The picturesque Ozark Mountain town of Marshall serves as a base camp for an Ozarks adventure. It’s centrally located just a few miles south of the Buffalo National River
and the Tyler Bend Visitor’s Center
at Silver Hill, 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
. Canoeing, kayaking, hiking, camping, stargazing, hunting, smallmouth bass fishing, and horseback riding can all be found in Marshall.
Cabins, lodges, bed and breakfasts, RV parks, campgrounds, and farm stay accommodations are available in the region.
Marshall also sits within the elk hunting capital of Arkansas and wild elk can often be seen grazing just outside of town.
The annual Searcy County Fair and Rodeo is held here in September and the annual Marshall High School Art Club Chocolate Roll Festival is held in March. After all, Searcy County is the Chocolate Roll Capital of the World.™
Perhaps the most recognizable historic landmark 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.