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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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Goof Old Fashion Crafts and Food

Another great place to visit in Arkansas. Bluegrass music day and night, with the handmade craft of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bill H
Concert venue

The Folk center is a lovely place but not good for watching concerts. The acoustics are wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 2 days ago

Another great place to visit in Arkansas. Bluegrass music day and night, with the handmade craft of the early pioneers. Demonstration daily of blacksmithing, gun making printing, pottery and many many other crafts. Music nightly in the auditorium and on the grounds daily. Rooms are...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Folk center is a lovely place but not good for watching concerts. The acoustics are wonderful but if someone sits in front of you all you can see is the back of their head. If the seats were staggered, the stage elevated more, a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’re in Mountain View several times each year, this time for the 3-day Fall Bluegrass Festival. Since we’re often in town for camping/fishing or festival, we don’t always visit the Ozark Folk Center - and when we have, we’ve had mixed experiences. Always peaceful, always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mountain View, AR, is internationally known for the preservation of Appalachian/Ozark crafts and hill music. While here we stumbled onto a Grandpa Jones music festival during a banjo competition; the music show for Friday night ended with an ensemble of 20 people on stage, including...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very unusual state park in that it has lots of small cabins scattered about and each one houses a different craftsperson: coppersmith, basket weaver, gunsmith, glass blower, potter, etc. The folks are experts in these old timey crafts and show in great...More

Thank Dianne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed talking to everyone we met their either as the ticket office or at each individual manufacturing shop.If you have in knowing how basic materials, medicines, fabric, tools, or decorations were made 100 years ago, this is THE place to go. Each individual shop...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are multiple shops you can visit while at the Ozark Folk Center. Each one has a skilled artisan demonstrating their work. I love the basket shop, broom shop, and pottery shop. My boyfriend enjoyed the print shop, the copper painting shop, and the blacksmith....More

Thank vmorr152
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here mid-week in the fall so was surprised when almost all the crafter's buildings were open. Crafters were very friendly, but stock in most shops was limited. Music performances were also scheduled for the day ( the one I stopped to listen to...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling with a motor coach tour and stopped here to experience some of the activities. We stayed at the cabins and were transported to the activities by small buses. We took part in two hands on activities that were fun. We also attended...More

Thank Duane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we didn't see much from the inside. They caution of the steep drive up from the parking lot and provide a shutterly, but the average car should have no trouble. Just be sure of your brakes for the return. Buildings look like several other...More

Thank Ontario76
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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