Along Scenic Byway 7 are several photo op stops between the towns of Dover and Harrison, many close to the Buffalo National River near Jasper. Canoe trips are popular down parts of the 150-mile river. The 95,000 acres of public land surrounding the river offer campgrounds, cabins and other lodging as well as springs, caves, waterfalls, natural bridges, and walking and hiking trails.
A favorite destination in the Ozark Mountains is the quaint Victorian town of Eureka Springs. The entire downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Eureka Springs took the 13th spot in AmericanStyle magazine’s 2006 readers’ poll of the top 25 art destinations in the small cities and towns category.
Each year, thousands of folk music enthusiasts gather in Mountain View for the Folk Music Festival. Many of the activities take place at the Ozark Folk Center, a state park where musicians and craftspeople can showcase their skills. The center offers events, crafts and educational opportunities year-round.
The metropolitan area of the Ozarks region includes the towns of Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Bentonville. This growing urban area attracts thousands of University of Arkansas fans each fall to watch their beloved Razorbacks toss around the pigskin at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
The Ozark Mountains is a fisherman’s delight, with great trout fishing on the White River and largemouth bass in Bull Shoals Lake. Another favorite spot is Greers Ferry Lake near Heber Springs. Golfers enjoy the greens near the lake, while shoppers discover great finds at the antique stores in the area.
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