3131 Cloverleaf St.
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone: (479) 474-2223
Fax: (479) 474-9049
Surrounded by tall pine trees, lakes and streams is Mulberry Mountain, a facility that offers lodging and many other services. Come here for hiking, horse trails, fishing or simply to relax in the lush green woods. You can even go swimming or river rafting in the Mulberry River that offers spectacular views. Explore deer, turkey, black bear and other wildlife or perch your tent for a great camping experience. If you cannot get enough of the pristine environment, then you can even stay here at their lodges and cabins. There is also a convention hall that offers rentals for weddings, reunions and other private gatherings. Thus, the place is certainly ideal for the great escape from the city squalor. Check the website to know more.
Randal Tyson Track Center hosts the Razorbacks track and field team and also the Arkansas Stars which is an indoor football team. The center seats 5100 and often hosts events in addition to sports like lectures, parties and ceremonies. The center is somewhat far from the main university campus, but well worth a visit for sports fans.
The Stonebridge Meadow Golf is a perfect spot for any golf enthusiast to practice and polish their skills. The rolling hills and spectacular views at Stonebridge Meadow Golf ensure that golfers keep coming back for more.
Barnhill Arena is a 10,000 seater stadium in the campus of University of Arkansas. Barnhill Arena is now used as a venue for volleyball and gymnastics and is the home of the Arkansas Razorbacks volleyball and gymnastics teams. The arena is also used for special events like graduation ceremonies, parties, etc.
The Ozark–St. Francis National Forest is a mighty green cover encompassing a mind boggling area of 1,159,801 acres (4,693,54.81 hectares). These two forests offer some of the best adventure and outdoor activities in the state. One can expect to do every possible activity here. This beautiful forest offers recreational options like hiking, camping, horseback riding, kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, picnicking and hunting. With so many recreation options at your disposal, you are spoiled for choice. The picturesque scenery of the forest and amazing wildlife are something worth experiencing.
Numerous tribes of Native Americans call Oklahoma their home, and one of the most prominent of these is the Cherokee. Located just south of Tahlequah, a short drive from the Tulsa metro, this living history exhibit is housed at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Time has stood still since the 1500s; the way of life depicted here is the simple one of the Cherokee people before conquering explorers found their homeland. A trip to the village is a wonderful learning experience for both young and old alike. Guided tours are available.
A botanical garden in Arkansas, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is located between Fayetteville and Springdale. It is a garden with seasonal plantings in a small area, a wildflower meadow, a lakeside hiking trail and a self-guided tree identification tour. It is a volunteer-led initiative and is run by a non-profit organization. They host various events having a focus on educational themed meetings. There is a farmers’ market in the premises as well. The garden can be rented out for weddings and photography events. Check website for more details.