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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
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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 the Arkansas Department of Parks & 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 2018-19 NATA is guided by a Board of Directors made up of Northwest Arkansas tourism and hospitality industry leaders. PRESIDENT Molly Rawn Experience Fayetteville VICE PRESIDENT Kalene Griffith Visit Bentonville SECRETARY Cassi Lapp City of Bella Vista TREASURER Sandy Martin Arts Council of Eureka Springs PAST PRESIDENT J.R. Shaw Visit Rogers ELECTED DIRECTORS Darcy Ballew Walton Arts Center Shey Bland Main Street Rogers Diane Carroll Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Linda Graves Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District Val Gonzalez Terra Studios Nancy Marsh City of Huntsville Elvis Moya University of Arkansas Tanya Smith Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Mayor Darrell Trahan City of Huntsville Mark Zaiger Arvest Ballpark ORGANIZATION EXECUTIVES Judy Griffin Bella Vista POA Graham Cobb Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce
David Faulkner Pinnacle Hills Promenade
Chris Claybaker City of Berryville
Meghan Feyerabend Feyerabend Photoartists
Mike Maloney Eureka Springs A&P Commission
Jennifer Irwin Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Lawrence Blood Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District David Pemberton Huntsville Chamber of Commerce Sandy Luetjen City of Siloam Springs Nathan Reed Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce Perry Webb Springdale Chamber of Commerce Aerial Courdin Springdale Chamber of Commerce REGIONAL PARTNERS Arkansas Welcome Centers Northwest Arkansas Council
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From the top: Eureka Springs; Bentonville Dining; Fayetteville Nightlife; Siloam Springs Farmers Market
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SPORTS & RECREATION
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HISTORY & HERITAGE Historical Sites, Museums & Monuments
FESTIVALS & EVENTS Community Festivals Farmers Markets Culinary Festivals Arts & Crafts Fairs Holiday Events
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Lakes & Rivers State Parks Cycling & Hiking Trails Display Gardens Daredevil Fun Into the Wild: Caves & Caverns, Turpentine & Eagle Watch Scenic Rides
Clockwise from the top: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville; The Railyard Bike Park in Rogers; Siloam Springs Kayak Park; Eureka Springs; Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville; Kings River
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317 W. Walnut Street, Rogers 479.636.1240 Visit Rogers VisitRogersArkansas.com 317 W. Walnut Street, Rogers 479.636.1240 VisitRogersArkansas.com
Visit Rogers ROGERS
208 E War Eagle 479.738.6607 Huntsville City Hall HuntsvilleArkansas.org 208 E War Eagle 479.738.6607 HuntsvilleArkansas.org
Huntsville City Hall HUNTSVILLE
VisitHolidayIsland.com 110 Woodsdale Drive, Holiday Island 479.270.1393 VisitHolidayIsland.com
For a listing of area attractions, see the At-A-Glance section, pgs. 80-86
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WELCOME TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Clockwise from the top: Fayetteville Roots Festival; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville; Razorback Greenway; Siloam Springs Dining; Lake Leatherwood in Eureka Springs
Come indulge in a serious case of wanderlust! Welcome to Northwest Arkansas! You've arrived in a place unlike any other. Artsy, historic, hip and vibrant, we offer unparalleled access to Mother Nature, travel-worthy arts and culture, a booming craft brew scene, the largest outdoor music venue in the state, and miles upon miles of internationally ranked cycling trails.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Fayetteville Roots Festival; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Eureka Springs A&P; City of Siloam Springs
e are the
Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville presents
international performing artists and
blend of urban
Broadway productions in its newly expanded
venue. And, the Walmart AMP in Rogers,
Arkansas largest outdoor concert venue, is
charm. From the
kicking off a $13.9 million expansion to take
programming into the next decade.
Bridges Museum of American Art, with rotating exhibitions and free admission to a permanent collection of American masterpieces, to the breathtaking beauty of the Ozark Mountains, this region is truly hard to beat. With four counties, 10 diverse cities, and hundreds of attractions in between, this is one
THE PERFECT BLEND OF
URBAN SOPHISTICATION &
coolest, hippest, most underrated and the
best places to live and visit.
Northwest Arkansas is also home to the
of the most sought-after travel destinations in the U.S. In the last few years alone, Northwest Arkansas has been recognized among the
much-loved arts city of Eureka Springs, a No visit is complete without a stop in
quirky Victorian-style hamlet with eclectic
Bentonville at the Crystal Bridges museum,
shops, galleries and eateries, and an entire
which is also opening a brand-new multi-
downtown that is on the National Register
disciplinary contemporary arts space in 2020
of Historic Places.
called The Momentary. If youâ€™re looking to experience our hands-on maker movement,
Have fun playing, staying and eating
visit the nearby Scott Family Amazeum
throughout the region during annual culinary
interactive museum for children and families.
fests, art strolls and outdoor music festivals.
Clockwise from the top: Bentonville Dining; Walton Arts Center in Fayetteviie; Mardi Gras in Downtown Eureka Springs
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Walton Arts Center; Eureka Springs A&P
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WELCOME TO NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Both pages clockwise from the top: BITE NW Arkansas in Bentonville; Beaver Lake; Clinton House Museum in Fayetteville; Siloam Springs Coffee Shop; Arvest Ballpark in Springdale; Slaughter Pen Bike Park in Bentonville
The Bentonville Film Festival, co-founded
market movement, and our rich culinary
by actress Geena Davis, and the multi-day
scene is steeped in locally grown tradition.
Fayetteville Roots Festival each draw tens of
A new generation of chefs and foodies
thousands of people from around the world.
is evolving the culinary landscape in
The annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle
Northwest Arkansas, while the region gains
rally is the largest rally of its kind in the U.S.
national attention as The Next Food Capital. For those who love ale, lager and all things beer, a growing number of craft breweries produce millions of pints of beer each year. The popular Fayetteville Ale Trail, which features the state’s only hard cidery in Springdale, is also adding new stops to its route. Minor league baseball fans can enjoy those local
Cyclists all hail to the trail on the 37-mile
Razorback Regional Greenway, which
connects NWA's urban cores with parks,
amenities and nature. With our 200+ (and
take the field at
growing) miles of mountain bike trails, the
Arvest Ballpark in Springdale. In Fayetteville,
International Mountain Bicycling Association
the University of Arkansas Razorbacks
(IMBA) has designated Northwest Arkansas
attract fans to the state’s flagship campus
an inaugural Regional Ride Center.
for football, basketball, baseball and other SEC sports action. Every summer,
Amenities like The Railyard Bike Park, the only
Rogers hosts the Walmart NW Arkansas
off-road jump park in this part of the country,
Championship LPGA tournament.
first-in-class pump tracks, and more cycling
infrastructure that keeps on coming, make
Outdoor enthusiasts have quick and easy
this region a mountain bikers’ paradise.
access to lakes, rivers and state and national
Northwest Arkansas boasts a huge farmers
parks. Paddle the rapids on the scenic
Clockwise from the top: BITE NW Arkansas; Visit Rogers; Northwest Arkansas Naturals; Visit Bentonville
Illinois River at the Siloam Springs Kayak Park, or float the nearby Buffalo River â€“ Americaâ€™s first national river. Enjoy fishing, boating and water sports on Beaver Lake, or visit parks in Pea 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.
Explore the region and our cities of Bentonville, Bella Vista, Berryville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Holiday Island, Huntsville, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale. Discover all there is to know about this
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.
exciting region and why more than a half a million people call us home!
Call 479-725-4017 for reservations Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; City of Siloam Springs
County / Benton Population / 47,093 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 8th Street Market / pg. 16 Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra / pg. 38 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. 69 The Walmart Museum / pg. 67
Visit Bentonville 104 E. Central Ave. (800) 410-2535 VisitBentonville.com
A NEW AMERICAN TOWN
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
ophisticated yet quaint,
interactive children’s learning
big city amenities with a
museum; The Walmart
small town feel, progressive
Museum with Sam Walton’s
and creative, Bentonville
original 5&10 store; and the
is all of this and more. No
new Thaden Field, a full-
longer just the corporate
service, community centric
headquarters of Walmart,
Bentonville boasts an abundance of art, food, music, cycling and history for visitors and residents alike. The world-class Crystal
Bentonville Film Fest
Bridges Museum of American Art spans five
Love festivals and events?
centuries of art, dubbed
The Bentonville Film
by The Washington Post
Festival co-founded by
as “the most-talked-about
new museum in the United
actress Geena Davis
States in a generation.” In
supports gender inclusion.
2020, Crystal Bridges will
Each spring, the Bentonville
open The Momentary, a
Half Marathon draws
multidisciplinary art space for
thousands of runners. The
visual and performing arts.
new 8th Street Market hosts a growing number
The 21c Museum Hotel adds
of culinary festivals, like
another artful element to
BITE NW Arkansas and
downtown, with gallery
the World Championship
space adjoining the 104-
Squirrel Cook Off.
room boutique hotel and Scott Family Amazeum
the acclaimed restaurant
Bentonville has fast become
The Hive. Bentonville is one
one of the top cycling
of only seven cities with
destinations in North
a Conde Nast Traveler-
America. With 140 miles
recognized 21c hotel location.
of hard and soft trails, the International Mountain
Be amazed by all there is
Bicycling Association (IMBA)
to see and do here, like the
has ranked Bentonville a
Scott Family Amazeum
Silver Level Ride Center.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Visit Bentonville; Scott Family Amazeum; Visit Bentonville
CITY SNAPSHOTs natural surface trails
cocktails or locally brewed
The culinary scene in
Pay us a visit and explore
Bentonville is reaching new
all Bentonville has to
heights with nationally
offer. With new offerings
The Coler Mountain Bike
recognized chefs and
regularly coming on the
Preserve opens this year
award-winning High South
scene, you’ll find there is
adding yoga platforms, a
Cuisine. Dine at downtown’s
something for every taste,
cafe and event pavilions
eclectic restaurants, or hit
style and budget in this New
to the existing miles of
the town for hand-crafted
BELLA VISTA AT-A-GLANCE
County / Benton Population / 28,406 Area / 44.26 sq. miles Founded / 1965
A PLACE TO CALL HOME
Bella Vista Lakes
oon to be home to 100
The City of Bella Vista
miles of singletrack,
incorporated in 2007 and is
Bella Vista is an adventure
home to young families and
lovers paradise. Mountain
working professionals who
biking, running, hiking, or just
live here because outdoor
about any kind of outdoor
recreation is king. Bella Vista
recreation, you can do that
is not a “gridded” city – it
here! And with
offers hills, woods
seven lakes and
and plenty to
we have it all
north of bustling
for anyone who
enjoys the great outdoors.
The Bella Vista Blowing Springs Park
The city’s Back
Back 40 Trails / pg. 48 Bella Vista Golf Courses / pg. 59 Bella Vista Historical Museum / pg. 69 Bella Vista POA Trails / pg. 48 Blowing Springs RV Park and Campground / pg. 48 Cooper Chapel / pg. 80 Veterans Wall of Honor / pg. 68 Bella Vista Lakes / pg. 45 Lakepoint Restaurant and Event Center / pg. 17
Discover Bella Vista 101 Town Center (479) 876-1255 DiscoverBellaVistaAr.com
Property Owners Association
Regional Greenway. After
40 Trails offer 40 miles of
operates seven lakes ideal
a day of adventure, grab a
pure Arkansas singletrack,
for fishing, paddle boarding,
bite at one of our unique
boasting challenging features
swimming and boating,
restaurants – pizza perhaps?
that bring mountain bike
as well as golf courses,
Maybe a burger? Or fine
riders back to their roots.
swimming pools, tennis
dining? And don’t forget to
And the next phase of
courts, playgrounds and
treat yourself at the wine
mountain bike trails – 50
more. RV and tent camping
bar overlooking the marina
more miles – is being built.
is available at Blowing
at Lakepoint Restaurant.
Let the bluffs, bridges
Springs Park, where you
and waterfalls inspire you,
can catch the northern
If you haven’t seen Bella Vista
pedaling or on foot.
terminus of the Razorback
lately, you should.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Oz Trails; Discover Bella Vista; Discover Bella Vista
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THE BEST-KEPT SECRET IN THE OZARKS!
County / Carroll County Population / 5377 Area / 6.07 sq. miles Founded / 1850
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
istoric Berryville: Northwest Arkansas’
best-kept secret, a retail hub of Carroll County, where that “hometown feeling” Pension Mountain Trails
is alive and well. Visit the picturesque downtown Public Square on a walking
and has 12 city parks for fun
tour and explore fascinating
outdoor adventures like ATV
museums and distinctive
riding, biking and hiking. Test
shops. Berryville is perfect
your skills at the shooting
for daytrips, or as a place
range, or spend the day
to grow your family or
floating or fishing on the
business. The city is a central
Kings River. Come home to
rendezvous destination for
historic Berryville – where
your motorcycle ride group,
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
EUREKA SPRINGS THE EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPE
EUREKA SPRINGS AT-A-GLANCE County / Carroll Population / 2,095 Area / 6.8 sq. miles Founded / 1879
workshops. Festivals and
streets that don’t
special events are held
meet at right angles are
year-round, spanning the
the first clue that Eureka
gamut from classical music,
Springs has a flair all its
opera, blues and jazz, to
own. The town’s Victorian
UFOs, antiques and visual
arts. Regular musical shows
visitors to enjoy leisurely
and The Great Passion
scenic drives past historic
Play draw visitors, as do
homes of all shapes, sizes
other attractions such as
and colors hugging the
wineries, the E. Fay Jones
picturesque cliff sides.
architectural delight that
Eureka Springs’ entire
is Thorncrown Chapel, and
downtown area is on
Turpentine Creek Wildlife
the National Register of
Refuge. Nestled in the heart
Historic Places. More than
of the Ozarks, Eureka is also
150 independent and
a great hub for outdoor
unique retail shops and
Blue Spring Heritage Center / pg. 52 Eureka Springs Downtown District / pg. 33 Eureka Springs Historical Museum / pg. 66 Keels Creek Winery / pg. 80 Lake Leatherwood / pg. 49 Opera in the Ozarks / pg. 38 Ozark Mountain Ziplines / pg. 54 The Great Passion Play / pg. 35 Thorncrown Chapel / pg. 80 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge / pg. 55
Eureka Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission (470) 253-7333 EurekaSprings.org Eureka Springs Historical Museum Visitor Information Center 95 S. Main Street
restaurants fill the town’s many elaborate Victorian gingerbread storefronts. The culinary offerings on tap are plentiful, including American, Bavarian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Thai.
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. Zip lining Artist Working Downtown
is also available, and the city is a favorite destination
The heavy influence of
for motorcyclists. Mountain
an artist community is
biking enthusiasts get ready
obvious – from the beautiful
to shred on new downhill
galleries of fine art and fine
runs at Lake Leatherwood
jewelry, to creative outdoor
for the ultimate enduro-
art installations and art
style riding experience!
May Festival of the Arts
Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Berryville Chamber of Commerce; Arkansas Department of Parks NorthwestArkansas.org & Tourism; Eureka Springs A&P; Chip Ford; Eureka Springs A&P; Eureka Springs A&P; Berryville Chamber of Commerce
County / Washington Population / 78,960 Area / 53.85 sq. miles Founded / 1828
The College Town
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. 80 Fayetteville Farmers Market / pg. 73 Fenix Art Collective / pg. 80 Gregory Park Bike Trails & Pump Track / pg. 50 Headquarters House Museum & Garden / pg. 68 Joy Pratt Markham Gallery / pg. 32 Mount Kessler Trails / pg. 49 Lake Fayetteville / pg. 49 Lake Wedington / pg. 45 Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course / pg. 59 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas / pg. 38 Terra Studios / pg. 32 TheatreSquared / pg. 35 University of Arkansas / pg. 21 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
Public Art Downtown
The art scene here is
many experiences that
explosive! The Green
allow guests to create
Candy project features
their own adventure, and
vibrant public art in the
that keep them coming
most unexpected places
back to this eclectic
across Fayetteville’s historic
downtown. At the Art
hosts year-round events
Ventures gallery and studio,
and entertainment – a place
you can watch painters,
where culture and nature
potters and sculptors while
meet, and free spirits thrive.
they work. Just off Dickson Street, TheatreSquared presents nationally acclaimed, professional theater year-round. While the recently expanded
For nature lovers, Fayetteville has more than 40 miles of paved walking/biking trails that run through downtown, fan out through the city, and connect with the 37-mile Razorback Regional Greenway,
powerhouse — brings artists and entertainers from all over the world, with largescale touring productions including critically acclaimed Broadway plays and musicals.
of impeccable scenery. The city is an International Association (IMBA)
state’s performing arts
providing miles upon miles
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Walton Arts Center — the
Fenix Art Collective
Ride Center, boasting an
Nightlife in Fayetteville’s
extensive network of trails
famed Dickson Street
for all skill levels. An 8.5-
mile trail at Mount Kessler
is 24/7 with restaurants
created by a local mountain
and clubs offering diverse
biking club is a hidden
options for food and
gem, winding past rock
entertainment. Live music
formations with beautiful
venues like George’s
views of the valley below.
Majestic Lounge are
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Experience Fayetteville; Fenix Artists Cooperative; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
CITY SNAPSHOTs legendary, and dining
and the Fayetteville
options range from formal
and elegant, to street eats at
food trucks in Shulertown.
named among the
A vacation centered only
on great food could easily happen in Fayetteville.
Are you a beer connoisseur?
Whether you’re downtown,
The Fayetteville Ale Trail
at a maker fair or browsing
takes you off the beaten
for antiques, there are
path and on a tasting tour
plenty of ways to bring
of delicious craft brews at
Fayetteville home with you.
several local breweries – including a hard cidery with Fayetteville Food Trucks
“Local” is key here, with
beverages that are perfect for gluten-free diets!
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the state’s flagship campus and a major research institution,
too many culinary holes-
Experience shopping that
is home to the Arkansas
in-the-wall to mention,
is casual to upscale with
Razorbacks and host to
many serving the freshest
trendy local boutiques,
many SEC championships.
farm-to-table around. This
national chain stores and
Our “Woo Pig Sooie” cheer
city caters to every taste,
unique handmade goods.
is known nationwide!
HOLIDAY ISLAND An Island in the Ozarks
Table Rock Lake
ituated on the shores of
Eureka Springs and 40 miles
the 53,000-acre Table
southwest of Branson, Mo.,
Rock Lake, Holiday Island
Holiday Island also offers
features beautiful mountain
two major golf courses, the
and lake vistas and four mild
most unique driving range
seasons that showcase the
in the state, hiking trails, a
natural magnificence of the
campground/ RV park, and
Ozarks year-round. With
a recreation complex with
the lake and its 800 miles
two pools, tennis, pickleball,
of shoreline, Holiday Island
basketball, and rental
is a paradise for boaters,
facilities for weddings,
fishermen and water sports
reunions and meetings.
enthusiasts alike. The marina provides a free boat launch, fishing piers, boat rentals, food and fuel. Conveniently located five miles north of
HOLIDAY ISLAND AT-A-GLANCE County / Carroll Population / 2,373 Area / 7.14 sq. miles Founded / 1970
Holiday Island Golf Courses / pg. 59 Holiday Island Marina at Table Rock Lake / pg. 46 Holiday Island Campground / pg. 46
Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District 110 Woodsdale Drive (479) 270-1393 VisitHolidayIsland.com
Spacious rental homes, condos, cabins and a motel provide accommodations for visitors.
Holiday Island Golf Course
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Razorback Athletics Communications; Experience Fayetteville; NorthwestArkansas.org Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District; Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District
HUNTSVILLE AT-A-GLANCE County / Madison Population / 2,381 Area / 3 sq. miles Founded / 1925
POPULAR ATTRACTIONS Bluegrass and Bar B Q Festival / pg. 42 Huntsville Farmers Market / pg. 73 Kings River / pg. 46 Movies on the Square / pg. 22 Ozark Natural Science Center / pg. 80 Western Roundup Days / pg. 71 Withrow Springs State Park / pg. 47
Huntsville City Hall 208 E War Eagle 479-738-6607 HuntsvilleArkansas.org
Crossroads of the Ozarks Withrow Springs
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. Polk Square is the hub of downtown hosting the 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. Huntsvilleâ€™s Mitchusson Park features a new bike skills course, a disc golf course,
playground equipment including handicap swings, 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.
ROGERS AT-A-GLANCE County / Benton Population / 65,021 Area / 37.94 sq. miles Founded / 1881
RO G E RS
Where Possible Lives
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. 49 Pinnacle Hills Promenade / pg. 82 Rogers Aquatic 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
Dining in Rogers
elcome to Rogers, where trendy shops and restaurants live alongside gorgeous natural
Visit Rogers 317 W. Walnut St. (800) 364-1240 VisitRogersArkansas.com
scenery, well-worn trails and historic sites. This may be one of the fastestgrowing places in the nation, but the heart and soul of small-town America are alive and well. No wonder Money Magazine ranked Rogers the 14th best place to live in the U.S. for 2018. Once youâ€™re here, discover museums, live music at the Walmart AMP, and specialty
Top to bottom: photos courtesy City of Huntsville; City of Huntsville; Visit Rogers; Visit Rogers
DEVIL’S DEN STATE PARK
Hike to an iconic overlook above Lee Creek Valley, enjoy a peaceful float along War Eagle Creek, walk the grounds of an actual Civil War battlefield, and explore the diverse habitat at Arkansas’s largest state park.
ADVENTURE IS CALLING
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park • Prairie Grove Hobbs State Park Conservation Area • Rogers Devil’s Den State Park • West Fork Withrow Springs State Park • Huntsville
877-879-2741 • ArkansasStateParks.com
shops, art galleries and restaurants along brick-lined streets in historic downtown – all a stone's throw from the breathtaking views of Beaver Lake, nestled high in the Ozark Mountains. Visitors come to Rogers for any number of reasons, all of which are served by a destination that is vibrant, classy, urbane, folksy and energetic. Downtown is loaded with history and hospitality and a few surprises, too. Park the car (for free) and stroll the city’s very walkable
treehouse climbing, and almost any outdoor activity you can imagine.
downtown to the Daisy Airgun Museum and the newly remodeled and expanded Rogers Historical Museum. Culture mavens will want to catch a performance at the Arkansas Public Theatre at The Victory, established in 1927. Blocks from downtown, discover the hard-packed thrills of The Railyard, the only jump bike park of its kind in the state. Hop on a mountain bike or hard trail down to Lake Atalanta for hiking, fishing,
All photos on this page courtesy Visit Rogers
Begin your happy hour at one of Rogers’ newest restaurants or microbreweries. Then head to the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion, or the AMP as the locals call it, for a diverse lineup of music superstars and up-and-comers, all at Arkansas’ largest outdoor music venue. East of Rogers, Beaver Lake features fishing, boating, and all the water sports residents and visitors love. Scenic Highway 12 is your local pathway to Hobbs State Park Conservation Area, War Eagle Cavern, and War Eagle Mill — home to longstanding arts and crafts fairs. NorthwestArkansas.org | 23
CITY SNAPSHOTs SILOAM SPRINGS AT-A-GLANCE
County / Benton Population / 16,842 Area / 11.07 sq. miles Founded / 1882
Cherokee Casino / pg. 80 Family Aquatic Center / pg. 61 Berry Performing Arts Center / pg. 36 Sager Creek Mountain Bike Trail / pg. 49 Siloam Springs Historic Downtown / pg. 24 Siloam Springs Museum / pg. 66 Siloam Springs Kayak Park / pg. 54
Small Town Charm, BIG Outdoor Adventure
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 offerings including the Siloam Springs Kayak Park, a new dog park, scenic walking trails, a golf course
City of Siloam Springs 400 N. Broadway (479) 238-0940 DiscoverSiloam.com Siloam Springs Kayak Park
Top to bottom: photos courtesy City of Siloam Springs; Siloam Springs Kayak Park
and soccer parks. Indoor adventure can be found just across the state line at the Cherokee Casino. This year, the city will unveil two new amenities opening in the spring. City Lake Park features mountain bike trails, a pump track, walking trails, a nature observatory, disc golf and lake recreation. Also opening is Memorial Park, surrounding the public library. This park includes the Veterans Memorial, a water feature, a farmers market, a demo kitchen, terraced amphitheater seating and an outdoor stage area.
CITY SNAPSHOTs SPRINGDALE AT-A-GLANCE
County / Washington Population / 77,859 Area / 41.80 sq. miles Founded / 1838
The Heart of Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas & Missouri Railroad / pg. 56 Arts Center of the Ozarks / pg. 33 Black Apple Crossing / pg. 80 Fitzgerald Mountain Trails / pg. 50 Fly ARH Aerial Tours / pg. 54 Northwest Arkansas Naturals / pg. 58 Rodeo of the Ozarks / pg. 62 Sassafras Springs Vineyard / pg. 80 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History / pg. 65 Springdale Aquatic Center / pg. 61 The Jones Center / pg. 61 Thunder Chicken Trail / pg. 48
Walter Turnbow Park
rkansas’ fourth largest city, Springdale,
is a center of economic growth and endless visitor entertainment. The city boasts a diverse economy including agriculture, manufacturing, technology and the service sector.
Chicken and Fitzgerald Mountain, offer exceptional, challenging rides. at the Arts Center of the Ozarks includes regional theater productions and visual arts exhibitions. The Jones Center, the Midwest's
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals, a Class AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals,
Craft Beer and Cider
off-road trails, Thunder
Springdale Advertising & Promotion Commission 202 W. Emma Ave. (479) 872-2222 ExploreSpringdale.com
Runway Bike Park
premier family recreational and meeting venue, is home to the region’s only indoor ice rink and the recently finished Runway Bike Park.
calls Springdale’s award-
The Shiloh Museum of
winning Arvest Ballpark
Ozark History, established
home from April through
in 1965, tells the history and
Labor Day. The Rodeo
heritage of Springdale and
of the Ozarks, one of the
the surrounding region.
nation’s top outdoor rodeos,
provides great family fun.
Taco Tour celebrates
The Razorback Regional
Greenway, a 37-mile
taquerias. The Arkansas
paved, shared-use trail,
& Missouri Railroad offers
cuts through the heart of
a revitalized Downtown
featuring stunning Ozark
Springdale – home to a
variety of eateries and microbreweries, including Black Apple Crossing, Arkansas & Missouri Railroad
Arkansas' only hard cidery. Two of the region’s newest
Rodeo of the Ozarks
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Explore Springdale; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Explore Springdale; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Explore Springdale
Discover something new in Bella Vista.
EXPERIENCE THE ARKANSAS WINE COUNTRY TRAIL
Bella Vista BENTON COUNTY
Eureka Springs 62
Keels Creek CARROLL Winery COUNTY
Tontitown WASHINGTON COUNTY
Arkansas Wine Trails
1 Altus Wine Trail Dionysus Wine & Brew, Altus Chateaux Aux Arc Winery, Altus Wiederkehr Wine Cellars, Wiederkehr Village Post Winery, Altus Mount Bethel, Altus 2 Bath House Wine Trail The Winery of Hot Springs, Hot Springs Bath House Row Winery, Hot Springs Spa City Tropical Winery, Hot Springs 3 Capital Wine Trail Movie House Winery, Morrilton An Enchanting Evening Winery, Roland Rusty Tractor Vineyards, Little Rock River Bottom Winery, Roland
Sassafras Springs Vineyard
AREA ABOVE Jonesboro
49 Fort Smith
2 30 Texarkana
Local wines in a casual atmosphere
Railway Winery Now serving craft beer LOCAL WINE FROM LOCAL GRAPES
OPEN YEAR ROUND 3185 E. Van Buren E. 62 Eureka Springs, Ark. | 479-253-9463
4937 Hwy 187 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 29
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Clockwise from the top: Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival; Basin Park in Eureka Springs; TheatreSquared; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS has a diverse and sophisticated arts scene that includes an American art museum with international appeal, makers of fine Ozark crafts, acclaimed sculptors and painters, a national film festival, emerging opera stars, traveling Broadway shows, live community theater, arts festivals and more.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Jamie Seed; Eureka Springs A&P; TheatreSquared; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Arts & entertainment
MUSEUMS & VISUAL ART GALLERIES Explore Northwest Arkansas’ art museums and galleries and discover works by local artists as well as those from across the globe. Several cities also host monthly art events and gallery receptions in their downtown districts.
CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
600 Museum Way, Bentonville crystalbridges.org / 479-418-5700 Crystal Bridges brings together the best of art, nature and architecture for visitors of all ages to enjoy. The museum’s
house designed in 1954 by 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. Also watch for the museum’s new contemporary visual and performing arts venue, The Momentary, opening in early 2020.
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 with a yearround schedule of temporary exhibitions. Temporary exhibitions for 2019 include: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, Feb. 9 through April 22; Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment, May 25 through Sept. 9; and Crystal: Visible and Invisible, Oct. 12 through Jan. 6, 2020. 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 All photos on this page courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
All photos on this page: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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WINDGATE VISUAL ARTS GALLERIES AT JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY
2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs
21C MUSEUM HOTEL
jbu.edu/art/gallery / 479-238-8561 The Windgate west building is a generous
200 N.E. A St., Bentonville
gallery space hosting a variety of shows,
including many national and international
offerings as well as the work of the
Curated rotating exhibitions, site-specific
universityâ€™s finest local artists, faculty and
installations and arts programming make
students. The Windgate east gallery features
this 104-room boutique hotel a unique
solo and collaborative work of JBU students.
contemporary art museum and cultural civic center. It has more than 12,000 square feet of exhibition, meeting and event space. The iconic Green Penguins show up throughout the building, including at the popular onsite restaurant The Hive.
JOY PRATT MARKHAM GALLERY 495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville waltonartscenter.org 479-443-5600 Located inside Walton Arts Center, the gallery serves to connect patrons to the
101 W. Mountain St.
visual arts. It is used as an exhibition
space for works by both emerging and
internationally recognized artists, as well as
for temporary displays related to performing
Home to artist studios and
galleries, Art Ventures is a non-profit organization that showcases regional art and serves the community as a venue for musical, literary and dramatic performances. Art exhibitions change monthly, and opening night receptions are held on the first Thursday of each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
U OF A FINE ARTS CENTER GALLERY
12103 Hazel Valley Road, Fayetteville terrastudios.com 479-643-3185 or 800-255-8995 This whimsical art park is home to the world-famous Bluebird of Happiness, and the gallery boasts works by more than 100 regional artists. See glass demos, explore, shop, shop, snack, play, create and relax. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; free admission.
116 Fine Arts Center, Fayetteville art.uark.edu / 479-575-7987 Part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, the gallery features student works as well as work by visiting artists and faculty. Parking available in Stadium Drive Parking Facility.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy 21c Museum Hotel; Art Ventures; Terra Studios
Arts & entertainment
Both pages clockwise from the top: 21c Museum Hotel; Eureka Springs Downtown District; Scott Family Amazeum; Terra Studios; Art Ventures
EUREKA SPRINGS DOWNTOWN DISTRICT
SCOTT FAMILY AMAZEUM
Some 400 artists work in Eureka Springs,
amazeum.org / 479-696-9280
a friendly Ozark mountain town filled
The Scott Family Amazeum is 50,000
with Victorian architecture and numerous
square feet of hands-on science, technology,
galleries. With its entire downtown district
engineering, art and math fun for curious,
listed on the National Register of Historic
creative children and families. Interactive
Places, Eureka Springs has been named one
exhibits and daily pop-up activities enable
of the Top 10 Small Market Arts Destinations
discovery through play. Amazeum exhibits
by American Style and one of America's
are inspired by the culture and landscape of
Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the
Northwest Arkansas along with a Tinkering
National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Hub, an indoor water exploration area, a
eurekasprings.org / 866-947-4387
1009 Museum Way, Bentonville
two-story climbable tree structure, an art
COMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER
505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville communitycreativecenter.org 479-571-2706 Community Creative Center is a non-profit
studio and more. Open every day except Tuesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Day.
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS
visual arts organization providing high-
214 S. Main St., Springdale
quality clay and ceramics, painting and
acozarks.org / 479-751-5441
mixed-media art classes and workshops
A regional art institution hosting exhibitions
for children and adults of all ages and
throughout the year with educational
skill levels. Clay, painting, drawing, private
programs for children and adults by
parties, team building and family workshops
professional artists and curators. Spacious
are available year-round in our Fayetteville
galleries in the lobby areas and on the
studios located in Walton Arts Centerâ€™s
elevated upper gallery offer an eye-catching
Nadine Baum studios and throughout
and thought-provoking array of works in
Northwest Arkansas on the Wheel Mobile,
every medium from budding student artists
CCCâ€™s new traveling clay studio.
to professional local and regional artists.
Left to right: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism; Scott Family Amazeum
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PERFORMING ARTS Community theater, dinner theater, traveling Broadway shows, symphony orchestras, headliner concerts, summer opera festivals and more make up the flourishing performing arts offerings in Northwest Arkansas.
WALTON ARTS CENTER
waltonartscenter.org / 479-443-5600
amptickets.com / 479-443-5600
495 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville
5079 W. Northgate Road, Rogers
Walton Arts Center, Arkansas' largest and
busiest performing arts presenter, brings
Broadway shows, world-class dance, children
and family programming, comedy and live
music to more than 190,000 people annually.
Walton Arts Center is also an arts producer,
best known for Artosphere: Arkansas’ Arts
and Nature Festival and Voice Jam Acapella
is Northwest Arkansas' premier outdoor
Festival. Walton Arts Center reopened its
concert venue. Ranked as one of Pollstar’s
doors in November 2016 following a $23
top 50 best-selling amphitheaters in the
million renovation and expansion that added
nation in 2017, the AMP delivers top tier acts
square footage, increased operational
from rock to country to pop and beyond.
capacity and improved visitor experience.
More than 144,000 people from across the
The renovation also created meeting or event
region attend concerts at the Walmart AMP
spaces for the growing Northwest Arkansas
annually during the season, which runs from
community. With more than 300 public
April through October. The AMP is centrally
events each year, there is something for
located off Interstate 49 in Rogers’ vibrant
everyone to enjoy!
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Walton Arts Center; Visit Bentonville; Walmart AMP
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R OU ED S 1-H UID UR
on Beaver Lake
On Scenic Hwy 12, 21 miles southwest of Eureka Springs, 15 miles east of Rogers Experience the Moonshine New Attraction! Mystery Shack!
479-789-2909 • www.wareaglecavern.com
Find the Lost Indian Tribes in our Lost-in-the-Woods Maze and Pan for Gems at the War Eagle Mining Co.
Arts & entertainment
THE GREAT PASSION PLAY
935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs greatpassionplay.org / 800-882-7529 Every year from May 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
Both pages clockwise from the top: Walton Arts Center; Walmart AMP; TheatreSquared; University of Arkansas Department of Theatre; Walmart AMP
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: year-round tours of the
505 / 477 W. Spring St., Fayetteville
Christ of the Ozarks statue, the Holy Land
theatre2.org / 479-445-6333
Tour, Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness,
TheatreSquared’s locally produced and
Noah’s Ark Petting Zoo, a section of the
nationally acclaimed productions reach
Berlin Wall, the Church in the Grove, the Bible
45,000 patrons each year. The company
Museum, the Sacred Arts Museum, hiking and
is Northwest Arkansas’ only professional
biking trails and a buffet restaurant.
theater offering a year-round season, staging award-winning plays and musicals in an intimate space. The company moves to a new $34 million venue in June 2019. TheatreSquared was recognized by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, as one of the nation’s ten most promising emerging theaters.
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
FAULKNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
453 N. Garland Ave., Fayetteville faulkner.uark.edu / 479-575-5387 Nestled in the stunning Ozark Mountains on the beautiful University of Arkansas campus,
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
the Jim & Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts
theatre.uark.edu / 479-575-4752
Center is a 500+ seat, state-of-the-art
The U of A’s Department of Theatre
venue dedicated to providing a community-
presents a number of ticketed shows
centered approach to the performing arts.
throughout the year both on campus and
In addition to hosting acclaimed artists
on the downtown Fayetteville square.
and performers, the Faulkner Center is also
These first-rate productions offer invaluable
home to the U of A music department's
hands-on experience for student actors,
large ensembles. With an impressive
designers and crews. Parking is available
offering of renowned performers and
in the Stadium Drive Parking Facility for
culturally relevant events, the center excels
campus shows and on the square and public
in its mission to contribute to education and
lots for shows performed at the Global
excellence, helping build a new generation
Campus building downtown.
of artists and patrons.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy TheatreSquared; University of Arkansas Department of Theatre
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Arts & entertainment
/ PERFORMING ARTS
Clockwise from the top: Arts Center of the Ozarks; Trike Theatre; Arkansas Public Theatre
ARTS CENTER OF THE OZARKS
ARTS LIVE THEATRE
214 S. Main St., Springdale
artslivetheatre.com / 479-521-4932
acozarks.org / 479-751-5441
This nonprofit theater company offers
Arts Center of the Ozarks is an arts
programming for children and youth ages
hub in downtown Springdale creating
6-18. With eight to nine Broadway-style
live performances, curating visual arts
productions each year, Arts Live offers a
exhibitions, and presenting programs by
series of afterschool classes, spring break
regional arts organizations and artists
and summer camp programs in musical
from around the world. This non-profit
theater, comedy improv, reader's theater,
arts organization offers a diverse range of
Create-A-Play and more!
818 N. Sang Ave., Fayetteville
programming to engage people of every age and background to create a vibrant and cohesive community.
ARKANSAS PUBLIC THEATRE
902 S.W. 2nd St., Suite F, Bentonville triketheatre.org / 479-464-5084 Trike encourages and inspires youth to see, participate in and learn through theater. At
116 S. 2nd St., Rogers
its home in Bentonville, Trike offers Theatre
Academy classes and camps for PreK, 4-12th
grades, performance opportunities for 3rd
Located in downtown Rogers in the historic
through 12th graders, and professional
Victory Theater, this non-profit community
theater for youth productions enjoyed by all
theater produces plays and musicals and
ages. Trike is a resident company of Walton
offers special events throughout the year.
BERRY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs jbu.edu / 479-524-9500 Located at John Brown University and home to the 500-seat Herklotz Auditorium, BPAC has a full orchestra pit and a 1,500-square-foot performance area with modern, innovative acoustic technology for orchestral concerts, choral concerts, theatrical productions, lectures and more.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arts Center of the Ozarks; Walton Arts Center; Arkansas Public Theatre
THING TO DO IN FAYETTEVILLE
REMARKABLE LIVE THEATRE TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES: THEATRE2.ORG | 479.445.6333
Faulkner performing Arts Center
Northwest Arkansas’s only dedicated children’s and youth theatre company.
PRODUCTIONS • EVENTS • CLASSES & CAMPS artslivetheatre.com (479) 521-4932
Arts & entertainment
/ PERFORMING ARTS
ARKANSAS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
OPERA IN THE OZARKS 16311 U.S. 62 West, Eureka Springs opera.org / 479-253-8595
Arend Arts Center, Bentonville
Opera in the Ozarks, a nationally
arphil.org / 479-841-4644
acclaimed program for emerging operatic
Under the baton of Maestro Steven Byess,
professionals, presents an annual summer
this professional symphony performs
music festival featuring three fully staged
several concerts each year with a mission to
and costumed operas spotlighting the
broaden and deepen the appreciation of the
exceptional voices of tomorrow and an
musical arts. Educational initiatives include
orchestra of professional musicians from
the Arkansas Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
across the nation. Audiences enjoy 20+
and the Carnegie Hall Link Up program.
performances at Opera in the Ozarksâ€™ air-conditioned mountainside venue â€“
SYMPHONY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville sonamusic.org / 479-521-4166 Under the musical direction of Maestro Paul
Inspiration Point Fine Arts Center. Its 69th season will kick off June 21 and run through July 19, 2019.
EUREKA SPRINGS CITY AUDITORIUM
Haas, SoNA presents classical and pops
36 S. Main St, Eureka Springs
performances for symphonic music lovers
theaud.org / 479-253-7788
in Northwest Arkansas. A resident company
With nearly 1,000 seats, this venue provides
of Walton Arts Center, the professional
an intimate setting with flawless acoustics. It
orchestra has provided more than 60 years
has a history of attracting stars to its stage
of music and educational opportunities to
and is used for the headlining acts of the
the community. The performance season
many festivals held in Eureka Springs as
typically spans fall through spring.
well as for other community performances. Serving the Ozarks since 1928, the City Auditorium is thriving.
Left to right: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas; Opera in the Ozarks
Left to right photos courtesy: Symphony of Northwest Arkansas; Opera in the Ozarks
2019 SEASON JUNE 21 - JULY 19
CHANGES OF HEART
VISIT opera.org FOR TICKETS & SCHEDULE INFORMATION Hwy. 62 West / Eureka Springs, AR / (479) 253-8595
EVENTFUL ARTS Music, drama, visual and culinary arts meld together for unique art-based events taking place throughout the year in Northwest Arkansas.
BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
FIRST FRIDAYS IN BENTONVILLE
Founded by Academy Award™ winner Geena
During the months of April through
Davis and filmmaker Trevor Drinkwater in
November, the Bentonville square is
2015, BFF is steeped in a mission focusing
transformed into a themed community
on content that exemplifies the growing
block party with live music, outstanding
diversity of the American landscape.
culinary and family friendly activities.
Research and social action are deeply
Thousands gather to celebrate during First
rooted in the objectives of the festival and
Fridays, so don’t miss it!
its leadership. BFF provides a platform to significantly increase the commercial value of content produced by minorities and women. The festival is set for various locations around Bentonville on May 7-11, 2019.
FIRST THURSDAYS IN FAYETTEVILLE
MAY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS IN EUREKA SPRINGS
eurekaspringsfestivalofthearts.com With more than 400 artists working in all mediums in Eureka Springs, the May Festival of the Arts in downtown is packed with
one-of-a-kind art exhibits, demonstrations,
performances, culinary arts, free music in
Produced by Experience Fayetteville, First
the park, and the wildest street party thrown
Thursday transforms the city’s historic
by artists – The White Street Walk.
downtown square into a vibrant festival atmosphere. Each month’s festivities follow a specific theme and feature visual artists, live music, street performances, children’s activities, food trucks, a craft beer garden and more. Festivities are free and take place May through October, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
ARTOSPHERE: ARKANSAS’ ARTS AND NATURE FESTIVAL waltonartscenter.org 479-443-5600 This annual festival across NWA celebrates artists, influenced by nature, who inspire us to live more sustainable lives. This year’s festival in June will offer low cost and free events featuring dance, symphony, visual art, live chamber and folk music, family activities, workshops, community conversations and more.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Visit Bentonville; Eureka Springs A&P; Walton Arts Center
Arts & entertainment
BENTONVILLE ART AND CULINARY FESTIVAL
FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS FESTIVAL fayettevilleroots.com
This multi-day, intimate
This week-long festival in October celebrates
music and culinary
art and food with a wide variety of free and
festival set for August
ticketed events downtown. Local museums,
restaurants and galleries all collaborate to
the elements that
host outstanding arts programming.
make Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas a beloved cultural hot
ART OF WINE FESTIVAL waltonartscenter.org 479-443-5600 Two nights of events for wine enthusiasts! Friday night enjoy unlimited sampling of hundreds
spot. Local, regional and national artists play on multiple stages downtown, with the main headliners featured each evening. The festival hosts nationally known chefs and restaurateurs, special tastings and culinary events that utilize ingredients and products that are locally grown and produced in the Ozarks.
of wines and
champagnes as well
AMP Fest is a beer, music and tech festival at
as food from local
the Walmart AMP in Rogers. Held in fall, the
restaurants. Saturday night experience a
event combines cutting-edge games and tech
six-course gourmet dinner paired with the
activations, live music on multiple stages, and
perfect vintages. This year's event is May 17-
craft beer from local, regional and national
18 at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville.
breweries. One price gets you access to it all
All proceeds benefit the center’s arts
with unlimited sampling. All proceeds benefit
the center’s arts education programming.
DOWNTOWN ROGERS ART ON THE BRICKS
EUREKA SPRINGS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
This annual family bluegrass weekend
Art walk every second Thursday from 4:30
typically held each August includes a
to 7:30 p.m.; view original art and meet the
watermelon social, performances in the City
artists at more than 25 pop-up galleries
Auditorium, and music in Basin Spring Park.
while strolling and shopping downtown.
Bring your instruments and join the pickin’!
Both pages clockwise from the top: Bentonville Film Festival; May Festival of the Arts in Eureka Springs; Fayetteville Roots Festival; Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival; Art of Wine Festival; Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Dylan Duvall; Walton Arts Center; Eureka Springs A&P
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Arts & entertainment
/ Eventful Arts
Hillberrry: The Harvest Moon Festival
EUREKA SPRINGS BLUES WEEKEND
EUREKA SPRINGS INDIE FILM FEST
Presented by the 1905 Basin Park Hotel
This film fest aspires to promote and
and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, the
encourage independent filmmakers of all
annual Blues Weekend is typically held in
ages and celebrates the art of filmmaking
June. From Grammy Award™ winners and
in our community and beyond, focusing
Blues Hall of Famers, to up-and-coming new
on innovative women in film, young
artists, the lineups are known to feature the
filmmakers, films made on mobile, and
Who’s Who of the Blues! Shows take place
human rights documentaries. Held in May
in various venues around Eureka Springs.
and in the fall.
OZARK FOLK FESTIVAL IN EUREKA SPRINGS
HILLBERRY: THE HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL
One of the longest running folk festivals in
the U.S., this festival includes free music in
Railroad Earth and Deadhead Productions
Basin Spring Park, a parade, contests and
present Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Festival
performances in the City Auditorium. Held
in Eureka Springs on Oct. 10-13, 2019, with
in the fall.
live music and primitive camping. Also by
Deadhead Productions, the Spaceberry
FAYETTEVILLE FILM FEST
fayettevillefilmfest.org This annual independent film fest is typically held in September at multiple locations
Music Festival will be held on July 4-6, at The Farm in Eureka Springs.
BLUEGRASS AND BAR B Q FESTIVAL
around the downtown Fayetteville square.
The festival features independent films in
Huntsville’s annual bluegrass festival is set
multiple genres including feature length
for June 8, 2019. This musical outdoor event
films, short films, documentaries, animated
features an afternoon of live music, BBQ,
films, music videos and films with an
crafts, vendors and other activities. Held at
downtown Mitchusson Park.
Photo courtesy Jamie Seed
Clockwise from the top: Devil's Den State Park; Botanical Garden of the Ozarks; Lake Leatherwood Trail; Bella Vista Lakes
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, the wind against your face as you zipline through a hardwood forest, or the thrill of speeding across a lake in a bass boat. It can be the exhilaration of hiking and biking challenging trails, watching eagles soar, paddling through whitewater, or relaxing by a campfire. There are countless ways to renew your spirit and connect with nature.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Experience Fayetteville; Eureka Springs A&P; Discover Bella Vista
LAKES & RIVERS Northwest Arkansas is blessed with rich scenery and numerous lakes and rivers that make this area a paradise for a multitude of outdoor activities.
arkansas.com / 479-636-1210
BUFFALO NATIONAL RIVER
Located in the Ozark Mountains with prime
nps.gov/buff / 870-439-2502
access points in or near Rogers, Eureka
Experience towering limestone bluffs,
Springs and Springdale, Beaver Lake is
whitewater rapids, inviting gravel bars, the
a glistening treasure for boating, water
Boxley Valley Historic District, Lost Valley,
sports, fishing, hiking and birdwatching. The
Indian Rockhouse and more along the
28,000 acres of clear water is surrounded
nation’s first national river, which begins
by forests, tall bluffs and meadows.
in nearby Newton County and meanders
Campgrounds, resorts, marinas, restaurants
through the Ozarks for approximately 135
and outfitters – including stand-up paddle
miles. With more than 100 miles of public
boarding – are plentiful.
trails, there are also canoe and kayak outfitters, campsites, hiking and horseback
LAKE WEDINGTON 15689 Lake Wedington Entry Road, Fayetteville arkansas.com / 479-442-3527
riding trails and cabin rentals.
BELLA VISTA LAKES
bellavistaPOA.com / 479-855-8000
On the National Register of Historic Places,
it is one of Northwest Arkansas' best-kept
city in Northwest
recreational secrets. Surrounded by a lush
hardwood forest and the 424-acre Lake
Vista offers seven
Wedington Recreation Area, this 102-acre
beautiful lakes for
lake is regularly stocked with fish. The
fishing and water
area is popular with anglers, canoeists,
sports. Use of the
campers, hikers, mountain bikers and
lakes and facilities
wildlife watchers. Amenities include a
is available to
swim beach, air-conditioned cabins,
all Bella Vista
playgrounds, volleyball courts, trails, a
boat ramp and horseshoes.
and their guests.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Discover Bella Vista
Clockwise from the top: Beaver Lake; Buffalo National River; Bella Vista Lakes
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/ LAKES & RIVERS
HOLIDAY ISLAND MARINA
The upper reaches of the
White River are popular
himarinafun.com / 479-253-8300
for canoeing, particularly
This full-service marina offers a free boat
the 31-mile stretch from
launch, annual and overnight slip rentals,
near Fayetteville to
boat, kayak and jet-ski rentals, fuel, food,
below Brashears. Below
and bait and tackle for those enjoying the
124 Woodsdale Drive
Beaver Dam, near Eureka Springs, the
53,000-acre Table Rock Lake. Two fishing
White is a great cold-water trout fishery
piers are adjacent to the marina.
with numerous guides and outfitters to serve tourists.
HOLIDAY ISLAND CAMPGROUND
21 North Star Loop, Holiday Island
Popular with canoeists and kayakers, the
479-253-6995 / 479-253-9700
Kings River provides about 50 miles of easy
Surrounded by trees and rock formations,
floating water, including popular stretches
the campground overlooks Table Rock Lake.
in both Carroll and Madison counties.
The facility hosts 31 camp sites with full
Deep pools provide great fishing for
water, sewer and electric hookups offering
smallmouth bass, channel catfish, rock
both 30 and 50 amp services, restrooms,
bass and other fish.
showers, pavilions and horseshoe pits. It is within minutes of the marina, golf courses, and the many amenities of Holiday Island.
ILLINOIS RIVER arkansas.com
This spring-fed river starts in the northwest corner of Arkansas near the town of Hogeye and flows into northeastern Oklahoma. Near Top to bottom: White River; Kings River; Mulberry River
MULBERRY RIVER arkansas.com
Excellent whitewater is found on this 55-mile river that was designated a National Wild and Scenic River in 1992. With easy access from the nearby Pig Trail Scenic Byway, much of the river is within the 1.2-million acre Ozark National Forest with several public campgrounds along its course.
Siloam Springs, enhancements that are part of the Siloam Springs Kayak Park have made the Illinois a nice Class II play spot for kayakers year-round.
LAKE ATALANTA 500 E. Walnut St., Rogers rogersar.gov Paddle, pedal, fish or hike at Lake Atalanta. Thereâ€™s much to be explored in the vicinity including walking and mountain biking trails, pavilions, fishing piers, boat ramps, a raised walkway over the lake, playgrounds, and even a tree house.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Experience Fayetteville; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
STATE PARKS The State Parks in our region let you experience the best of Mother Nature and the great outdoors.
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
WITHROW SPRINGS STATE PARK
A natural park with limited development,
33424 Ark. Spur 23, Huntsville
Hobbs consists of 12,054 acres of diverse
Ozark landscape and offers 36 miles of
hiking trails, including multi-use and ADA
Hiking trails offer great views and access
routes. The 17,500-square-foot visitor center
to natural springs and War Eagle Creek,
has interactive exhibits, a wildlife viewing
where fishing for catfish, bream and bass is
area and educational programs.
popular. Activities throughout the 786-acre 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.
Top to bottom: Devil's Den State Park; Withrow Springs State Park; Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK See page 65 in the History & Heritage section.
All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
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CYCLING & HIKING TRAILS With an impressive array of trail systems that continue to evolve, Northwest Arkansas is an emerging international destination for mountain bikers, cyclists and hikers alike.
RAZORBACK REGIONAL GREENWAY
TRAILS AT CRYSTAL BRIDGES
Extending from Lake Bella Vista to just
crystalbridges.org / 479-418-5700
south of Walker Park in Fayetteville, this 37-
The 120-acre grounds of Crystal Bridges
mile paved cycling and pedestrian trail links
Museum of American Art feature more than
dozens of popular destinations, including
four miles of trails winding through the
downtowns, arts and entertainment venues,
museum’s wooded site. The trails, many of
historic sites, parks, mountain bike trails,
which are wheelchair and stroller accessible,
shopping areas, schools and workplaces.
provide access to Ozark landscapes, natural
600 Museum Way, Bentonville
springs, and outdoor artwork such as artist
BELLA VISTA POA TRAILS
bellavistaPOA.com / 479-876-1255 Walking and biking trails range from level, looping and paved routes at Branchwood and Loch Lomond, to natural surface trails
James Turrell’s “Skyspace,” with its colorand light-enhanced sky views at sunrise and sunset.
SLAUGHTER PEN BIKE PARK
offering rolling contours and more of a
Off U.S. 71B, Bentonville
challenge at Tanyard Creek Nature Trail and
Blowing Springs Park. Nearby is the Blowing
Springs RV Park and Campground.
This mountain biking park features more than 20 miles of singletrack, a free-ride
Back 40 Trails
bellavistaar.gov oztrailsnwa.com 479-876-1255 Offering 40 miles of mountain bike
park for tricks, and 16 skinny Northshore log rides. An IMBA designated Silver Level Ride Center, trails here are considered easy to moderate to navigate.
THUNDER CHICKEN TRAIL
trails (open to
2474 W. Pump Station Road, Springdale
Featuring singletrack, flow, jumps, rollers,
the east side of Bella Vista. Completed in
berms and drops, and with a convenient
2016, the Back 40 are recognized as
location off Interstate 49, Thunder Chicken
world-class biking trails.
has all the bells and whistles.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Oz Trails
TRAILS AT LAKE FAYETTEVILLE PARK 1208 E. Lake Fayetteville Road fayetteville-ar.gov oztrailsnwa.com This city park boasts natural surface and paved trails circling the lake for runners, walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers. Includes playgrounds, volleyball courts,
TRAILS AT LAKE ATALANTA
pavilions, a boat dock and marina, a softball
500 E. Walnut St., Rogers
complex, a disc golf course, a bike skills park
rogersar.gov / OZTRAILSNWA.COM
and botanical gardens.
Ten miles of easy, intermediate and expert mountain biking trails surround
TRAILS AT LAKE LEATHERWOOD PARK U.S. 62 West, Eureka Springs eurekaspringstrails.com oztrailsnwa.com Biking trails with varying terrains include
Lake Atalanta, featuring singletracks with swooping bridges, steep short climbs and gravity cavities.
SAGER CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
miles of rock gardens. Make your way
jbu.edu / OZTRAILSNWA.COM
up to Minorâ€™s Rock, then feel the thrill
This five-mile soft surface trail runs along
of descending through the downhill
Sager Creek in Siloam Springs. It covers
switchbacks. New additions include steep
terrain of various elevations around the
ramps and sharp curves that cater to
John Brown University campus and can be
advanced mountain bikers.
enjoyed by riders of various skill levels.
Both pages clockwise from the top: Razorback Regional Greenway; Trails at Crystal Bridges; Lake Atalanta; Mount Kessler Trails; Back 40 Trails
11840-11850 Peach Orchard Road Bentonville / oztrailsnwa.com Located a mile west of downtown Bentonville on land designated as a mountain bike preserve, Coler includes flowy jump lines and challenging technical rocky sections that culminate near the top of a mountain.
MOUNT KESSLER TRAILS
THE RAILYARD BIKE PARK
Fayettevilleâ€™s first mountain bike trail! With
This slope-style mountain bike jump course
technical, challenging routes, some cutting
connects to the Lake Atalanta trail system
directly through massive boulders, plus
and features wall rides, whale tales, concrete
newer additions that welcome those of
lips and more. It accommodates all kinds
moderate skill levels, Mount Kessler has
of bicycles and skill levels. Check Facebook
proven to separate the pros from the joes.
page for status updates.
2600 W. Judge Cummings Road
299 E. Cherry St., Rogers
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Experience Fayetteville
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/ CYCLING & HIKING TRAILS
Lake Wedington Mountain Bike Trails
Fitzgerald Mountain Trails
recreation.gov / arkansas.com
In what will be the city’s largest trail system,
This new singletrack route is the first in
Fitzgerald Mountain features off-road trails
a new series of trails connected to the
with natural rock formations and premium
recreation area, offering views of beautiful
cut singletrack that make for a fun ride for
Lake Wedington and parts of the Ozark
intermediate to advanced shredders.
15592 Lake Wedington Entry Road
2400 Deer Valley St., Springdale
Mitchusson Park Gregory Park Bike BIKE Course Trails & Pump Track 860 Airport Road, Huntsville 69 E. Sycamore St., Fayetteville
This new mountain bike skills course
Located in the heart
includes as its centerpiece an “s” shaped
pump track with outlying features that help
cyclists build fun bike handling skills.
Park was recently rejuvenated adding new singletrack mountain biking trails, a pump track, dog-friendly hiking trails and a skills course.
Great Passion Play Trails 935 Passion Play Road
Pension Mountain Trails CR 501, Berryville
parks.berryville.com Open year-round, Pension Mountain’s multi-use trails were developed on a natural spring preserve and lead you through Ozark back country with scenic views of bluffs and mountainous forests.
Eureka Springs greatpassionplay.org The Great Passion Play with its Christ of the Ozarks statue has completed the first phase
Top to bottom: Gregory Park Bike Trails & Pump Track; City Lake Park Trails; Runway Bike Park & Pump Track
of mountain bike trails on its 700-acre wooded complex.
Runway Bike Park & Pump Track
The Jones Center, 922 E. Emma Ave. Springdale / thejonescenter.net
City Lake Park Trails 22550 Dawn Hill East Road
The new state-of-the-art
Runway Bike Park features
Three miles from downtown Siloam Springs,
a skills course, a bicycle
City Lake Park has opened three new
playground, and the
intermediate-level mountain bike trails:
Velosolutions Pump Track,
Simon’s Descent, a flow trail, Wango Tango
the largest asphalt pump
and Gatsanula, and a beginner’s trail called
track in North America.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Oz Trails; Discover Siloam Springs; The Jones Center
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 Tuesday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day from 10 am to 5 pm - Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.
Left to right: Blue Spring Heritage Center; Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
From themed gardens to native woodland plants and historic springs, Northwest Arkansas preserves and adds to the outdoor beauty of the Ozarks.
BLUE SPRING HERITAGE CENTER
the National Register of Historic Places, and experience the beauty of the natural gardens. Visit the grounds that nurtured the
Scenic U.S. 62 West, Eureka Springs
Cherokee people during the Trail of Tears.
View the documentary film and visit the
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
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. BGO features 12 themed gardens and the state's only butterfly house. Consistently voted The Best Place 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 center is available to rent for events of all kinds. Left to right: photos courtesy Eureka Springs A&P; Cole Fennel
Learn. Play. Grow. Open 9am–5pm daily 4703 N. Crossover Rd. | Fayetteville, AR 72764 479.750.2620 | www.bgozarks.org |
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a unique collection of 12 themed gardens and the state’s only butterfly house. The garden offers exceptional programs and events for people of all ages throughout the year. Located on Lake Fayetteville and the Razorback Greenway trail system, the botanical garden is a perfect place to learn, celebrate and enjoy the beauty of the Ozarks.
479-250-3124 • cedarlodgearkansas.com Family Reunions • Golf Retreats • Special Birthdays Class Reunions • Special Anniversaries Business Meetings • Lodging for Wedding Families
OPEN Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm FREE ADMISSION 118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale 479-750-8165 • shilohmuseum.org On the Razorback Regional Greenway
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DAREDEVIL FUN Adrenaline junkies find plenty of excitement in Northwest Arkansas with ziplining, helicopter rides and whitewater rapids.
SILOAM SPRINGS KAYAK PARK
OZARK MOUNTAIN ZIPLINES
Positioned along the scenic Illinois River,
Experience the exhilarating thrill of a zipline
this engineered river park contains lengths
canopy tour in the heart of the pristine
of rapids of about 700 feet with Class I and
Ozark Mountains. Soar through the air at
Class II difficulty. The park has a climbing
300+ feet high with cable lengths of up
boulder, picnic area, family swimming
to 2,000 feet over hardwood trees and
area during low water and designated
limestone cliffs. The dense forest provides
changing area. Kayakers must bring their
a nature filled experience guaranteed to
own food, water, kayaks and canoes. Family
satisfy the thrill seeker in you.
19253 Fisher Ford Road
208 W. Van Buren Ave. Eureka Springs
friendly and alcohol free. Users are strongly encouraged to wear life jackets and river shoes. Can be floated throughout the year.
FLY ARH AERIAL TOURS
802 Airport Ave. Springdale flyARH.com / 479.365.3640 See the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks from a new perspective! ARH Aviation offers sightseeing helicopter tours over of Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, Beaver Lake, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and more. Or charter a helicopter to arrive in style at area restaurants, wineries, casinos
Top to bottom: Siloam Springs Kayak Park; Ozark Mountain Ziplines; Fly ARH Aerial Tours
and wedding destinations.
Top to bottom: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Eureka Springs A&P; ARH Aviation
INTO THE WILD Tour the deep underground wonders of the Ozarks and visit the exotic animals that find refuge in Northwest Arkansas. Take time to enjoy the flight of our country’s national symbol amid a natural setting.
6386 Ark. Hwy. 21 N., Berryville cosmiccavern.com / 870-749-2298
TURPENTINE CREEK WILDLIFE REFUGE 239 Turpentine Creek Lane
See one of the longest soda straw
formations in the Ozarks, along with two
turpentinecreek.org / 479-253-5841
bottomless lakes, stalactites, stalagmites,
In the Ozark Mountains on 459 acres, this
flowstones, helictites, cave bacon, draperies
ethical, nonprofit animal-tourism destination
and many other speleothems. Enjoy a
offers lifetime sanctuary to survivors of the
guided tour, pan for gems and explore the
exotic animal trade. Learn about the refuge’s
rock shop. Motorcycle parking available.
mission through daily guided tours, or stay on the property in one of the unique lodging
WAR EAGLE CAVERN 21494 Cavern Road, Rogers
wareaglecavern.com / 479-789-2909 This private show cave features a spectacular natural entrance on the shores of Beaver Lake.
accommodations or RV/camp sites. Follow Turpentine Creek on social media for regular updates, photos, videos and more!
BEAVER LAKE BOAT CRUISES AND EAGLE WATCH TOURS
Follow the meandering
4024 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs
stream straight into
estc.net/belle / 479-253-6200
the mountain for an
Tour Beaver Lake aboard the
easy guided tour with wide, level pathways,
Belle of the Ozarks passenger
unique formations, two waterfalls and an
boat to view wildlife sightings
underground lake. More than 100,000 bats
and points of interest such as
call War Eagle Cavern home, and in spring or
Beaver Dam, a 200-acre game
late fall, hundreds hibernate and cling to the
preserve island, the prehistoric
walls and ceilings of the cavern. Don’t miss
Ozark Bluff Dweller’s burial
gemstone panning, the Lost in the Woods
ground and a submerged
maze, and the new Moonshiners’ Mystery
homestead. Cruises take place
Shack. Open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.
May through October, with October featuring
to 5 p.m. Stroller and pet friendly.
eagle watching and fall foliage tours.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; War Eagle Cavern
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SCENIC RIDES Sightseeing highways are plentiful in Northwest Arkansas.
TOP MOTORCYCLE RIDES
Scenic byways in the region include
the famed Pig Trail (Ark. 23), the Ozark
Eureka Springs and Rogers are hubs for
Highlands Scenic Byway (Ark. 21), Scenic 7
great motorcycle rides, and Fayetteville
Byway, Scenic 71 Loop (Ark. 265 at 1-49),
is host to the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ
and the I-49 Scenic Byway. Others are
motorcycle rally. Our bike-friendly region
Scenic Hwy. 12, U.S. 62, and Ark. 123, 59,
has numerous routes worthy of a ride,
43 and 74.
including Scenic 71 Loop (Ark. 265 at 1-49), Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway (Ark. 21), the
SCENIC HIGHWAY 12 Benton and Carroll Counties scenichwy12.com Stretching from historic downtown Rogers to connect near Eureka Springs on the south side of Beaver Lake, this scenic highway offers
Pig Trail (Ark. 23), Beaver Town Bridge (Ark. 187) and more.
ARKANSAS & MISSOURI RAILROAD SCENIC TOURS
many stops along the way for hiking, swimming,
306 E. Emma Ave., Springdale
boating, lodging, dining, historic discovery, and
amtrainrides.com / 479-725-4017
War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake.
Ride in style on meticulously restored antique passenger
Clockwise from the top: Ark. 23 Pig Trail; Scenic 7 Byway; Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Scenic Tours; Scenic Hwy. 12
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 Department of Parks & Tourism
SPORTS & RECREATION
Clockwise from the top: The Jones Center; Bella Vista Golf Courses; Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival; Arkansas Razorbacks; Northwest Arkansas Naturals
The excitement of college sports, minor league baseball, pro golf tournaments, rodeos, fishing competitions and more draws huge crowds to Northwest Arkansas. And there is plenty of recreation you can take part in at area golf courses, aquatic centers and special sporting events.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy The Jones Center; Discover Bella Vista; Arkansas Department NorthwestArkansas.org of Parks & Tourism; Razorback Athletics Communications; Northwest Arkansas Naturals
SPORTS & RECREATION
The U of A Razorback sports programs and Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball team fill up area stadiums with excited fans.
arkansasrazorbacks.com 479-575-3755 Fans go “Hog Wild” to show their support for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks Northwest Arkansas Naturals
whether rooting for Razorback football, basketball, baseball, track and field, gymnastics, women’s volleyball, soccer, swimming and diving, or a myriad of other sports programs.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NATURALS 3000 Gene George Blvd., Springdale nwanaturals.com / 479-927-4900 The Naturals are the Double-A Affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play at state-ofthe-art Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, which is centrally located off of I-49. The regular season consists of 70 home games and runs from April until September. Catch the Fireworks Spectacular on Fridays, Premium Giveaways on Saturdays, or the Kids Eat FREE Family Sundays.
Top row: photos courtesy Razorback Athletics Communications; right column: Northwest Arkansas Naturals
PUBLIC GOLF COURSES Scenic beauty, rolling hills, hardwood forests, pristine streams, and a moderate year-round climate make Northwest Arkansas a natural golf destination. Tee off at any of these public courses.
STONEBRIDGE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE
BELLA VISTA GOLF COURSES
3495 E. Goff Farm Road, Fayetteville
Bella Vista offers six 18-hole, regulation
This award-winning 18-hole course features
golf courses (Bella Vista Country Club,
Bermuda fairways, bentgrass greens and
Berksdale, Dogwood Hills, Highlands,
an energetic layout by renowned architect
Kingswood and Scotsdale), and one
Randy Heckenkemper. It has a 13-acre
nine-hole executive golf course (Brittany).
practice facility and a clubhouse to relax
Driving ranges and retail golf shops are
in after a round. Stonebridge has hosted
available. All are welcome to play on
several prestigious golf events and is on The
Bella Vista courses.
Natural State Golf Trail.
Clockwise from the top: Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course; Bella Vista Golf Courses; Holiday Island Golf Courses
HOLIDAY ISLAND GOLF COURSES
1 Country Club Drive, Holiday Island holidayisland.us / 479-253-9511 The championship course features 18 treelined holes atop the ridges of the Ozark Mountains. The nine-hole executive course with rolling terrain is on Table Rock Lake and surrounded by high bluffs and wooded areas. A unique, secluded driving range
THE CREEKS GOLF AND RV RESORT
1499 S. Main St., Cave Springs nwarvresort.com / 479-248-1000
has a view for miles. The pro shop, grill and lounge are open seven days a week.
OAKRIDGE GOLF COURSE
Set along the Spring and Osage creeks in
276 Madison 6020 Road, Huntsville
Osage Valley, this 18-hole course is scenic
and challenging with amenities including
This public nine-hole golf course is located
private and group lessons, and a practice
on a high, scenic ridge with beautiful views
range, putting green, chipping and short
of the Ozark Mountains. Cart rental, driving
game area and sports bar.
range and snacks are available.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Discover Bella Vista; Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District
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SPLISH SPLASH When the warm, sunny days of summer come calling, Northwest Arkansas has plenty of splash zones to keep you cool. One even transforms into an ice rink in the winter, meaning the fun never ends.
ROGERS AQUATIC CENTER 1707 S. 26th St., Rogers
rogersar.gov / 479-936-5482
LAWRENCE PLAZA ICE RINK AND SPLASH PARK 215 S.W. A St., Bentonville
This three-acre water park offers fun for the
playbentonville.com / 479-464-7275
whole family with leisure, competition and
The plaza is a 7,000-square-foot multi-use
plunge pools, a tot pool, a splash pad and
facility located just north of the downtown
a lazy river, speed slides, a concession
square. In warm months, it serves as a
stand and more. Groups of up to 1,200
splash park with more than 80 fountain
guests may rent the center for exclusive
jets. In mid-November it turns into an ice
use during evening hours.
rink. Catch a free movie on a giant blow up screen, or dress up for a themed night for added fun.
BENTONVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER
1101 S.W. Citizens Circle, Bentonville playbentonville.com / 479-696-0200 This 84,000-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. Clockwise from the top: Visit Rogers; Visit Bentonville; City of Bentonville
SPORTS & RECREATION
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 newly renovated 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.
MELVIN FORD AQUATIC CENTER SPRINGDALE AQUATIC CENTER
2000 N.E. Memorial Park Square, Bentonville
playbentonville.com / 479-273-9206
1100 Watson Ave., Springdale
From a wading pool with a raindrop
springdalear.gov / 479-750-SWIM
fountain to a diving well that is 13 feet deep,
Splash pools for young children and slides,
this aquatic center is for all ages. It has a
diving boards and deeper pools for big
one-meter springboard for diving and a
kids make this a great place to play in the
12-foot-tall water slide. The competitive
summer. Swim lessons, pavilion rentals and
pool, ranging from three to eight feet deep,
private party rentals are also available.
is open for lap and recreational swimming
THE JONES CENTER 922 E. Emma Ave., Springdale
thejonescenter.net / 479-756-8090 This 220,000-square-foot center houses
during designated times. Enjoy a shaded picnic area and concession stand.
Walker Park Splash Pad
the regionâ€™s only indoor ice skating rink. The
10 W. 15th St, Fayetteville
center also has two indoor swimming pools,
fayetteville-ar.gov / 479-444-3471
a new world-class bike skills park, a gym,
Set to open in mid 2019, the Walker Park
a fitness center, a food court, classrooms,
Splash Pad will keep the kiddos entertained
conference space, a chapel, an auditorium,
with interactive water features like the super
party rooms and more.
splash bucket, water tunnels and giant flower fountains. This 74-acre Both pages clockwise from the top: Rogers Aquatic Center; Lawrence Plaza; Family Aquatic Center; Springdale Aquatic Center; The Jones Center; Lawrence Plaza
Top to bottom: Discover Siloam Springs; Explore Springdale; The Jones Center
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.
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EVENTFUL SPORTS Run, fish, golf or bike! Thereâ€™s always something competitive going on in Northwest Arkansas.
Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G nwachampionship.com
This official LPGA tour returns June 24-30, 2019, for its 13th year of celebrating the community spirit of Northwest Arkansas.
NATURAL STATE CRITERIUM SERIES
The tournament features 144 of world's best
female golfers competing for a $2 million
This three-day, three-city, national-caliber
purse at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.
road cycling event on July 5-7, 2019, brings
From the BITE NW Arkansas food festival
pro and amateur cyclists to downtown
to a 5K race, family-friendly events,
Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale. Free
charitable giving and more, there is
and fun for all ages, cyclists from all over will
something everyone to enjoy.
wow spectators as they zoom along city streets during this exciting road
Clockwise from the top: Joe Martin Stage Race; Natural State Criterium Series; Walmart NW Arkansas Championship
RODEO OF THE OZARKS
JOE MARTIN STAGE RACE
joemartinstagerace.com 479-521-7766 The 2019 event set for April 4-7 in Fayetteville will mark the 42nd anniversary of the amateur races, the 17th anniversary on the USA Cycling Pro Racing Tour,
and the fifth year on the Union Cycliste
A Northwest Arkansas tradition, the 75th
Internationale America Tour calendar.
Annual Rodeo of the Ozarks takes place June 26-29, 2019, at Parsons Stadium in Springdale. Nearly 500 professional
ROGERS CYCLING FESTIVAL
athletes will compete in seven PRCA and
WPRA sanctioned events. The regionâ€™s best
Eight races, three days, one historic festival.
cowboys and stock come together for other
Set for July 26-28, 2019, this unique cycling
area rodeos in Siloam Springs typically held
festival features competitive USA Cycling
in June, and in Madison County, held the last
sanctioned road events, mountain bike
weekend in July.
challenges and casual, family friendly rides.
Top to bottom: Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Natural State Criterium Series; Gabe Roux
SPORTS & RECREATION
THE EUREKAN EUREKA SPRINGS MULTISPORT FESTIVAL
CHILE PEPPER CROSS COUNTRY FESTIVAL chilepepperfestival.org
Created in 1988 to support area cross-
country teams, the Chile Pepper is now This three-day
one of the premier running events in the
nation. More than 6,500 runners participate
festival in and
including college and high school teams
and individuals. Held at the University of
Arkansasâ€™ incredible off-road course, all
runners can enjoy a hot Mexican food feast
after the race set for Oct. 5, 2019.
2019, consists of a triathlon, the Gran Fondo bike rides and running races. Participants can enter individual events or challenge themselves with The Eurekan or the Half Eurekan.
KESSLER MOUNTAIN JAM
EXPERIENCEFAYETTEVILLE.COM Previously known as the Slaughter Pen Jam, the Kessler Mountain Jam takes place on the recently revitalized Mount Kessler
RUN BENTONVILLE HALF MARATHON
trail system in Fayetteville. This family
friendly event welcomes riders of all skill
Run the half marathon, 5K or Fun Run on
levels and is an Arkansas Mountain Bike
March 30, 2019. The festival includes an
Championship Series (AMBCS) and a USA
expo and a post-race celebration with tons
Cycling sanctioned event.
of food, music, vendors and fun for the
HOGEYE MARATHON & RELAYS hogeyemarathon.com
EUREKA SPRINGS FAT TIRE FESTIVAL
The 43rd Annual Hogeye Marathon & Relays is
April 6, 2019, in beautiful Northwest Arkansas.
Typically held in July and based at Lake
Races include a marathon, half marathon,
Leatherwood City Park, this spirited three-
5K run/walk and four-person relay. A pasta
day mountain biking festival has plenty of
dinner and expo round out the weekend.
races, fun and music.
Top to bottom: The Eurekan Eureka Springs Multisport Festival; Run Bentonville Half Marathon; Eureka Springs Fat Tire Festival
Top to bottom: Eureka Springs A&P; Visit Bentonville; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
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HISTORY & HERITAGE
Clockwise from the top: The Walmart Museum; Pea Ridge National Military Park; Museum of Native American History; War Eagle Mill and Bridge
From Ice Age artifacts to the first home of a U.S. President and former Secretary of State, Northwest Arkansas offers a variety of museums, Civil War battlefields and historic places. Whether for research, education or thought provoking entertainment, visitors will find a number of ways to relive defining moments in time.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy The Walmart Museum; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Museum of Native American History; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
History & Heritage Left to right: Pea Ridge National Military Park; Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park; Arkansas Air & Military Museum
HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS Trace our intriguing past and visit the places where history happened. Explore the museums, exhibits and landmarks that are a testament to our region’s rich cultural heritage.
PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK
ARKANSAS AIR & MILITARY MUSEUM
nps.gov/peri / 479-451-8122
A decisive Civil War battle took place here on
March 7-8, 1862. More than 23,000 soldiers
Follow the colorful history of aviation in
fought to decide the fate of Missouri, just
Arkansas and during American military
over the state line. The only national military
conflicts. See displays of original military
park in Arkansas, this 4,300-acre historically
artifacts and aviation memorabilia, including
significant site includes a visitors center
historic aircraft – many of which still fly.
with interactive educational exhibits, historic
Static displays at the museum range from
buildings, picnic areas, a driving tour, and
the Golden Age of Aviation to the jet age,
trails for horses, biking and hiking.
including Vietnam-era Army helicopters and
15930 U.S. 62 East, Garfield
PRAIRIE GROVE BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK
506 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove
4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville
a Navy carrier fighter.
SHILOH MUSEUM OF OZARK HISTORY
118 W. Johnson Ave., Springdale
shilohmuseum.org / 479-750-8165
This regional history museum focuses on
With more than 900 acres, this park was
the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. It takes its
the site of the last major Civil War battle in
name from the pioneer community of Shiloh,
Northwest Arkansas. Fought on December
which became Springdale in the 1870s. Most
7, 1862, the Confederate defeat here paved
of what you'll see highlights the real shapers
the way for control of the region by the
of Ozark history – the everyday men, women
Union Army. The park features a museum,
and children who lived in area towns and
a visitors center, walking and driving tours,
rural communities. Along with exhibits, you
and guided tours of the historic homes
can explore six historic buildings on the
onsite. Reenactments take place biennially
museum grounds. Admission is free.
in December of even numbered years. All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
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/ HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS
DAISY AIRGUN MUSEUM 202 W. Walnut St., Rogers
daisymuseum.com / 479-986-6873 Enjoy a chronological presentation of Daisyâ€™s history and view the extensive collection of antique airguns, packaging and vintage advertisements. Baby Boomers can reminisce about their first Daisy BB gun and view the prototype from the classic movie A Christmas Story.
MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY 202 S.W. O St., Bentonville Both pages left to right: Daisy Airgun Museum; Museum of Native American History; Clinton House Museum; The Walmart Museum
monah.us / 479-273-2456 Take a 14,000-year journey through five different periods of Native American history laid out in chronological order, starting
EUREKA SPRINGS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 95 S. Main St., Eureka Springs
eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org 479-253-9417 The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located in the heart of the historic district in
with the first Americans through the early European influence. View some of the finest ancient artifacts of early man: brilliant headdresses, artistic effigy vessels, the famous Sweetwater Biface, and an Ice Age Wooly Mammoth. Audio wands are available for self-guided tours. Admission is free.
the Calif House, built in 1889. Its mission is to collect, preserve and exhibit the documents, photographs and artifacts pertaining to the history of Eureka Springs. See the colorful past of this unique town and the people who lived here through a fascinating collection of papers, photographs, mementos, official documents, home furnishings and other items on display.
THE PEEL MANSION MUSEUM & HERITAGE GARDENS
SILOAM SPRINGS MUSEUM
400 S. Walton Blvd., Bentonville
peelcompton.org / 479-254-3870
This Italianate mansion, built by Colonel
Undergoing an exciting expansion and
Samuel Peel in 1875, has been preserved as
renovation, the Siloam Springs Museum
a historic museum. Its grounds of historic
preserves, interprets and celebrates the
roses, perennials and native plants were
heritage of an area with a rich past. Here, you
once surrounded by 180 acres of apple
can explore permanent exhibits highlighting
trees. The mansion is available to rent for
Indian culture, pioneer life, medicine and
events and is a popular wedding venue.
many other facets of the cityâ€™s history.
112 N. Maxwell St., Siloam Springs
Both pages left to right: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Visit Bentonville; Experience Fayetteville; Visit Bentonville
THE WALMART MUSEUM
105 N. Main St., Bentonville walmartmuseum.com / 479-273-1329 The story of Walmart comes alive at The Walmart Museum housed in the original Walton’s 5&10 store on the Bentonville square. Visitors can experience a piece of Sam Walton’s history in a real, functional storefront, along with a replica of Sam’s office, his trusty old Ford truck and other memorabilia. Also enjoy hot and cold beverages as well as ice cream, malts, sundaes and more at The Spark Café Soda Fountain.
ROGERS HISTORICAL MUSEUM 313 S. 2nd St., Rogers
rogershistoricalmuseum.org 479-621-1154 Visit the newly opened galleries in the historic Hailey Building featuring family
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SPORTS MUSEUMS
1270 Leroy Pond Drive, Fayetteville arkansasrazorbacks.com 479-575-3755 The Tommy Boyer Hall of Champions Museum (Razorback basketball and all other sports) is located inside the south entrance of Bud Walton Arena, and the Razorback Women's Sports Museum is inside Barnhill Arena. Visit the official store of Razorback athletics, Hog Heaven, located inside Bud Walton Arena for all your Razorback apparel needs. Visitor parking is in Lot 60, across from the entry into the store.
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 the special events or programs.
CLINTON HOUSE MUSEUM
930 W. Clinton Drive, Fayetteville clintonhousemuseum.org 479-444-0066 The first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton, this museum promotes the legacy of their commitment to public service and civic engagement for local, national and international visitors alike. The grounds also include the First Ladies Garden and a store featuring items related to the Clintons as well as Arkansas history and politics.
HEADQUARTERS HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDEN
VETERANS WALL OF HONOR
118 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville
The Veterans Wall of Honor was established
On East Dickson Street stands the lovely
in 2004 and is situated on a site connecting
Greek Revival Home known as Headquarters
to the Lake Bella Vista walking trail. The
House. It was built in 1853 for Jonas
monument features 28 walls containing
Tebbetts and survived the burning of
5,000 granite honoree tablets inscribed with
Fayetteville in February of 1862 as well as
the names of service people from 23 states
the Battle of Fayetteville in April 1863. Well
who served in the military from 1776 to 2006.
maintained to this day, in its early years it was one of the finest homes in the frontier land. With its original design preserved and
103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista
TONTITOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
its furnishings of authentic 19th century
251 E. Henri de Tonti Blvd., Tontitown
pieces, Headquarters House is a truly
tontitown.com / 479-361-9800
significant and enjoyable place to visit. The
Reflecting the town’s rich Italian history,
museum grounds feature heirloom plants
the museum includes artifacts from original
and flowers, which are at their peak from
pioneers and town founders, a pictorial history
April through October.
and information on the town’s annual Grape
WAR EAGLE MILL and BRIDGE
Festival, now in its 121st season – all housed in the former home of Mary and Zelinda Bastianelli, sisters and original settlers.
11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers wareaglemill.com / 866-492-7324 A visit to the state’s only operating 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, adjoins the mill and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Now Open 313 S. 2nd Street, Downtown Rogers 479-621-1154
Both pages clockwise from the top: Headquarters House; Veterans Wall of Honor; Thaden Field; War Eagle Mill and Bridge
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
Hours: Mon - Sat, 10 to 5 Closed Major Holidays
memorializing America’s rich and rugged past can be found on display here. Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Experience Fayetteville; Discover Bella Vista; Thaden Field; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
HISTORICAL SITES, MUSEUMS & MONUMENTS / History
Carroll County Heritage Center Museum
403 Public Square, Berryville berryville.com / 870-423-6312 This museum is located on the historic downtown public square in Berryville. It houses three stories of precious pieces of Berryville’s unique past, telling the story of generations of local residents. Features in the museum include
a real moonshine still, a funeral parlor scene, a
2205 S.W. I St., Bentonville
one-room school, an old general store, and a
bentonvillear.com / 479-254-0817
local genealogy library.
Taking its name from famed Arkansas-born
BELLA VISTA HISTORICAL MUSEUM
pilot Louise Thaden, Thaden Field is a full service, community-centric aviation center. The Fieldhouse Hangar features a rotating
1885 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista
display of vintage aircraft and other exhibits
bellavistamuseum.org / 479-855-2335
tied to aviation history. A new boardwalk
This museum features the history, photos
offers access to Lake Bentonville, with
and displays interpreting the 100+ year
fishing, paddle boarding and kayaking.
history of Bella Vista. Open year round,
Watch the planes take off and land from the
Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
comfort of Louise – a modern all-day cafe.
Affordable paradise for all seasons
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FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Clockwise from the top: Halloween City in Eureka Springs; Bikes, Blues & BBQ in Fayetteville; BITE NW Arkansas in Bentonville; Dogwood Festival in Siloam Springs; Fayetteville Farmers Market
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS comes together for fun and festivity in a variety of ways â€“ to taste a foamy brew, fly a kite, or celebrate Christmas. All of these events add to the region's colorful and vibrant culture.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Eureka Springs A&P; Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism; Gabe Roux; City of Siloam Springs; Experience Fayetteville
Festivals & events
COMMUNITY FESTIVALS From lively festivals and vibrant arts and crafts fairs, to farmers markets, holiday light displays and more, there’s a festival or event for everyone!
4703 N. Crossover Road, Fayetteville bgozarks.org / 479-750-2620
ART WITH AN ALTITUDE KITE FESTIVAL Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
Set for July 20, 2019, this magical family event
239 Turpentine Creek Lane
at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks features
nature play for all ages. Enjoy live musical
turpentinecreek.org / 479-253-5841
performances on the Great Lawn, giant
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Kite Festival!
bubbles and building fairy houses. At dark, the
This family and pet friendly event on March
Great Lawn comes alive with fire dancers and
23, 2019, at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
glow-in-the-dark visuals. Food, drink and The
is free and open to all ages. Enjoy food
Firefly Shoppe add to the festivities.
vendors, music, games, giveaways and more at the only kite festival in the world that is
Clockwise from the top: Firefly Fling; Art with an Altitude Kite Festival; Bikes, Blues & BBQ
held at a big cat sanctuary.
Historic Downtown Siloam Springs siloamchamber.com / 479-524-6466 This 45th 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, craft and
BIKES, BLUES & BBQ Downtown Fayetteville & Northwest Arkansas bikesbluesandbbq.org / 479-527-9993 The largest charity motorcycle festival in the country draws hundreds of thousands to the region. Set for Sept. 25-29, 2019, highlights include poker runs, parades and bike shows, scenic rides, demos and plenty of vendors – plus live music and award-winning barbeque. Festivalgoers love the rumble of motorcycles in all makes and models – from stock bikes straight off the lot to individually customized choppers.
vintage items. Don’t miss the Dogwood 5K Run, Bed Races on Broadway, music and entertainment, food vendors and the KidZone.
WESTERN ROUNDUP DAYS Downtown Huntsville huntsvillear.org Held in July in conjunction with the Madison County Rodeo, Huntsville celebrates its heritage for a full week during Western Roundup Days. Includes a Dutch oven cookoff, gospel singing, a Kids Night and a rodeo parade downtown.
Clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Amber Secrest Photography; Eureka Springs A&P
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/ Community festivals
DAISY NATIONAL BB GUN CHAMPIONSHIP
3303 S. Pinnacle Hills Pkwy. John Q. Hammons Center, Rogers dnbbgcm.com / 479-636-1200 Teams that compete in a state match are eligible for the Daisy Championship, which is typically held in July. Young people ages 8 to 15 qualify annually for the 5-meter team BB gun competition. They shoot a muzzleloaded, single-shot BB gun named the Daisy AVANTI Champion Model 499.
Downtown Rogers mainstreetrogers.com / 479-936-5487 Crowds from all over have enjoyed the Frisco Festival for more than 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
44 Kingshighway, Eureka Springs antiqueautofest.com / 479-253-8737 Hundreds of antique cars are based at The Great Passion Play and seen all over town. On Sept. 6-7, 2019, the festival includes a parade and a 1922 bank robbery re-enactment. Top to bottom: Eureka Springs Diversity / Pride Celebrations; Eureka Springs Antique Automobile Festival
EUREKA SPRINGS VW FESTIVAL WEEKEND
eurekaspringsvwshow.com 479-435-1133 This three-day festival includes an awards show, a swap meet, and a parade with every style and color of VW you can imagine. Typically held in August, this is one of the biggest Volkswagen events in the Midwest.
All photos on this page courtesy Eureka Springs A&P
DIVERSITY / PRIDE CELEBRATIONS
Downtown Eureka Springs & Fayetteville outineureka.com experiencefayetteville.com The artsy city of Eureka Springs celebrates diversity in the Ozarks with two festivals each year: one in spring and the other in summer. In June, 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, masquerade balls, costume contests, and authentic New Orleans-style food during a month-long celebration.
northwestarkansas.org Raise a stein at any one of the region’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations! Festivals in Fayetteville, Springdale, Siloam Springs and Eureka Springs are a great way to explore local craft brew scene.
Back 40 Fall for All Festival
discoverbellavistaar.com Bella Vista celebrates its Back 40 trail system at this annual event typically held in November with a day of cycling, hiking, running, bird watching, native plant identification and more. The fun also includes live music, good eats and a bike expo.
eurekasprings.org Eureka Springs has a month-long lineup of hair-raising events in October! From big cats in the dark at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and the 7th Annual Eureka Springs Zombie Crawl to whispers in the walls at the haunted 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa â€” youâ€™ll want to add these paranormal, creepy and frighteningly fun events to your spooky agenda this year!
Homegrown Music & Mountain Sport Festival
Fayetteville / homegrownarkansas.com Not to be confused with the Siloam Springs Homegrown Festival, this event takes place at Mount Kessler in Fayetteville and includes live entertainment, inventive games, sports, and sustainability education. The festival is usually held in June and admission is free.
FARMERS MARKETS Farmers Markets in Northwest Arkansas are pleasing to the palate, eyes and ears. Most open in spring and serve customers into fall. Some move indoors during the winter and remain open year-round.
BELLA VISTA Sugar Creek Center / bellavistaar.gov Mid-April to October / Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
BENTONVILLE Historic Downtown Square / downtownbentonville.org April to October / Wednesday at 8th Street Market Under the Vine / Saturday at Downtown Square / 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
BERRYVILLE Berryville Public Square facebook.com/Berryville-Farmers-Market April to October / Saturday 7:30 a.m. to noon
EUREKA SPRINGS 62 Van Buren St. / eurekaspringsfarmersmarket.com April to November, Tuesday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / November to April, Thursday 9:00 a.m. to noon
FAYETTEVILLE 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/MadisonCounty-FarmersMarketAR May to October / Tuesday and Saturday
ROGERS Historic Downtown Rogers mainstreetrogers.com/farmers-market May to October / Select Winter Dates Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SPRINGDALE The Jones Center Memorial Walk Plaza springdalefarmersmarket.org May to October / Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SILOAM SPRINGS Downtown City Park mainstreetsiloam.org/farmers-market April to October / Tuesday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. / Order Online Sunday through Wednesday / Pickup Saturday 9-11 a.m.
Left to right: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; Experience Fayetteville; City of Siloam Springs; Visit Bentonville
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Top to bottom: BITE NW Arkansas; Fayetteville Foam Fest
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
ALES & TAILS
Fayetteville / alesandtails.org
BITE NW Arkansas is a three-day food festival
Set for April 6, 2019, this festival revolves
that invites attendees to taste the signature
around a true Southern delicacy: crawfish!
flavors of local restaurants and chefs, sip a
A ticket buys all-you-can-eat crawfish,
wide variety of libations, sample products and
corn and potatoes boiled to perfection.
brands at the forefront of consumer trends,
Handcrafted ale and wine are also available
and discover the very best of Northwest
for purchase. A second Ales & Tails is set
Arkansas. Set for June 26-28, 2019.
for April 13, 2019, at 8th Street Market
8th Street Market, Bentonville
FAYETTEVILLE FOAM FEST
Downtown Fayetteville fayettevillefoamfest.com
Washington County Fairgrounds
Fossil Cove Brewing Company Fayetteville / fossilcovebrewing.com
This festival for 21 and
older includes offerings
Whether youâ€™re a seasoned connoisseur or
from more than 50 local,
an occasional sipper, celebrate local craft
regional, national and
beer and community at Frost Fest on Feb.
2, 2019. Spend the day outdoors with live
Plus, live music and food
music, food trucks, local art and dozens of
trucks selling their tastiest
breweries from multiple states pouring their
eats. Set for May 5, 2019.
Both pages clockwise from the top: photos courtesy Gabe Roux; Downtown Springdale Alliance; Fayetteville Foam Fest
Festivals & events
FAYETTEVILLE GUMBO COOKOFF fayettevillegumbocookoff.com
Judging entries on color, aroma, consistency, taste and aftertaste, the fourth annual Fayetteville Gumbo Cookoff is set for March 9, 2019. Grab a taste for yourself, or whip up your family recipe and enter the competition.
EUREKA SPRINGS FOOD & WINE WEEKEND eurekasprings.org
Typically held in November, experience the culinary excellence of Eureka Springs. Local restaurants expertly pair their chefsâ€™ signature courses with perfectly selected wines. With other happenings like cooking classes and special dinner menus, get ready to eat your way through downtown!
Springdale Outdoor Street Dinner
SPRINGDALE OUTDOOR STREET DINNER downtownspringdale.org
Typically held in summer, this fourth annual street dinner is served under the stars, right in the middle of downtown. Join your friends and neighbors for a family-style meal, live music and stories about Springdale.
ureka Springs Great History. Great Steaks.
GASKINS CABIN STEAKHOUSE
Hwy 23 North of Downtown Eureka Springs Plenty of Parking • 479-253-5466
Serving Dinner 5-9 Daily
Experience our new dining room!
Elegant American Cuisine Featuring Chef Jeff Clements Dinner Nightly 5-9 p.m. Reservations Recommended
Voted best restaurant in Eureka Springs by Arkansas Times
Convenient Parking • Great Downtown Locations • Rooms & Suites
Authentic Mexican Street Food
Serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch 479.253.9522
26 White St on the Upper Historic Loop
37 N Main St • 479-253-6756 EruekaGrand.com
91 South Main St. 479.253.6888
Outdoor Patio, Award Winning Wine List 71 S. Main St. Across from the main Trolley Depot
Festivals & events
Left to right: War Eagle Fair; Homegrown Festival
ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRS
The hills are alive with hundreds of thousands of craft fairgoers each spring and fall in Northwest Arkansas. Spring dates for 2019 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
OZARK REGIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVALS
11045 War Eagle Road, Rogers / wareaglemill.com 479-789-5343 / Oct. 17-20 Juried artists and craftsmen set up on the War Eagle Mill grounds.
Springdale & Fayetteville / craftfairsnwa.com / 479-756-6954 Northwest Arkansas Convention Center (Springdale) Oct. 18-19 Washington County Fairgrounds (Fayetteville) Oct. 17-19
WAR EAGLE FAIR 11037 High Sky Inn Road, Hindsville / wareaglefair.com 479-789-5398 / Oct. 17-20 More than 250 booths along the banks of the War Eagle River.
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
Twin Springs Park, Siloam Springs / mainstreetsiloam.org 479-524-4556 / Early October Handmade, curated, vintaged and repurposed items; activities include kayaking on Sager Creek.
1991 Forest Hills Blvd. / bellavistafestival.org 479-855-2064 / Fall Since 1969, only the highest quality items, always handmade.
SHARP’S SHOW OF WAR EAGLE
VINTAGE MARKET DAYS
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 3-5 and Fall Located indoors at the Frisco Station Mall.
Benton County Fairgrounds / vintagemarketdays.com April 12-14 and Fall 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 streets of downtown.
Left to right: photos courtesy Visit Rogers; City of Siloam Springs
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Festivals & Events
From Thanksgiving through the New Year, enjoy holiday lights displays and Christmas celebrations across Northwest Arkansas. Cities host ceremonies, parades and open houses in shopping districts, while Santa makes his first appearances of the season.
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 mainstreetrogers.com / 479-936-5487 Head downtown for the 35th annual Rogers Christmas Parade featuring dozens of floats, marching bands, carolers and families.
LIGHT UP SILOAM CELEBRATION AND CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Siloam Springs siloamspringsheritageleague.com With the wave of a magic candy cane, thousands of lights illuminate downtown. Stick around for a parade with lighted floats, bands, dance troupes, fire trucks and antique cars.
Downtown Eureka Springs eurekasprings.org This historic arts enclave known for its Victorian architecture hosts a bevy of holiday events, including a Candlelight Tour of Homes, an annual Silver Tea, a Christmas parade, and a holiday decorating contest.
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 /huntsvillear.org Held on Polk Square with a community dinner, joyful carolers, a Christmas train for children, photos with Santa, and that magical moment during the lighting ceremony when the bulbs come to life!
BENTONVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE & WINTER WONDERLAND
BERRYVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
Eventful Arts: See Pages 40-42
Eventful Sports: See Pages 62-63
Downtown Bentonville downtownbentonville.org One of the largest daytime Christmas parades in the state! The fun takes place in Bentonville’s vibrant downtown, with horsedrawn carriage rides and ice skating.
EUREKA SPRINGS CHRISTMAS
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.
All photos on this page courtesy Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism
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DESTINATION: NORTHWEST ARKANSAS ATTRACTIONS
BUSINESS Arkadia Retrocade Arkansas & Missouri Railroad Bentonville Film Festival Blue Spring Heritage Center Botanical Garden of the Ozarks Cherokee Casino & Hotel Compton Gardens & Conference Center Cooper Chapel Cosmic Cavern Fayetteville Ale Trail Malco Theaters Ozark Natural Science Center Rodeo of the Ozarks Scott Family Amazeum Thorncrown Chapel Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge 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. 504 Memorial Drive 6386 Ark. Hwy. 21 N. Various Locations Various Locations 1905 Madison 1305 1423 E. Emma Ave. 1009 Museum Way 12968 U.S. 62 West 239 Turpentine Creek Ln. 21494 Cavern Rd.
Bentonville Bella Vista Berryville Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Huntsville Springdale Bentonville Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Rogers
peelcompton.org cooperchapel.com cosmiccavern.com fayettevillealetrail.com malco.com onsc.us rodeooftheozarks.org amazeum.org thorncrown.com turpentinecreek.org wareaglecavern.com
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 101 W. Mountain 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 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 Grand Taverne at the Grand Central Hotel Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel Keels Creek Winery Kind Kitchen Lakepoint Restaurant Local Flavor Cafe Powerhouse Seafood & Grill Railway Winery Sassafras Springs Vineyard + Winery Tontitown Winery Wood Stone Craft Pizza + Bar
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CITY Bentonville Springdale Fayetteville Fayetteville Bentonville
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Eureka Springs Fayetteville Fayetteville Fayetteville Fayetteville Siloam Springs
eurekasprings.org fenixfayettevilleart.com waltonartscenter.org terrastudios.com art.uark.edu jbu.edu/art/gallery
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ADDRESS 91 S. Main St 321 E. Emma Ave. 310 W. Dickson St 465 Arkansas Ave. 26 White St.
CITY Eureka Springs Springdale Fayetteville Fayetteville Eureka Springs
INFO PG. # eurekasprings.org/aquarius-taqueria 76 blackapplecrossing.com 26 bordinos.com 79 innatcarnallhall.com 79 ermilios.com 76
37 N. Main St. 2883 Hwy 23 North 200 N.E. A St. 3185 E. Van Buren St. 623 W. Walnut 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
Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Bentonville Eureka Springs Rogers Bella Vista Eureka Springs Fayetteville Eureka Springs Springdale Springdale Fayetteville
eurekagrand.com gaskinscabin.com thehivebentonville.com keelscreek.com mykindkitchen.com lakepointrestaurant.com localflavorcafe.net powerhouseseafoodandgrill.com railwaywinery.com sassafrasspringsvineyard.com tontitownwinery.com woodstonecraftpizza.com
Most dining options listed are advertisers; additional options may be found on member-city websites linked through NorthwestArkansas.org.
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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.
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SPORTING 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.
“The symphony gave audience members chills. SoNA played with precision...every note was perfect timing.” –Rachael Gierke, Arkansas Traveler
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director
For concert dates and ticket information visit sonamusic.org
HISTORY & HERITAGE BUSINESS
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 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 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
INFO arkansasairandmilitary.com arkansasstateparks.com bellavistamuseum.org berryville.com clintonhousemuseum.org daisymuseum.com eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org washcohistoricalsociety.org monah.us nps.gov/peri peelcompton.org arkansasstateparks.com rogershistoricalmuseum.org berryville.com shilohmuseum.org siloamspringsmuseum.com tontitown.com veteransmonumentbellavistaar.org historicwashingtoncounty.org walmartmuseum.com wareaglemill.com arkansasrazorbacks.com
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SHOPPING & SERVICES BUSINESS
Arts & Crafts Fairs Northwest Arkansas 23, 71, 77 Bella Vista Farmers Market Sugar Creek Center Bella Vista bellavistaar.gov 73 Bentonville Farmers Market Downtown Square Bentonville downtownbentonville.org 73 Berryville Farmers Market Public Square Berryville facebook.com/Berryville-Farmers-Market 73 Eureka Springs Farmers Market 62 Van Buren St. Eureka Springs eurekaspringsfarmersmarket.com 73 Fayetteville Farmers Market Downtown Square Fayetteville fayettevillefarmersmarket.org 20-21, 73 Gearhead Outfitters 501 S.W. A St. Bentonville gearheadoutfitters.com 60 Madison County/Huntsville Downtown Square Huntsville facebook.com/MadisonCounty- 22, 73 Farmers Market FarmersMarketAR Pinnacle Hills Promenade 2203 S. Promenade Blvd. Rogers pinnaclehillspromenade.com 22 Rogers Farmers Market Downtown Rogers mainstreetrogers.com/farmers-market 73 Siloam Springs Farmers Market Downtown City Park Siloam Springs mainstreetsiloam.org 73 Springdale Farmers Market The Jones Center Springdale springdalefarmersmarket.org 73 Memorial Walk Plaza
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Join us for • Wine Room Specials • Happy Hour “Beautiful atmosphere/wonderful fare.” –Trip Advisor lakepointrestaurant.com • (479) 855-8110 101 Marina Drive • Bella Vista, AR 72715
“Crossroads to the Ozarks”
Enjoy these many hometown activities in 2019 Bluegrass & Bar B Q Festival – Saturday, June 8th Western Days Week – July 22-27 Farmers Market every Tuesday and Saturday, May thru October Madison County IPRA Rodeo – July 26-27 Movies on the Square – First Saturday, May thru September Friendship Club Fall Home Tour, Sunday November 10th Charity Car Show – Saturday, October 5th Christmas Parade, Saturday December 7th, 6pm ‘Huntsville, Hometown Christmas’- City Christmas Lights On; Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House – November 22nd 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
SPORTS & RECREATION
BUSINESS Arkansas Razorbacks Bella Vista Golf Courses Bentonville Community Center Carroll County Country Club Golf Course 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 Aquatic 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
ADDRESS University of Arkansas Various Locations 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle 365 U.S. 62 West 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.
ADDRESS 200 N.E. A St. 75 Prospect Ave. 12 Spring St. 18 Mason Ln.
CITY Fayetteville Bella Vista Bentonville Berryville Cave Springs Siloam Springs Holiday Island Springdale Bentonville Bentonville Springdale Rogers Springdale Fayetteville Fayetteville
CITY Bentonville Eureka Springs Eureka Springs Bella Vista
INFO arkansasrazorbacks.com letsgolfbellavista.com playbentonville.com carrollcountycountryclub.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
Most lodging options listed are advertisers; additional options may be found on member-city websites linked through NorthwestArkansas.org.
YOUR SKY...YOUR TOUR...
Tours • Wedding Flights • Dinner Flights
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NATURE & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
BUSINESS ADDRESS CITY INFO PG. # Arkansas State Parks arkansasstateparks.com 23, 47, 65 Back 40 Trails Bella Vista bellavistaar.gov 17, 48, 72 Beaver Lake Various Locations Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 15, 19, 22-23, 45, 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, 50 Coler Trails 11840-11850 Peach Orchard Rd. Bentonville oztrailsnwa.com 17, 49 Devilâ€™s Den State Park 11333 Ark. Hwy. 74 West Fork arkansasstateparks.com 23, 47 Fitzgerald Mountain Trails 2400 Deer Valley St. Springdale waltonfamilyfoundation.org 26, 50 Fly ARH Aerial Tours 802 Airport Ave. Springdale flyarh.com 26, 54, 84 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 22-23, 47 Conservation Area Holiday Island Marina 124 Woodsdale Dr. Holiday Island himarinafun.com 21, 46 Holiday Island Campground 21 N. Star Loop Holiday Island holidayisland.us 21, 46 Illinois River Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 15, 46, 54 Kings River Northwest Arkansas arkansas.com 18, 22, 46 Lake Atalanta 500 E. Walnut St. Rogers rogersar.gov 22-23, 46, 49 Lake Fayetteville Park/Trails 1208 E. Lake Fayetteville Rd. Fayetteville fayetteville-ar.gov 20, 49 Lake Leatherwood City U.S. 62 West Eureka Springs eurekaparks.com 19, 49, 63 Park/Trails Lake Wedington Recreation 15689 Lake Wedington Entry Fayetteville arkansas.com 20, 45, 50 Area/Trails Mitchusson Park Bike Course 860 Airport Rd. Huntsville huntsvillear.org 22, 50 Mount Kessler Trails 2600 W. Judge Cummings Road Fayetteville mtkesslergreenways.com 20, 49, 63, 73 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 / oztrailsnwa.com 14, 22-23, 49 Razorback Regional Greenway Northwest Arkansas nwarpc.org/bicycle-and-pedestrian 14, 17, 20, 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, 23, 47, 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 slaughterpentrails.com 16, 48 Thaden Field 2205 S.W. I St. Bentonville bentonvilleark.com 16, 69 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 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 22-23, 47
NWA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTERS See page 11 for a listing of NWA Visitor Information Centers.
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ADVERTISER INDEX Arkansas & Missouri Railroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Arkansas Public Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Arkansas State Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Arts Live Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Aquarius Taqueria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Bella Vista POA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Bentonville Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Blue Spring Heritage Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Bordinos Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Botanical Garden of the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Cedar Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 City of Berryville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 City of Huntsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Clinton House Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cosmic Cavern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Daisy Airgun Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Discover Bella Vista . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Discover Siloam Springs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ella’s Table at Inn at Carnall Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Ermilio’s Italian Home Cooking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Eureka Springs CAPC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Experience Fayetteville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Explore Springdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Faulkner Performing Arts Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Fly ARH Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Gearhead Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Grand Taverne at the Grand Central Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Great Passion Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Holiday Island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Keels Creek Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29 Kind Kitchen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Local Flavor Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Malco Theatres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Northwest Arkansas Naturals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Opera in the Ozarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Powerhouse Seafood & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Railway Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29 Rogers Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Sassafras Springs Vineyards and Winery. . . . . . . . 28, 29 Scott Family Amazeum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA). . . . . . . . . . 81 Terra Studios. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Tontitown Winery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29 The Peel Mansion and Compton Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . 86 TheatreSquared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Visit Bentonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Visit Rogers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Walmart AMP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Walton Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Wood Stone Craft Pizza + Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Meet the Natives. Explore our Heritage.
This woodland garden trail of plants native to the Ozark Plateau connects the heart of downtown Bentonville to Crystal Bridges. The trailhead is the home of Dr. Neil Compton, the conservationist instrumental in the preservation of the Buffalo River, designated the first National River in 1979. The Center details his life and legacy and may be rented for corporate and lifetime events. Enter off North Main Street. 479-254-3870
“Providing access to recreation and rich traditions in the natural beauty of Northwest Arkansas.”
The home of one of the first Bentonville families, this Italianate Victorian was built in 1875 and now serves as a museum portraying Victorian era life. Surrounded by heritage strolling gardens, this historic landmark makes a great wedding setting. Visit the authentic pre-Civil War cabin and Museum Store while you are here. Tours offered Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 3pm. 400 South Walton. Blvd.
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