Ozark Folk Center
Ever wonder how people got along without mobile phones, cars, the internet, electricity, and all the wonderful technology we enjoy today? Travel back to a simpler time at the Ozark Folk Center. Highly skilled artisans demonstrate many different crafts in an easily navigated village-like setting.
Watch the blacksmith transform raw iron into decorative pieces. A copper artist turns a brown metal into works of art. A classic gunsmith explains how Revolution-era firearms were made. Interact directly with these amazing and friendly craftspeople in this up-close experience.
Enjoy musicians of all ages performing daily at the covered stage area. These artisans of music showcase their talents with all sorts of folk instruments as well as singing and dancing.
Guests of the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast can purchase a combination ticket good for both the craft village admission and music show admission for only $16. Regular admission to each separately would normally be $24.
The Ozark Folk Center is less than a mile from the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast. Don’t miss this highlight of Mountain View Area Attractions. Ask for your discount coupon for the Craft Village and/or nightly music shows.
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns is one of the nation’s premier cave systems. Lying in the heart of the Ozarks, the formations found within are breathtaking to behold.
The caverns are normally accessed by an elevator from the main entrance. Two trained guides will take a tour group along easily navigated pathways with handrails. A regular tour is even accessible by wheelchair.
Guests of the Wildflower can get a 15% off gift shop purchases at Blanchard Springs Caverns.
While the Ozarks have a reputation for peace and relaxation, there is a place where excitement and fun are mingled with mountain beauty. Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure Park is just such a place. This Mountain View area attraction is perfect for active families.
Scream down a 300 foot zip line, climb a challenging wall, or walk through the tree tops on one of several ropes courses. You can do one, or several or ALL of them! Loco Ropes offers many ways to enjoy the Ozark Mountains from a unique point of view. This adventure is for individuals, couples, families, or large groups. Ask about bringing your school or work group for an unforgettable Teambuilding experience.
The professionals at Loco Ropes maintain a high standard of safety in all of the activities. There are great deals to be had as well. If you’re in Mountain View don’t miss this one-of-a-kind adventure that you and your family will never forget. Loco Ropes is less than a mile from the Wildflower Bed & Breakfast, right in front of the Ozark Folk Center.
Mountain View Meeting Place
The Mountain View Meeting Place is a wonderful event center located right off the Court Square. Catch the Club Possum show every Tuesday night–no charge! Tips for musicians requested. This season we will have Arkansas Stories with Harmony as well as the Pam Setser band playing once a month. Check out the Facebook page or the Event page for dates and times.
On Festival weekends, the Mountain View Meeting Place will host wonderful vendors with their wares for browsing and buying. Grab a delicious fried pie from the Fried Pie ladies while you wonder through.
Mountain View Music Park
The Mountain View Music Park is a great place to see some very talented musicians play live folk and bluegrass music. It’s great fun and free! Just pull up a chair and listen.
Do you play an instrument? Bring it along, sit in, and play. It doesn’t matter how good you are. Even if you just strum along, you’ll have a lot of fun playing along with some of Mountain View’s great musicians.
Known as the Arkansas Tail of the Dragon, Push Mountain extends from Mountain View, through the small town of Fifty Six to Norfork. It is a wonderfully curvy and scenic ride for any level of motorcycle enthusiast.
This ride is especially good in the fall when the leaves are turning. Take a turn northwest from Norfork into Mountain Home and turn west to catch a great view of Bull Shoals lake. Make the loop around through Flippin back to Mountain View. This route make a great day ride. Check out my blog post here.
Come on back to the Wildflower where you can relax with some drinks and snacks. Take it easy in the comfortable chairs in the parlor or one of the rocking chairs on the porch. Ask Shelley about a post-ride massage. (By the way, that’s how we got together!)