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This picturesque Ozark Mountain town is a great base camp for an Ozarks adventure. Sounds of wildlife, mountain scenery, and beautiful color in the spring and fall are just a few reasons to come visit.
It’s centrally located a few miles south of the Buffalo National River and the Tyler Bend Visitor’s Center, as well as the charming Buffalo River town of Gilbert. A few miles to the west is the Ozark National Forest and the Ozark Highlands Trail. To the northeast is another section of the Ozark National Forest, and to the south lies the historic shopping destination of Leslie.
Marshall is situated within the elk hunting capital of Arkansas and wild elk can often be seen grazing just outside of town. Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, stargazing, hunting, smallmouth bass fishing, and horseback riding await outdoor lovers. It’s also a popular area with motorcycle riders.
The annual Searcy County Fair and Rodeo is held here in September and the annual Marshall High School Art Club Chocolate Roll Festival in honor of Searcy County being the Chocolate Roll Capital of the World™ is held in March.
Perhaps the most recognizable historic landmarks in town is the Kenda Drive-In, the only year-round operating drive-in movie theater in Arkansas. Marshall is also home to the Searcy County Library (named a “Star Library” in 2011, one of only two systems so named in the state). Marshall also boasts a modern airport with a 4,000-ft. lighted runway.
Marshall was named for John Marshall, who, according to Ernie Deane’s Arkansas Place Names, was one of the most influential men in American history. Marshall was secretary of state under President John Adams and was appointed as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Cabins, lodges, bed and breakfast inns, RV parks, campgrounds, and farm stay accommodations are available in the region.
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