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Harrison, Arkansas

Harrison, Arkansas

Hanging baskets of flowers and awnings accentuate old brick storefronts that line the Harrison square, which with a few adjacent buildings make up its national historic district. The flavor of the city is reflected in the Main Street Harrison Historic Walking Tour, which includes downtown parks, the historic Lyric Theater, the 1909 Boone County courthouse, the 1914 Boone County Jail, and the 1929 Hotel Seville. Downtown Harrison also embraces restaurants, an art gallery, antique stores, and other retail shops. It boasts two museums, the Boone County Historical Museum and the Marine Corps Legacy Museum. Surrounding the downtown area is an urban sprawl of contemporary dining and shopping districts.

Crooked Creek, long a popular smallmouth bass stream, forms Lake Harrison just blocks from the historic area. In the heart of the Ozark Mountains of northern Arkansas, Harrison is a great jumping off point for visiting the towering limestone bluffs of the Buffalo National River, which are the backdrop for hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, caving, and fishing. Several photo-worthy limestone caves are open for tours in the nearby area.

Harrison is located on Ark. 65 halfway between Little Rock and Branson, Mo. It is intersected east and west by either Ark. 62 or Ark. 412 and south by Scenic Ark. 7. Harrison is about 40 miles from world-class trout fishing, 52 miles from Mountain Home and 79 miles from Fayetteville.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Mystic Caverns

Two of the most spectacular caves in the Ozarks at one location -- Mystic Cavern and Crystal Dome Cavern. Guided tours begin in Mystic and retrace steps early settlers first took in the 1850s. Crystal Dome showcases an eight-foot-high dome in pristine condition;

Harrison, AR Caving

Marine Corps Legacy Museum

Located on the town square; open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is normally closed on Sunday and Monday; however, advance arrangements can be made to conduct special showings for groups of 10 or more.

Harrison, AR Museums

Buffalo National River

The nation's first federally-protected stream and one of America's great natural treasures, the Buffalo River meanders through the Ozarks for almost 150

Harrison, AR Natural Attractions

Lyric Theatre

Harrison's historic downtown square is the site for theatrical productions, concerts, fine arts programs and classic movies.

Harrison, AR Theatres

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm

No license required and no limit; bait and tackle furnished; your catch can be cleaned and packed on ice.

Harrison, AR Trout Fishing

Things to do near Harrison, AR

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