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Clinton, Arkansas

Clinton, Arkansas

Clinton, nestled in an Ozark valley along U.S. 65, is a western gateway to Greers Ferry Lake. The town offers travel accommodations, historic downtown, museum, parks and colorful festivals. Clinton was founded in 1842 by George Counts and named for New York Gov. DeWitt Clinton, noted for building the Erie Canal. The little village became Van Buren County’s seat of justice in 1844. Local events include the Lost Cherokee Pow Wow on Memorial Day Weekend and the National Chuckwagon Championships on Labor Day Weekend. Clinton is a member of the Arkansas Main Street program.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Van Buren County Historical Society Museum

Directions: West off Hwy. 65, follow signs Local and area exhibits, plus research room; all items donated by people of Van Buren County.

Clinton, AR Museums


Natural Bridge

Directions: Located four miles north of Clinton off U.S. 65 Hidden away in the scenic beauty of the Ozarks, this 100

Clinton, AR Natural Attractions

Faye's Diamond Mine

Specialty shop; jewelry; antiques; gift items

Clinton, AR Day Use Areas

Things to do near Clinton, AR

Bull Shoals Lake Hunting

Hunting for white-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, and squirrel is outstanding around Bull Shoals Lake; and opportunities fo...

Carroll County Country Club

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

Olmstead Museum

Olmstead Funeral Home dedicated this private exhibit in 1996 to honor the oldest existing business in Cleburen County. A hors...

Marine Corps Legacy Museum

Located on the town square; open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is normally closed on Sund...

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail

Built by the Corps of Engineers and located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake, one-mile trek to the top rewards...