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Special note: 2016 season passes for the Ozark Folk Center State park are now available for sale.  The passes my be purchased at the Administration Building or Cabins at Dry Creek office or by calling 870-269-3851.  The cost of a season pass is $75 for adults and $35 for children 6 through 12 years.  Children under 6 are admitted to the park free of charge.

"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. Tap your toes to mountain music at one of your favorite Arkansas state parks located in Mountain View, Arkansas in the heart of the Ozarks. See blacksmithing, pottery-making and more than 18 other 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 for 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. 
For the young and young at heart try a treetop adventure at the 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. 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.

The 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 park staff will work with you to make sure your visit is a memorable one.

Upcoming Events

  • Young Pioneers

    Jul 26 @ 11:00 AM

    It is our goal to show these students the pioneer lifestyle by doing the things common to the folks of the Ozarks. The Young Pione...

  • Sheep to Shawl

    Jul 29 @ 9:00 AM

    This whirlwind class gives you a start to many different fiber arts. Taught by Jeanette Larson, fiber artist and shepherd, you'll ...

  • Daytime Music - Old Timers

    Jul 29 @ 10:15 AM

    Daytime Music 10:15a.m., 11:15a.m., 12:15p.m., 1:45p.m., 2:45p.m., 3:45p.m.

    Musicians: Old Timers

    Schedule subject to change

  • Daytime Music - Love Holler

    Jul 30 @ 10:15 AM

    Daytime Music 10:15a.m., 11:15a.m., 12:15p.m., 1:45p.m., 2:45p.m., 3:45p.m.

    Musicians: Love Holler

    Schedule subject to change

  • Garden Tours

    Aug 03 @ 12:00 PM

    What's happening in the garden today? Plants have been allies to human beings throughout history. Follow Tina Marie Wilcox, herbal...

  • Ozark Folk School Summer Session

    Aug 06 @ 9:00 AM

    Spend an entire week immersed in learning a new craft, or just a day polishing up your skills. Part of our mission at the park is ...