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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. 
 
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! 


Upcoming Events

  • Ozark Holidays Craft Show

    Dec 09

    Ozark Holidays Craft Show Join Ozark Folk Center crafts people and guests December 9 & 10, 2016 Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. ...

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  • 2017 Annual Spring Bluegrass Festival

    Mar 09

    This twice-annual event is produced by the Mountain View Blue Grass Association.  Visit www.mountainview-bluegrass.com for al...

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  • 2017 Ozark Folk School

    Mar 13 @ 8:00 AM

    Ozark Folk School March 13-17, 2017     Spend an entire week immersed in learning a new craft or just a day poli...

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  • Ozark Folk School Beginning Blacksmith

    Mar 13 @ 9:00 AM

    Learn to forge iron. This course, taught by OFC resident blacksmith Pat Thompson will cover the basics of forging, hammer-work and...

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  • Ozark Folk School Broom Making

    Mar 13 @ 9:00 AM

    Learn to make a variety of beautiful and functional brooms. Starting with the simple, lowly, yet startlingly versatile whisk broom...

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  • Ozark Folk School Sheep to Shawl

    Mar 13 @ 9:00 AM

    Sheep to Shawl - you’ll come away with the skills and knowledge to go from fiber to finished goods. This whirlwind clas...

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