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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

American Bonsai Nursery

Directions: From I-40 take Exit 7 to I-540 South, then Exit 3 at Van Buren to Ark. 59. Go left for one long block, turn left into the Industrial Park, then go three miles to 5141 Industrial Park Rd Browse "finished"

Van Buren, AR Gardens

Crawford County Speedway

Racing modifieds, factory stocks, hobbies, mini-stocks and front-wheel drives on a three-eighths mile clay oval Saturdays at 8 p.m. from March through September

Van Buren, AR Speedways

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

Things to do near Van Buren, AR

Eagle Crest

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Ozark Bridge

Spanning the Arkansas River as Scenic Hwy. 23, this structure is listed as one of the 16 most beautiful long spans in the U.S...

Arkansas River Visitor Center

"Renaissance of a River" interpretive exhibits chronicle the development of the river; managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engi...

Arkansas Historic Wine Museum

The Arkansas Historic Wine Museum is the only wine museum in the nation dedicated to the wine history of a state. Large casks...

Darby House Museum

The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby's Rangers in World War II; contains personal military memorabil...