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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Independence County Fairgrounds

Cookouts, kitchen, exhibit space, bus parking.

Batesville, AR State Parks

Batesville Confederate Monument

Directions: Northeast Corner Of Courthouse Lawn; From Hwy 167 N, Turneast On Main Street, Go Down To 192 East Main Monument features a list of some of Independence County units that served in the war.

Batesville, AR Monuments

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

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

Things to do near Batesville, AR

Carroll County Heritage Center

Artifacts from Berryville and Carroll County are housed in the historic old 1880 Courthouse; moonshine still, funeral parlor,...

Civil War Cave

Used by Confederate troops during the Civil War; contains 50-year-old rimstone formations over which flow 60,000 gallons of w...

Tiny Town Tours Miniature Museum of Merritt

2400 square feet of minatures, seven rooms, 60 dollhouses, 62 stores and other exhibits....

Lost Creek Golf Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...