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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

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi;

Van Buren, AR Historic Courthouses



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

Van Buren Confederate Monument

Directions: Crawford County Courthouse Lawn Has been in existence for over 150 years

Van Buren, AR Monuments

Things to do near Van Buren, AR

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Willow/Silo

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

Clarksville Country Club

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

Museum of Prehistory & History

Regional museum with aspects of local history; exhibits on the people (including Native Americans) and events of the Arkansas...

Old Jail Museum

Occupied in April of 1891, the Sebastian County Quorum Court had the two-story solid rock building constructed as a "holding ...