Looking for an Ozark weekend getaway or a quick escape from the everyday? The Ozarks are a treasure trove of culture and outdoor adventure. Scattered atop and around a wooded hill, just north of Mountain View, the Ozark Folk Center which became the 30th state park when it opened in 1973. The Center offers a rare glimpse of traditional Ozark folkways with music, songs, dancing, cabin skills, workshops, contests, special events and celebrations. The White River (origin to Bull Shoals Lake) meanders in direction from its headwaters near Fayetteville and up through southern Missouri to its reentry in Arkansas as it heads southeast past Cotter and Batesville. It runs through this mountainous region of the Ozarks before tumbling into the Delta. In its entire 720-mile journey, the river's flow is interrupted by at least eight dams, six in Arkansas and two more in Missouri. Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, this three-day itinerary is the perfect guide to unforgettable vacations in northern Arkansas. Find more great trips on our Sample Itineraries page!