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Batesville, Arkansas

Batesville, Arkansas

Batesville, on the banks of the White River in the eastern Ozark foothills, is one of the state's oldest towns. A busy trade center since the very early 1800s, it continues today as popular travel crossroads. With two national historic districts, Batesville boasts handsome examples of architecture covering every decade since the 1840s. Lyon College and the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville offer cultural events throughout the year. The White River Water Carnival (started in 1938), the Arkansas Scottish Festival and Ozark Foothills Film Festival are popular events. Riverside picnic areas, recreational parks, the state's largest speedway, and a city golf course are available as well. History abounds in the area. Old Independence Regional Museum, at Ninth and Vine Streets, tells the story of the 12 current counties that formed the original county in 1820. Mountain View and the Ozark Folk Center are only 38 miles away.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Batesville Historic Commercial District

The state's second oldest city, settled in 1812. Historic Commercial District offers a glimpse into the city's past, as does the Old Independence Regional Museum, which features historical exhibits from the 12 counties that comprised the original 1820

Batesville, AR Historic Districts

Batesville Confederate Monument

Directions: Northeast Corner Of Courthouse Lawn; From Hwy 167 N, Turneast On Main Street, Go Down To 192 East Main Monument features a list of some of Independence County units that served in the war.

Batesville, AR Monuments

Jubile Antique Mall & Flea Market

Directions: 2.5 miles north of Western Sizzlin, Ramada Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn on U.S. 167 North (North St. Louis Street)

Batesville, AR Flea Markets

Back in Time Antiques

handicapped accessible. 10,000-sqare-feet of furniture, glass, primitives located in Batesville's downtown historic district

Batesville, AR Historic Districts

Bethel AME Church

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest church structure in town; listed on the National Register

Batesville, AR Historic Churches

Things to do near Batesville, AR

Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery

See the development of trout from egg to adult size; small aquarium on site....

Arnett's Doll Museum

Over 5,000 dolls collected by Virginia Arnett are displayed in a private museum adjacent to her home. A rare and complete set...

Carroll County Country Club

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

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...

Jackson Memorial Museum of Funeral Service

Family-owned facility exhibits a horse-drawn hearse and funeral buggy from the 19th century, a chapel and other exhibits. ...