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Ozark, Arkansas

An Arkansas River city, Ozark represents small-town living surrounded by unspoiled mountains, rivers, forests and lakes. The quintessential square is filled with window store fronts full of antique and gift shops, crape myrtle shrubs in bloom summer through fall, and a park across from the courthouse. Murals can be found throughout the city. Evening brings on the beautiful lights on an arching bridge that reflect off the river. Ozark Lake and the Arkansas River provide plenty of fishing opportunities. Tree-shaded Aux Arc Park stretches along the river from the Ozark Lock and Dam and has a playground, campsites, boat launching ramps and other facilities. Within miles of Ozark are the Mulberry River and White Rock Mountain Recreation Area in the Ozark National Forest.Located on Interstate 40, Ozark is 5 miles from Arkansas Wine Country, about 40 miles from Fort Smith and about 120 miles from Little Rock.

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Mulberry River

Considered one of the state's wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arkansas River, the Mulberry pours over ledges, shoots through willow thickets, and whips around sharp turns. These wild characteristics are what give the stream its class II/

Ozark, AR Recreation

Pig Trail Scenic Byway

The route includes 19 miles of Ark. 23 from the south boundary of the Ozark National Forest (10 miles north of the town of Ozark) to its intersection with Ark. 16 at Brashears. The byway is located in both Franklin and Madison Counties. This major north/

Ozark, AR Scenic Byways

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 levels of experience, motorcycle trails and races, horse trails, four-wheel drive obstacle course and competitions

Ozark, AR Visitors Centers

Ozark Area Depot Museum

Details the history of Ozark.

Ozark, AR Museums

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. by the American Institute of Steel Construction. A lighting project showcases the structure at night.

Ozark, AR Historic Bridges

Things to do near Ozark, AR

Historic Downtown Shopping District

Six blocks of art galleries, antique shops, restaurants and historical attractions located along a beautifully restored Victo...

Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary

186 acres of wetlands and low woods provide an ideal habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Nearly six miles of trails wind ...

John Paul McConnell Exhibit

Memorabilia of John Paul McConnell, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff from 1965 to 1969, is on display. ...

Museum of Automobiles

Rotating displays of over fifty cars from 1904-1967 ...