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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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A step back into another era

We recently took three grandchildren, ages 13, 12, 10, and they loved it and we loved watching them... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2016
Orlando, Florida
Terrific learning and fun

A great place preserving the skills of the Ozark Mountain people! Craft people were well versed in... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Sandra W
Sarasota, Florida
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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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1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, AR 72560-6008
+1 870-269-3851
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

We recently took three grandchildren, ages 13, 12, 10, and they loved it and we loved watching them have so much fun. They dipped candles, made rag dolls (even the boy), made pottery, played with old fashion toys, loved the dining room as they watched...More

1  Thank 439dee
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A great place preserving the skills of the Ozark Mountain people! Craft people were well versed in their areas, such as pottery, printing, wood carving, quilting, etc.The cabins were well appointed and comfortable. The Skillet Restaurant served plentiful food. All the people were friendly and...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The people here in Mountain View, Arkansas, are really friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The craft people dedicated to preserving their crafts are so enthusiastic with much background in their skill. Rooms are very comfortable. Food is a bit bland, and some areas around dining room...More

Thank Classyqi
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Take your children for a learning experience while having fun. Craftsmen showing how things were done back "in-the-day." Items also available for purchase from the different shops.

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I took my Girl Scout Troop to the Folk Center while on an end of the year trip. The girls really enjoyed seeing all the different hand made things in each of the shops. Everyone in the shops were really nice and didn't mind all...More

1  Thank nhayward729
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very good cabin units with pool, museum and "Loco Ropes" on site. Friendly & helpful staff. Outstanding value for money spent. Highlite of the trip was evening music on the downtown square.

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to explore this area for years! Spur of the moment road trip. Did not disappoint! The cabins at Dry Creek were so nice. They were super clean, so comfortable and spacious! The Ozark Center and Village were so enjoyable and interesting. The...More

1  Thank Patty R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We visited in June 2016, toured the Folk Center, ate breakfast at the restaurant and stayed in on of the cabins. Overall it was a very relaxing, enjoyable visit. The Folk Center was interesting and friendly. The Cabins were rustic, but clean and nicely arranged.

Thank TerraStudios
Reviewed 25 July 2016

So many wonderful vendors who were willing to share the folklore of their trade. We enjoyed touring each building and visiting with each shop owner. And of course, we enjoyed purchasing some of their creations! A nice variety and well-versed vendors.

Thank RockinM412
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The Ozark Folk Center seeks to preserve the crafts, culture, and music of the Ozarks. The Center is a quaint, lovely place where the richness of the past is celebrated through handmade crafts like pottery, lye soap, stained glass, dollmaking, music, and herbs.

Thank Lisa T
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How much are the tickets?
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
Is the Folk Center going to be open March 10-17, 2017?
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
Are there any laundry facilities available?
23 July 2016|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
There is a nice laundry mat less than a mile from the park, however we do not have a public laundry facility.