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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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+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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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... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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paragould
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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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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went by on our way to the cavern and found it closed on a Friday. So was Loco Ropes. Might be nice to have known that at the billboard that advertises it so the several mile drive could have been avoided

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Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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Reviewed 14 November 2016 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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Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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Nesbit, Mississippi
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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