Things to do in Fayetteville

No trip to Fayetteville is complete without a visit to the famed Dickson Street Entertainment District, where you can find a variety of restaurants, bars and live-music venues, including George’s Majestic Lounge, the oldest and longest-running club and live-music venue in Arkansas. Dickson Street lies between the historic downtown square and the University of Arkansas, and its establishments continue to bill incredible acts, showcasing to Fayetteville and its visitors the best in local, regional and national entertainment. 

In the heart of the downtown and Dickson Street is the newly renovated Walton Arts Center, as well as TheatreSquared. Both offer guests world-renowned productions and first-class performances. From plays to concerts to festivals, both WAC and T2 set the stage in Fayetteville for the best live performances in Northwest Arkansas. 

During the day, visitors to Fayetteville enjoy experiencing the city’s impressive trail system, which includes nearly 100 miles of hard- and soft-surface trails. In fact, Fayetteville is the highest rated biking city in the state, according to both People for Bikes and the League of American Bicyclists. The 40-mile Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway starts in south Fayetteville, and the paved trail serves as the central corridor to a seemingly endless number of connecting shared-use trails. It meanders by creeks, green spaces, lakes and parks, as well as town squares, restaurants, historic sites and stores. Guests looking to get a little dirty will enjoy Devil’s Den State Park, Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Millsaps Mountain and Sequoyah Mountain, all of which are minutes from downtown and offer excellent soft-surface trails for hiking, mountain biking and cyclocross.