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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

Independence County Fairgrounds

Cookouts, kitchen, exhibit space, bus parking.

Batesville, AR State Parks

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

Bethel AME Church

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest church structure in town; listed on the National Register

Batesville, AR Historic Churches

Jubile Antique Mall & Flea Market

Directions: 2.5 miles north of Western Sizzlin, Ramada Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn on U.S. 167 North (North St. Louis Street)

Batesville, AR Flea Markets

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

Bethel AME Church

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest church structure in town; listed on the National Register ...

Buffalo National River

The nation's first federally-protected stream and one of America's great natural treasures, the Buffalo River meanders throug...

Little Red River

The Little Red emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. "Rip" Collins proved that this is a premier...

Batesville Country Club

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

Wild Wilderness Safari

Directions: Taking Ark. 59 South to Gentry.Turn right on Ark. 12 and cross the viaduct. Turn at the first road on the right (...