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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

Van Buren Confederate Monument

Directions: Crawford County Courthouse Lawn Has been in existence for over 150 years

Van Buren, AR Monuments

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi;

Van Buren, AR Historic Courthouses


American Bonsai Nursery

Directions: From I-40 take Exit 7 to I-540 South, then Exit 3 at Van Buren to Ark. 59. Go left for one long block, turn left into the Industrial Park, then go three miles to 5141 Industrial Park Rd Browse "finished"

Van Buren, AR Gardens

Things to do near Van Buren, AR

Mulberry River

Considered one of the state's wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arka...

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Three train trips are available on this historic train: round trip from Springdale to historic Van Buren; round trip from his...

Byrd's Adventure Center of the Ozarks

Canoeing and kayaking on the Mulberry River, hiking on the Ozark Highlands Trail, mountain biking, rock climbing for all leve...

John Paul McConnell Exhibit

Memorabilia of John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969, is on display. ...