favorite places in my beautiful home state. They have everything--amazing shows, music, festivals, crafts, accommodations, food, even a ropes course. It is super clean and well-managed. I just can't even say enough good things about it, so you need...More

Thank vstokes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice well run state park. Cabins were roomy and very clean. The only noise was the wind in the trees, birds, and crickets. The employees and volunteers at the park and at the theater were very pleasant. The town is just a few...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wish we had more time! The artisans were friendly, helpful, and loaded with great information! Such a great variety - the copper guy was excellent!

Thank Kin T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this park. It was by far my favorite part of our vacation. The crafters and artists there were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and all fell in love with our daughter. My husband loved talking with the blacksmith, i...More

Thank animals_r_my_world
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Virginia "Yankee" family, as one of the many friendly craftsmen called us joshingly, stopped here for a full day of fun and education. Our teen daughters loved the home-made soap and woolen thread-making discussions; they also picked up some reasonably priced and eye-catching jewelry...More

Thank Hank H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

People helpful and knowledgeable. The gardens are wonderful and Tina Marie is a delight (herbalist and garden manager), the restaurant is very nice with lovely ambience. Liked the cabins but not fond of the little. 8 sided hkiosks .well worth the visit.

Thank nosweatsoap
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We specifically went for an afternoon one man concert, Brian Martin. He played for an hour in a rustic venue. That was completely worth the admission price. Plus there is many little cottages were they show you how stuff was made back in the day....More

Thank KarmaDenver
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this little gem very much. There was something to do/see for the whole family (from dad, down the the kiddos). Everyone here was so kind and knowledgeable about their trades/skills/stores. My son especially enjoyed the blacksmith station here. We also made candles, a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived, everyone was friendly and helpful. The crafters were eager to share their knowledge with the kids. We made purchases at almost every shop we visited. The items were unique and fairly priced. We had lunch at the Skillet restaurant. The...More

Thank fjadl
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Ozark Folk Center was a wonderful surprise. Looking from the outside, we debated whether to go in or not. What a surprise! The children dipped candles, made corn husk dolls, played with old timey wooden toys, and experienced how life might have been in...More

Thank p5hobbs
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7 September 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Yes, we have dog-friendly cabins and allowed dogs on a leash.
13 March 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Admission to Craft grounds- Adult $12.00 Child $7.00 Admission to Music Auditorium-Adult $12.00 Child $7.00
Monica I
23 November 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Ozark Folk Center's Craft Village, Skillet, Gift Shop and General Store will open for the 2017 Season on April 11, 2017. The Lodge is open year round. We have special events thought out the year listed on Arkansas State... More