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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 ÂŠ 2020. All rights reserved.
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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 areaâ€™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.
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Joanna Sheehan Bell
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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
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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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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
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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
317 W. Walnut St., Rogers 479.636.1240 Visit Rogers VisitRogersArkansas.com 317 W. Walnut St., Rogers 479.636.1240 VisitRogersArkansas.com
479.372.7521 Lowell A&P Commission DiscoverLowell.com 501 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 105 479.372.7521 DiscoverLowell.com
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LOWELL 501 Enterprise Drive, Ste. 105
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
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WELCOME TO NORTHWEST
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 â€“ this region is truly hard to beat! 12
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
internationally ranked bike trails.
Arkansas is the perfect
Northwest Arkansas is where you’ll find
blend of urban
authentic can't-miss experiences in
new places. This year, the Momentary
contemporary arts space – a satellite of
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art –
opens in downtown Bentonville and will
11 diverse cities,
host an inaugural year of outdoor festivals
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
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
TheatreSquared. While the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Arkansasâ€™ 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
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 stateâ€™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
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
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,
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
Hours of operation: Mon.-Thur.: 8am-9pm Fri.-Sat.: 8am-10pm Sun.: 12pm-9pm
County / Benton Population / 49,000 Area / 31.29 sq. miles Founded / 1837
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
Visit Bentonville 104 E. Central Ave. (800) 410-2535 VisitBentonville.com
NEW BENTONVILLE AAMERICAN TOWN
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.
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
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
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
Discover Bella Vista 101 Town Center (479) 888-5648 DiscoverBellaVistaAr.com
Bella Vista Golf
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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
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
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
rendezvous destination for your motorcycle ride
group, and has 12 parks for
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
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
• 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
The Extraordinary Escape
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,
fishing and hiking. Ziplining is also available, and the city is a favorite destination for motorcyclists. Mountain biking enthusiasts can
EUREKA SPRINGS AT-A-GLANCE County / Carroll Population / 2,095 Area / 6.8 sq. miles Founded / 1879
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
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
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
vibrant public art in the
hosts year-round events
most unexpected places
and entertainment – a place
across Fayetteville’s historic
where culture and nature
downtown. At Art Ventures
meet, and free spirits thrive.
gallery and studio, you can
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
Experience Fayetteville 21 S. Block Ave. (800) 766-4626 ExperienceFayetteville.com
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
the world, with largescale
miles upon miles of
touring productions including
critically acclaimed Broadway plays and musicals.
The city is an International Mountain Bicycling
Nightlife in Fayetteville’s
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
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.
“Local” is key here, with
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
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
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
HOLIDAY ISLAND AT-A-GLANCE
County / Carroll Population / 2,373 Area / 7.14 sq. miles Founded / 1970
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
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
HUNTSVILLE Crossroads of the Ozarks
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
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
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
Where Possible Lives
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.
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
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
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
Visit Rogers 317 W. Walnut St. (479) 636-1240 VisitRogersArkansas.com
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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
POPULAR ATTRACTIONS City Lake / pg. 51
iloam Springsâ€™ 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
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.
CITY SNAPSHOTS SPRINGDALE AT-A-GLANCE
County / Washington Population / 81,368 Area / 41.80 sq. miles Founded / 1838
HEART OF NORTHWEST Springdale THE ARKANSAS
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
Springdale A&P Commission 202 W. Emma Ave. (479) 872-2222 ExploreSpringdale.com
Walter Turnbow Park Craft Beer and Cider
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
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.
Springdale’s self-guided “Taco Tour” celebrates
Runway Bike Park
The Razorback Regional
Greenway cuts through
taquerias. The Arkansas
the heart of a revitalized
& Missouri Railroad offers
downtown. Two of the
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’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 & 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
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
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
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
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
Scott Family Amazeum
SCOTT FAMILY AMAZEUM
to the original
1009 Museum Way, Bentonville
amazeum.org / 479-696-9280
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
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 Centerâ€™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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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
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
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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
large outdoor stage. The Institute of Outdoor Drama named it America’s #1 Attended Outdoor Drama. Also on the grounds:
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
theatre.uark.edu / 479-575-4752
The U of A’s Department of Theatre
approach to the
presents a number of ticketed shows
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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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 â€“ 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.
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
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.
Arts Live Theatre
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arts Center of the Ozarks; Walton Arts Center; Arkansas Public Theatre; Arts Live Theatre
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4937 Hwy 187 â€¢ Eureka Springs Closed Monday & Tuesday
Enjoy Tontitown wine Free Wine Tastings Live Music Friday Nights! Local Wine. Craft Beer
335 N. Barrington Rd. Springdale 479-361-8700 TontitownWinery.com
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 â€“ 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, SoNAâ€™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
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
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
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
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 –
May 2 with film showings, panels, awards
With more than
ceremonies, live music and events for
400 artists working
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
Produced by Experience
This annual festival
Fayetteville, First Thursday transforms the city’s historic downtown square into a vibrant
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, Momentaryâ€™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
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
BLUEGRASS N BAR BQ
Generally held in October, Tinkerfest
Huntsvilleâ€™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 Bentonvilleâ€™s Bentonville Quarterly Art Stroll
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Eureka Springs A&P; Arkansas Tourism
LAKES & RIVERS
Northwest Arkansas is blessed with many sparkling lakes and rivers that make this area perfect for water sports and activities.
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER
arkansas.com / 479-636-1210
nps.gov/buff / 870-439-2502
Located in the
Experience towering limestone bluffs,
whitewater rapids, inviting gravel bars, the
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
in nearby Newton County and meanders
through the Ozarks for approximately 135
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,
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
On the National Register of
Bella Vista Lakes;
Historic Places, this is one of
NWA’s best-kept recreational
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
HOLIDAY ISLAND MARINA
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,
golf courses and the many amenities of Holiday Island.
arkansas.com Popular with canoeists and kayakers, the Kings
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.
arkansas.com Excellent whitewater is
500 E. Walnut St.
found on this 55-mile
river that was designated
a National Wild and
Paddle, pedal, fish or hike at
Scenic River in 1992. With easy access from Mulberry River
the nearby Pig Trail
Lake Atalanta. Thereâ€™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, Devilâ€™s Den State Park
where fishing for catfish, bream and bass is popular. Activities throughout the 786-acre
DEVILâ€™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
Hours: Mon - Sat, 10 to 5 Closed Major Holidays
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
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
and Loch Lomond, to natural surface trails
offering rolling contours and more of a
challenge at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail and
Blowing Springs Park. Nearby is the Blowing
Springs RV Park and Campground.
than 20 miles of Slaughter Pen Bike Park
BACK 40 TRAILS
Trails at Crystal Bridges
singletrack, a freeride park, and 16 skinny Northshore
bellavistaar.gov / oztrailsnwa.com
log rides. An IMBA designated Silver Level
Ride Center, trails here are considered easy to
Offering 40 miles
moderate to navigate.
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.
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,
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
Bentonville / oztrailsnwa.com Located a mile west of downtown, Colerâ€™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
with swooping bridges, steep short climbs and Trails at Lake Atalanta
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
The Jones Center, Springdale
Located in the heart of Fayetteville, the
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
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
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
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
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 beginnerâ€™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
101 Town Center, Bella Vista
HOLIDAY ISLAND TRAILS
bellavistaar.gov / oztrailsnwa.com
1 Country Club Drive
New to Bella Vista, Little Sugar Trails will
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
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, Eurekaâ€™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, itâ€™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
Learn. Play. Grow. Open 9amâ€“5pm daily
HOBBS STATE PARK-CONSERVATION AREA
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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
beautiful cabin at Devilâ€™s Den, or set up your camp in the
quiet Withrow Springs.
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park â€˘ Prairie Grove Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area â€˘ Rogers Devilâ€™s Den State Park â€˘ West Fork Withrow Springs State Park â€˘ Huntsville
Plan your adventure at ArkansasStateParks.com
Find high-flying excitement and intensity for the most daring thrill seekers in Northwest Arkansas.
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
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
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
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
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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From a weekend motorcycle adventure to a lazy afternoon drive, hit the open road and enjoy a scenic ride in Northwest Arkansas.
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 areaâ€™s rich history. The passenger train travels to the top of the scenic Boston Mountains and across the historic Arkansas River Basin.
All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Tourism
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
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
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Northwest Arkansas Naturals; Razorback Athletics Communications; Experience Fayetteville; The Jones Center
SPORTS & RECREATION
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!
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Razorback Athletics Communications; Razorback Athletics NorthwestArkansas.org Communications; Northwest Arkansas Naturals; Northwest Arkansas Naturals
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
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.
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 regionâ€™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
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
The 76th Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks is
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.
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
with hourly prizes and weigh-ins at the Holiday Island Marina.
Holiday Island Big Bass Tournament
FAYETTEVILLE HERO HALF MARATHON
a USA Cycling-
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
Fayetteville. Starts/finishes at the Razorback
Garden with after-event festivities.
HOGEYE MARATHON & RELAYS
RUN BENTONVILLE HALF MARATHON runbentonville.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
Run Bentonville Half Marathon
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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 regionâ€™s defining moments in time. 64
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Tourism; Arkansas Air & Military Museum; The Walmart Museum; Arkansas Tourism
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
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
506 E. Douglas St.
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
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
history – the everyday men, women and
children who lived in area towns and rural
communities, from the earliest indigenous
peoples to our multicultural population
today. Along with exhibits, which have labels
in both English and Spanish, explore six
historic buildings on the museum grounds.
Visit the research library onsite and the
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
monah.us / 479-273-2456
Take a 14,000-year
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is
journey through five
located in the heart of the historic district in
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
this unique town and the people who lived
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
Both pages left to right: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Arkansas Tourism; Arkansas Tourism; Experience Fayetteville; Experience Fayetteville
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
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
authentic 19th century furnishings
as a married
preserved, Headquarters House was once
one of the finest homes in the frontier
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
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 email@example.com 69
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 â€“ 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.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Discover Siloam Springs; Experience Fayetteville; Visit Rogers; Gabe Roux
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
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!
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 Fayetteville & Northwest Arkansas
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
barbeque. Festivalgoers love the rumble of motorcycles
Historic Downtown Siloam Springs
in all makes and models –
from stock bikes straight
off the lot to individually
This 46th annual award-winning
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
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.
EUREKA SPRINGS DIVERSITY WEEKENDS outineureka.com The artsy city of Eureka Springs celebrates diversity in the Ozarks
downtownrogersinc.org / 479-936-5487
all over have
the other in
for more than
Eureka Springs Diversity Weekend
three decades. Located in the
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
Arkansas’ largest Mardi Gras festival
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
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
SOAR NWA HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
each October. From big cats in the dark at Turpentine Creek
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!
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.
Sugar Creek Center / bellavistaar.gov Mid-April to mid-October / Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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 Public Square Find Berryville Farmers Market on Facebook April to October / Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon
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
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.
The Jones Center Memorial Walk Plaza springdalefarmersmarket.org May to October / Thursday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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.
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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
8th Street Market, Bentonville / bitenwa.com
BITE NW Arkansas
Fossil Cove Brewing Company
BITE NW Arkansas
Fayetteville / fossilcovebrewing.com
is a three-day food
festival that invites
Whether youâ€™re a seasoned connoisseur or an
you to taste the
occasional sipper, celebrate local craft beer
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 chefsâ€™ Fayetteville Foam Fest
5TH ANNUAL ARKANSAS STATE CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP COOKOFF Holiday Island / arkansasstatechilicookoff.com
EUREKA SPRINGS FOOD & WINE WEEKEND eurekasprings.org
breweries. Plus, live
tastiest eats. Set
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
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.
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
ureka Springs Great History. Great Steaks.
GASKINS CABIN STEAKHOUS E
Hwy 23 North of Downtown Eureka Springs Plenty of Parking • 479-253-5466
Serving Dinner 5-9 Daily
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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.
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
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
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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
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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
BUSINESS Aquarius Taqueria Black Apple Crossing Cidery Bordinos Restaurant Ellaâ€™s Table at the Inn at Carnall Hall Ermilioâ€™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
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
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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
See pages 40-42 for a listing of art related events.
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.
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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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
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
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PG. # 16, 32 73 42 53 23, 87
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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 Devilâ€™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
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
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