Top things to do in Ozark Mountains

Top Choice Modern American in Eureka Springs


This beautiful cafe specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, brilliant baked goods and quirky service. The open-face sandwiches with shaved ham served on fresh-baked French toast are stupidly decadent, and there are ve…
Top Choice Modern American in Eureka Springs

Stone House

The Stone House has all the ingredients for a pretty perfect evening: lots of wine; a menu that focuses on cheese, bread, olives, honey and charcuterie; live music; a cute courtyard; and did we mention lots of wine?…
Top Choice Music in Mountain View

Mountain View Music

This family-owned and -operated music store is a cornerstone of the Mountain View roots-music scene, and has a fantastic stock of mandolins, banjos, fiddles and more. You'll often find musicians jamming on the front…
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…
Modern American in Bentonville

Tusk & Trotter

This carnivore's cavern serves up some amazing tail-to-snout fare, including a sinful chicken and waffles, duck confit served over cracklin' cornbread, and a fascinating take on pastrami – made from local catfish. A…
Sandwiches in Eureka Springs


This little cafe has a small menu, but what a menu: chicken, walnut and cranberry salad, prosciutto sandwiches and fresh quiche. This is bright, breezy cuisine, the sort of food that fills you up without weighing yo…
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…
Music in Mountain View

Mountain View Bluegrass Festival

We can think of few more appropriate places for this three-day celebration of bluegrass music, which goes off at the Ozark Folk Center. You need to buy tickets in advance.