Ozark Folk Center State Park/Winthrop Rockefeller Center Culinary Tour Get back to the basics of life -- and cooking -- in Mountain View and Morrilton. Day: 1, 2 Day 1 Mountain View is home to Ozark Folk Center State Park, America's only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and presenting it in an entertaining way. Here you can enjoy herbs, gardens, music, and crafts. The town is known as the “Folk Music Capital of the World,” and has a thriving arts community. You can also explore the underground wonders of Blanchard Springs caverns. Arrive at the Ozark Folk Center. Tour the herb garden, where you can purchase heirloom plants. There is also a village to explore and see demonstrations such as blacksmithing, and basket making. Browse the pioneer village gift shop where you can order country food gift baskets, hard to find books, and southern music. Sample country cooking at the Skillet Restaurant. Catch a music show, where you can tap your toes to traditional American mountain music. The center also offers lodge rooms. Or spend the evening on the downtown square. From Mountain View, take Ark. 9 to Ark. 16 to U.S. 65. Follow 65 to I-40. Take the Morrilton exit, and follow Ark. 9 to Ark. 154, where you can follow the signs to WRI. Day 2 From Mountain View, take Ark. 9 to Ark. 16 to U.S. 65. Follow 65 to I-40. Take the Morrilton exit, and follow Ark. 9 to Ark. 154, where you can follow the signs to Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI). The WRI entertains and educates with food in a state-of-the-art classroom designed specifically for culinary arts. Made from Scratch is a weekly 2-hour class featuring WRI’s executive chef Robert Hall, who demonstrates that cooking “from scratch” can be fast, easy, healthy…and a lot of fun! Table for Two sessions transform the average date night into a hands-on culinary affair that results in a candlelight dinner and ends with a stay at WRI’s lodge. The Saturday Chef’s Series is a one-day, hands-on class for recreational cooks. And Chef’s Tastings are elaborate, multi-course explorations of a particular culture or theme. While you’re at the institute, don’t forget to check out the many exhibits and galleries on the property, including replicated offices of both Governor Winthrop Rockefeller and Lt. Governor Winthrop P. Rockefeller, an archaeology display featuring pottery unearthed in the area, a short film about the governor and more. Not to mention a charming gift shop with many locally produced items!