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Ozark Folk Center State Park

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Address: 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
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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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This is a well-done and attractive group of artists demonstrating old-time arts and crafts. They dress in period clothes and use materials and machinery that was used during... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a well-done and attractive group of artists demonstrating old-time arts and crafts. They dress in period clothes and use materials and machinery that was used during pioneer days. One of the most interesting features (to me) was the Print Shop which featured a number of genuinie working antiques printing press, commercial paper cuttint & handling equipment and even... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The live music when we visited on a Saturday was so much fun. Loved the fiddle!! Each of the artisans were so knowledgeable and friendly. My husband really liked the gun artisan Also listened to the Dulcimer competition in the big auditorium was great.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have been to the Ozark Folk Center on several occasions since it opened in the 70s and it has never failed to impress. Most interesting are the friendly,folksy people who demonstrate the various crafts. There is the music, concerts in the evening and a full service restaurant. If you go to Mountain View, Arkansas you should not miss the... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Ozark Folk Center many times within the past 20 years and I have to say it's not as good as it used to be. We did have a great time but the artisans aren't near as knowledgeable or friendly as they used to be.

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Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good exhibits. All of the artisans we met were very knowledgeable about their trade. Lots of interesting exhibits to see. Would go back again.

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Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great time, lots to do and see plus the endless music is just great! It was much bigger than expected. Nice shuttle service also.

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us traveled to the Ozark Center last fall and stayed in the cabins. We missed the actual Workshops, but enjoyed the quiet area, staying overnight & leaving the next day.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed to find the place closed for remodeling. It isn't out along a standard path, so we had gone a little out of our way to find it. No signs anywhere or websites to tell us the place was closed. We asked some workers. :-( Should post a season on here to alert would be visitors.

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist at Ozark Folk Center State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry for your inconvenience, and that we missed your visit. While our Cabins are open year round, our restaurant and Park open April 11, 2017 to November 11, 2017. Your feedback will help us improve our service. We hope that you are able to return during our season. More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

many crafts going on while you watch, lots of music, nice people, folk art is the key of the sight, some walking involved

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I took the rigid heddle loom class and loved it. I was apprehensive about whether 2 days would be enough for me to learn to use my loom, but Ms Rusty made everything so interesting and had such patience! I was weaving my own scarf in no time. Great class and great teacher

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