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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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Go for the Crafts; stay for the music

Mountain View, AR, is internationally known for the preservation of Appalachian/Ozark crafts and... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Jo S
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Pacific, Missouri
Old Ways Revered Here

This is a very unusual state park in that it has lots of small cabins scattered about and each one... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Dianne E
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Denton, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

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
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We went to hear the folk music which the web stated was at 2PM and we should have been there early in the day. We enjoyed the folk music and it started at 10:15 AM and could have heard other artist. We didn’t get through...More

Thank DC-w-grankids
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

We enjoyed the dining room and the buffet breakfast. There are windows so you can see the forest while you eat, and the atmosphere is great. We will definitely be back, as we want to stay in a cabin there too.

Thank TulsaGal2011
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was part of a tour group from Alabama and we stopped and spent a day and night here. Everything was fantastic! The cabins were spacious, clean, and beautiful and had WiFi and cable. The Skillet restaurant had the best meal of our trip. Michelle...More

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Si R
6 April 2018|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for the question, Yes dogs on leashes are allowed on the craft grounds.
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bbsusieq
7 September 2017|
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Yes, we have dog-friendly cabins and allowed dogs on a leash.
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dlagneaux
13 March 2017|
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Admission to Craft grounds- Adult $12.00 Child $7.00 Admission to Music Auditorium-Adult $12.00 Child $7.00
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