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Van Buren, Arkansas

Van Buren, Arkansas

Van Buren has become a shopping mecca for hard-to-find collectibles, one-of-a-kind gifts, original art, local Ozark crafts, home decor and extraordinary antiques. Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victorian Main Street comprise the popular Van Buren Downtown Historic District. Entertainment offerings include excursion train rides, theater productions at the King Opera House and special annual events.

Surrounding parks and recreation areas, including Lee Creek, afford many opportunities for fishing, boating, hiking and golfing. Van Buren is 5 miles from Fort Smith, 42 miles from Mt. Magazine State Park, and 80 miles from Russellville.

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Van Buren Confederate Monument

Directions: Crawford County Courthouse Lawn Has been in existence for over 150 years

Van Buren, AR Monuments

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi;

Van Buren, AR Historic Courthouses

Center for Art & Education

Housed in circa 1912 St. Michael'

Van Buren, AR Arts

Things to do near Van Buren, AR

Mulberry River

Considered one of the state's wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arka...

Cedars Country Club

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

Deer Trails Golf Course

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

Byrd's Adventure Center of the Ozarks

Canoeing and kayaking on the Mulberry River, hiking on the Ozark Highlands Trail, mountain biking, rock climbing for all leve...

Mount Magazine State Park

Mount Magazine State Park, the highest peak in the state at 2,753 feet, provides commanding views; impressive visitor center ...