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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 was a great destination, they have a nice little shopping at the bottom of the hill, we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lynn K
via mobile
Best Show in town

Every show is different. Each show is new and different. No show is the same and it is all old... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mountain View, Arkansas
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great destination, they have a nice little shopping at the bottom of the hill, we listened to uncle Bill play music while waiting for the little bus to take you up the hill where there is all sorts of souvenir shops, you...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Every show is different. Each show is new and different. No show is the same and it is all old time music. The door opens at 6pm and the show starts at 6:30 pm. Shows usually get at by 9pm. There is a day time...More

Thank oaklogman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be the best place to stay while traveling in Arkansas. The cabin is very clean, quiet and very relaxing!. We traveled all over Arkansas and came back to stay here, because for the price $70! It was top notch! The people...More

Thank 447krisw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and educational displays, entertaining pickin shed and evening shows, friendly atmosphere.

Thank 122Lind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 5year old granddaughter love making candles, a corn shuck doll and a rag doll. It shows how the early settlers of the Ozarks made brooms, candles, guns, knives, blacksmiths, and other stuff. The singing at night was interesting. Recommend highly.

Thank SantaC4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's got everything! From the delicacy of the Jewelers to the heat and hammering of the Blacksmith, everyone in our family of 10 (from 2 year old to 56 year old) found something fascinating. The grandkids made their own candles, my daughter engaged the Potter...More

Thank moonraker422
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Center has a variety of crafts and artesians. Watch the Craftsmen make authentic pottery, knives, woodwork, textiles and metalworks. Theatre offers a variety of folk music with local and big name artists. Schedule is online.

Thank slarkinslarkin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place to visit. Nice shops with friendly people. It's fun to walk through and see the old-time crafts. The music shows during the day in the craft village and at night in the auditorium are good entertainment and a great...More

Thank marysN4935MI
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were here for a weekend in May. The representative artists and craftmakers are knowledgeable, very friendly, and totally authentic. Their wares were for sale in gift shop and in the individual artists cabins. Beautiful work! Saw exquisite jewelry, quilts, brooms, copper jewelry, and more....More

Thank Laurel A
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Not bad, but basically a bunch of small craft shops with items for sale. I had expected more on-site craftworking and less 'sales orientation'.

Thank anglerfish2017
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How much are the tickets?
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
Is the Folk Center going to be open March 10-17, 2017?
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
Are there any laundry facilities available?
23 July 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
There is a nice laundry mat less than a mile from the park, however we do not have a public laundry facility.