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Batesville, Arkansas

Batesville, Arkansas

Batesville, on the banks of the White River in the eastern Ozark foothills, is one of the state's oldest towns. A busy trade center since the very early 1800s, it continues today as popular travel crossroads. With two national historic districts, Batesville boasts handsome examples of architecture covering every decade since the 1840s. Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville offer cultural events throughout the year. The White River Water Carnival (started in 1938), the Arkansas Scottish Festival and Ozark Foothills Film Festival are popular events. Riverside picnic areas, recreational parks, the state's largest speedway, and a city golf course are available as well. History abounds in the area. Old Independence Regional Museum, at Ninth and Vine Streets, tells the story of the 12 current counties that formed the original county in 1820. Mountain View and the Ozark Folk Center are only 38 miles away.

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Batesville Historic Commercial District

The state's second oldest city, settled in 1812. Historic Commercial District offers a glimpse into the city's past, as does the Old Independence Regional Museum, which features historical exhibits from the 12 counties that comprised the original 1820

Batesville, AR Historic Districts

Independence County Fairgrounds

Cookouts, kitchen, exhibit space, bus parking.

Batesville, AR State Parks

Back in Time Antiques

handicapped accessible. 10,000-sqare-feet of furniture, glass, primitives located in Batesville's downtown historic district

Batesville, AR Historic Districts

Old Independence Regional Museum

Featuring historical exhibits and research materials from 12 counties that comprised the original 1820 Independence County. Active program of temporary exhibits and special events year-round; housed in a former National Guard Armory built as WPA Project in 1936;

Batesville, AR Museums

Batesville Speedway

Directions: Seven miles west of Batesville Racing modifieds, super stocks, hobbies, super stars and front-wheel drives on Friday nights at 8 p.m. Season runs from March until early October on a three-eighths mile dirt oval. The track was opened in the early 1970s and rebuilt in 1991

Batesville, AR Race Tracks

Things to do near Batesville, AR

The Imperial Dinner Theatre

Seating Capacity: 100 Non-Smoking Area Available Entertainment/Bar Available Type of Service: Banquet After many season...

Gallery Mint Museum

Museum of coin minting technology...

Mystic Caverns

Two of the most spectacular caves in the Ozarks at one location -- Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome Cavern. Guided tours begin ...

Boone County Heritage Museum

Genealogy library, artifacts covering history of railroad, medicine, Civil War, music. ...