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Mountain View, Arkansas

Mountain View, Arkansas

Mountain View, established in the 1870s, is famous for the preservation of folkways and traditional music. It was natural for the Arkansas Folk Festival to be founded here in 1963, and the Ozark Folk Center State Park followed in 1973. The state's largest craft cooperative, the Arkansas Crafts Guild, is headquartered in the historic downtown area. Antique, craft and music stores abound and accommodations range from camping, bed and breakfast inns to modern motels. Blanchard Springs Caverns, the greatest underground discovery of the last century, offers tours deep within the Ozark National Forest, north of Mountain View. White River, famous for rainbow trout and beautiful scenery, flows nearby. Other attractions include music shows, free music on the downtown square (during warm months) and festive events several weekends of the year.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Blanchard Springs Caverns & Recreation Area

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Guided walking tours through an active cavern system, featuring sparkling calcite formations, stalactites, stalagmites and columns. Two different trails for viewing. Recreation area features crystal clear streams, large flowing spring (12,000 gallons per minute)

Mountain View, AR Recreation Areas

Brickshy's Backstreet Theater

Country variety shows with family comedy each Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Mountain View, AR Theatres

Sylamore Creek Trail

Located in the Ozark National Forest, this 14-mile trail is named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfalls, natural springs, limestone bluffs, lush forests; passes three different campgrounds.

Mountain View, AR Trails

Ozark National Forest, Sylamore District

Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: The forest is located 100 miles north of Little Rock. It's primarily on Highways 14 and 5, 7 miles north of Mountain View. Blanchard Springs Caverns, within the forest, is located on Highway 14, 15 miles northwest of Mountain View. Some 130,000

Mountain View, AR National Forests

Sylamore Scenic Byway

The Sylamore Scenic Byway is made up of a 26.5 mile portion of Ark. 5, 14 and Forest Service Road 1110. The route traverses 16.5 miles of Ark. 5 from Calico Rock to Allison, joining Ark. 14 for 6.7 miles to its intersection with Forest Service Road 1110, and continuing 3

Mountain View, AR Scenic Byways

Things to do near Mountain View, AR

Gallery Mint Museum

Museum of coin minting technology...

Boone County Heritage Museum

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

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7 runs from the Louisiana border to the Missouri border, passing through...

Edith's Costume Jewelry Museum

Directions: Corner of Moberly and Del White Over 9,000 pieces of costume jewelry are featured in three rooms. They include su...

Pea Ridge National Military Park

Perhaps the best-preserved Civil War battlefield in Arkansas, this 4,300-acre national historic site includes a seven-mile, s...