The Fayetteville, AR square is known for its beautiful gardens and Farmer's Market that runs three days a week beginning in spring and ending in early autumn. Just blocks away, Dickson Street is the hip place for unique shops, dining locales, and tons of live music venues. Completing the scene are the symphony concerts at the Walton Arts Center, which also brings Broadway shows, drama, and dance to the city's entertainment district. Fayetteville, AR is also rich in Civil War history with the National and Confederate cemeteries and Headquarters House.
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. Homes still stand that Civil War troops passed by - 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 grounds of what was once the Butterfield Stables. These sites and many others in the city are now part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System.
Hiking and mountain bike trails are abundant within Fayetteville, Arkansas and surrounding Ozark region, including Lake Wedington, White Rock Recreation Area, Ozark Highlands Trail and Devil's Den State Park. Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy nearby camping, horseback riding and caving opportunities. Rivers in the area that are popular for fishing and floating are the White, Kings and Mulberry.
Home to the University of Arkansas, the state's major research and flagship education institution, and located off of Interstate 540, Fayetteville, AR is 58 miles from Eureka Springs, 60 miles from the Buffalo National River, and 63 miles from Fort Smith.
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