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Ozark Folk Center State Park

1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Must see for families.

The Ozark Folk Center was a wonderful surprise. Looking from the outside, we debated whether to go... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Humble, Texas
Great Facilities

We loved this state park! The cabin was much better than expected. The music on Saturday night was... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Dallas Fort Worth
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The Ozark Folk Center is a people place,dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of traditional Ozark Mountain crafts and music.Visitors can see presentations and demonstrations of the Ozark crafts and music, living history enactments and other special events that highlight this lifestyle. Apprentice and workshop programs pass these skills of the Ozark people to a new generation.As you visit the Folk Center, make your first stop the General Store near the parking lot. From here,buses will take you to the top of the Folk Center's hill to the Ozark Folk Center Theater and the Crafts Village. Stay in one of The Cabins and Dry Creek (60 units) The center also offers a restaurant, the Smokehouse in the Craft Village, conference/meeting facilities for groups large and small and specializes in business retreats and family reunions.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The Ozark Folk Center was a wonderful surprise. Looking from the outside, we debated whether to go in or not. What a surprise! The children dipped candles, made corn husk dolls, played with old timey wooden toys, and experienced how life might have been in...More

Thank p5hobbs
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We loved this state park! The cabin was much better than expected. The music on Saturday night was wonderful, and the restaurant was good as well. We will definitely be back.

Thank WeGoDoYou
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

First visited here 25 years ago with my children, and now with my grandchildren. From shop to shop, artisans explain and often demonstrate their pioneer craft before your eyes. The rustic setting among the Ozarks brings a sense of real mountain lore to the experience....More

Thank BayouPreacher
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The Ozark folk crafts and music are alive at the folk center. We visit every couple of years and always have a good time. If you like old Ozark Folk music, this is definitely the place to go!

Thank Connie R
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We aren't big folk music fans but loved visiting the craft village and talking to the crafts people. All were nice but the gun guy and soap lady stood out.

Thank sarahm2000
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The Ozark Folk Center is a very interesting place to spend the day. There are many different pavilions where people practice old time crafts such as weaving, soap making, wood working, etc. Everyone is very friendly and willing to answer questions about the process and...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Had a great time visiting the different shops, talking with all the craft people. I wish I had more time to stop and listen to the Whoa Mule Quartet.

Thank Tanya R
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Well laid out area. Lots of craftspeople. Several were not doing crafts at the time we were there, although someone was in each area. Copper was great and their work is stunning and demonstration was superb. Blacksmith and candle making also great. Kids got to...More

Thank Meme24qts
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We spent several hours walking through the different shops, learning about old ways of doing things. Spinning wool and cotton, making stained glass items, basketry and all kinds of other things. It was a very nice afternoon. There is a nice restaurant close on the...More

Thank Becci B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I have been here before years ago. It has been updated, but still in keeping with the old world charm. Here my teen was able to make a set of candles, watch the jewelry maker, the copper smith, the broom maker, and the stained glass...More

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7 September 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Yes, we have dog-friendly cabins and allowed dogs on a leash.
12 March 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Admission to Craft grounds- Adult $12.00 Child $7.00 Admission to Music Auditorium-Adult $12.00 Child $7.00
Monica I
22 November 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Ozark Folk Center's Craft Village, Skillet, Gift Shop and General Store will open for the 2017 Season on April 11, 2017. The Lodge is open year round. We have special events thought out the year listed on Arkansas State... More