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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

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 Speedway

Racing modifieds, factory stocks, hobbies, mini-stocks and front-wheel drives on a three-eighths mile clay oval Saturdays at 8 p.m. from March through September

Van Buren, AR Speedways

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi;

Van Buren, AR Historic Courthouses


Things to do near Van Buren, AR

Mount Magazine State Park

Mount Magazine State Park, the highest peak in the state at 2,753 feet, provides commanding views; impressive visitor center ...

Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway

The Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway includes 35 miles of Ark. 21 from the Ozark National Forest southern boundary north of Clark...

West Garrison Avenue Historic District

One of the oldest districts in the city. GROUPS: Tour giudes available by request. ...

Mount Magazine Scenic Byway

Mount Magazine Scenic Byway leads travelers across the top of Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. It includes a 20...

Van Buren Confederate Monument

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