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Van Buren, Arkansas

Van Buren, Arkansas

Van Buren has become a shopping mecca for hard-to-find collectibles, one-of-a-kind gifts, original art, local Ozark crafts, home decor and extraordinary antiques. Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street comprise the popular Van Buren Downtown Historic District. Entertainment offerings include excursion train rides, theater productions at the King Opera House and special annual events.

Surrounding parks and recreation areas, including Lee Creek, afford many opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking and golfing. Van Buren is 5 miles from Fort Smith, 42 miles from Mt. Magazine State Park, and 80 miles from Russellville.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Three train trips are available on this historic train: round trip from Springdale to historic Van Buren; round trip from historic Van Buren to Winslow; excursion from Fort Smith to Winslow on Sundays, April through September. You'

Van Buren, AR Railroad History


Crawford County Speedway

Racing modifieds, factory stocks, hobbies, mini-stocks and front-wheel drives on a three-eighths mile clay oval Saturdays at 8 p.m. from March through September

Van Buren, AR Speedways

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi;

Van Buren, AR Historic Courthouses

Center for Art & Education

Housed in circa 1912 St. Michael'

Van Buren, AR Arts

Things to do near Van Buren, AR

Cherokee Creek Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Darby House Museum

The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby's Rangers in World War II; contains personal military memorabil...

Eagle Crest

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Walton Fine Arts Center

Directions: University of the Ozarks campus Features Stephens Art Gallery, with glass and ivory carvings collections, and nu...

Deer Trails Golf Course

Course Access: MilitaryHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...