The Fayetteville, AR central square is known for its beautiful gardens and award-winning local Farmer's Market that runs three days a week beginning in early spring and ending in early autumn. Just blocks away, Dickson Street is the hip place for unique shops, dining locales, and nightlife with tons of live music venues. Completing the scene are the symphony concerts and performing arts events at the Walton Arts Center. Fayetteville is also rich in Civil War history with the National and Confederate cemeteries and Headquarters House.
Fayetteville, AR, also brings Broadway shows, drama, and dance to the city's entertainment district. It was named by Travel + Leisure as #16 of 22 America's Best College Towns in 2013.
Heritage trails running through Fayetteville include the Trail of Tears, Civil War troop movement, and Butterfield Overland Mail Co. Stagecoach route. A Trail of Tears monument is located on Ark. 62 near the University of Arkansas. Historic homes that Civil War troops passed by still stand - the most well known being the Tebbetts House. Built about 1852, the house still stands and is known as the Headquarters House because it was used by both the Confederate and Union armies. Today it is the headquarters for the Washington County Historical Society. A marker in front of the old Washington County Courthouse commemorates the Butterfield Overland Trail. The courthouse sits on the site of what was once the Butterfield Stables. These sites and many others in the city are now part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System.
Fayetteville is a top spot for outdoor adventure tourism, with abundant hiking and mountain bike trails throughout the Ozark region, including Lake Wedington, White Rock Recreation Area, Ozark Highlands Trail and Devil's Den State Park. Fayetteville has a much better bicycling scene than your average town – it was named as a 2014 bronze level Ride Center by IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association). The Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway, a 36-mile-long, paved, shared-use trail that extends from the Bella Vista Trail in Bentonville to the Frisco Trail in Fayetteville, adds more opportunities for the population to get out and about, especially for those on road bikes and on foot. Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy plenty of great places for camping nearby, horseback riding and caving opportunities. Popular fishing and floating rivers in the area include the White, Kings and Mulberry.
Fayetteville, Arkansas is home to the University of Arkansas, the state's major research and flagship education institution – walking the campus to admire the art and architecture is a popular activity. It's located in the Ozarks off of Interstate 540, just 58 miles from Eureka Springs, 60 miles from the Buffalo National River, and 63 miles from Fort Smith.
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