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Ozark Folk Center State Park

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Address: 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
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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Fantastic Gift Shop!

My wife, 4 year old son and I had just ate at the Iron Skillet Restaurant for breakfast (awesome!) and wanted to check out the full gift shop. Since we had just ate, we decided... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, 4 year old son and I had just ate at the Iron Skillet Restaurant for breakfast (awesome!) and wanted to check out the full gift shop. Since we had just ate, we decided to park at the bottom of the hill and walk the stairs up to the shop to help burn off the breakfast. Once we reached... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the park for the bluegrass festival. The facility they have is really nice and the people are even nicer. We enjoyed the festival, the auditorium has good acoustics and can seat 1,000 people. The park supports folk art and music. Hats off to the people who had the foresight to create this cultural gem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is operated by the state of Arkansas. It is very interesting and informative. Very well done.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an authentic craft village with a local music venues featured. We had a meeting in the auditorium but was able to slip out and enjoy the small shops an local music. There are no rides to contend with which was nice. The terrain may be difficult for some people. the parking lot is a the very bottom of... More 

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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to learn about old time crafts. The center consists of a variety of crafts including, wood carving, knife making, blacksmith shop, quilting, painting, weaving, soap making, candle making. The artisans are eager to share their knowledge and interact with the family. It's a place the whole family would enjoy and learn from.

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Benton, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent park where crafts and music from the Ozark mountains are preserved for everyone to enjoy. The people answer any and all questions and they have workshops to learn some of the skills.

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Batesville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival at the Folk Center for our third grader's class trip, we were put in charge of 3 other girls from her class to escort through the Craft Village, which is home to over 20 skilled period artisans. The only thing standing in our way now was actually entering the park. Parents were not allowed to buy their tickets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at the folk center because we were parking in their lot and taking a shuttle to Beanfest. We got curious as to what was in the folk center so we bought tickets and went in to see. There are little shops all over the park in which you can see artisans doing their craft. The artisans were friendly... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in old time crafts, this is the place to go. Very interesting crafters very eager to share their knowledge. There are a variety of crafts to visit. They have wood carving, knife making, blacksmith shop, stained glass, quilting, painting, copper work(beautiful work coloring copper pieces with heat), weaving, soap making, candle making. They also have a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique and fun place ! Being at the Ozark Folk Center State Park takes back in time to experience the music, the crafts, and the arts that made the Ozark a very special place. Don't miss the weekend shows at the Park. Local musicians have joined together to provide free music education to any interested student in the... More 

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