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Harrison, Arkansas

Harrison, Arkansas

Hanging baskets of flowers and awnings accentuate old brick storefronts that line the Harrison square, which with a few adjacent buildings make up its national historic district. The flavor of the city is reflected in the Main Street Harrison Historic Walking Tour, which includes downtown parks, the historic Lyric Theater, the 1909 Boone County courthouse, the 1914 Boone County Jail, and the 1929 Hotel Seville. Downtown Harrison also embraces restaurants, an art gallery, antique stores, and other retail shops. It boasts two museums, the Boone County Historical Museum and the Marine Corps Legacy Museum. Surrounding the downtown area is an urban sprawl of contemporary dining and shopping districts.

Crooked Creek, long a popular smallmouth bass stream, forms Lake Harrison just blocks from the historic area. In the heart of the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas, Harrison is a great jumping off point for visiting the towering limestone bluffs of the Buffalo National River, which are the backdrop for hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, caving, and fishing. Several photo-worthy limestone caves are open for tours in the nearby area.

Harrison is located on Ark. 65 halfway between Little Rock and Branson, Mo. It is intersected east and west by either Ark. 62 or Ark. 412 and south by Scenic Ark. 7. Harrison is about 40 miles from world-class trout fishing, 52 miles from Mountain Home and 79 miles from Fayetteville.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Lyric Theatre

Harrison's historic downtown square is the site for theatrical productions, concerts, fine arts programs and classic movies.

Harrison, AR Theatres

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm

No license required and no limit; bait and tackle furnished; your catch can be cleaned and packed on ice.

Harrison, AR Trout Fishing

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7

Harrison, AR Scenic Drives

Boone County Heritage Museum

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

Harrison, AR Museums

Mystic Caverns

Two of the most spectacular caves in the Ozarks at one location -- Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome Cavern. Guided tours begin in Mystic and retrace steps early settlers first took in the 1850s. Crystal Dome showcases an eight-foot-high dome in pristine condition;

Harrison, AR Caving

Things to do near Harrison, AR

Onyx Cave

Self-guided tour through the chambers with names like the Witches Fireplace and Friendly Dragon. Electronic messages point ou...

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...

Antiques & Elderly Things

Children's books, Civil War memorabilia, fine china, glass scupltures, kitchen items. ...

Beaver Lake Fishing

Beaver Lake has more than 28,000 surface acres of water. Just below the dam, the bone-chilling waters of the upper White Rive...