The Arkansas Art Center is set in a beautiful park . It has house collections of art and touring exhibits of various types of art.
Hot Springs National Park This is a highly developed park in a small city surrounded by low lying mountains. Rangers lead tours to the open hot springs, except in winter. I remember hiking trails and beautiful flowers and taking scenic mountain drives. There was a bathhouse to relax in the hot spring water.
Looking directly from the steps of the old courthouse is a remnant of Fayetteville's historic Main Street. Similar in style to "main street" districts throughout the Midwest, the facades along Center Street do not present their original dates or much of their original purposes. This detail, along with the congestion of parked vehicles along every curb, somewhat marrs the view and obscures the notion that county activity once centered in this "special" enclave.
Located on the edge of Mountain View is a wonderful state-owned facility. This entertaining park is dedicated to preserving the traditional culture of the Ozarks. Visit with a number of craftsmen, artists and musicians as they bring history to life. There are some hands-on activities (for children, especially). For more on the Ozark Folk Center.
Buffalo National River not only preserves the river itself, but also several areas of historical and cultural interest. One of the most notable of these is the Collier Homestead. The Solomon (Sod) Collier family left Kentucky on a cold February day, 1928, and headed west for Arkansas. The Colliers were among the many 20th century settlers who came to this area to claim some of the last remnents of land made available by the Homestead Act of 1862. By the time the Colliers arrived only pockets of less desirable land were available since the more fertile acreage in the river bottom had already been taken. A short trail behind the Collier Homestead leads to outstanding views of the river.
As the center of the conflict, Elkhorn Tavern is likewise the center of the largest congestion of important stops on the tour. The east overlook is only a few hundred yards westward, while Stop 8 is right on top of Stop 7 (both directly connected with the tavern). Stop 9 (the Confederate Battery) is directly down the road from the structure.