North Central

The diversity of the North Central Arkansas highlands is endless. Take time to tour a museum, witness the wonders of underground caverns, cast a line at Bull Shoals Lake and White River or pick up the pace on miles of EPIC mountain bike trails. Visit an interpretive state park to experience Ozark mountain life or check out the local museums.

North Central
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One-of-a-kind attractions, activities and events in North Central that you won't find anywhere else on Earth.
1. Blanchard Springs Caverns, in the town of Fifty Six, offers several subterranean trails and guided tours. The caverns stay a constant 58 degrees all year, so visitors can admire the incredible rock formations regardless of the weather.
2. A testament to the traditions of old Ozark ways of life, the Ozark Folk Center hosts live music as well as hands-on arts and crafts workshops. Learn to play the dulcimer, stitch a quilt, forge iron and much more.
3. On the miniscule Magness Lake, off the Little Red River, lucky wintertime visitors will witness the grand sights and sounds of the majestic Trumpeter Swan.
4. As America’s first National River, the Buffalo has long held a place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Soaring bluffs, sun-soaked sandbars and a mix of swift and serene water make this 35 miles stretch of river a must for paddlers.
5. Despite its size, Hardy impresses with three museums, live summer concerts and an array of festivals throughout the year celebrating everything from cars to homesteading.
6. The Spring River is a treasured Ozark float stream fed by Arkansas’s largest spring, the Mammoth Spring. Mammoth Spring was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1972.

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