Ozark Mountains attractions

Museum in Bentonville

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

This enormous art museum, sprawling across a series of creek ponds fed by mountain streams, is an unexpected find, to say the least. The curved pavilions that house the extensive collections are connected by glass-e…
Historic Site in Eureka Springs

Historic Loop

This 3.5-mile walking tour winds through downtown Eureka Springs and neighboring residential areas. The route is dotted with more than 300 Victorian homes, all built before 1910, each a jaw-dropper and on par with a…
Cave in Ozark Mountains

Blanchard Springs Caverns

The spectacular Blanchard Springs Caverns, 15 miles northwest of Mountain View, were carved by an underground river and rival those at Carlsbad. It's another little-known, mind-blowing spot in Arkansas. Three Forest…
Church in Eureka Springs

Thorncrown Chapel

Thorncrown Chapel is a magnificent sanctuary made of glass, with its 48ft-tall wooden skeleton holding 425 windows. There's not much between your prayers and God's green earth here. It's just outside of Eureka Sprin…
Historic Building in Eureka Springs

1886 Crescent Hotel

Built in 1886, the Crescent is a gorgeous, functioning artifact of an older age. Step into the dark-wood lobby, with its roaring fireplace and carpets, all accented by little Jazz Age flourishes, and you'll feel the…
State Park in Mountain View

Ozark Folk Center State Park

The town's top cultural attraction, just north of Mountain View, hosts ongoing craft demonstrations, a traditional herb garden, and nightly live music that brings in an avid crowd. Beyond those shows, the center mai…
Park in Eureka Springs

Lake Leatherwood City Park

This expansive park includes 21 miles of hiking and biking trails that crisscross the forested mountains and surround an 85-acre lake. Located about 3.5 miles from downtown Eureka Springs, this is the closest manage…
Museum in Bentonville

Walmart Museum

The original Walmart ('Sam Walton's Five & Dime') is now pretty much a corporate press release you can walk through. Hey, it's free! Also, there's an attached old-school soda fountain.