Honeymooners and couples love this part of the state. It’s also great for nature lovers!
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Photographs of Northwest Arkansas

Photographs of Ponca, elk, the Buffalo River and Lost Valley.

Bentonville – Peel House Museum and Historical Garden

An Italianatevilla built in 1875 by Col. Sam Peel. The mansion and gardens are open to the public. Guided tours are available.
400 S. Walton Blvd.
479-273-9664.

Berryville – Cosmic Cavern

This is the site of the Ozarks’ largest underground lake. Take a one-hour guided tour through subterranean rooms and across an underground bridge. They also have gemstone mining.
Arkansas Highway 21 N
870-749-2298.

Berryville – Carroll County Heritage Center

This museum offers A trip through Berryville history. There is a moonshine still, funeral parlor and one-room school.
870-423-6312.

Bull Shoals – Bull Shoals Cavern

Take a tour through this cave which is over 350 million years old.
1-800-445-7177

Bull Shoals – Mountain Village 1890

Visit this authentic 1800s Ozark village.
1-800-445-7177

Eureka Springs – Abundant Memories Heritage Village

Authentic antiques from Revolutionary War through the Civil War. Tour through 26 picturesque buildings and see thousands of antiques, guns, tools, carriages and furniture.
Arkansas Highway 23 N.
479-253-6764.

Eureka Springs – Belle of the Ozarks

The Belle offers Beaver Lake cruises with guided tours of historic sites and Indian burial grounds.
Starkey Park, off U.S. 62 W.
1-800-552-3803

Eureka Springs – Elna N. Smith Foundation Site/Great Passion Play

Location of The Great Passion Play, (late April through October), plus the seven-story-high Christ of the Ozarks statue, the Sacred Arts Center, Bible Museum, the New Holy Land, re-creations of Biblical sites, the Smith Memorial Chapel, a 10-foot section of Berlin Wall, shops and more.
Statue Rd. off U.S. 62 E.
1-866-566-3565

Eureka Springs – North Arkansas Railway

Visit a restored steam engines and taje a passenger car ride. Lunch and dinner are served aboard Eureka Dining Car.
Scenic AR 23 N.
479-253-9623.

Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Take a tour through Eureka Spring’s history. See documents, clothing, mementos, photographs and furniture.
95 S. Main
479-253-9417.

Eureka Springs – Frog Fantasies

A personal collection of frog memorabilia on display. The collection is over 50 years old and takes up a whole building.
151 Spring St
479-253-7227.

Eureka Springs – Onyx Cave

Guided tours of underground rooms and unique cave formations. Museum and gift shops are also on the site.
US 62 E.
479-253-9321.

Eureka Springs – Opera of the Ozarks

Summer opera presentations, outdoor theater and classical music and dance.
U.S. 62 W.
479-253-8595.

Eureka Springs – Pine Mountain Jamboree

A family operated music and comedy stage show. The jamboree is open March – Oct.
U.S. 62 E.
479-253-9156.

Eureka Springs – Quigley’s Castle

View this extensive collection of butterflies, moths, rocks, arrowheads and flowers. [p] Ark. 23 S.
479-253-8311

Eureka Springs – Thorncrown Chapel

Thorncrown Chapel is one of the most unique chapels you’ll ever see. It is almost all glass with 425 windows and over 6,000 square feet of glass. It was Designed by Fayetteville architect E. Fay Jones. The use of glass seems to bring nature into the building. It is a common spot for weddings and wedding photographs in Arkansas.
479-253-7401
12968 HWY 62 West

Eureka Springs – Red Bud Horseback Riding Stables

Open March through October, you can enjoy a horseback ride through a private wildlife reserve. Call for an appointment.
U.S. 62 E
479-253-6556

Eureka Springs – Rosalie House

Built in the 1880s, this landmark has been restored and furnished with period antiques. Guided tours are available.
282 Spring St.
479-253-7377

Eureka Springs – St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

This church is listed in Ripley’s “Believe It or Not.” You can enter through the bell tower to tour this historic church. The bell tower has the 14 Stations of the Cross in Italian marble along the right hand side.
Crescent Drive
479-253-9853

Eureka Springs – Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

A wildlife refuge which shelters over 200 lions, tigers, and other exotic cats. The refuge also has a few species of bear.
Hwy 23 South
479-253-5841

El Dorado – South Arkansas Arboretum State Park

A natural park for exotic and native plants.[p] Mount Holly Road and Timberlane
870-862-8131, extension 188.

Fayetteville – Arkansas Air Museum

Learn about aviation history and take a tour through the state’s largest wooden hanger. They also have a flight simulator.
Drake Field, U.S. 71 S
479-521-4947.

Fayetteville – Headquarters House and Grounds

Both Union and Confederate troops used this 1853 home as headquarters during the Civil War. Contains Civil War artifacts and grounds with period landscaping.
118 E. Dickson St.
479-521-2970

Fayetteville – Walton Arts Center

Theaters, galleries, performing areas and more. The center draws Broadway touring shows and other top attractions.
495 W. Dickson St.
479-443-9216 (office) 479-443-5600 (box office)

Fordyce – Dallas County Museum

A museum of local history with a hands-on craft area for kids.
221 Main Street
870-352-7202

Fort Smith – Bonneville House

An 1860s Victorian Renaissance home decorated with period antiques and furniture.
318 N. 7th St.
479-782-7854.

Fort Smith – Clayton House

A mansion with Classic Revival Victorian architecture. This museum home belonged to the district attorney under Judge Isaac C. Parker.
514 N. 6th
501-783-3000.

Fort Smith – Darby House

The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby’s Rangers in World War II. The house contains tributes to Darby and artifacts from Cisterna, Italy which is Fort Smith’s sister city.
311 General Darby St.
479-782-3388

Fort Smith – Art Center

Housed in the Vaughn-Schaap House, a Victorian Second Empire structure, the center presents changing exhibits and a permanent collection.
423 N. 6th St.
479-784-2787

Fort Smith National Historic Site

This site features the remains the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas, “Hangin’ Judge” Isaac C. Parker’s courtroom, a reproduction of the 1886 gallows, the “Hell on the Border” jail, the 1846 Commissary Storehouse and re-creation of the old fort’s flagpole.
3rd and Rogers
479-783-3961

Fort Smith – Fort Smith Trolley Museum

Take a ride on a 1926 electric streetcar which is listed on the National Register. Also on display are railroad and transportation memorabilia.
100 S. 4th
479-783-0205.

Fort Smith – Miss Laura’s Visitor Center

A restored turn-of-the-century brothel that is now the city’s visitor center.
2 N. B St.
1-800-637-1477.

Fort Smith – U.S. National Cemetery

Established in 1818 as part of the original post, the cemetery includes interments that date to 1812, including Judge Parker, many of his deputies and World War II hero, Gen. W.O. Darby.
522 Garland and 6th Sts.

Harrison – Mystic Caverns

This cavern offers guided tours though some of the Ozark’s most beautiful caves. They have gift shops and a museum.
Scenic Ark. 7 Byway
1-888-743-1739

Jasper – Alum Cove Natural Bridge

This bridge was created by a rock formation. Picnic area and easy to walk trials are located near the bridge.
Off Ark. 16

Jasper – Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

A western adventure with horseback riding, great scenery, outdoor cooking and cabins. Children’s “ranch” is available for the kids. Reservations required.
Off state Hwy. 74
1-800-480-9635

Monticello – Drew County Historical Museum

This museum is in a 1909 home next to two 1800s log cabins. It has artifacts and antiques from the town’s history.

Pea Ridge National Military Park

This was the site of the largest Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River. The park offers a guided tour and a museum.
U.S. 64 and Ark. 184
870-755-2500.

Pelsor – Haw Creek Falls

This small stream has with many falls, rocks and bluffs. Fishing and hiking trials are available. Perfect for a short rest and picnic.
Ark. 123
479-284-3150

Pottsville – Potts Inn Museum

Once a major stop on the Butterfield Overland Stage route, this restored antebellum home now showcases antiques and a hat museum.
Arkansas Hwy. 247
479-968-5404.

Rogers – Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

This 130-acre park commemorates the Civil War battle. Park includes the battlefield itself, museum, historic homes, bi-annual reenactments and living history programs.
U.S. 62
479-846-2990

Russellville – Arkansas River Visitor Center

Exhibits chronicle the development of the $1.2 billion McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System.
Old Post Road Park
479-968-5008

Russellville – Arkansas Tech University Museum of History

Exhibits focus on the Native American influence in Western Arkansas from 12,000 years ago to today.
Arkansas Tech University campus
479-964-0826

Russellville – Lake Dardanelle State Park

This large park has two locations. The park claims to have the state’s best Bass fishing. Also has a camping area and marina.
Russelville and Dardanelle
479-967-5516.

Springdale – Arkansas and Missouri Railroad

Take a ride on a vintage train that from Springdale to Van Buren. Train goes through towering tresles and an extensive man-made tunnel.
107 N. Commercial St.
479-751-8600.

Springdale – Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

A city block museum with seven buildings including a log cabin from 1800.
118 W. Johnson
479-750-8165

Rogers – Beaver Lake

The 11,646-acre Hobbs State Management Area is open for limited outdoor recreation and nature study. It offers undeveloped access to the 28,000-acre Beaver Lake.

Sulfur Springs – Old Spanish Treasure Cave

These well lighted underground caverns have legends of hidden treasure hidden behind them. They offer an interesting history and an interesting hike through the caverns.
14290 N. Hwy. 59 479-787-6508

Van Buren – Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active county courthouse west of the Mississippi.[p] 5th and Main

Van Buren – Ozark Scenic Railway & Old Frisco Depot

Old Frisco Depot was built in 1901 and now serves as the chamber of commerce office and includes an exhibit honoring native son, Bob Burns, a radio and motion picture star of the ’30s and ’40s. The Ozark Scenic Railway is a 70-mile scenic rail excursion through the Boston Mountains and it departs from the Frisco Depot for round-trip to Winslow.
813 Main
1-800-687-8600

Waldron – Blythe’s Museum

Check out the town’s history and see some Indian artifacts.
635 N. Main
479-637-3730

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