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"A Wonderful Way to Enjoy Yesterday," Arkansas's unique Ozark Folk Center State Park is America's only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and sharing it in an entertaining way. We keep the crafts, music and herblore of the Ozarks alive. Travel to Mountain View, Arkansas and tap your toes to mountain music at one of your favorite Arkansas state parks located in the heart of the Ozarks. See blacksmithing, pottery-making and more than 18 other featured pioneer skills and crafts. The Craft Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from April through November. Tickets may be purchased at the General Store. Click Here to read more and check out ticket prices.

Sign up for classes to learn to play the dulcimer or autoharp, to jig dance or to grow an organic herb garden. Design your own workshop for the study of the traditional crafts demonstrated here. Browse our Homespun Gift Shop and sample country cooking at our Skillet Restaurant, open seven days a week during the season. All year long you can spend the night in our comfortable duplex studio style Ozark Cabins at Dry Creek in the Arkansas Ozarks — the perfect accommodations for vacations with friends and family.  Call 877-879-2741 to make a reservation at the Cabins at Dry Creek or book online.

 
For the young and young at heart try a treetop adventure at the Loco Ropes Loco Ropes ropes course located adjacent to the parking lot at the Ozark Folk Center. See the Ozarks from a whole new perspective and don't miss the The Flying Pig ZipLine! Individuals and groups welcome. Visit historic downtown Mountain View, Arkansas, the "Folk Music Capital of the World." Explore the awesome Blanchard Springs caverns. Go trout fishing on the White River or float the Buffalo National Scenic River, and enjoy other nearby attractions and adventures. Come to the Ozark Folk Center for a great "learn while you have fun" vacation or a relaxing weekend getaway in the beauty of the Ozarks.


Folk Kids ClubThe Ozark Folk Center State Park is full of fun things to see, touch and do for children of all ages. There are many informal opportunities for young people to connect with the crafts, herbs and music of the Ozarks. We also have several hands-on programs. Young Pioneers, for those between the ages of seven and 14, offers programs at scheduled times. Folk Kids is for visitors younger than seven to explore the park with their family. Educational, Fun Field Trip Ideas - Teachers Page We invite you to bring your class to the Ozark Folk Center State Park. With advance notice and your curriculum goals, our helpful park staff will work with you to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

If you’re looking for fun things to do in the Ozarks, you can’t pass up Ozark Folk Center State Park. Check out our lodging options, browse our events calendar, view a map and get directions, and start planning your visit today! 

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Upcoming Events

  • 2017 OFC Craft Village, Skillet, Gift Shop, General Store Opening

    Apr 11 @ 10:00 AM

    Hours of Operation: Craft Village, Gift Shop and General Store Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. skillet Restaurant 8 a.m. - 7...

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  • Double-Loop Leather Edge Braiding Workshop

    May 27 @ 10:00 AM

    Taught by Janice Clark Learn or refine your mastery of double-loop edge braiding in this hands-on class.  Techniques of leat...

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  • Young Pioneers

    May 27 @ 11:00 AM

    Special hands-on programs of Ozark crafts and music for youth ages 7-14 are offered three times a day every Saturday in Aug. throu...

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  • Craft Village Feature Concert

    May 27 @ 2:00 PM

    Participate in an energizing day celebrating Ozark music with workshops, dialogue, and group playing with Mark Bilyeu, Cindy Woolf...

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  • Celebrating Ozark Heroes Feature Concert

    May 27 @ 7:00 PM

    Participate in an energizing day celebrating Ozark music with workshops, dialogue, and group playing with Mark Bilyeu, Cindy Woolf...

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  • Memorial Day Celebration

    May 28 @ 10:00 AM

    In addition to our regular Tuesday- Saturday week of craft demonstrations and music, The Craft Village will be open Sunday and Mon...

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