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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

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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Good place to visit

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... read more

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Monticello, Arkansas
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Monticello, Arkansas
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18 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 value. The craft village takes about a 1/2 day to 3/4 day to see everything... More 

Thank marysN4935MI
New Bloomfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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. We saw a concert here as well and it was great a value! We had... More 

Thank Laurel A
Waco, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a great place to learn how our fore fathers lived their lives and all the things they had to do for them selves in their every day life

Thank gary s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont go there are hill billies everywhere.The campgrounds and lodges are terrible.When people tell you it is good they are lying.

Thank Herschel M
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice park to enjoy a few hours. I enjoy the blue grass musicians; my Wife enjoys Linda's home made lye soap. (We have used this soap exclusively over the past +5 years.)

Thank Connie N
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first visited the Ozark Folk Center 10 years ago & was eager to come back again. It is a great learning experience interacting with the artists & craftpersons. I stayed in Mountain View last time, but this time I was in the comfortable cabins onsite, so convenient to the restaurant & the evening musical performance .

Thank Kanilea361
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unless you are very interested in this type of thing, you will be done in a couple of hours. Very interesting artist that want to talk to you and explain their craft. Have lunch at Anglers, and then do the cave and springs.

Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park to visit but make sure you go between Tuesday and Saturday or you will miss out on all the additional activities. They have lodging available in park (some pet friendly/fees do apply), activity center, gardens, nature trails, a restaurant (The Skillet), folk center, nightly performances from local artist and much more. Our next visit to... More 

Thank Kimberly S
Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well-done and attractive group of artists demonstrating old-time arts and crafts. They dress in period clothes and use materials and machinery that was used during pioneer days. One of the most interesting features (to me) was the Print Shop which featured a number of genuinie working antiques printing press, commercial paper cuttint & handling equipment and even... More 


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