It has been said that it’s not possible to have it all, but Fayetteville sure comes close. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is the epitome of entertainment. Whether you enjoy nights packed with live music and culinary goodness or treks on beautiful nature trails, you won’t be disappointed. Home to the well-known and beloved University of Arkansas, Fayetteville spills over with a heartwarming sense of community pride and energy – the locals are truly the heartbeat of the city. Looking to lose yourself in nature, spend nights out on the town, and find a family away from family? Look no further than Fayetteville.
It’s no surprise that Fayetteville is at the forefront of fun in the Northwest Arkansas region. This is
largely due to its thriving downtown area, which includes Dickson Street and the Downtown Square.
Bustling with eclectic shopping options, bars, and a variety of eateries, Dickson Street is a one-stop shop for all things urban living. Downtown’s large ORA (Outdoor Refreshment Area) allows those over 21 to sip and mingle throughout the area while wearing designated wristbands. Some of Fayetteville’s most popular events – like the year-round Fayetteville Farmer’s Market and the Lights of the Ozarks (held November – New Year’s Day) – occur right on the Downtown Square. With a seemingly endless array of festivals and social gatherings, downtown Fayetteville is irresistibly inviting.
Those looking for live theatre performances will want to stop by the Walton Arts Center for one
of their many Tony Award-winning Broadway performances, a special event that features performers from around the globe, or one of the many musical acts that grace their stage each year. For an awe-inspiring locally produced performance, catch a show at TheatreSquared.
Looking for some fresh air? With an impressive list of 70 parks, an extensive trail network, and three lakes, the many outdoor activities in Fayetteville offer something for everyone looking to get outside.
The stunning Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is home to Arkansas’ only butterfly house, along with 12 themed gardens and impressive sculptures. Lake Fayetteville makes for a fun-filled day spent on a rented boat, biking along one of the trails (or stopping by one of the two skills courses), kayaking, or even renting pedal boats! There’s truly something for everyone.
Novice and expert riders alike can find the perfect mountain biking track, road cycling route, or
gravel riding trail in Fayetteville – which was recently named the country’s first UCI Bike City. Hop on the regional Razorback Greenway trail and pedal your way along the I-49 corridor. Searching for a different kind of trail, drop in along the Fayetteville Ale Trail, Arkansas’ original self-guided craft beer tour.
For those looking for a chance to dive into the past, Fayetteville is packed with history. You won’t
want to miss the Clinton House Museum where President Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary
Rodham Clinton were married. Additionally, the Arkansas Air and Military Museum, which houses
a vast collection of aircraft, artifacts, uniforms and more.
Natural beauty, exciting nightlife, and an overwhelming sense of togetherness all make this city
distinctly – and uniquely – Fayetteville.
For more information on Fayetteville, visit ExperienceFayetteville.com