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Great Art. Great Adventure. The Great Outdoors. Drop a pin on Bentonville and discover Northwest Arkansas art, culture and cycling for yourself. Plan your next adventure today at visitbentonville.com. Follow us to learn more Pictured: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art


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2020

NORTHWEST

ARKANSAS VISITORS GUIDE The Northwest Arkansas Visitors Guide is published annually by the Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association. Molly Rawn, President Kalene Griffith, Vice President Cassi Lapp, Secretary Sandy Martin, Treasurer

Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association P.O. Box 2865 Bentonville, AR 72712 NorthwestArkansas.org This publication may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission. Contents Š 2020. All rights reserved.

Produced by Vantage Point Communications. Paid for with a combination of state funds and private regional association funds. 01-20 / 50M / Printed in the U.S.A. by The RoArk Group, Inc. vpointcommunications.com

ON THE COVER

Lead photo courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; accent photos (top to bottom) courtesy Eureka Springs A&P; Bike NWA; Arkansas Tourism; Visit Rogers; Walmart AMP; Visit Bentonville


ABOUT

NATA

The Northwest Arkansas Tourism Association (NATA) is the official nonprofit organization established for the purpose of encouraging and stimulating tourism travel

and vacation business to and within the Northwest Arkansas region. It is one of 12 regional associations in the state created by Arkansas Tourism and includes Benton, Washington, Carroll and Madison counties. In addition to promoting the Northwest Arkansas region overall, NATA also represents, promotes and markets the four-county area’s many attractions, destinations and tourism entities. To learn more, visit NorthwestArkansas.org.

NATA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NATA is guided by a Board of Directors made up of Northwest Arkansas tourism and hospitality industry leaders.

BENTON COUNTY

CARROLL COUNTY

WASHINGTON COUNTY

David Faulkner

Chris Claybaker

Brooke Morgan

Pinnacle Hills Promenade

Berryville

Explore Springdale

Megan Feyerabend

Lacey Ekberg

Elvis Moya

Feyerabend Photoartists

Eureka Springs A&P

Arkansas Razorback

Commission

Athletics

Vice-President

Linda Graves

Molly Rawn

Visit Bentonville

Holiday Island

President

Holland Hayden

Sandy Martin

Siloam Springs

Treasurer

Joanna Sheehan Bell

Arts Council of

TheatreSquared

Kalene Griffith

Cassi Lapp Secretary Bella Vista Mike Maloney Discover Lowell Alison Nation Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art J.R. Shaw Past-President Visit Rogers Photo courtesy Arkansas Tourism

Eureka Springs Tanya Smith Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

MADISON COUNTY

Experience Fayetteville

Sky Schwarting Walton Arts Center Mark Zaiger Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Adam Leslie Withrow Springs State Park Nancy Marsh Huntsville NorthwestArkansas.org | 7


7 ABOUT NATA 10 REGIONAL MAP 12 WELCOME TO NWA

16 Bentonville Snapshot 17 Bella Vista Snapshot 18 Berryville Snapshot 19 Eureka Springs Snapshot 20 Fayetteville Snapshot 21 Holiday Island Snapshot 22 Huntsville Snapshot 22 Lowell Snapshot 23 Rogers Snapshot 24 Siloam Springs Snapshot 26 Springdale Snapshot

30 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT 58 SPORTS & RECREATION 31 Museums & Art Galleries 34 Performing Arts 40 Eventful Arts

59 Go Team! 60 Golf 60 Splish Splash 62 Eventful Sports

44 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 64 HISTORY & HERITAGE 45 47 48 52 54 55 56

Lakes & Rivers State Parks Cycling & Hiking Trails Display Gardens Daredevil Fun Into the Wild: Caves & Caverns, Wildlife Refuge & Eagle Watch Scenic Rides

80 AT-A-GLANCE INDEX

65 Historical Sites, Museums & Monuments

70 FESTIVALS & EVENTS 71 73 74 77 78

Community Festivals Farmers Markets Culinary Festivals Arts & Crafts Fairs Holiday Events

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110 Woodsdale Drive, Holiday Island Holiday Island Suburban 479.270.1393 Improvement District VisitHolidayIsland.com 110 Woodsdale Drive, Holiday Island 479.270.1393 VisitHolidayIsland.com

of Commerce

For a listing of area attractions, see the 95 S. Main St., Eureka Springs At-A-Glance section, pages 80-85

Advertising & Promotion Commission Eureka 479.253.7333 Springs Historical Museum Visitor EurekaSprings.org Information Center 95 S. Main St., Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Historical Museum Visitor Information Center

479.253.7333 Eureka Springs EurekaSprings.org

EUREKA SPRINGS Eureka EUREKA SpringsSPRINGS Advertising & Promotion Commission

870.423.3704 Berryville Chamber BerryvilleChamber.com 506 S. Main, Berryville Berryville.com 870.423.3704 BerryvilleChamber.com Berryville.com

BERRYVILLE Berryville Chamber of Commerce BERRYVILLE 506 S. Main, Berryville

ROGERS

317 W. Walnut St., Rogers 479.636.1240 Visit Rogers VisitRogersArkansas.com 317 W. Walnut St., Rogers 479.636.1240 VisitRogersArkansas.com

Visit Rogers

ROGERS

479.372.7521 Lowell A&P Commission DiscoverLowell.com 501 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 105 479.372.7521 DiscoverLowell.com

Lowell A&P Commission

LOWELL 501 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 105

LOWELL

479.738.6607 Huntsville City Hall HuntsvilleArkansas.org 208 E. War Eagle, Huntsville 479.738.6607 HuntsvilleArkansas.org

HUNTSVILLE Huntsville City Hall HUNTSVILLE 208 E. War Eagle, Huntsville

HOLIDAY ISLAND HolidayHOLIDAY Island Suburban ISLAND Improvement District

479.271.9153 Visit Bentonville VisitBentonville.com 104 E. Central Ave., Bentonville 479.271.9153 VisitBentonville.com

BENTONVILLE Visit Bentonville BENTONVILLE 104 E. Central Ave., Bentonville

479.521.5776 Experience Fayetteville ExperienceFayetteville.com 21 S. Block Ave., Fayetteville 479.521.5776 ExperienceFayetteville.com

479.888.5648 Discover Bella Vista DiscoverBellaVistaAr.com 101 Town Center, Bella Vista 479.888.5648 DiscoverBellaVistaAr.com

BELLA VISTA FAYETTEVILLE NWA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS: Discover Bella Vista Experience Fayetteville BELLA VISTA FAYETTEVILLE 101 Town Center, Bella Vista 21 S. Block Ave., Fayetteville

NWA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS:

For more information, please visit our website NorthwestArkansas.org

2000 U.S. 412, Siloam Springs 479.524.4445

Siloam Springs Welcome Center

2000 U.S.479.855.3111 412, Siloam Springs 479.524.4445

Bentonville Welcome Center Visitors Center Drive, Bella Vista Siloam 13750 Springs Welcome Center

13750 Visitors Center Drive, Bella Vista 479.855.3111

ARKANSAS STATE WELCOME CENTERS ARKANSAS STATE WELCOME CENTERS Bentonville Welcome Center

202 W. Emma Ave., Springdale Springdale Advertising & 479.872.2222 Promotion Commission ExploreSpringdale.com 202 W. Emma Ave., Springdale 479.872.2222 ExploreSpringdale.com

SPRINGDALE Springdale Advertising & SPRINGDALE Promotion Commission

479.238.0940 City of Siloam Springs DiscoverSiloam.com 400 N. Broadway, Siloam Springs 479.238.0940 DiscoverSiloam.com

SILOAM SPRINGS City of SILOAM Siloam SPRINGS Springs 400 N. Broadway, Siloam Springs


WELCOME TO NORTHWEST

ARKANSAS

Clockwise from the top: Fayetteville Public Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville; Black Apple Crossing Cidery in Springdale; Devil's Den State Park; Bike Trails in Bentonville

Top-tier arts destinations, the beauty of the Ozark Mountains, 250+ miles of epic bike trails, and dynamic attractions, festivals and events – this region is truly hard to beat! 12


WELCOME To

W

NWA

elcome to Northwest Arkansas!

In Fayetteville, Centennial Park at Millsap

You've arrived in a place unlike any

Mountain is under development to host the

other. Artsy, historic, hip and vibrant, this

UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in

is one of the hottest travel destinations in

January 2022. The 228-acre park will feature

the nation! We offer unparalleled access

new mountain bike, cyclo-cross and trail

to Mother Nature, travel-worthy arts and

running facilities for the public.

culture, outstanding culinary and craftbrew scenes, and miles upon miles of

Northwest

internationally ranked bike trails.

Arkansas is the perfect

Northwest Arkansas is where you’ll find

blend of urban

authentic can't-miss experiences in

sophistication

new places. This year, the Momentary

and small-town

contemporary arts space – a satellite of

charm. With

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art –

four counties,

opens in downtown Bentonville and will

11 diverse cities,

host an inaugural year of outdoor festivals

and hundreds

and exhibitions, including State of the Art

of attractions in between, we offer endless

2020, and the FreshGrass Music Festival’s

opportunities for entertainment.

Arkansas debut. No visit is complete without experiencing the world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, with its rotating exhibitions and permanent collection of American art masterworks and 120-acre forested site with miles of walking and art trails. If you want to explore our hands-on maker movement, visit Bentonville's Scott Family Amazeum, an exceptional interactive museum for children and families.

Clockwise from the top: White River; Scott Family Amazeum; Fayetteville Roots Fest; Bentonville Dining

Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Arkansas Tourism; Arkansas Tourism; Eureka Springs A&P; Scott Family Amazeum; Fayetteville Roots Fest; Arkansas NorthwestArkansas.org Tourism; Arkansas Tourism

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WELCOME To

NWA

Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville presents

Museums, breweries, performance venues

international performing artists and Broadway

and arts collectives are springing up across

productions in its newly expanded venue.

the region. Visitors can play, stay and eat

Fayetteville's downtown Dickson Street

their way through local culture at annual

Entertainment District is also home to

culinary festivals, art strolls and outdoor

the new, professional theater venue for

music fests.

TheatreSquared. While the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Arkansas’ largest outdoor concert

The Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded

venue, is undergoing a $17.1 million renovation

by actress Geena Davis, and the annual

that will increase capacity when complete for

Fayetteville Roots Festival each draw tens of

the 2020 concert season.

thousands of people from around the world.

We are home to the much-loved arts city of

While Fayetteville's

Eureka Springs, a welcoming hamlet in the

annual Bikes, Blues &

Ozarks with Victorian architecture, eclectic

BBQ motorcycle rally

shops, galleries, eateries, and an entire

is the largest festival

downtown that is on the National Register

of its kind in the U.S.

of Historic Places. We boast a huge farmers market movement, NWA is the perfect place to swap the car

and our rich culinary scene is steeped in

for a bike or your own two feet. The 37-mile

locally grown tradition. A new generation

Razorback Regional Greenway connects

of chefs and foodies is evolving the culinary

urban cores with parks, amenities

landscape here, while the region gains

and nature, while our cities have been

national attention as the Next Food Capital

steadily building up their cycling

of the U.S.

infrastructure over the past several years. For those who love ale, lager and all things This is one of the best places in the country

beer, our ever-evolving craft brew industry

to ride a mountain bike. With 250+ miles

produces millions of pints of beer each year.

of off-road trails, first-in-class pump tracks

The Fayetteville Ale Trail, which features

and amenities like The Railyard Bike Park,

the state’s only hard cidery, Black Apple

NWA is designated a Regional Ride Center

Crossing in Springdale, includes breweries

by the International Mountain Bicycling

across the region.

Association (IMBA). Minor league baseball fans can catch the action as the Northwest Arkansas Naturals take the field at Arvest Ballpark

Both pages clockwise from the top: Arvest Ballpark in Springdale; Siloam Springs Kayak Park; Zombie Crawl in Eureka Springs; Rogers Farmers Market; Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville

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Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Northwest Arkansas Naturals; Arkansas Tourism; Eureka Springs A&P; Visit Rogers; Arkansas Tourism


in Springdale. In Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas Razorbacks attract fans to the state’s flagship campus for football, basketball, baseball and other SEC Division I sports. Every summer, Rogers hosts the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship LPGA tournament. Outdoor enthusiasts have quick and easy access to lakes, rivers and state

Come see what’s in store for you at The Walmart Museum.

and national parks. Paddle the rapids on the scenic Illinois River at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park, or float the nearby Buffalo River – America’s first national river. Enjoy fishing, boating and water sports on Beaver Lake, Table Rock

Walton’s 5&10 Step back in time to experience dime store era shopping

Lake, and the White and Kings

Interactive Galleries

rivers, or visit parks in Pea

Take a self-guided tour through permanent and special exhibits

Ridge and Prairie Grove where Civil War battles were fought. Influential artists and politicians have called Northwest Arkansas home, including poet Miller Williams, architect E. Fay Jones, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose first home together is now the Clinton House Museum.

The Spark Café

Enjoy sweet, hand-scooped ice cream treats and beverages

Explore our cities of Bentonville,

FREE ADMISSION

Bella Vista, Berryville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Holiday Island, Huntsville, Lowell, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale. Come discover our exciting region and see why more than four million people visit each year!

105 North Main Street, Bentonville, Arkansas

(479) 273-1329

Hours of operation: Mon.-Thur.: 8am-9pm Fri.-Sat.: 8am-10pm Sun.: 12pm-9pm


BENTONVILLE AT-A-GLANCE

County / Benton Population / 49,000 Area / 31.29 sq. miles Founded / 1837

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Bentonville Film Festival / pg. 40 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art / pg. 31 21c Museum Hotel / pg. 32 The Momentary / pg. 32 8th Street Market / pg. 16 Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra / pg. 36 Compton Gardens / pg. 52 Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink and Splash Park / pg. 60 Melvin Ford Aquatic Center / pg. 61 Museum of Native American History / pg. 66 Peel Mansion Museum and Heritage Gardens / pg. 66 Scott Family Amazeum / pg. 33 Slaughter Pen Bike Park / pg. 48 Thaden Field / pg. 68 The Walmart Museum / pg. 66

MORE INFO

Visit Bentonville 104 E. Central Ave. (800) 410-2535 VisitBentonville.com

NEW BENTONVILLE AAMERICAN TOWN

N

estled in the northwest corner of Arkansas, Bentonville is the ideal getaway for any occasion. No longer just the corporate headquarters of Walmart, Bentonville is sophisticated yet quaint, with big city amenities and a small town feel highlighted by the historic downtown square, exciting bike trails, a flourishing arts scene, incredible dining, and intriguing attractions right in the heart of the Ozarks. The world-class Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art spans five centuries of art, and was dubbed by The Washington Post as “the most-talked-about new museum in the United States in a generation.” In 2020, Crystal Bridges will open the Momentary, a new multidisciplinary art space for visual and performing arts.

The 21c Museum Hotel adds another artful element Slaughter Pen Bike Park to downtown, with gallery space adjoining the 104-room boutique hotel and the acclaimed restaurant The Hive. Bentonville is one of only seven cities with a Conde Nast TravelerCrystal Bridges Museum recognized of American Art 21c hotel location.

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Downtown Bentonville

Be amazed by all there is to see and do here, like the Scott Family Amazeum interactive learning museum; The Walmart Museum with Sam Walton’s original 5&10 store; and the new Thaden Field, a fullservice, community-centric aviation center. The Bentonville Film Festival co-founded by Academy Award™-winning actress Geena Davis supports gender inclusion and diverse voices in filmmaking. Each spring, the Bentonville Half Marathon draws thousands of runners. The 8th Street Market hosts a growing number of culinary festivals, like BITE NW Arkansas and the World Champion Squirrel Cook Off. Bentonville has fast become one of the top cycling destinations in North America. With 140 miles of hard and soft trails, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has ranked Bentonville a Silver Level Ride Center. The Coler Mountain Bike Preserve opens this year adding yoga platforms, a

Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Visit Bentonville; Downtown Bentonville Inc; Visit Bentonville


CITY SNAPSHOTS cafe and event pavilions to the existing miles of natural surface trails and greenways. The culinary scene in Bentonville is reaching new heights with nationally recognized chefs and award-winning High South

Cuisine. Dine at one of the many new eclectic restaurants Bentonville Dining downtown or stop in for a hand-crafted cocktail or local brew.

Nature BELLA VISTA ALover’s Paradise

I

f the great outdoors is what you are seeking, then Bella Vista is calling. Mountain biking, running, hiking – we’ve got you covered with nearly 100 miles of singletrack trails inside the city limits. Add to that lakes ideal for fishing, paddle boarding, swimming and boating, as well as golf courses, pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and more, operated by the Bella Vista Property Owners Association. The Back 40 Trails offer 40 miles of pure Arkansas singletrack, Back 40 boasting Trails challenging features that bring mountain bike riders back to their roots. And to be newly completed this year is an adjoining trail system of 50 more miles – the Little Sugar Trails. These trails will offer unique features, including a beginner/intermediate

focused outer loop, stunning creek-side vistas, huge bluffs and more. Let the beauty of these trails inspire you, pedaling or on foot. Choose a unique vacation in Bella Vista with a stay in one of our numerous vacation rental homes that can be booked trailside, lakeside or both. RV and tent camping are available at Blowing Springs Park, where you can pick up the Razorback Regional Greenway. For another awe-inspiring experience, visit the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, designed by famed Arkansas architect E. Fay Jones. After a day of adventure, grab a bite at one of our restaurants, soak in a sunset at the wine bar overlooking the marina, or cook your meal over a campfire. Stay a while – you’re going to want to get to know Bella Vista and our hills, woods and offerings, just minutes north of bustling Bentonville. If you haven’t visited Bella Vista lately, what are you waiting for?

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Bike NWA; Bella Vista POA

Come explore all that Bentonville has to offer. With new venues and attractions regularly coming on the scene, you’ll find there is something for every taste, style and budget in this New American Town.

BELLA VISTA AT-A-GLANCE

County / Benton Population / 28,406 Area / 44.26 sq. miles Founded / 1965

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Back 40 Trails / pg. 48 Little Sugar Trails / pg. 51 Bella Vista Golf Courses / pg. 60 Bella Vista Historical Museum / pg. 69 Bella Vista POA Trails / pg. 48 Blowing Springs RV Park and Campground / pg. 48 Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel / pg. 17 Veterans Wall of Honor / pg. 69 Bella Vista Lakes / pg. 45 Lakepoint Restaurant and Event Center / pg. 80

MORE INFO

Discover Bella Vista 101 Town Center (479) 888-5648 DiscoverBellaVistaAr.com

Bella Vista Golf

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BERRYVILLE AT-A-GLANCE

County / Carroll County Population / 5377 Area / 6.07 sq. miles Founded / 1850

Best-Kept Secret in the BERRYVILLE The Ozarks Public Square and explore distinctive downtown shops

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Saunders Museum / pg. 68 Pension Mountain Trails / pg. 50 Carroll County Heritage Center / pg. 69 Carroll County Country Club Golf Course / pg. 84 Kings River / pg. 46 Cosmic Cavern / pg. 55

MORE INFO

Berryville Chamber of Commerce 506 S. Main (870) 423-3704 BerryvilleChamber.com Berryville.com

and fascinating museums. Berryville is perfect for daytrips, or as a place to grow a family or business. The city is a central Berryville Public Square

H

rendezvous destination for your motorcycle ride

istoric Berryville:

group, and has 12 parks for

Northwest Arkansas’

fun outdoor adventures

best-kept secret is located

like ATV riding, biking and

the heart of the Ozarks – a

hiking. Test your skills at the

retail hub in Carroll County

shooting range, or spend

where that hometown

the day floating or fishing

feeling is alive and well.

on the Kings River. Come

Take a walking tour of

home to Berryville – where

Berryville’s picturesque

history meets progress.

Experience that hometown feeling you’ll find only in Berryville, Arkansas, close to everywhere you want to be in “The Best-Kept Secret in the Ozarks!” The Heart of the Ozarks!

Plan your trip today at

Berryville.com

• Tour the historic Berryville • • •

Visit the Saunders Museum

Public Square Enjoy unique stores & dining experiences Step back in time exploring our history museums Minutes from Eureka Springs, Branson and the Buffalo National River

Explore the Heritage Center

Pension Mountain Biking/Hiking Trails

Stop in and discover why Berryville is the hidden gem of Arkansas!

Visit BerryvilleChamber.com for relocation information

Float/Fish the Kings River


CITY SNAPSHOTS

The Extraordinary Escape

W

inding mountainside

The heavy influence of

streets that don’t

an artist community is

meet at right angles are

obvious – from the beautiful

the first clue that Eureka

galleries of fine art and fine

Springs has a flair all its

jewelry, to creative outdoor

own. The town’s Victorian

art installations and art

architecture beckons visitors

workshops. Festivals and

to enjoy leisurely scenic

special events are held

drives past historic homes of

year-round, spanning the

all shapes, sizes and colors

gamut from classical music,

hugging the picturesque

opera, blues and jazz, to

cliff sides. Eureka Springs’

UFOs, antiques and visual

entire downtown area is

arts. Regular musical shows

on the National Register

and The Great Passion

of Historic Places. More

Play draw visitors, as do

than 150 independent and

other attractions such as

unique retail shops and

haunted ghost tours and

restaurants fill the town’s

paranormal theater by

many elaborate Victorian

Vince Johari, vineyards and

gingerbread storefronts. The

wineries, the E. Fay Jones

culinary offerings on tap are

architectural delight that

plentiful, including American,

is Thorncrown Chapel, and

Bavarian, Chinese, Italian,

Turpentine Creek Wildlife

Mexican and Thai.

Refuge. Nestled in the heart of the Ozarks, Eureka is also a great hub for outdoor activities. Trout fishing is popular on the White River, and in Eureka Springs West, Beaver Lake offers the fun of water sports, camping,

Local Art

fishing and hiking. Ziplining is also available, and the city is a favorite destination for motorcyclists. Mountain biking enthusiasts can

Downtown Shopping

EUREKA SPRINGS AT-A-GLANCE County / Carroll Population / 2,095 Area / 6.8 sq. miles Founded / 1879

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Blue Spring Heritage Center / pg. 52 Eureka Springs Downtown District / pg. 33 Eureka Springs Historical Museum / pg. 33 Keels Creek Winery / pg. 37 Railway Winery / pg. 37 Lake Leatherwood / pg. 49 Opera in the Ozarks / pg. 38 Ozark Mountain Ziplines / pg. 54 The Great Passion Play / pg. 35 Thorncrown Chapel / pg. 19 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge / pg. 55 Vince Johari Paranormal Entertainment / pg. 84

MORE INFO

Eureka Springs A&P Commission (479) 253-7333 EurekaSprings.org Eureka Springs Historical Museum Visitor Information Center 95 S. Main St.

shred new downhill runs at Lake Leatherwood for the ultimate enduro-style Downtown Eureka Springs

riding experience.

Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Berryville Parks & Recreation; Arkansas Tourism; Arkansas Tourism; Arkansas Tourism; Eureka Springs A&P

White River Fishing

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College FAYETTEVILLE The Town Downtown Fayetteville

ayetteville offers many

formations with beautiful

experiences that allow

views of the valley below.

guests to create their own

The art scene here is

adventure – and keep them

explosive! The Green

coming back to this eclectic

Candy project features

County / Washington Population / 78,960 Area / 53.85 sq. miles Founded / 1828

community. Fayetteville

vibrant public art in the

hosts year-round events

most unexpected places

and entertainment – a place

across Fayetteville’s historic

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

where culture and nature

downtown. At Art Ventures

meet, and free spirits thrive.

gallery and studio, you can

FAYETTEVILLE AT-A-GLANCE

Arkadia Retrocade / pg. 80 Arkansas Air & Military Museum / pg. 65 Art Ventures / pg. 32 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks / pg. 52 Clinton House Museum / pg. 67 Community Creative Center / pg. 33 Fayetteville Ale Trail / pg. 21 Fayetteville Farmers Market / pg. 73 Fenix Art Collective / pg. 33 Gregory Park Bike Trails & Pump Track / pg. 50 Headquarters House Museum & Garden / pg. 67 Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center / pg. 35 Joy Pratt Markham Gallery / pg. 32 Mount Kessler Trails / pg. 49 Lake Fayetteville / pg. 49 Lake Wedington / pg. 49 Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course / pg. 60 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas / pg. 38 Terra Studios / pg. 33 TheatreSquared / pg. 35 University of Arkansas / pg. 15 Walker Park Splash Pad / pg. 61 Walker-Stone House / pg. 82 Walton Arts Center / pg. 34

MORE INFO

Experience Fayetteville 21 S. Block Ave. (800) 766-4626 ExperienceFayetteville.com

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watch painters, potters and sculptors while they work. Just off Dickson Street, TheatreSquared presents nationally acclaimed, Fayetteville Nightlife

professional theater year-round, while Arts Live Theatre,

For nature lovers,

the U of A Department

Fayetteville has more than

of Theatre, and Faulkner

40 miles of paved walking

Performing Arts Center

and biking trails that run

present seasonally. The

through downtown, fan

expanded Walton Arts Center

out through the city, and

— the state’s performing arts

connect with the 37-

powerhouse — brings artists

mile Razorback Regional

and entertainers from all over

Greenway, providing

the world, with largescale

miles upon miles of

touring productions including

impeccable scenery.

critically acclaimed Broadway plays and musicals.

The city is an International Mountain Bicycling

Nightlife in Fayetteville’s

Association (IMBA)

famed Dickson Street

Ride Center, boasting an

Entertainment District is

extensive network of trails

bustling with restaurants and

for all skill levels. An 8.5-

clubs offering diverse options

mile trail at Mount Kessler

for food and entertainment.

created by a local mountain

Live music venues like

biking club is a hidden

George’s Majestic Lounge

gem, winding past rock

are legendary, and dining

Left to right: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Arkansas Tourism


CITY SNAPSHOTS caters to every taste, and the

chain stores and unique

Fayetteville Farmers Market

handmade goods.

is consistently named among the country’s best. Are you

The University of Arkansas

a beer connoisseur? The

at Fayetteville, the state’s

Fayetteville Ale Trail takes

flagship campus and a

you off the beaten path and

major research institution,

options range from formal

on a tasting tour of delicious

is home to the Arkansas

and elegant, to street eats at

craft brews at several area

Razorbacks and host to

food trucks in Shulertown.

breweries – including a

many SEC championships.

A vacation centered only

hard cidery with beverages

Our “Woo Pig Sooie” cheer

on great food could easily

that are perfect for gluten-

is known nationwide!

happen in Fayetteville.

free diets.

“Local” is key here, with

Experience

too many culinary holes-in-

shopping that is

the-wall to mention, many

casual to upscale

serving the freshest farm-

with trendy local

to-table around. This city

boutiques, national

Shulertown Food Trucks

Island the HOLIDAY ISLAND AninOzarks food and fuel. Conveniently located five miles north of Eureka Springs and 40 miles southwest of Branson, Mo., Holiday Island also offers two major golf courses, the Table Rock Lake

S

most unique driving range in the state, hiking trails, a

ituated on the shores of

campground/RV park, and

the 53,000-acre Table

a recreation complex with

Rock Lake, Holiday Island

two pools, tennis, pickleball,

features beautiful mountain

basketball, and rental

and lake vistas and four mild

facilities for weddings,

seasons that showcase the

reunions and meetings.

natural magnificence of the

Arkansas Razorbacks

HOLIDAY ISLAND AT-A-GLANCE

County / Carroll Population / 2,373 Area / 7.14 sq. miles Founded / 1970

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Holiday Island Golf Courses / pg. 60 Holiday Island Marina at Table Rock Lake / pg. 46 Holiday Island Campground / pg. 46 Holiday Island Trails / pg. 51 5th Annual Arkansas State Chili Championship / pg. 74 Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Big Bass Tournament / pg. 63

MORE INFO

Ozarks year-round. With

Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District 110 Woodsdale Drive (479) 270-1393 VisitHolidayIsland.com

the lake and its 800 miles of shoreline, Holiday Island is a paradise for boaters, fishermen and water sports enthusiasts alike. The marina provides a free boat launch, fishing piers, boat rentals,

Holiday Island Trails

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Razorback Athletics Communications; Holiday NorthwestArkansas.org Island Suburban Improvement District; Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District

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HUNTSVILLE Crossroads of the Ozarks

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HUNTSVILLE AT-A-GLANCE County / Madison

untsville and its surrounding areas have plenty to offer in the form of scenic drives, rivers to float and fish, nature areas for hiking and camping, and the cozy feel of small-town living. Huntsville has two scenic walking trails.

Population / 2,381 Area / 3 sq. miles Founded / 1925

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS Bluegrasss n Bar BQ

Polk Square is the hub of downtown hosting the Madison County Fair and Parade, Western Roundup Days, car shows and Movies on the Square. The Huntsville Farmers Market is a popular place for residents and visitors to mix and mingle.

Festival / pg. 42 Huntsville Farmers Market / pg. 73 Kings River / pg. 46 Movies on the Square / pg. 22 Ozark Natural Science Center / pg. 22 Western Roundup Days / pg. 71 Withrow Springs State Park / pg. 47

Huntsville’s Mitchusson Park features a bike skills course, a disc golf course, playground equipment including handicap swings,

MORE INFO Huntsville City Hall

208 E War Eagle (479) 738-6607 HuntsvilleArkansas.org

Lowell

Withrow Springs

Polk Square

an amphitheater, picnic tables, a walking trail, ball fields, soccer fields and covered pavilions. The nearby Kings River, one of the few remaining pristine free-flowing rivers in the country, is a beautiful float any time of year. Explore the outdoors at War Eagle Creek, Sweden Creek Falls, Arkansas Natural Heritage areas, and Withrow Springs State Park. Groups can enjoy the Ozark Natural Science Center, a field-science attraction with hands-on activities, guest lodging and miles of trails.

Exit 78 is Great Ward Nail Park

LOWELL AT-A GLANCE County / Benton

Population / Approx. 10,000 Area / 10 square miles Founded / 1881

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS Fast Lane

Entertainment / pg. 22 The Grove Comedy Club / pg. 22 Flip Side Ninja Park / pg. 22 Ward Nail Park / pg. 22 Razorback Regional Greenway / pg. 48 Mudtown Days / pg. 22

MORE INFO Lowell A&P Commission

501 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 105 (479) 372-7521 DiscoverLowell.com

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n a prime location between Benton and Washington counties, off Exit 78 in NWA’s Interstate 49 corridor, the city of Lowell is a thriving community, with new homes and subdivisions, a sought-after school system – and a growing leisure and hospitality sector. One of Lowell's best-kept secrets is Ward Nail Park. The sprawling 80+ acre park offers amenities like First Tee, and hosts the annual Mudtown Days festival, which draws 5,000+ people. Lowell offers a variety of entertainment for all ages. Fast Lane Entertainment party destination has laser

Mudtown Days Festival

tag, indoor go-carts, an arcade, bowling, and the only indoor rollercoaster in the state. Flip Side Ninja Park is a new indoor gymnastics destination, and The Grove Comedy Club hosts nationally touring acts weekly. Lowell has convenient access for cyclists, runners and hikers to the 37mile Razorback Regional Greenway, which spans from Fayetteville, north through Lowell to Bella Vista.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; City of Huntsville; Fast Lane Entertainment; Lowell A&P Commission


CITY SNAPSHOTS

Where Possible Lives

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ogers has evolved from a hard working 19th century rail town, named after railroad man C.W. Rogers, to one of the best places to live in America (as ranked by Money magazine). And the things that make Rogers the ideal place to call home are precisely the same qualities that make it a great destination for business or pleasure.

Walmart AMP

The Railyard Bike Park

Our John Q. Hammons Center is one of the leading convention facilities in the region, making Rogers an ideal place to gather for groups large and small, but that’s just the beginning of what makes our city unique. We couple premier meeting space with the area’s top destination shopping center at the

Beaver Lake

Pinnacle Hills Promenade, top notch dining at renowned establishments like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, plus an array of historical and outdoor activities to intrigue, excite and entertain anyone. Our city has it all — a business district with the newest hotels, restaurants, and amenities, a downtown loaded with authentic history, and an unrivaled setting that includes Beaver Lake against a backdrop of rolling Ozark hills. We invite you to explore Rogers online and then make plans to see us in person and discover for yourself the welcoming energy and genuine hospitality that make Rogers so exciting to our visitors. Those considering a home in Northwest Arkansas can learn more about the quality of life in Rogers, including educational offerings, demographic profiles and business climate, and find useful relocation information at rogerslowell.com.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Visit Rogers; Arkansas Tourism; Visit Rogers

ROGERS AT-A-GLANCE County / Benton Population / 67,600 Area / 37.94 sq. miles Founded / 1881

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Arkansas Public Theatre / pg. 36 Beaver Lake / pg. 45 Daisy Airgun Museum / pg. 66 Hobbs State Park Conservation Area / pg. 47 Lake Atalanta / pg. 46 The Railyard Bike Park / pg. 50 Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall / pg. 82 Rogers Aquatics Center / pg. 60 Rogers Historical Museum / pg. 67 Scenic Hwy. 12 / pg. 56 Walmart AMP / pg. 34 War Eagle Cavern / pg. 55 War Eagle Mill & Bridge / pg. 68

MORE INFO

Visit Rogers 317 W. Walnut St. (479) 636-1240 VisitRogersArkansas.com

Downtown Shopping

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CITY SNAPSHOTS SILOAM SPRINGS AT-A-GLANCE County / Benton

Population / 16,842 Area / 11.07 sq. miles Founded / 1882

Small town charm, big outdoor adventure

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POPULAR ATTRACTIONS City Lake / pg. 51

iloam Springs’ historic downtown, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, remains the heart of the city and includes a recently renovated museum, award-winning eateries, shops and loft living. Outdoor recreation abounds with the Siloam Springs Kayak Park along the Illinois River, a dog park, scenic walking trails, a soccer park, and City Lake with its progressive bike track, nature observatory area, mountain bike trails, lake recreation, fishing area and disc golf. Memorial

Family Aquatic Center / pg. 61 Berry Performing Arts Center / pg. 36 John Brown University Campus & Cathedral / pg. 24 Memorial Park & Chautauqua Amphitheater / pg. 24 Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail / pg. 49 Siloam Springs Historic Downtown / pg. 24 Siloam Springs Museum / pg. 66 Siloam Springs Kayak Park / pg. 54

MORE INFO City of Siloam Springs 400 N. Broadway (479) 238-0940 DiscoverSiloam.com

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Top to bottom: photos courtesy City of Siloam Springs; City of Siloam Springs

Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail

Downtown Coffee Shop

Park welcomes visitors into downtown and includes the Veterans Memorial, a water feature, a farmers market, a demo kitchen, lush green space and the Chautauqua Amphitheater, which hosts a bevy of concerts and shows during warmer months. Siloam Springs is also home to John Brown University, founded in 1919.


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CITY SNAPSHOTS SPRINGDALE AT-A-GLANCE

County / Washington Population / 81,368 Area / 41.80 sq. miles Founded / 1838

HEART OF NORTHWEST Springdale THE ARKANSAS

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

Arvest Ballpark / pg. 59 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad / pg. 56 Arts Center of the Ozarks / pg. 33 Black Apple Crossing Cidery / pg. 14 Fitzgerald Mountain Trails / pg. 50 Fly ARH Helicopter Tours / pg. 54 Northwest Arkansas Naturals / pg. 59 Rodeo of the Ozarks / pg. 62 Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery / pg. 37 Tontitown Winery / pg. 37 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History / pg. 65 Springdale Aquatic Center / pg. 61 The Jones Center / pg. 61 Thunder Chicken Trail / pg. 48 Runway Bike Park / pg. 50

MORE INFO

Springdale A&P Commission 202 W. Emma Ave. (479) 872-2222 ExploreSpringdale.com

Walter Turnbow Park Craft Beer and Cider

offer exceptional,

A

rkansas’ fourth largest city, Springdale, is

home to a vibrant, diverse community with endless entertainment. The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, a Class AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, calls Springdale’s awardwinning Arvest Ballpark home from April through

challenging rides. Outstanding entertainment at the Arts Center of the Ozarks includes regional theater productions and visual arts exhibitions. The Jones Center, the Midwest's premier family recreational and meeting venue, is home to the region’s only indoor ice rink and the new Runway Bike Park.

Labor Day. The Rodeo of the Ozarks, one of the nation’s top outdoor rodeos, provides great family fun. Craft beer and wine enthusiasts can sample the city’s breweries and pubs including Bike Rack

Arvest Ballpark

Brewing, Core Brewing and The Odd Soul, or relax

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark

with a glass of wine at

History, established in 1965,

Sassafras Springs Vineyard

tells the history and heritage

and Winery, or the nearby

of Springdale and NWA.

Tontitown Winery.

Springdale’s self-guided “Taco Tour” celebrates

Runway Bike Park

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The Razorback Regional

delicious, authentic

Greenway cuts through

taquerias. The Arkansas

the heart of a revitalized

& Missouri Railroad offers

downtown. Two of the

sightseeing excursions

region's prime off-road

aboard vintage train cars

bike trails, Thunder Chicken

featuring stunning views of

and Fitzgerald Mountain,

the Ozark Mountains.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Explore Springdale; Northwest Arkansas Naturals; The Jones Center


Experience what makes Springdale one of the top destinations in Arkansas Plan your trip at ExploreSpringdale.com


WHERE ART MEETS THE STAGE

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Theater

ABSOLUTELY TIMELESS…

faulkner.uark.edu


Northwest Arkansas’s only dedicated children’s and youth theatre company.

PRODUCTIONS • EVENTS • CLASSES & CAMPS artslivetheatre.com (479) 521-4932

TRIPADVISOR’S #1 THING TO DO IN FAYETTEVILLE REMARKABLE LIVE THEATRE

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Arts Clockwise from the top: Scott Family Amazeum; Walmart AMP; Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts; Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS has a flourishing and cultured arts scene, including an American art museum with international appeal, traveling Broadway shows, a prolific maker community, acclaimed sculptors and painters, an Indie film festival, emerging opera stars, live community theater, arts festivals and more. 30

Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Scott Family Amazeum: Visit Rogers; Eureka Springs A&P; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art


Arts & ENTERTAINMENT

MUSEUMS & VISUAL ART GALLERIES

Explore Northwest Arkansas’ art museums and galleries and discover works by local artists as well as those from across the globe. Several cities also host monthly art events and gallery receptions in their downtown districts.

CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 600 Museum Way, Bentonville crystalbridges.org / 479-418-5700 Crystal Bridges brings together the best of art, nature and architecture for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The museum’s distinctive building was designed by worldrenowned architect Moshe Safdie and features two bridge structures spanning a natural waterway. Inside, Crystal Bridges’ permanent collection highlights hundreds of works by American masters from colonial times to the present, enhanced

by a year-round schedule of temporary exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions for 2020 include: Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, Feb. 8 – April 20; State of the Art 2020, Feb. 22 – May 24; Ansel Adams: In Our Time, May 23 – Sept. 7; and Craft, Oct. 10 – Feb. 1, 2021. Enjoy more than four miles of trails within the museum’s 120-acre setting, inviting you to explore the natural Ozark woodlands. The grounds feature important architectural works, including a Usonian house designed in 1954 by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Fly’s Eye Dome, designed by American inventor R. Buckminster Fuller. When you visit enjoy award-winning High South cuisine in Eleven, the museum’s restaurant.

All photos on this page courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Arkansas Tourism

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MUSEUMS & VISUAL ART GALLERIES

ART VENTURES artventuresnwa.org / 479-871-2722 A premier destination for a distinctive Northwest Arkansas experience, Art Ventures in Fayetteville showcases The Momentary (Rendering)

monthly exhibits from a culturally diverse array of artists. Serving the needs of the community, Art Ventures

THE MOMENTARY 507 S.E. E St., Bentonville themomentary.org / 479-367-7500 The Momentary, a new contemporary art space in downtown Bentonville, celebrates its grand opening on Feb. 22, 2020. A satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American

blends local, national and international styles, providing a unique experience for the entire family. Opening night receptions are held on the first Thursday of every month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

U OF A FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY

Art, the Momentary is a 63,000-square-

116 Fine Arts Center, Fayetteville

foot, multi-disciplinary space for visual

art.uark.edu / 479-575-7987

and performing arts, culinary experiences,

Part of the J. William Fulbright College

festivals and artists-in-residence. During its

of Arts and Sciences at the University of

inaugural year, the Momentary will host a

Arkansas, the gallery features student

lineup of exciting exhibitions including State

works as well as work by visiting artists and

of the Art 2020 with over 100 paintings,

faculty. Parking available in Stadium Drive

sculpture, photography from 60+ artists

Parking Facility.

across the U.S. on Feb. 22 – May 24, and Nick

2021. General admission to the Momentary

WINDGATE VISUAL ARTS GALLERIES AT JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY

is free.

2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs

Cave: Until featuring work by the Chicago sculptor and dancer from July 18 – Jan. 3,

jbu.edu/art/gallery / 479-238-8561

21c MUSEUM HOTEL 200 N.E. A St., Bentonville 21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville 479-286-6500 Curated rotating exhibitions, sitespecific installations and arts programming make this 104-room 21c Museum Hotel

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The Windgate west building has generous gallery space hosting a variety of shows, including many national and international offerings and work by the university’s finest local artists, faculty and students. The Windgate east gallery features solo and collaborative work of JBU students.

JOY PRATT MARKHAM GALLERY

boutique hotel a

495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville

unique contemporary

waltonartscenter.org / 479-443-5600

art museum and

Located inside Walton Arts Center, the gallery

cultural civic center. It has more than 12,000

serves to connect patrons to the visual arts.

square feet of exhibition, meeting and event

It is used as an exhibition space for works by

space. The iconic Green Penguins show up

both emerging and internationally recognized

throughout the building, including at the

artists, as well as for temporary displays

popular onsite restaurant The Hive.

related to performing arts programming.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; 21c Museum Hotel


Arts & ENTERTAINMENT TERRA STUDIOS 12103 Hazel Valley Road, Fayetteville terrastudios.com / 800-255-8995 This whimsical art park and

Terra Studios

Scott Family Amazeum

gallery, home

SCOTT FAMILY AMAZEUM

to the original

1009 Museum Way, Bentonville

world-famous

amazeum.org / 479-696-9280

Bluebird of

The Scott Family Amazeum is 50,000

Happiness, boasts work by more than 100

square feet of hands-on science, technology,

regional artists. Explore, shop, snack, play,

engineering, art and math fun for curious,

relax, or create your own work of art in a

creative children and families. Interactive

variety of classes. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

exhibits and daily pop-up activities enable

daily; free admission.

discovery through play. Amazeum exhibits are inspired by the culture and landscape of

EUREKA SPRINGS DOWNTOWN DISTRICT eurekasprings.org / 866-947-4387 Some 400 artists work

two-story climbable tree structure, an art Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve,

friendly Ozark mountain

Christmas and New Year's Day.

town filled with Victorian and creative studios.

Hub, an indoor water exploration area, a studio and more. Open every day except

in Eureka Springs, a

architecture, art galleries

Northwest Arkansas and include a Tinkering

Eureka Springs Art Gallery

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS

With its entire downtown

214 S. Main St., Springdale

district listed on the National Register of

acozarks.org / 479-751-5441

Historic Places, Eureka Springs has been

A regional art institution hosting exhibitions

named one of the Top 10 Small Market Arts

throughout the year with educational

Destinations by American Style and one of

programs for children and adults by

America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations by

professional artists and curators. Spacious

the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

galleries in the lobby areas and the elevated upper gallery offer eye-catching and

COMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville communitycreativecenter.org 479-571-2706 This is a non-profit visual arts organization

thought-provoking works in every medium by budding student artists, professional local and regional artists.

FENIX ART COLLECTIVE

provides high-quality clay and ceramics,

16 W. Center St., Fayetteville

painting, drawing and mixed-media art classes

fenixfayettevilleart.com

and workshops for children and adults of all

An art cooperative comprised

ages and skill levels. Multi-week classes and

of painters, photographers,

workshops, private parties, team building

sculptors, mixed-media artists

and family workshops are available year-

from Northwest Arkansas

round at the Fayetteville location in Walton

and beyond, hosting special

Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, and

exhibitions and events year-

throughout Northwest Arkansas via the Wheel

round in the gallery spaces located just off

Mobile, the center's traveling art studio.

the Fayetteville downtown square.

Top to bottom: Scott Family Amazeum; Terra Studios; Eureka Springs A&P; Fenix Art Collective

Fenix Art Collective

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PERFORMING ARTS

Community theater, dinner theater, mainstage Broadway shows, symphony orchestras, headlining concert tours, summer opera festivals and more make up the vibrant performing arts in Northwest Arkansas.

Walton Arts Center

WALTON ARTS CENTER 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville waltonartscenter.org / 479-443-5600 Walton Arts Center, Arkansas' largest and busiest performing arts presenter, brings Broadway shows, world-class dance, children

Walmart AMP

WALMART AMP

and family programming, comedy and live

5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers

music to more than 190,000 people annually.

amptickets.com / 479-443-5600

Walton Arts Center is also an arts producer,

The Walmart AMP (Arkansas Music Pavilion),

best known for Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts

a Walton Arts Center venue since February

and Nature Festival and Voice Jam Acapella

2011, is Northwest Arkansas' premier outdoor

Festival. Walton Arts Center reopened its

concert venue. Debuting a $17.1 million

doors in November 2016 following a $23

expansion in 2020, the AMP delivers top-tier

million renovation and expansion that added

entertainment in rock, country, pop and

square footage, increased operational

beyond, and is ranked one of Pollstar's 2017

capacity and improved visitor experience.

top 50 best-selling amphitheaters. More

The renovation also created meeting or event

than 144,000 people from across the region

spaces for the growing Northwest Arkansas

attend concerts annually during the season,

community. With more than 300 public

which runs from April through October. The

events each year, there is something for

AMP is centrally located off Interstate 49 in

everyone to enjoy!

the Rogers commercial district.

Left to right: photos courtesy Walton Arts Center; Walmart AMP

Arkansas’ Largest

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Arts & ENTERTAINMENT THE GREAT PASSION PLAY 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs greatpassionplay.org / 800-882-7529 Every year from Good Friday through October experience this play that depicts the last week of Christ’s life on earth, with live animals, a cast of 170, a multi-level set, and special lighting and sound effects on a

TheatreSquared

large outdoor stage. The Institute of Outdoor Drama named it America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama. Also on the grounds:

THEATRESQUARED

the seven-story-tall Christ of the Ozarks

505 / 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville

statue, year-round Holy Land Tours, Moses'

theatre2.org / 479-445-6333

Tabernacle in the Wilderness, Noah’s Ark

TheatreSquared’s locally produced,

Petting Zoo, a section of the Berlin Wall, the

nationally acclaimed productions reach

Church in the Grove, the Bible Museum, the

45,000 patrons each year. NWA’s only

Sacred Arts Museum, hiking and biking trails

professional theater company offering a

and a buffet restaurant.

year-round season and staging awardwinning plays and musicals, T2 unveiled a brand-new $34 million theater venue to launch its 2019-20 season. T2 has been recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theaters.

FAULKNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER University of Arkanas Department of Theatre

453 N. Garland Ave., Fayetteville faulkner.uark.edu / 479-575-5387 Nestled in the stunning Ozark Mountains at

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

the University of Arkansas campus, the Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center is a 500+ seat, state-of-the-art venue dedicated to providing

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

a community-

theatre.uark.edu / 479-575-4752

centered

The U of A’s Department of Theatre

approach to the

presents a number of ticketed shows

performing arts.

throughout the year both on campus and on the downtown Fayetteville square. These first-rate productions offer invaluable hands-on experience for student actors, designers and crews. Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Parking Facility for campus shows and on the square and public lots for shows performed at the Global Campus building downtown.

Faulkner Performing Arts Center

In addition to hosting acclaimed artists and

performers, it is home to the U of A music department's large ensembles. With an impressive offering of renowned performers and culturally relevant events, the center excels in its mission of helping build a new generation of artists and patrons.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy TheatreSquared; University of Arkansas; University of Arkansas

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Arts & ENTERTAINMENT

PERFORMING ARTS

TRIKE THEATRE 902 S.W. 2nd St., Ste. F, Bentonville triketheatre.org / 479-464-5084 Trike encourages and inspires youth to see, participate in and learn through theater. At its home in Bentonville, Trike offers Theatre Academy classes and camps for Arts Center of the Ozarks

Pre-K and 4th – 12th grades, performance opportunities for 3rd through 12th graders,

ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS 214 S. Main St., Springdale acozarks.org / 479-751-5441 Arts Center of the Ozarks is an arts hub in downtown Springdale creating live performances, curating visual arts exhibitions, and presenting programs by regional arts organizations and artists from

and professional theater for youth productions enjoyed by all ages. Trike is a resident company of Walton Arts Center.

Trike Theatre

BERRY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

around the world. The nonprofit offers a

2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs

diverse range of programming to engage

jbu.edu / 479-524-9500

people of every age and background.

Located at John Brown University and home to the 500-seat Herklotz Auditorium,

ARKANSAS PUBLIC THEATRE

the center has a full orchestra pit and a

116 S. 2nd St., Rogers

concerts, choral concerts, theater, lectures

arkansaspublictheatre.org

and more.

1,500-square-foot performance area with modern, innovative acoustics for orchestral

479-631-8988 Arkansas Public Theatre

Located in downtown Rogers in the historic Victory Theater, this

ARKANSAS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

non-profit community theater produces

Arend Arts Center, Bentonville

plays and musicals and offers special events

arphil.org / 479-841-4644

throughout the year.

Under the baton of Maestro Steven Byess, this professional symphony performs

ARTS LIVE THEATRE 818 N. Sang Ave., Fayetteville artslivetheatre.com / 479-521-4932 This nonprofit theater company offers programming for youth ages 6-18. With

several concerts each year with a mission to broaden and deepen the appreciation of the musical arts. Educational initiatives include the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Carnegie Hall Link Up program.

eight to nine Broadway-style productions each year, Arts Live offers a series of after-school classes, spring break and summer camp programs in musical theater, comedy improv, readers theater, Create-APlay and more.

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Arts Live Theatre

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arts Center of the Ozarks; Walton Arts Center; Arkansas Public Theatre; Arts Live Theatre


Local wines in a casual atmosphere

Railway Winery Now serving craft beer LOCAL WINE FROM LOCAL GRAPES

OPEN YEAR ROUND 3185 E. Van Buren E. 62 Eureka Springs, Ark. | 479-253-9463

4937 Hwy 187 • Eureka Springs Closed Monday & Tuesday

Drink Local!

Enjoy Tontitown wine Free Wine Tastings Live Music Friday Nights! Local Wine. Craft Beer

335 N. Barrington Rd. Springdale 479-361-8700 TontitownWinery.com


PERFORMING ARTS

Arts & ENTERTAINMENT OPERA IN THE OZARKS 16311 U.S. 62 West, Eureka Springs opera.org / 479-253-8595 Opera in the Ozarks, a nationally acclaimed opera training program near Eureka Springs, presents a summer music festival with fully staged and costumed opera productions spotlighting the exceptional voices of tomorrow's opera stars. Audiences can enjoy 20+ performances each season at the Opera in the Ozarks mountainside venue – Inspiration Point Fine Arts Center. The 2020

Opera in the Ozarks

season runs from June 19 through July 17 with staged productions, children's operas

SYMPHONY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville sonamusic.org / 479-521-4166 Under the musical direction of Maestro Paul Haas, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), presents dynamic and diverse symphonic performances to an audience of more than 20,000 people each year in NWA. Currently in its 65th season, the nonprofit has led artistic and educational programming in the region since 1954. A resident company of Walton Arts Center, SoNA’s annual season

and other musical events across the region.

EUREKA SPRINGS CITY AUDITORIUM 36 S. Main St., Eureka Springs theaud.org / 479-253-7788 With nearly 1,000 seats, this venue provides an intimate setting with flawless acoustics. It has a history of attracting stars to its stage and is used for the headlining acts of the many festivals held in Eureka Springs as well as for other community performances.Serving the Ozarks since 1928, "The Aud" is thriving.

of mainstage concert performances typically spans fall through spring.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas

Eureka Springs City Auditorium

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Top to bottom: photos courtesy Opera in the Ozarks; Eureka Springs A&P; Symphony of Northwest Arkansas


TYING THE KNOT 2020 SEASON JUNE 19-JULY 17

Massenet’s

Ward’s

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Presenting 25+ Performances at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs and Venues Throughout Northwest Arkansas VISIT opera.org FOR TICKETS & SCHEDULE INFORMATION Hwy. 62 West / Eureka Springs, AR / (479) 253-8595


EVENTFUL ARTS

Music, drama, tech, visual and culinary arts are all ingredients in the melting pot of arts-based festivals and events happening in Northwest Arkansas.

BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

FIRST FRIDAY IN BENTONVILLE

bentonvillefilmfestival.com

downtownbentonville.org

Founded by Academy Award™ winner Geena

From April to November, the Bentonville

Davis and filmmaker Trevor Drinkwater in

square is transformed into a themed

2015, BFF is steeped in a mission to support

community block party with live music,

a film industry that exemplifies the growing

local culinary and family friendly activities.

diversity of the American landscape.

Thousands gather to celebrate Bentonville

Research and social action are deeply

First Friday, so don’t miss it!

rooted in the objectives of this festival and

small towns in America! In 2020, BFF returns

EUREKA SPRINGS MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

to downtown Bentonville from April 29 –

eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com

May 2 with film showings, panels, awards

With more than

ceremonies, live music and events for

400 artists working

the community.

in all mediums in

its leadership. Filmmakers: Don't miss one of the most inclusive festivals in one of coolest

Eureka Springs, the May Festival of the

Bentonville Film Fest

Arts in downtown is packed with one-ofa-kind art exhibits,

May Festival of the Arts

demonstrations, performances, culinary arts, free music in the park, and the wildest street party thrown by artists: the White Street Walk.

FIRST THURSDAY IN FAYETTEVILLE First Thursday in Fayetteville

ARTOSPHERE: ARKANSAS’ ARTS AND NATURE FESTIVAL

experiencefayetteville.com

waltonartscenter.org

800-766-4626

479-443-5600

Produced by Experience

This annual festival

Fayetteville, First Thursday transforms the city’s historic downtown square into a vibrant

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across NWA Artosphere

celebrates artists, influenced by nature,

street festival atmosphere. Each month’s

who inspire us to live more sustainable

event follows a specific theme and features

lives. This year’s festival in April and May

visual artists, live music, street performances,

will offer low cost and free events featuring

children’s activities, food trucks and local

dance, visual art, sustainable art, live folk and

craft beer. Festivities are free and take place

chamber music, family activities, community

May through October from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

conversations around sustainability and more.

Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Eureka Springs A&P; Walton Arts Center; Experience Fayetteville; Visit Bentonville


Arts & ENTERTAINMENT AMP FEST arkansasmusicpavilion.com A beer, music, beer and tech festival at the Walmart AMP in Rogers held in the fall, AMP Fest combines cutting-edge games and tech activations with live music on multiple stages and craft beer from local, regional and national breweries. One ticket price gets you AMP Fest

access to all activities and unlimited sampling.

MOMENTARY FESTIVALS 507 S.E. E St., Bentonville themomentary.org / 479-367-7500 The new Momentary contemporary arts space opening Feb. 22, 2020, in downtown, will host an inaugural year of major music and performance-art festivals, including

The Momentary (Rendering)

TIME BEING on Feb. 22-23, FreshGrass | Bentonville on April 24-25, Momentary’s VOX on Sept. 25- 26, and the INVERSE Performance Art Festival on Nov. 13-15.

DOWNTOWN ROGERS ART ON THE BRICKS godowntownrogers.com / 479-619-3195 Every second Thursday, year-round from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. view original visual art and handmade crafts and meet the local artists themselves at pop-up galleries around the historic, brick-lined streets of downtown.

OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL IN EUREKA SPRINGS ozarkfolkfestival.com One of the longest running folk festivals in the U.S., this festival includes free music in Basin Spring Park, a parade, contests and performances in the City Auditorium. Held in the fall.

FAYETTEVILLE FILM FEST fayettevillefilmfest.org This annual independent film festival

FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS FESTIVAL fayettevilleroots.com This intimate, urban music and culinary festival set for August 26-30, 2020, showcases the elements that make Fayetteville and the NWA Ozarks a beloved

returns Nov. 5-7, 2020, to the downtown Fayetteville square. Festival screenings will include independent films in multiple genres including feature length, short films, documentaries, animated films, music videos, and films with an Arkansas connection.

cultural hot spot. Local, regional and national bands and artists play on multiple stages downtown, with featured headliners each evening. Roots Fest hosts nationally known chefs and restaurateurs, too, with special tastings and culinary events that utilize ingredients and products that are locally grown and produced in the Ozarks. Top to bottom: photos courtesy Walton Arts Center; Walton Arts Center; Fayetteville Roots Festival

Fayetteville Roots Festival

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Arts & ENTERTAINMENT

EVENTFUL ARTS

EUREKA SPRINGS INDIE FILM FEST filmnwa.org This Eureka Springs film festival promotes and supports independent filmmakers of all ages and celebrates the art of filmmaking in our community and beyond. Focus includes innovative women in film, young filmmakers, films made on mobile, and human rights documentaries. Held in May and in the fall.

NWA Fashion Week

NWA FASHION WEEK nwafw.com Held semi-annually, in the spring in Bentonville Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival

and the fall in Fayetteville, NWA Fashion week showcases designers, artists, boutiques

HILLBERRY: THE HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL

and other creative professionals who are committed to building a vibrant, inspired fashion community in Northwest Arkansas.

hillberryfestival.com / 888-762-7158 Railroad Earth and Deadhead Productions present Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival in Eureka Springs on Oct. 8-11, with live music and primitive camping. Also by Deadhead Productions, the Spaceberry Music Festival will be held on July 2-4, at The Farm in

Tinkerfest

Eureka Springs.

BLUEGRASS N BAR BQ

TINKERFEST amazeum.org

huntsvillearkansas.org

Generally held in October, Tinkerfest

Huntsville’s annual bluegrass festival is set

at the Scott Family Amazeum is a one-

for June 6 at Mitchusson Park downtown.

day celebration of creativity, curiosity

This musical outdoor event features an

and hands-on learning, bringing makers,

afternoon of live music, BBQ, crafts, vendors

tinkerers, artists and creatives from

and other activities.

diverse disciplines together for a day of fun and discovery.

BENTONVILLE QUARTERLY ART STROLL downtownbentonville.org Local artists and businesses set up special exhibits throughout shops in Bentonville’s Bentonville Quarterly Art Stroll

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downtown. Be sure to check out the map for a tour of murals, neon and sculpture.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Joshua Koerner; Jeremy Scott; Scott Family Amazeum; Downtown Bentonville Inc.


AMAZING

MORE AMAZING

OUTSIDE

INSIDE

Explore the interactive experiences in science, technology, engineering, art, and math at the Scott Family Amazeum. It’s your destination for a family play-cation.

amazeum.org

I-49 Exit 88 E Central Ave. | 1009 Museum Way | Bentonville, AR | 479-696-9280 The Amazeum is open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 10 am to 5 pm - Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.


OUTDOOR

ADVENTURES Clockwise from the top: Devil's Den State Park; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Lake Leatherwood; Devil's Den State Park

EXPLORING THE GREAT OUTDOORS in the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks means seeing the sun come up over a foggy river as you cast your line for trout, ziplining through a hardwood forest, feeling your adrenaline pump on the downhill run of a mountain-bike trail. It can mean watching eagles soar, paddling through whitewater, or relaxing by a campfire. There are countless ways to reenergize your body, reset your mind and connect with nature.

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Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Eureka Springs A&P; Arkansas Tourism


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

LAKES & RIVERS

Northwest Arkansas is blessed with many sparkling lakes and rivers that make this area perfect for water sports and activities.

BEAVER LAKE

BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER

arkansas.com / 479-636-1210

nps.gov/buff / 870-439-2502

Located in the

Experience towering limestone bluffs,

Ozark Mountains

whitewater rapids, inviting gravel bars, the

with prime

Boxley Valley Historic District, Lost Valley,

access points in

Indian Rockhouse and more along the

or near Rogers,

country's first national river, which begins

Eureka Springs

in nearby Newton County and meanders

and Springdale,

through the Ozarks for approximately 135

Beaver Lake

miles. With more than 100 miles of public

is a glistening

trails, there are also canoe and kayak

treasure for boating, water sports, fishing,

outfitters, campsites, hiking and horseback

hiking and birdwatching. The 28,000 acres

riding trails and

of clear water is surrounded by forests,

cabin rentals.

tall bluffs and meadows. Campgrounds, resorts, marinas, restaurants and outfitters – including stand-up paddle boarding – are plentiful.

LAKE WEDINGTON 15689 Lake Wedington Entry Road, Fayetteville

Left to right:

arkansas.com / 479-442-3527

Beaver Lake;

On the National Register of

Bella Vista Lakes;

Historic Places, this is one of

Buffalo National

NWA’s best-kept recreational

River

secrets. Surrounded by a lush hardwood forest and the 424-acre Lake Wedington Recreation Area, this 102-acre lake is regularly stocked with fish. The area is popular with anglers, canoeists, campers, hikers, mountain bikers and wildlife watchers. Amenities include a swim beach, airconditioned cabins, playgrounds, volleyball courts, trails, a boat ramp and horseshoes. Left to right: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Discover Bella Vista; Arkansas Tourism

BELLA VISTA LAKES

bellavistaPOA.com / 479-855-8000 The northernmost city in Northwest Arkansas, Bella Vista offers seven beautiful lakes for fishing and water sports. Use of the lakes and facilities is available to all Bella Vista property owners and their guests.

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LAKES & RIVERS

WHITE RIVER

HOLIDAY ISLAND MARINA

arkansas.com

124 Woodsdale Drive

The upper reaches of the White River are

himarinafun.com / 479-253-8300

popular for canoeing, particularly the 31-

This full-service marina offers a free boat

mile stretch from near Fayetteville to below

launch, annual and overnight slip rentals,

Brashears. Below Beaver Dam, near Eureka

boat, kayak and jet-ski rentals, fuel, food,

Springs, the White is a great cold-water

and bait and tackle for those enjoying the

trout fishery with numerous guides and

53,000-acre Table Rock Lake. Two fishing

outfitters to serve tourists.

piers are adjacent to the marina.

HOLIDAY ISLAND CAMPGROUND 21 North Star Loop holidayisland.us / 479-253-6995 Surrounded by trees and rock formations, this campground overlooking Table Rock Lake hosts 31 camp sites with full water, sewer and electric hookups, 30 and 50 amp services, restrooms, showers, pavilions and horseshoe pits. It is within minutes of the marina,

White River

golf courses and the many amenities of Holiday Island.

KINGS RIVER

ILLINOIS RIVER

arkansas.com Popular with canoeists and kayakers, the Kings

Illinois River

arkansas.com This spring-fed river starts in the northwest corner of

River provides about 50 miles of easy floating water, including

Arkansas near the town of Hogeye and

popular stretches in both Carroll and Madison

flows into northeastern Oklahoma. Near

counties. Deep pools provide great fishing for

Siloam Springs, enhancements that are

smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rock bass

part of the Siloam Springs Kayak Park have

and other fish.

made the Illinois a nice Class II play spot for kayakers year-round.

MULBERRY RIVER

LAKE ATALANTA

arkansas.com Excellent whitewater is

500 E. Walnut St.

found on this 55-mile

Rogers

river that was designated

rogersar.gov

a National Wild and

Paddle, pedal, fish or hike at

Scenic River in 1992. With easy access from Mulberry River

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the nearby Pig Trail

Lake Atalanta

Lake Atalanta. There’s much to be

Scenic Byway, much of

explored in the vicinity including walking and

the river is within the

mountain biking trails, pavilions, fishing piers,

1.2-million acre Ozark National Forest with

boat ramps, a raised walkway over the lake,

several public campgrounds along its course.

playgrounds, and even a tree house.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Discover Siloam Springs; Arkansas Tourism; Visit Rogers


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES STATE PARKS

The State Parks in our region let you experience the best of Mother Nature and the great outdoors.

WITHROW SPRINGS STATE PARK 33424 Ark. Spur 23, Huntsville arkansasstateparks.com / 479-559-2593 Hiking trails offer great views and access to natural springs and War Eagle Creek, Devil’s Den State Park

where fishing for catfish, bream and bass is popular. Activities throughout the 786-acre

DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK 11333 Ark. Hwy. 74, West Fork arkansasstateparks.com / 479-761-3325 With 2,500 unspoiled acres adjoining the Ozark National Forest, this park is a favorite for camping, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding and mountain biking. A swimming pool, nature programs and cabins add to its rustic appeal.

HOBBS STATE PARK CONSERVATION AREA 20201 Ark. Hwy. 12, Rogers arkansasstateparks.com / 479-789-5000

park include camping, swimming, baseball, softball, tennis and picnicking. Canoeing is another favorite pastime, and shuttle services for canoe rentals are available. The park has a visitor center and gift shop.

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK See page 65 in the History & Heritage section. Withrow Springs State Park

A natural park with limited development, Hobbs consists of 12,054 acres of diverse Ozark landscape and offers 36 miles of hiking trails, including multi-use and ADA routes. The 17,500-square-foot visitor center has interactive exhibits, a wildlife viewing area and educational programs.

Hobbs State Park Conservation Area

All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Tourism

313 S. 2nd Street, Downtown Rogers 479-621-1154

rogershistoricalmuseum.org

Hours: Mon - Sat, 10 to 5 Closed Major Holidays

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With an impressive and ever-evolving

CYCLING & HIKING TRAILS

network of trail systems, Northwest Arkansas is an international destination for mountain bikers, cyclists and hikers alike.

RAZORBACK REGIONAL GREENWAY

northwestarkansas.org

Extending from Blowing Springs Park in Bella Vista to just south of Walker Park in Fayetteville, this 37-mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail links dozens of popular Razorback Regional Greenway

destinations, including downtowns, arts and entertainment venues,

historic sites, parks, mountain bike trails, shopping areas, schools and workplaces.

TRAILS AT CRYSTAL BRIDGES

600 Museum Way, Bentonville crystalbridges.org / 479-418-5700 Accessible from the Razorback Greenway and a nice walk from the downtown square, the 120-acre grounds of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art feature more than four miles of trails winding through the woodland site. The trails, many of which are wheelchair and stroller accessible, provide access to Ozark landscapes, natural springs, and outdoor artwork such as artist James Turrell’s “Skyspace,” with color and light-enhanced sky views at sunrise and sunset.

BELLA VISTA POA TRAILS

SLAUGHTER PEN BIKE PARK

bellavistaPOA.com / 479-876-1255 Walking and biking trails range from level,

Off U.S. 71B,

looping and paved routes at Branchwood

Bentonville

and Loch Lomond, to natural surface trails

oztrailsnwa.com

offering rolling contours and more of a

This mountain

challenge at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail and

biking park

Blowing Springs Park. Nearby is the Blowing

features more

Springs RV Park and Campground.

than 20 miles of Slaughter Pen Bike Park

BACK 40 TRAILS

Trails at Crystal Bridges

Bella Vista

singletrack, a freeride park, and 16 skinny Northshore

bellavistaar.gov / oztrailsnwa.com

log rides. An IMBA designated Silver Level

479-876-1255

Ride Center, trails here are considered easy to

Offering 40 miles

moderate to navigate.

of mountain

THUNDER CHICKEN TRAIL

bike trails, open to pedestrians,

2474 W. Pump Station Road, Springdale

meandering through the east

Back 40 Trails

side of Bella Vista. Completed in 2016, the Back 40 are recognized as world-class biking trails.

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explorespringdale.com Featuring singletrack, flow, jumps, rollers, berms and drops, and conveniently located off Interstate 49, Thunder Chicken has all the bells and whistles.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Bike NWA; Arkansas Tourism; Visit Bentonville; Oz Trails


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES TRAILS AT LAKE FAYETTEVILLE PARK 1208 E. Lake Fayetteville Road fayetteville-ar.gov / oztrailsnwa.com This city park boasts natural surface and paved trails around the lake for runners,

Coler Trails

walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers. There are playgrounds, volleyball courts, pavilions, a boat dock and marina, a softball complex,

COLER MTB PRESERVE

a disc golf course, a bike skills park and

11840-11850 Peach Orchard Road

botanical gardens.

Bentonville / oztrailsnwa.com Located a mile west of downtown, Coler’s

TRAILS AT LAKE LEATHERWOOD PARK U.S. 62 West, Eureka Springs eurekaspringstrails.com / oztrailsnwa.com Catering to advanced mountain bikers, Lake Leatherwood's downhill trails defy gravity. Riders must negotiate a ride up Minor's Rock,

Trails at Lake Leatherwood Park

mountain bike trails are second to none. More than 15 miles of trail include flow, cross-country, technical/rocky sections, flyovers and jump features, culminating at Peak One Hub.

SAGER CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL

then the fun begins.

jbu.edu / mtbproject.com

Choose from seven

This five-mile soft surface trail runs along

downhill runs, and

Sager Creek in Siloam Springs, covering

catch the daytime

terrain of various elevations around the John

shuttle back to the top.

Brown University campus. Suitable for riders of all skill levels.

MOUNT KESSLER TRAILS

TRAILS AT LAKE ATALANTA

2600 W.C. Road 200, Fayetteville oztrailsnwa.com / fayetteville-ar.gov

500 E. Walnut St., Rogers

The largest trail system in Fayetteville, Mount

rogersar.gov / oztrailsnwa.com

Kessler has technical, challenging

Ten miles of easy,

routes, some cutting directly

intermediate and expert

through massive boulders, plus

mountain biking trails

newer additions that welcome

surround Lake Atalanta,

those of beginner and moderate

featuring singletrack

skill levels.

with swooping bridges, steep short climbs and Trails at Lake Atalanta

gravity cavities.

LAKE WEDINGTON TRAILS 15592 Lake Wedington Entry Road Fayetteville recreation.gov / arkansas.com This singletrack route is the first in a new series of trails connected to the Lake Wedington Recreation Area, with Mount Kessler Trails Top to bottom: photos courtesy Oz Trails; Eureka Springs A&P; Visit Rogers; Experience Fayetteville

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CYCLING & HIKING TRAILS

GREAT PASSION PLAY TRAILS 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs greatpassionplay.org The Great Passion Play, home of the Christ of the Ozarks statue, has nearly 20 miles Great Passion Play Trails

GREGORY PARK BIKE TRAILS & PUMP TRACK 69 E. Sycamore St., Fayetteville

of mountain bike trails in a stacked-loop system on its 667-acre wooded complex. Trails for beginner, intermediate and expert skill levels.

RUNWAY BIKE PARK & PUMP TRACK

fayetteville-ar.gov

The Jones Center, Springdale

Located in the heart of Fayetteville, the

thejonescenter.net

urban, 19-acre park includes singletrack

The world-class Runway Bike Park features

trails, a concrete pump track, dog-friendly

a skills course, a bicycle playground, and the

hiking trails and a skills course. Open to

Velosolutions Pump Track and can be used

the public and utilized as a practice course

by all levels from the ultimate beginner to

for school teams participating in the

seasoned professional.

National Interscholastic Cycling Association mountain-biking program.

MITCHUSSON PARK MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS COURSE 860 Airport Road, Huntsville huntsvillearkansas.org This mountain bike skills course includes as its centerpiece an “s” shaped pump track

Runway Bike Park

with outlying features that help cyclists build fun bike handling skills.

THE RAILYARD BIKE PARK 299 E. Cherry St., Rogers visitrogersarkansas.com / oztrailsnwa.com This slope-style mountain bike jump course connects to the Lake Atalanta trail system and features wall rides, whale tales, concrete lips and more. It accommodates all kinds of bicycles

The Railyard Bike Park

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FITZGERALD MOUNTAIN TRAILS 2400 Deer Valley St., Springdale waltonfamilyfoundation.org In what will be the city’s largest trail system, Fitzgerald Mountain features off-road trails with natural rock formations and premium cut singletrack that make for a fun ride for intermediate to advanced shredders.

PENSION MOUNTAIN TRAILS

and skill levels.

C.R. 501, Berryville / parks.berryville.com

Check Facebook

Open year-round, Pension Mountain’s

page for status

multi-use trails were developed on a natural

updates or call The

spring preserve and lead you through Ozark

Railyard hotline at

back country with scenic views of bluffs and

(479) 621-1120.

mountainous forests.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Bike NWA; The Jones Center; Visit Rogers


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES CITY LAKE PARK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS 14021 Taylor Orchard Road, Siloam Springs discoversiloam.com / mtbproject.com Just three miles from downtown Siloam Springs, City Lake Park hosts nearly 5 miles of all-weather intermediate-level mountain bike trails, and a beginner’s trail named Osage Flats.

MUDTOWN BMX 801 McClure Ave. Lowell discoverlowell.com This BMX park geared toward youth lets riders blast full sprint over a course of cool

Mudtown BMX

obstacles.

101 Town Center, Bella Vista

HOLIDAY ISLAND TRAILS

bellavistaar.gov / oztrailsnwa.com

1 Country Club Drive

New to Bella Vista, Little Sugar Trails will

HolidayIsland.us

boast 50 miles of purpose-built mountain bike

Two natural surface

trail with varying degrees of difficulty. Expect

trails and one ADA

views of stunning creek-side vistas and bluffs,

compliant trail offer scenic mountain views.

sustained climbing and descents and some

Also, follow the unique tree carving trail

amazing flow. The first 12 miles of trail opened

with 16 landmarks depicting wildlife native

in the central part of the city in late 2019.

to the Ozarks.

LITTLE SUGAR TRAILS

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Mudtown BMX; Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District

Holiday Island Trails


DISPLAY GARDENS

With themed gardens, native woodland plants and historic springs, Northwest Arkansas is a sanctuary for the beauty and grandeur of the Ozarks.

BLUE SPRING HERITAGE CENTER

Scenic U.S. 62 West, Eureka Springs bluespringheritage.com / 479-253-9244 More than 38 million gallons of cold turquoise water pour into a trout-filled lagoon each day at Blue Spring Heritage Center, Eureka’s premier outdoor wedding venue. Explore the bluff shelter listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and experience the beauty of the natural gardens. Visit the grounds that nurtured the Cherokee people during the Trail of Tears. View the documentary Blue Spring film and visit Heritage Center the museum.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

BOTANICAL GARDEN OF THE OZARKS

4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville bgozarks.org / 479-750-2620

Showcasing the beautiful plant life of the region, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks draws more than 80,000 visitors each year, featuring 12 themed gardens and the state's only butterfly house. Consistently named one of the Best Places to Get Married in the region by CitiScapes magazine, it’s also a destination for corporate events and celebrations of all kinds, as well as a regional resource for educational programs.

COMPTON GARDENS AND CONFERENCE CENTER

312 N. Main St., Bentonville

peelcompton.org / 479-254-3870 This 8-acre native Ozark garden is a local favorite and regional destination. Once the home of noted environmentalist Dr. Neil Compton, it houses an exhibit room of events significant to his life and personal mission to save the Buffalo National River. The garden boasts Arkansas Champion trees and is the trailhead for the popular AllAmerican bike trail. The center is available to rent for events of all kinds. Left to right: photos courtesy Eureka Springs A&P; Botanical Garden of the Ozarks


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Take on more than 12,000 acres of hiking and biking trails at Hobbs State Park, home to one of the newest Monument Trails. See history come alive on an actual Civil War battlefield in Prairie Grove. Stay in a

adventure

beautiful cabin at Devil’s Den, or set up your camp in the

beckons

quiet Withrow Springs.

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park • Prairie Grove Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area • Rogers Devil’s Den State Park • West Fork Withrow Springs State Park • Huntsville

Plan your adventure at ArkansasStateParks.com

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DAREDEVIL FUN

Find high-flying excitement and intensity for the most daring thrill seekers in Northwest Arkansas.

Climb Bentonville

CLIMB BENTONVILLE 801 S.W. 14th St., Bentonville Siloam Springs Kayak Park

SILOAM SPRINGS KAYAK PARK

climbbentonville.com / 479-326-8521 With 16,000 square feet of boulder, lead and top rope climbing areas and more than 25 auto-belays, Climb Bentonville offers

19253 Fisher Ford Road

classes, group events, memberships and

siloamspringskayakpark.com

beginner routes for young climbers, too.

479-524-5779 Four miles south of downtown, positioned along the scenic Illinois River, the park features 700 feet of engineered shoreline and rapids of Class I and Class II difficulty. This free park has a climbing boulder, picnic area, family swimming area, restrooms and changing areas. Visitors should bring their own food, water, kayaks and canoes. Can be floated year-round; life jackets and river shoes encouraged.

FLY ARH HELICOPTER TOURS

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Ozark Mountain Ziplines

OZARK MOUNTAIN ZIPLINES

802 Airport Ave., Springdale

208 W. Van Buren Ave., Eureka Springs

flyARH.com / 479-365-3640

ziplineeurekasprings.com / 479-363-6699

See the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks from

Experience the exhilarating thrill of a zipline

a new perspective! ARH Aviation offers

canopy tour in the heart of the pristine

sightseeing helicopter tours over of

Ozark Mountains. Soar through the air at

Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Beaver Lake,

300+ feet high with cable lengths of up

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

to 2,000 feet over hardwood trees and

and more. Or charter a helicopter to arrive

limestone cliffs. The dense forest provides

in style at area restaurants, wineries, casinos

a nature filled experience guaranteed to

and wedding destinations.

satisfy the thrill seeker in you.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Visit Bentonville; Discover Siloam Springs; Ozark Mountain Ziplines


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES INTO THE WILD

Tour the deep underground wonders of the Ozarks and visit the exotic animals that find refuge here. Take time to enjoy the flight of our country’s national symbol amid a natural setting.

COSMIC CAVERN 6386 Ark. Hwy. 21 N., Berryville cosmiccavern.com / 870-749-2298 See one of the longest soda straw formations in the Ozarks, along with two bottomless lakes, stalactites, stalagmites, flowstones, helictites, cave bacon, draperies and many other speleothems. Enjoy a

Cosmic Cavern

guided tour, pan for gems and explore the rock shop. Motorcycle parking available.

TURPENTINE CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE 239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs turpentinecreek.org / 479-253-5841 On 459 sprawling acres, this ethical, nonprofit animal-tourism destination provides lifetime sanctuary to survivors of the exotic animal trade, and is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Enjoy educational daily tours or experience Africa in the Ozarks in one of the comfortable onsite lodging

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

accommodations. Follow TCWR on social media for photos, regular updates, event

WAR EAGLE CAVERN

info and more.

This private show cave features a natural

BEAVER LAKE BOAT CRUISES AND EAGLE WATCH TOURS

entrance on the shores of Beaver Lake.

4024 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs

Follow the meandering stream straight into

estc.net/belle / 479-253-6200

the mountain for an easy guided tour with

Tour Beaver Lake aboard the Belle of the

wide, level pathways, unique formations,

Ozarks passenger boat to view wildlife

two waterfalls and an underground lake.

and points of interest such as Beaver Dam,

More than 100,000 bats call this cavern

a 200-acre game preserve island, the

home, and in spring or late fall, hundreds

prehistoric Ozark Bluff

hibernate and cling to the walls and ceilings

Dweller’s burial ground,

of the cavern. Don’t miss gemstone panning,

and a submerged

the Lost in the Woods maze, and the

homestead. Cruises

Moonshiners’ Mystery Shack. Open from

take place May through

early March to Thanksgiving weekend.

October, with October

Stroller and pet friendly.

featuring eagle watching

21494 Cavern Road, Rogers wareaglecavern.com / 479-789-2909

and fall foliage tours. Top to bottom: photos courtesy Cosmic Cavern; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Arkansas Tourism

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SCENIC RIDES

From a weekend motorcycle adventure to a lazy afternoon drive, hit the open road and enjoy a scenic ride in Northwest Arkansas.

SCENIC BYWAYS

Pig Trail (Ark. 23)

arkansas.com/things-to-do/ motoring-byways/scenic-byways Scenic byways in the region include the famed Pig Trail (Ark. 23), the Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway (Ark. 21), Scenic 7 Byway, the Boston Mountain Scenic Loop (Ark. 265 at 1-49), and the I-49 Scenic Byway. Others are Scenic Hwy. 12, U.S. 62, and Ark. 123, 59, 43 and 74.

Scenic 7 Byway

TOP MOTORCYCLE RIDES arkansas.com/things-to-do/

SCENIC HIGHWAY 12 scenichwy12.com Stretching from historic downtown Rogers to connect near Eureka Springs on the south side of Beaver Lake, this scenic highway offers many stops along the way for hiking, swimming, boating, lodging, dining, historic discovery, and War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.

ARKANSAS & MISSOURI RAILROAD SCENIC TOURS

motoring-byways/motorcycling Eureka Springs and Rogers are hubs for great motorcycle rides, and Fayetteville is host to the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally. Our bike-friendly region has numerous routes worthy of a ride, including Scenic 71 Loop (Ark. 265 at 1-49), the Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway (Ark. 21), the Pig Trail (Ark. 23), and the Beaver Town Bridge (Ark. 187).

Beaver Town Bridge

306 E. Emma Ave., Springdale amtrainrides.com / 479-725-4017 Ride in style on meticulously restored antique passenger cars, originally from the 1920s to the 1950s, while conductors enhance the journey with anecdotes about the area’s rich history. The passenger train travels to the top of the scenic Boston Mountains and across the historic Arkansas River Basin.

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Arkansas & Missouri Railroad


SPORTS

& RECREATION

Clockwise from the top: Northwest Arkansas Naturals; Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium; Joe Martin Stage Race; The Jones Center

SPORTS FANS FLOCK TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS to experience the thrill of collegiate sports action, minor league baseball, pro golf tournaments, rodeos and USA cycling tours. There is plenty of recreation for you to take part in at a splash park, on the golf course, competing in an organized fun run, or riding in a bike festival. 58

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SPORTS & RECREATION

GO TEAM!

The U of A Razorback sports programs and Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team fill up area stadiums with excited fans.

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS University of Arkansas, Fayetteville arkansasrazorbacks.com / 479-575-3755 Fans go “Hog Wild” to show their support for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks whether rooting for Razorback football, basketball, baseball, track and field, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, soccer, swimming and diving, and other sports programs. Go Hogs!

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS Arvest Ballpark 3000 Gene George Blvd., Springdale nwanaturals.com / 479-927-4900 Looking for fun, affordable family entertainment? Cheer on the NWA Naturals at the state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark and enjoy the fireworks every Friday night, giveaways on Saturdays, and Kids Eat FREE Family Sundays. The Naturals are the Double-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play 70 home Top to bottom:

games each year

Razorback Stadium; Bud

during a season that

Walton Arena; Arvest Ballpark; Northwest Arkansas Naturals

stretches from April until September. Don’t miss the fun cheering on the Naturals!

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PUBLIC GOLF COURSES

Rolling hills, hardwood forests, lakeside views and moderate year-round climate make Northwest Arkansas a natural golf destination. Tee off at any of these public courses.

STONEBRIDGE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE

3495 E. Goff Farm Road, Fayetteville stonebridgemeadows.com 479-571-3674 18-hole course with a 13-acre practice facility and clubhouse. Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course

Bella Vista Golf Courses

SPLISH SPLASH

THE CREEKS GOLF AND RV RESORT

BELLA VISTA GOLF COURSES

letsgolfbellavista.com bellavistaPOA.com / 479-855-5079 Five 18-hole courses and a ninehole course with driving ranges and retail golf shops.

HOLIDAY ISLAND GOLF COURSES

1 Country Club Drive holidayisland.us / 479-253-9511 18-hole and nine-hole courses with a pro shop, grill and lounge.

1499 S. Main St., Cave Springs nwarvresort.com 479-248-1000 18-hole course with private and group lessons, practice range, putting green, chipping and short game area and sports bar.

OAKRIDGE GOLF COURSE

276 Madison 6020 Road, Huntsville 479-738-6401 Nine-hole course with cart rental and a driving range.

Northwest Arkansas offers plenty of splash zones to help you beat the heat on those warmer days. One even transforms into an ice rink in the winter, meaning the fun is never-ending!

LAWRENCE PLAZA ICE RINK AND SPLASH PARK

Rogers Aquatics Center

ROGERS AQUATICS CENTER

1707 S. 26th St. rogersar.gov / 479-936-5482 This three-acre water park offers fun for the whole family with leisure, competition and plunge pools, a tot pool and splash pad, a lazy river, body slides, speed slides and a bowl slide, concessions and more. Groups of up to 1,200 guests may rent the center for exclusive use after hours. Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

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215 S.W. A St., Bentonville playbentonville.com / 479-464-7275 The plaza is a 7,000-squarefoot multi-use facility located just north of the downtown square. In Lawrence Plaza warm months, it serves as a splash park with more than 80 fountain jets. In mid-November it turns into an ice rink. Catch a free movie on a giant blow up screen, or dress up for a themed night for added fun.

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Discover Bella Vista; Experience Fayetteville; Visit Rogers; Visit Bentonville


SPORTS & RECREATION SPRINGDALE AQUATIC CENTER

1100 Watson Ave. springdalear.gov / 479-750-SWIM Splash pools for young children and slides, diving boards and deeper pools for big kids make this a great place to play in the summer. Swim lessons, pavilion rentals and private party rentals are also available.

FAMILY AQUATIC CENTER

1800 N. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs siloamsprings.com / 479-524-2936 Spend a summer afternoon at the Siloam Springs Family Aquatic Center. Enjoy curvy slides and a large pool to play in at this summer oasis. Jump off the diving board or wade into the zero-depth entry main pool. The separate 6,000-gallon baby pool has plenty of space for little ones and a fun waterfall splash feature.

WALKER PARK SPLASH PAD

10 W. 15th St., Fayetteville fayetteville-ar.gov / 479-444-3471 The Walker Park Splash Pad keeps kiddos entertained with interactive water features like the super splash bucket, water tunnels and giant flower fountains. This 74-acre park is one of the most historic in the city and is also home to a skate park, sand volleyball court, tennis, basketball, soccer, disc golf, picnic areas and pavilions, playgrounds and other amenities.

MELVIN FORD AQUATIC CENTER

2000 N.E. Memorial Park Square, Bentonville playbentonville.com / 479-273-9206 From a wading pool with a raindrop fountain to a diving well that is 13 feet deep, this aquatic Melvin Ford Aquatic Center center is for all ages. It has a one-meter springboard for diving and a 12-foot-tall water slide. The competitive pool, ranging from three to eight feet deep, is open for lap and recreational swimming during designated times. Enjoy a shaded picnic area and concession stand. Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy The Jones Center; City of Bentonville; Visit Bentonville

The Jones Center

THE JONES CENTER

922 E. Emma Ave., Springdale thejonescenter.net / 479-756-8090 This 220,000-square-foot center houses the region’s only indoor ice-skating rink. The center also has two indoor swimming pools, a world-class bike skills park, a gym, a fitness center, a food court, classrooms, conference space, a chapel, an auditorium, party rooms and more.

BENTONVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER

1101 S.W. Citizens Circle playbentonville.com / 479-696-0200 This 80,000-square-foot, public recreation center has an indoor water park, a competition swimming pool, a fitness center, indoor running track, basketball and volleyball courts and a variety of recreation programming. Community banquet halls are also available to rent.

Bentonville Community Center

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Bike, run, walk, fish or golf! Register to compete

EVENTFUL SPORTS

or volunteer at an event, or just show up to cheer someone to the finish line.

JOE MARTIN STAGE RACE joemartinstagerace.com / 479-521-7766 On April 2-5, 2020, more than 700 athletes and teams from 27 countries compete in a Pro Road Tour (PRT) race, part of the Joe Martin Stage Race

Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

WALMART NW ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY P&G nwachampionship.com

This official LPGA tour returns June 15-21, 2020, featuring 144 of world's best female golfers at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.

pro and elite amateur cycling tour of USA Cycling and the UCI America Tour.

ROGERS CYCLING FESTIVAL rogerscyclingfestival.com Coming on July 25, 2020, cycling enthusiasts can enjoy two 20+ mile rides designed to be family friendly and fun for everyone. Hit the Rider Village after the race for food trucks, games and music.

THE EUREKAN MULTISPORT FESTIVAL

With the BITE NW Arkansas food festival,

eurekasportsfestival.com / 479-521-7766

5K race, family friendly events, charitable

This multisport festival in Eureka Springs on July 17-19, 2020,

giving and more.

has a triathlon, the

RODEO OF THE OZARKS

Gran Fondo bike rides and running

rodeooftheozarks.org

races. Enter

The 76th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks is

individual events

June 24-27, 2020, at Parsons Stadium in

or compete in The

Springdale. Nearly 500 pros will compete in PRCA and WPRA sanctioned events. Other area rodeos include Siloam Springs

Rodeo of the Ozarks

Eurekan or the Half Eurekan.

typically held in June, and Madison County in Huntsville is set for July 24-25.

FAYETTECROSS 2020 experiencefayetteville.com Set for Nov. 7-8 at Centennial Park at Millsap Mountain in Fayetteville, FayetteCross has been selected as the 2020 Pan-American Cyclocross Championships. Featuring races each day for riders of all abilities, the event combines fun recreational racing with toplevel spectator opportunities.

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The Eurekan Multisport Festival

Top to bottom: Experience Fayetteville; Visit Rogers; Rodeo of the Ozarks; Eureka Springs A&P


SPORTS & RECREATION EUREKA SPRINGS FAT TIRE FESTIVAL fattirefestival.com Typically held in July and based at Lake Leatherwood City Park, this spirited threeday mountain biking festival has plenty of races, fun and music.

HOLIDAY ISLAND BIG BASS TOURNAMENT himarinafun.com Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival

The 2nd Annual Holiday Island Chamber of

KESSLER MOUNTAIN JAM fayetteville-ar.gov

Bass Tournament will be in May 2020

experiencefayetteville.com The Kessler Mountain Jam is an Arkansas Mountain Bike Championship Series (AMBCS) and

Kessler Mountain Jam

Commerce Big

with hourly prizes and weigh-ins at the Holiday Island Marina.

Holiday Island Big Bass Tournament

FAYETTEVILLE HERO HALF MARATHON

a USA Cycling-

herohalfmarathon.com

sanctioned

On Nov. 7, 2020, races will include a half

event in October

marathon, 10K, 5K and Fun Run, with a

on the Kessler

course traveling through scenic south

Mountain trail

Fayetteville. Starts/finishes at the Razorback

system in

Garden with after-event festivities.

Fayetteville.

HOGEYE MARATHON & RELAYS

RUN BENTONVILLE HALF MARATHON runbentonville.com

hogeyemarathon.com

Run the half marathon, 5K or Fun Run on

Set for March 28, 2020, races include a

April 4, 2020. Includes an expo and a

marathon, half marathon, 5K run/walk and

post-race celebration with tons of food,

four-person relay. A pasta dinner and expo

music, vendors and fun for the entire family.

round out the event.

CHILE PEPPER CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL chilepepperfestival.org One of the nation’s premier running events, this race set for Oct. 3, 2020, draws more than 6,500 runners to the University of Arkansas’ off-road courses. All runners treated to a Mexican food feast following the race. Top to bottom: Arkansas Tourism; Holiday Island Chamber of Commerce; Experience Fayetteville; Visit Bentonville

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HIS TORY & HERITAGE

Clockwise from the top: Museum of Native American History; Arkansas Air & Military Museum; Walmart Museum; Pea Ridge National Military Park

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS offers a variety of museums, Civil War battlefields and historic places to visit, whether for research, education or just plain fun. From Ice Age artifacts to the first home of a U.S. President and former Secretary of State, visitors will find a number of ways to relive this region’s defining moments in time. 64

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HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS

Stand on ground where historic events took place and trace steps of an intriguing past. Explore the museums, exhibits and landmarks that define our region’s rich cultural heritage.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

ARKANSAS AIR & MILITARY MUSEUM

15930 U.S. 62 East, Garfield

4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville

nps.gov/peri / 479-451-8122

arkansasairandmilitary.com / 479-521-4947

A decisive Civil War battle took place here

Follow the colorful history of aviation in

on March 7-8, 1862, when more than 23,000

Arkansas and during American military

soldiers fought to decide the fate of Missouri,

conflicts. See displays of original military

just over the state line. The only national

artifacts and aviation memorabilia, including

military park in Arkansas, this 4,300-acre,

historic aircraft – many of which still fly.

historically significant site includes a visitors

Static displays

center with interactive exhibits, historic

range from the

buildings, picnic areas, a driving tour, and

Golden Age of

trails for horses, biking and hiking.

Aviation to the

Arkansas Air & Military Museum

jet age, including

PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

Vietnam-era

506 E. Douglas St.

carrier fighter.

Army helicopters and a Navy

arkansasstateparks.com / 479-846-2990

Northwest Arkansas. Fought on December

SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY

7, 1862, the Confederate defeat here paved

118 W. Johnson Ave.

the way for control of the region by the

Springdale

Union Army. The park features a museum,

shilohmuseum.org / 479-750-8165

a visitors center, walking and driving tours,

This regional history museum highlights the

and guided tours of the historic homes

real shapers of Northwest Arkansas Ozarks

With more than 900 acres, this park was the site of the last major Civil War battle in

Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

onsite.

history – the everyday men, women and

Battlefield

children who lived in area towns and rural

reenactments

communities, from the earliest indigenous

take place

peoples to our multicultural population

biennially in

today. Along with exhibits, which have labels

December

in both English and Spanish, explore six

of even

historic buildings on the museum grounds.

numbered

Visit the research library onsite and the

years.

museum store. Admission is free.

Top to bottom: Arkansas Air & Military Museum; Shiloh Museum of Ozark History; Arkansas Tourism

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HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS EUREKA SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY

95 S. Main St.

202 S.W. O St., Bentonville

eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org

monah.us / 479-273-2456

479-253-9417

Take a 14,000-year

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is

journey through five

located in the heart of the historic district in

different periods

the Calif House, built in 1889. Its mission is

of Native American

to collect, preserve and exhibit the history

history laid out

of Eureka Springs. See the colorful past of

in chronological

this unique town and the people who lived

order, starting

here through artifacts, collections of papers,

with the first Americans through the early

photographs, mementos, official documents

European influence. View some of the finest

and home furnishings.

ancient artifacts of early man: brilliant

Museum of Native American History

headdresses, artistic effigy vessels, the

THE PEEL MANSION MUSEUM & HERITAGE GARDENS

famous Sweetwater Biface, and an Ice Age Wooly Mammoth. Audio wands are available for self-guided tours. Admission is free.

400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville peelcompton.org / 479-254-3870 This Victorian mansion, built by Colonel Samuel Peel in 1875, now serves as a historic museum. The grounds feature seven unique gardens and the historic Andy Lynch cabin, now a museum store. The mansion is available to rent for events and is a popular wedding venue.

DAISY AIRGUN MUSEUM

SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM 112 N. Maxwell St. siloamspringsmuseum.com / 479-524-4011 The newly renovated Siloam Springs Museum preserves, interprets and celebrates the heritage of an area with a rich past. Here you can explore permanent exhibits highlighting Native American culture, pioneer life, medicine and many other facets of the city’s history and life in the region.

202 W. Walnut St., Rogers daisymuseum.com / 479-986-6873 Enjoy a chronological presentation of Daisy’s history and view the extensive collection of antique air guns, packaging and vintage advertisements. Baby Boomers can reminisce about their first Daisy BB gun and view the prototype from the classic

THE WALMART MUSEUM 105 N. Main St., Bentonville walmartmuseum.com / 479-273-1329 The story of Walmart Stores Inc. comes alive at The Walmart Museum housed in the original Walton’s 5&10 store on the Bentonville square. Visitors

movie A Christmas Story. The Walmart Museum

can experience a piece of Sam Walton’s history in a real, functional storefront, along with exhibits include a replica of Sam’s office, his trusty Ford pickup and other memorabilia. Enjoy hot and cold beverages and ice cream, malts and sundaes at The Spark Café

Daisy Airgun Museum

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Soda Fountain.

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ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 313 S. 2nd St. / rogershistoricalmuseum.org 479-621-1154 Visit the newly opened galleries in the historic Hailey Building featuring family friendly hands-on exhibitions and a children’s gallery. Take a walk through the 1895 Hawkins House and enjoy views of the apple orchard, or check out one of this museum’s special programs and events.

HEADQUARTERS HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN 118 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville washcohistoricalsociety.org On East Dickson Street stands the lovely Greek Revival home known as Headquarters House. It was built in 1853 for

CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM

Headquarters House

Jonas Tebbetts

930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville

and survived the burning of Fayetteville

clintonhousemuseum.org / 479-444-0066

in February of 1862 and the Battle of

Clinton House Museum

The first home

Fayetteville in April 1863. Well maintained

of Bill and

to this day with its original design and

Hillary Clinton

authentic 19th century furnishings

as a married

preserved, Headquarters House was once

couple, this

one of the finest homes in the frontier

museum

land. Today, the museum grounds feature

promotes the legacy of their commitment to

heirloom plants and flowers, which are at

public service and civic engagement for local,

their peak from April through October.

national and international visitors alike. The grounds also include the First Ladies Garden and a store featuring items related to the Clintons and Arkansas history and politics.

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SPORTS MUSEUMS Multiple Venues on Campus arkansasrazorbacks.com / 479-575-3755 Visit the U of A sports museums to pay tribute to former Razorbacks who’ve brought honor and fame to the university and its athletics programs. The U of A Sports Hall of Honor on Razorback Road recognizes outstanding athletes and their significant contributions. The Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum (basketball and other sports) is just inside the south entrance of Bud Walton Arena, while the Razorback Women's Sports Museum is located in Barnhill Arena. Visit Hog Heaven the official store of Razorback athletics in Bud Walton Arena for all your Razorback apparel needs. Visitor parking is in Lot 60 across from the store.

OPEN Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm FREE ADMISSION 118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale 479-750-8165 • shilohmuseum.org On the Razorback Regional Greenway


HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS WAR EAGLE MILL & BRIDGE 11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers wareaglemill.com / 866-492-7324 A visit to the state’s last operating grist mill provides a taste of the pioneering spirit of the 1800s. The mill is home to the Bean Palace Café, an 18-foot waterwheel and beautiful scenery. The War Eagle Bridge, a one-lane steel bridge originally built in 1907,

War Eagle Mill & Bridge

adjoins the mill and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

TONTITOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

THADEN FIELD 2205 S.W. I St. Bentonville

251 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd.

thadenfield.com / 479-254-0817

tontitown.com / 479-361-9800

Taking its name from famed Arkansas-born

Reflecting the town’s rich Italian history,

pilot Louise Thaden, Thaden Field is a full

the museum includes artifacts from original

service, community-centric aviation center.

pioneers and town founders, a pictorial

The Fieldhouse Hangar features a rotating

history and information on the town’s annual

display of vintage aircraft and other exhibits

Grape Festival, held every August since 1899,

tied to aviation history. A boardwalk offers

all housed in the former home of Mary and

access to Lake Bentonville, with fishing,

Zelinda Bastianelli, sisters and original settlers.

paddle boarding and kayaking. Watch the planes take off and land from the comfort of Louise – a modern all-day cafe. Thaden Field

SAUNDERS MUSEUM 113 E. Madison Ave, Berryville berryville.com / 870-423-2563 The early 1900s home of Colonel C. Burton “Buck” Saunders in Berryville houses an extensive collection of some of the rarest firearms in the country. Pistols carried by the most infamous gunslingers, including Jesse James and Annie Oakley, as well as items

LIVE HISTORY

ClintonHouseMuseum.org

memorializing America’s rich and rugged past can be found on display here. Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Discover Bella Vista; Thaden Field


CARROLL COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER MUSEUM 403 Public Square, Berryville berryville.com / 870-423-6312 Located on the historic downtown public square, this museum houses three stories of precious pieces of Berryville’s unique past, telling the stories of generations of local residents. Features include a real moonshine still, a funeral parlor scene, a one-room school, an old general store, and a local genealogy library.

VETERANS WALL OF HONOR 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista discoverbellavistaar.com The Veterans Wall of Honor was established in 2004 and is situated on a site connecting to the Lake Bella Vista walking trail. The

Veterans Wall of Honor

monument features 28 walls containing 5,000 granite honoree tablets inscribed with the names of service people from 23 states who served in the military from 1776 to 2006.

LOWELL HISTORICAL MUSEUM 304 Jackson Place

BELLA VISTA HISTORICAL MUSEUM 1885 Bella Vista Way

lowellarkansas.gov The Lowell Historical Museum preserves and interprets historical objects and works of art, bridging an understanding of the history of Lowell and the region. Open the first and third Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

bellavistamuseum.org / 479-855-2335 This museum features the history, photos and exhibits interpreting the 100+ year history of Bella Vista. Open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Crossroads to the Ozarks”

Enjoy these many hometown activities in 2020 Bluegrass & Bar B Q Festival – Saturday, June 13th Western Days Week – July 20th-25th Farmers Market every Tuesday and Saturday, May thru October Madison County IPRA Rodeo – July 24th & 25th Movies on the Square – First Saturday, May thru September Friendship Club Fall Home Tour, Sunday November 8th Charity Car Show – Saturday, October 3rd Christmas Parade, Saturday December 5th ‘Huntsville, Hometown Christmas’- City Christmas Lights On; Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House – November 20th For more information about these events and other activities please contact Huntsville City Hall | PO Box 549 Huntsville, AR 72740 479-738-6607 website@huntsvillearkansas.org 69


Festivals

& EVENTS

Clockwise from the top: Siloam Springs Farmers Market; Lights of the Ozarks in Fayetteville; War Eagle Mill Arts & Crafts Fair; BITE NW Arkansas

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS comes together for fun and festivity in a variety of ways – to taste a foamy brew, ride a motorcycle, or to celebrate diversity. All of these festivals and events add to the region's colorful and vibrant culture.

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS

COMMUNITY FESTIVALS

From lively downtown festivals and premier arts and crafts fairs, to farmers markets, holiday light displays and a month-long Mardi Gras celebration, there's a festival or event for everyone!

FIREFLY FLING

ART WITH AN ALTITUDE KITE FESTIVAL

4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

bgozarks.org / 479-750-2620

239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs

Set for July 18, 2020, this magical family

TCWR.org / 479 253-5841

event at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Kite Festival!

features nature play for all ages. Enjoy live

This family and pet friendly event on March

musical performances on the Great Lawn,

28, 2020, at Turpentine Creek Wildlife

giant bubbles, building fairy houses and

Refuge is free and open to all ages. Enjoy

other activities. At dark, the Great Lawn

food vendors, music, games, giveaways and

comes alive with fire dancers and glow-in-

more at the only kite festival in the world

the-dark visuals. Food, drink and The Firefly

held at a big cat sanctuary.

Shoppe add to the festivities.

WESTERN ROUNDUP DAYS

BIKES, BLUES & BBQ

Downtown Huntsville

Downtown Fayetteville & Northwest Arkansas

huntsvillearkansas.org

bikesbluesandbbq.org / 479-527-9993

Set for July 20-25, 2020, in conjunction

The largest charity motorcycle festival in

with the Madison County Rodeo, Huntsville

the country draws hundreds of thousands

celebrates its heritage for a full week during

to the region. Set for Sept. 23-26, 2020,

Western Roundup Days. Includes a Dutch

highlights include: poker runs, parades and

oven cookoff, gospel singing, Kids Night,

bike shows, scenic rides, demos and plenty of

and a rodeo parade downtown.

vendors – plus live music and award-winning

DOGWOOD FESTIVAL

barbeque. Festivalgoers love the rumble of motorcycles

Historic Downtown Siloam Springs

in all makes and models –

siloamchamber.com

from stock bikes straight

479-524-6466

off the lot to individually

This 46th annual award-winning

customized choppers.

festival held the last full weekend in April draws exhibitors from all over the U.S. and features hundreds of booths filled with handmade, Top to bottom:

craft and vintage items. Don’t miss

Dogwood

the music and entertainment, food

Festival; Bikes Blues & BBQ Top to bottom: photos courtesy Discover Siloam Springs; Arkansas Tourism

vendors and the FunZone.

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COMMUNTY FESTIVALS DAISY NATIONAL BB GUN CHAMPIONSHIP

EUREKA SPRINGS VW FESTIVAL WEEKEND

3303 S. Pinnacle Hills Pkwy.

eurekaspringsvwshow.com / 479-435-1133

John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers

This three-day festival includes an awards

dnbbgcm.com / 479-636-1200

show, a swap meet, and a parade with every

Teams that compete in a state match are

style and color of VW you can imagine.

eligible for the Daisy Championship, which

Typically held in August, this is one of the

is typically held in July. Young people ages

biggest Volkswagen events in the Midwest.

8 to 15 qualify annually for the five-meter team BB gun competition. They shoot a muzzleloaded, single-shot BB gun named the Daisy AVANTI Champion Model 499.

FRISCO FESTIVAL

EUREKA SPRINGS DIVERSITY WEEKENDS outineureka.com The artsy city of Eureka Springs celebrates diversity in the Ozarks

Downtown Rogers

with two

downtownrogersinc.org / 479-936-5487

festivals

Crowds from

each year:

all over have

one in

enjoyed the

spring and

Frisco Festival

the other in

for more than

summer.

Eureka Springs Diversity Weekend

three decades. Located in the

Frisco Festival

Rogers Historic District, this family friendly festival is named in honor of the city’s rich railroad heritage and includes a kids zone, live music, delicious food, car shows, crafts and more. Held annually at the end of summer.

EUREKA SPRINGS ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE FESTIVAL

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS PRIDE nwapride.org Set for June 19-21, Fayetteville hosts the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade and Festival, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in the state.

EUREKA SPRINGS MARDI GRAS Downtown Eureka Springs eurekaspringsmardigras.org

antiqueautofest.com

Arkansas’ largest Mardi Gras festival

479-253-8737

features jazz music, lively parades,

Hundreds of antique cars will

masquerade balls, costume contests, and

be in town on Sept. 11-12, 2020,

authentic New Orleans-style food during

for the 50th Annual Eureka

a month-long celebration.

Springs Antique Automobile Festival. Set against a backdrop of the Ozarks’ spectacular autumnal color, Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival

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a traditional Parade of Show Cars travels through historic downtown at this longestrunning car show in the Ozarks.

OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATIONS northwestarkansas.org Raise a stein at any one of the region’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations! Festivals in Fayetteville, Springdale, Siloam Springs, Rogers and Eureka Springs are a great way to explore local craft brew scene.

Left to right: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Eureka Springs A&P; Eureka Springs A&P


FESTIVALS & EVENTS HALLOWEEN CITY eurekasprings.org Eureka Springs has

SOAR NWA Hot Air Balloon Festival

a month-long lineup of hair-raising events

Halloween City

SOAR NWA HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL

each October. From big cats in the dark at Turpentine Creek

soarnwa.com

Wildlife Refuge and the 9th Annual Eureka

The 2nd Annual SOAR NWA event on

Springs Zombie Crawl to whispers in the

August 22, 2020, promises scores of colorful

walls at the haunted 1886 Crescent Hotel &

balloons taking flight at Fayetteville’s Drake

Spa — you’ll want to add these paranormal,

Field and features all kinds of balloon

creepy and frighteningly fun events to your

activities, live music, food trucks and a

spooky agenda this year!

vendor fair.

FARMERS MARKETS

Farmers Markets in Northwest Arkansas are plentiful in number and in harvest. Generally open spring to fall, some move indoors during the winter and remain open year-round. Others offer online ordering.

BELLA VISTA

ROGERS

Sugar Creek Center / bellavistaar.gov Mid-April to mid-October / Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Rogers

BENTONVILLE

Historic Downtown Square downtownbentonville.org April to October / Wednesday at 8th Street Market Under the Vine / Saturday at Downtown Square / 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

BERRYVILLE

Berryville Public Square Find Berryville Farmers Market on Facebook April to October / Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon

EUREKA SPRINGS

62 Van Buren St. eurekaspringsfarmersmarket.com April to November, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / November to April, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to noon

Fayetteville

FAYETTEVILLE

Historic Downtown Square fayettevillefarmersmarket.org April to November, Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. / April to October, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / Indoor at Ozark Natural Foods: December to March, Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MADISON COUNTY HUNTSVILLE Downtown Square facebook.com/MadisonCountyFarmersMarketAR May to October / Tuesday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to noon

Top to bottom: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Eureka Springs A&P; Visit Rogers; Experience Fayetteville; City of Siloam Springs

Historic Downtown Rogers downtownrogersinc.org/market May to October / Select Winter Dates / Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SPRINGDALE

The Jones Center Memorial Walk Plaza springdalefarmersmarket.org May to October / Thursday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SILOAM SPRINGS

Downtown City Park mainstreetsiloam.org/farmers-market April to October / Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / Order Online Sunday thru Wednesday / Pickup Saturday 9-11 a.m.

Siloam Springs

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CULINARY FESTIVALS

Northwest Arkansas has a diverse palate for outstanding culinary fare and libations, and we like to show it off with these fun food and drink festivals and events. Feed your inner foodie!

BITE NW ARKANSAS

FROST FEST

8th Street Market, Bentonville / bitenwa.com

BITE NW Arkansas

Fossil Cove Brewing Company

BITE NW Arkansas

Fayetteville / fossilcovebrewing.com

is a three-day food

479-445-6050

festival that invites

Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or an

you to taste the

occasional sipper, celebrate local craft beer

signature flavors

and community on Feb. 1, 2020. Spend the day

of local restaurants

outdoors with live music, food trucks, local art

and chefs, sip a

and dozens of breweries from multiple states

wide variety of

pouring their signature creations.

libations, sample products and brands at the forefront of consumer trends, and discover the very best of Northwest Arkansas. Happens in June during the Walmart NW Arkansas LPGA Championship.

FAYETTEVILLE FOAM FEST Downtown Fayetteville fayettevillefoamfest.com This festival for 21 and older includes pours from more than 50 local, regional, national and international

Typically held in November, experience

music and food

the culinary excellence of Eureka Springs.

trucks selling their for May 2, 2020.

Local restaurants expertly pair their chefs’ Fayetteville Foam Fest

5TH ANNUAL ARKANSAS STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP COOKOFF Holiday Island / arkansasstatechilicookoff.com

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EUREKA SPRINGS FOOD & WINE WEEKEND eurekasprings.org

breweries. Plus, live

tastiest eats. Set

Frost Fest

signature courses with perfectly selected wines. With other happenings like cooking classes and special dinner menus, get ready to eat your way through downtown!

OUTDOOR STREET DINNERS

Come taste the mouth-watering chili recipes

downtownspringdale.org

by award-winning cooks plus music, arts

mainstreetsiloam.org / rogerslowell.com

and crafts and family activities, too, when

In the late-summer and early fall, the cities

the State Chili Championship Cookoff

of Springdale, Siloam Springs and Rogers

returns to Holiday Island on April 18, 2020.

host farm-to-table dinners, inviting the

This International Chili Society sanctioned

community to pull up a chair and experience

event carries a grand prize and a chance to

a family-style meals with fresh, locally

advance to the world championships.

sourced ingredients.

Both pages left to right: photos courtesy Bite NW Arkansas; Fayetteville Foam Fest; Fossil Cove; Walton Arts Center; Arkansas Tourism


FESTIVALS & EVENTS WORLD CHAMPION SQUIRELL COOKOFF

Art of Wine Festival

ART OF WINE FESTIVAL waltonartscenter.org / 479-443-5600 Two nights of events for wine enthusiasts! On Thursday experience a six-course gourmet dinner paired with the perfect vintages. Friday, enjoy unlimited sampling of hundreds of wines and champagnes as well as food from local restaurants. This year's festival is June 11-12, 2020, at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. All proceeds benefit the center’s arts education programming.

facebook.com/squirrelcookoff Set for Sept. 26, 2020, this festival pushes the limits on what 100% organic “tree to table” meat can be created. Over the years some of the entries have included squirrel sausage, pizza, hamburgers, meatloaf, squirrel stuffed pickles, gumbos and more. The event also includes vendors and live music.

A&M RAILROAD FARM TO TRAIN DINNER EXCURSION amrailroad.com Savor the charm of an old-fashioned train ride on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad, coupled with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner made with ingredients from local growers.

FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS FOOD & SPIRITS therootsfest.org See pg. 41 for event details.

Scenic tours from Springdale to Van Buren with a layover for lunch and shopping in the historic district... or scenic tours from Van Buren to Winslow. Check our specials throughout the year.

Call 479-725-4017 for reservations

www.amtrainrides.com


DINING AROUND

ureka Springs Great History. Great Steaks.

GASKINS CABIN STEAKHOUS E

Hwy 23 North of Downtown Eureka Springs Plenty of Parking • 479-253-5466

479.253.8806

Serving Dinner 5-9 Daily

Experience our new dining room! Elegant American Cuisine Featuring Chef Jeff Clements Dinner: Mon., Tue., Thur.-Sat. 5-9 Lunch: Thur.-Sat. 11-3 Brunch: Sun. 10-2 Reservations Recommended

Voted best restaurant in Eureka Springs by Arkansas Times

Convenient Parking • Great Downtown Locations • Rooms & Suites

Authentic Mexican Street Food

Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch 479.253.9522

26 White St on the Upper Historic Loop

37 N Main St • 479-253-6756 EruekaGrand.com

local

91 South Main St. 479.253.6888

cafe.net

Outdoor Patio, Award Winning Wine List 71 S. Main St. Across from the main Trolley Depot


FESTIVALS & EVENTS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRS

The hills are alive with hundreds of thousands of craft fairgoers each spring and fall in Northwest Arkansas. Spring dates for 2020 are in May, and fall dates are in October. Check with individual shows for exact dates and times.

WAR EAGLE MILL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers / wareaglemill.com 479-789-5343 / Oct. 15-18 Juried artists and craftsmen set up on the War Eagle Mill grounds.

WAR EAGLE FAIR

11037 High Sky Inn Road, Hindsville / wareaglefair.com 479-789-5398 / Oct. 15-18 More than 250 booths along the banks of the War Eagle River.

HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL

Twin Springs Park, Siloam Springs / mainstreetsiloam.org 479-524-4556 / Early October Handmade, curated, vintage and repurposed items; activities include kayaking on Sager Creek.

SHARP’S SHOW OF WAR EAGLE

11022 War Eagle Road, Rogers / nwacraftfairs.com 479-789-5683 / Spring and Fall Showcasing work by skilled artisans from around the country.

FRISCO STATION MALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

100 N. Dixieland Road, Rogers / nwacraftfairs.com 479-631-0006 / May 1-3 and Fall Located indoors at the Frisco Station Mall.

OZARK REGIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVALS

Springdale & Fayetteville / craftfairsnwa.com / 479-756-6954 Northwest Arkansas Convention Center (Springdale) – Oct. 16-17 Washington County Fairgrounds (Fayetteville) – Oct. 15-17

Top to bottom: Discover Bella Vista; The Little Craft Show

War Eagle Mill Fall Arts & Crafts Fair

SPANKER CREEK FARM ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

8464 W. McNelly Road, Bentonville spankercreekfarm.com / 479-685-5655 / Oct. 16-20 In a farm setting alongside Spanker Creek.

BELLA VISTA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

1991 Forest Hills Blvd. / bellavistafestival.org 479-855-2064 / Fall Since 1969, only the highest quality items, always handmade.

VINTAGE MARKET DAYS

Benton County Fairgrounds / vintagemarketdays.com April and October Vintage-inspired items include home décor and furnishings.

HEART OF ROGERS CRAFT FAIR

Historic Downtown Rogers / godowntownrogers.com / Fall Arts and crafts along the brick-lined streets of downtown.

THE LITTLE CRAFT SHOW

Bentonville, Fayetteville, Springdale thelittlecraftshow.com Spring, Fall and Holiday Fairs Arkansas' favorite independent craft show with makers from across the nation.

The Little Craft Show

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FESTIVALS & EVENTS HOLIDAY EVENTS

There are a bevy of ways to experience the cheer of the holiday season in Northwest Arkansas. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, enjoy festive light displays, Christmas parades and other holiday celebrations as Santa makes his first appearance of the season.

EUREKA SPRINGS CHRISTMAS

Lights of the Ozarks

LIGHTS OF THE OZARKS

Eureka Springs

Downtown Fayetteville experiencefayetteville.com This award-winning winter wonderland kicks off with a parade that brings nearly a half-million twinkling lights to life on Fayetteville’s historic downtown square.

ROGERS CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown Rogers downtownrogersinc.org Head downtown for the annual Rogers Christmas Parade featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, carolers and family fun.

LIGHT UP SILOAM CELEBRATION AND CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown Siloam Springs siloamspringsheritageleague.com On the first Saturday in December, the wave of a magic candy cane illuminates thousands of lights in historic downtown. Stick around for the Christmas parade with floats, bands, dance troupes, fire trucks and antique cars.

LOWELL CHRISTMAS PARADE

disoverlowell.com The Lowell Christmas parade illuminates a path through the streets of downtown, while families gather for the live-tree lighting ceremony, caroling, hot chocolate and visits with Santa. With a live tree-lighting ceremony, hot chocolate, caroling, a special manger scene and visiting with Santa.

EVENTFUL ARTS: See Pages 40-42 78

All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Tourism

Downtown Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org This historic arts enclave known for its Victorian architecture hosts a number of holiday events, including a Candlelight Tour of Homes, an annual Silver Tea, a Christmas parade, and a holiday decorating contest.

BENTONVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE

Downtown Bentonville downtownbentonville.org One of the largest Christmas parades in the state! The fun takes place in Bentonville’s vibrant downtown with live music and ice skating. The Lighting of the Square ceremony in November features Santa’s workshop and caroling.

CHRISTMAS ON THE CREEK

Downtown Springdale downtownspringdale.org With the region’s largest live Christmas tree, this festival includes carolers, food trucks, a winter market and the annual Rodeo of the Ozarks Christmas Parade.

HUNTSVILLE: A HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Downtown Huntsville / huntsvillearkansas.org Held on Polk Square with a community dinner, joyful carolers, a Christmas train for children, photos with Santa and a lighting ceremony.

BERRYVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE

berryvillechamber.com The entire town comes together to celebrate with floats, decorated bikes and dazzling equestrian groups at the annual Berryville Christmas Parade. Held on the Public Square.

EVENTFUL SPORTS: See Pages 62-63


DINING AROUND

Fayetteville

112 N University Ave, Fayetteville (479) 422-8300

Park here, Eat here, Walk to shows! Voted Best Seafood in NWA

Just off Dickson • Near Walton Arts Center


ATTRACTIONS

BUSINESS Arkadia Retrocade Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Bentonville Film Festival Blue Spring Heritage Center Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Cherokee Casino & Hotel Compton Gardens & Conference Center Cosmic Cavern Fayetteville Ale Trail Malco Theaters Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel Ozark Natural Science Center Rodeo of the Ozarks Scott Family Amazeum Thorncrown Chapel Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Vince Johari Paranormal Entertainment War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake

ADDRESS 1478 N. College Ave. 306 E. Emma Ave. Various Locations Scenic U.S. 62 West 4703 N. Crossover Rd. 2416 U.S. 412

CITY Fayetteville Springdale Bentonville Eureka Springs Fayetteville West Siloam Springs

INFO fb.com/ArkadiaRetrocade amrailroad.com bentonvillefilmfestival.com bluespringheritage.com bgozarks.org cherokeecasino.com

312 N. Main St. 6386 Ark. Hwy. 21 N. Various Locations Various Locations 504 Memorial Drive 1905 Madison 1305 1423 E. Emma Ave. 1009 Museum Way 12968 U.S. 62 West 239 Turpentine Creek Ln. 61 Spring St. 21494 Cavern Rd.

Bentonville Berryville Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Bella Vista Huntsville Springdale Bentonville Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Rogers

peelcompton.org cosmiccavern.com fayettevillealetrail.com malco.com cooperchapel.com onsc.us rodeooftheozarks.org amazeum.org thorncrown.com turpentinecreek.org 3foxsisters.com wareaglecavern.com

CITY Bentonville Springdale Fayetteville Fayetteville Bentonville

INFO 21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville acozarks.org artventuresnwa.org communitycreativecenter.org crystalbridges.org

Eureka Springs Fayetteville Fayetteville Bentonville Fayetteville Fayetteville Siloam Springs

eurekasprings.org fenixfayettevilleart.com waltonartscenter.org themomentary.org terrastudios.com art.uark.edu jbu.edu/art/gallery

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

BUSINESS ADDRESS 21c Museum Hotel Galleries 200 N.E. A St. Arts Center of the Ozarks 214 S. Main St. Art Ventures 207 W. Center St. Community Creative Center 505 W. Spring St. Crystal Bridges Museum 600 Museum Way of American Art Eureka Springs Downtown District Fenix Art Collective 16 W. Center St. Joy Pratt Markham Gallery Walton Arts Center The Momentary 507 S.E. E St. Terra Studios 12103 Hazel Valley Rd. U of A Fine Arts Center Gallery University of Arkansas Windgate Visual Arts Galleries John Brown University

DINING

BUSINESS Aquarius Taqueria Black Apple Crossing Cidery Bordinos Restaurant Ella’s Table at the Inn at Carnall Hall Ermilio’s Italian Home Cooking Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse Grand Central Restaurant & Hotel The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Keels Creek Winery Lakepoint Restaurant Local Flavor Cafe Powerhouse Seafood & Grill Railway Winery Sassafras Springs Vineyard + Winery Tontitown Winery Wood Stone Craft Pizza + Bar

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ADDRESS 91 S. Main St 321 E. Emma Ave. 310 W. Dickson St 465 Arkansas Ave. 26 White St. 2883 Hwy 23 North 37 N. Main St. 200 N.E. A St. 3185 E. Van Buren St. 101 Marina Dr. 71 S. Main St. 112 N. University Ave. 4937 Hwy. 187 6461 E. Guy Terry Rd. 335 N. Barrington Rd. 557 S. School Ave

CITY Eureka Springs Springdale Fayetteville Fayetteville Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Bentonville Eureka Springs Bella Vista Eureka Springs Fayetteville Eureka Springs Springdale Springdale Fayetteville

Most dining options listed are advertisers; additional options may be found on member-city websites linked through NorthwestArkansas.org.

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PG. # 16, 32 26, 33 20, 32 20, 33 8, 13, 16, 31-32, 48

INFO eurekasprings.org/aquarius-taqueria blackapplecrossing.com bordinos.com innatcarnallhall.com ermilios.com gaskinscabin.com eurekagrand.com thehivebentonville.com keelscreek.com lakepointrestaurant.com localflavorcafe.net powerhouseseafoodandgrill.com railwaywinery.com sassafrasspringsvineyard.com tontitownwinery.com woodstonecraftpizza.com

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AT-A-Glance INDEX PERFORMING ARTS

BUSINESS Arkansas Public Theatre Arkansas Music Pavilion (Walmart AMP) Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra Arts Center of the Ozarks Arts Live Theatre Berry Performing Arts Center Eureka Springs City Auditorium Faulkner Performing Arts Center Opera in the Ozarks Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) The Great Passion Play TheatreSquared Trike Theatre U of A Department of Theatre Walton Arts Center

ADDRESS 116 S. 2nd St. 5079 W. Northgate Rd.

CITY Rogers Rogers

INFO arkansaspublictheatre.org amptickets.com

Arend Arts Center 214 S. Main St. 818 N. Sang Ave. 2000 W. University St. 36 S. Main St. 453 N. Garland Ave. 16311 U.S. 62 West Walton Arts Center

Bentonville Springdale Fayetteville Siloam Springs Eureka Springs Fayetteville Eureka Springs Fayetteville

arphil.org acozarks.org artslivetheatre.com jbu.edu theaud.org faulkner.uark.edu opera.org sonamusic.org

935 Passion Play Rd. 505 / 477 W. Spring St. 902 S.W. 2nd St., Ste. F University of Arkansas 495 W. Dickson St.

Eureka Springs Fayetteville Bentonville Fayetteville Fayetteville

greatpassionplay.org theatre2.org triketheatre.org theatre.uark.edu waltonartscenter.org

EVENTFUL ARTS

See pages 40-42 for a listing of art related events.

EVENTFUL SPORTS

See pages 62-63 for a listing of sports related events.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

See pages 70-78 for a listing of community festivals and special events taking place throughout Northwest Arkansas.

FARMERS MARKETS

See page 73 for a listing of farmers markets.

ARTS & CRAFT FAIRS

See page 77 for a listing of seasonal arts and crafts fairs.

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director

For concert dates and ticket information visit sonamusic.org

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AT-A-Glance INDEX HISTORY & HERITAGE

BUSINESS ADDRESS CITY Arkansas Air & Military Museum 4290 S. School Ave. Fayetteville Arkansas State Parks Bella Vista Historical Museum 1885 Bella Vista Way Bella Vista Carroll County Heritage Center 493 Public Square Berryville Clinton House Museum 930 W. Clinton Dr. Fayetteville Daisy Airgun Museum 202 W. Walnut St. Rogers Eureka Springs Historical Museum 95 S. Main St. Eureka Springs Headquarters House 118 E. Dickson St. Fayetteville Museum & Garden Lowell Historical Museum 304 Jackson Pl. Lowell Museum of Native 202 S.W. O St. Bentonville American History Pea Ridge National Military Park 15930 U.S. 62 East Garfield The Peel Mansion Museum 400 S. Walton Blvd. Bentonville & Heritage Gardens Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park 506 E. Douglas St. Prairie Grove Rogers Historical Museum 313 S. 2nd St. Rogers Saunders Museum 113 E. Madison Ave. Berryville Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 118 W. Johnson Ave. Springdale Siloam Springs Museum 112 N. Maxwell St. Siloam Springs Thaden Field 2205 S.W. I St. Bentonville Tontitown Historical Museum 251 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd. Tontitown Veterans Wall of Honor 103 Veterans Way Bella Vista Walker-Stone House 207 E. Center St. Fayetteville The Walmart Museum 105 N. Main St. Bentonville War Eagle Mill & Bridge 11045 War Eagle Rd. Rogers University of Arkansas 1270 Leroy Pond Dr. Fayetteville Sports Museums

SHOPPING & SERVICES

INFO arkansasairandmilitary.com arkansasstateparks.com bellavistamuseum.org berryville.com clintonhousemuseum.org daisymuseum.com eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org washcohistoricalsociety.org lowellarkansas.gov monah.us nps.gov/peri peelcompton.org arkansasstateparks.com rogershistoricalmuseum.org berryville.com shilohmuseum.org siloamspringsmuseum.com thadenfield.com tontitown.com discoverbellavistaar.com experiencefayetteville.com walmartmuseum.com wareaglemill.com arkansasrazorbacks.com

BUSINESS ADDRESS CITY INFO Arts & Crafts Fairs Northwest Arkansas Bella Vista Farmers Market Sugar Creek Center Bella Vista bellavistaar.gov Bentonville Farmers Market Downtown Square Bentonville downtownbentonville.org Berryville Farmers Market Public Square Berryville Find Berryville Farmers Market on Facebook Eureka Springs Farmers Market 62 Van Buren St. Eureka Springs eurekaspringsfarmersmarket.com Fayetteville Farmers Market Downtown Square Fayetteville fayettevillefarmersmarket.org Gearhead Outfitters 501 S.W. A St. Bentonville gearheadoutfitters.com Madison County Huntsville Downtown Square Huntsville facebook.com/MadisonCounty- Farmers Market FarmersMarketAR Pinnacle Hills Promenade 2203 S. Promenade Blvd. Rogers pinnaclehillspromenade.com Rogers Farmers Market Downtown Rogers downtownrogersinc.org/market Siloam Springs Farmers Market Downtown City Park Siloam Springs mainstreetsiloam.org/farmers-market Springdale Farmers Market The Jones Center Springdale springdalefarmersmarket.org Memorial Walk Plaza

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SPORTS & RECREATION

BUSINESS Arkansas Razorbacks Bella Vista Golf Courses Bentonville Community Center Carroll County Country Club Golf Course Climb Bentonville The Creeks Golf and RV Resort Family Aquatic Center Holiday Island Golf Courses The Jones Center Lawrence Plaza Ice Rink & Splash Park Melvin Ford Aquatic Center Northwest Arkansas Naturals Rogers Aquatics Center Springdale Aquatic Center Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course Walker Park Splash Pad

LODGING

BUSINESS 21c Museum Hotel 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa 1905 Basin Park Hotel Cedar Lodge Cherokee Casino & Hotel

ADDRESS University of Arkansas Various Locations 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle 365 U.S. 62 West 801 S.W. 14th St. 1499 S. Main St. 1800 N. Mt. Olive St. 1 Country Club Dr. 922 E. Emma Ave. 215 S.W. A St. 2000 N.E. Memorial Park Square 3000 Gene George Blvd. 1707 S. 26th St. 1100 Watson Ave. 3495 E. Goff Farm Rd. 10 W. 15th St.

CITY Fayetteville Bella Vista Bentonville Berryville Bentonville Cave Springs Siloam Springs Holiday Island Springdale Bentonville Bentonville Springdale Rogers Springdale Fayetteville Fayetteville

ADDRESS CITY 200 N.E. A St. Bentonville 75 Prospect Ave. Eureka Springs 12 Spring St. Eureka Springs 18 Mason Ln. Bella Vista West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma

INFO arkansasrazorbacks.com letsgolfbellavista.com playbentonville.com carrollcountycountryclub.com climbbentonville.com nwarvresort.com siloamsprings.com holidayisland.us thejonescenter.net playbentonville.com playbentonville.com nwanaturals.com rogersar.gov springdalear.gov stonebridgemeadows.com fayetteville-ar.gov

INFO 21cmuseumhotels.com/ bentonville crescent-hotel.com basinpark.com cedarlodgearkansas.com cherokeecasino.com

PG. # 15, 21, 59, 67 17, 60 61 18 54 60 24, 61 21, 60 26, 50, 61, 73 16, 60 16, 61 14, 26, 47, 59 23, 60 26, 61 20, 60 20, 61

PG. # 16, 32 73 42 53 23, 87

Most lodging options listed are advertisers; additional options may be found on member-city websites linked through NorthwestArkansas.org.

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AT-A-Glance INDEX NATURE & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

BUSINESS ADDRESS CITY INFO PG. # Arkansas State Parks arkansasstateparks.com 22-23, 47, 53, 65 Back 40 Trails Bella Vista bellavistaar.gov 17, 48 Beaver Lake Various Locations Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 15, 19, 23, 45-46, 55-56 Beaver Lake Boat Cruises 4024 Mundell Rd. Eureka Springs estc.net/belle 55 & Eagle Watch Tours Bella Vista Lakes Various Locations Bella Vista bellavistapoa.com 17, 45 Bella Vista POA Trails Various Locations Bella Vista bellavistapoa.com 17, 48 Buffalo National River nps.gov/buff 15, 45, 52 City Lake Park Trails 22550 Dawn Hill East Rd. Siloam Springs discoversiloam.com 24, 51 Coler Trails 11840-11850 Peach Orchard Rd. Bentonville oztrailsnwa.com 16, 49 Devil’s Den State Park 11333 Ark. Hwy. 74 West Fork arkansasstateparks.com 47, 53 Fitzgerald Mountain Trails 2400 Deer Valley St. Springdale waltonfamilyfoundation.org 26, 50 Fly ARH Aerial Tours 802 Airport Ave. Springdale flyarh.com 26, 54 Great Passion Play Trails 935 Passion Play Rd. Eureka Springs greatpassionplay.org 50 Gregory Park Bike Trails 69 E. Sycamore St. Fayetteville fayetteville-ar.gov 20, 50 & Pump Track Hobbs State Park 20201 Ark. Hwy. 12 Rogers arkansasstateparks.com 23, 47, 53 Conservation Area Holiday Island Marina 124 Woodsdale Dr. Holiday Island himarinafun.com 21, 46, 63, 83 Holiday Island Campground 21 N. Star Loop Holiday Island holidayisland.us 21, 46 Illinois River Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 15, 24, 46, 54 Kings River Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 15, 18, 22, 46 Lake Atalanta 500 E. Walnut St. Rogers rogersar.gov 23, 46, 49, 50 Lake Fayetteville Park/Trails 1208 E. Lake Fayetteville Rd. Fayetteville fayetteville-ar.gov 20, 49 Lake Leatherwood City U.S. 62 West Eureka Springs eurekaspringstrails.com 19, 49, 63 Park/Trails Lake Wedington Recreation 15689 Lake Wedington Entry Fayetteville arkansas.com 20, 45, 49 Area/Trails Mitchusson Park Bike Course 860 Airport Rd. Huntsville huntsvillear.org 22, 50 Mount Kessler Trails 2600 W. Judge Cummings Rd. Fayetteville mtkesslergreenways.com 20, 49, 63 Mudtown BMX 801 McClure Ave. Lowell discoverlowell.com 51 Mulberry River arkansas.com 46 Ozark Mountain Ziplines 208 W. Van Buren St. Eureka Springs ziplineeurekasprings.com 19, 54 The Railyard Bike Park 299 E. Cherry St. Rogers visitrogersarkansas.com 14, 23, 50 Razorback Regional Greenway Northwest Arkansas nwarpc.org/bicycle-and-pedestrian 14, 20, 22, 26, 48 Pea Ridge National 15930 U.S. 62 East Garfield nps.gov/peri 15, 65 Military Park Pension Mountain Trails CR 501 Berryville parks.berryville.com 18, 50 Prairie Grove Battlefield 506 E. Douglas St. Prairie Grove arkansasstateparks.com 15, 47, 53, 65 State Park Runway Bike Park The Jones Center Springdale thejonescenter.net 26, 50 Sager Creek Mountain Siloam Springs jbu.edu 24, 49 Bike Trail Scenic Byways Various Locations arkansas.com/things-to-do/motoring-byways/scenic-byways 56 Siloam Springs Kayak Park 19253 Fisher Ford Rd. Siloam Springs siloamspringskayakpark.com 15, 24, 46, 54 Slaughter Pen Bike Park Off U.S. 71B Bentonville oztrailsnwa.com 16, 48 Thunder Chicken Trail 2474 W. Pump Station Rd. Springdale explorespringdale.com 26, 48 Top Motorcycle Rides arkansas.com/things-to-do/motoring-byways/ 56 motorcycling Trails at Crystal Bridges 600 Museum Way Bentonville crystalbridges.org 31 , 48 Walker Park Splash Pad 10 W. 15th St. Fayetteville fayetteville-ar.gov 20, 61 White River Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 19, 46 Withrow Springs State Park 33424 Ark. Spur 23 Huntsville arkansasstateparks.com 22, 47, 53

NWA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS

See page 11 for a listing of NWA Visitor Information Centers.

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ADVERTISER INDEX Aquarius Taqueria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Company. . . . . . 75 Arkansas State Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Arts Live Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Bentonville Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Blue Spring Heritage Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Bordinos Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Cherokee Casino & Hotel – West Siloam Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 City of Berryville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 City of Huntsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Clinton House Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cosmic Cavern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art . . . . . 8 Daisy Airgun Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Discover Bella Vista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Discover Lowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Discover Siloam Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ella's Table at Inn at Carnall Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ermilio's Italian Home Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Eureka Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Experience Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Explore Springdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Faulkner Performing Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Gaskin's Cabin Steakhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Gearhead Outfitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Grand Central Hotel & Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Great Passion Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Haas Hall Academy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Holiday Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Keels Creek Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Local Flavor Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Malco Theatres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Northwest Arkansas National Airport. . . . . . . . . 6 Northwest Arkansas Naturals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Opera in the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Powerhouse Seafood & Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Railway Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Rogers Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Sassafras Springs Vineyards & Winery. . . . . . . 37 Scott Family Amazeum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA). . . . 81 Terra Studios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 The Peel Mansion Museum & Heritage Gardens/Compton Gardens & Conference Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 The Walmart Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 TheatreSquared. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Tontitown Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . 88 U of A Department of Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Vince Johari Paranormal Entertainment. . . . . . 84 Visit Bentonville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Visit Rogers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Walmart AMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Walton Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Wood Stone Craft Pizza + Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

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Meet the Natives. Explore our Heritage.

Thiswoodland garden trail of plants native to the Ozark Plateau, including 5 Champion trees, connets the heart of downtown Bentonville to Crystal Bridges. The trailhead is the home of Dr. Neil Compton, the conservationist instrumental in the preservation of the Buffalo River, designated the first National River in 1979. The Center details his life and legacy and may be rented for corporate and lifetime events. Enter off North Main Street. 479-254-3870

“Providing access to recreation and rich traditions in the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas.”

The home of one of the first Bentonville families, this Italianate Victorian was built in 1875 and now serves as a museum portraying Victorian era life. Surrounded by heritage strolling gardens, this historic landmark makes a great wedding setting. Visit the authentic pre-Civil War cabin and Museum Store while you are here. Tours offered Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm. 400 South Walton Blvd. Call for Group Tour Offerings.


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