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

Arkansas & Missouri Railroad

Three train trips are available on this historic train: round trip from Springdale to historic Van Buren; round trip from historic Van Buren to Winslow; excursion from Fort Smith to Winslow on Sundays, April through September. You'

Van Buren, AR Railroad History

Center for Art & Education

Housed in circa 1912 St. Michael'

Van Buren, AR Arts

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi;

Van Buren, AR Historic Courthouses

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...

Rialto Community Arts Center

Directions: U.S. 64 becomes Broadway in downtown Morrilton Restored historic 1911 movie theatre that has performances of c...

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Willow/Silo

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Lake Dardanelle State Park

Two park locations on 34,000-acre lake: Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle. Bass fishing, boat ramps, hiking trails, lak...

Miss Laura's Visitor Center

Directions: Downtown Fort Smith, just seven miles east of the Interstate 40 exit in Roland, OK; adjacent to the River Parks A...