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    Rogers Daisy Air Gun Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 28, 2009

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    The air rifle museum is in the center of town in a corner building on the square. It does not have much to offer and the exhibits are scant. Admission is $2 and open Tues-SAt 10-5. YOu could be one of the 1700 annual visitors-not many huh!!.
    The town history museum is on 322 S. second St and open Tues-Sat 10-5. Most exhibits are hands on for kids to enjoy. The home is of the Hawkins family from 1895 circa on the home.
    Really both are pretty much a disappointment

    Rogers History museum brochure Picture of side of building Corner where you enter Marquee Sign at the plant in Rogers Marquee Sign at the plant in Rogers
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    Native American-Indian Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 30, 2009

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    Wow. By far one of the more detailed displays of Indian artifacts I have seen in my life. They theme is to take you from the BC times when Indians migrated to the North American continent and settled throughout. It is estimated there may have been as many as 30 million Indians at one time. A number of Indian collectors donated their items to the museum, and they are very wonderful. Thousands of arrowheads and tools, but also clothing, and displays of everyday life going through the various periods of evolution of the Indians.
    Donation is appreciated, and there is no charge-but pay them for the work put in to maintain and preserve. Hours are 9-5 Mon-Sat.

    Tent in the front to note Picture of Indian life Display of pottery and eating tools Arrow points and stone tools Migration map of Indians
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    Native American Indian Clothing Museum

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    Wow. By far this is one of the more detailed displays of Indian artifacts I have seen in my life, and most likely in the US. The theme is to take you from the BC times when Indians migrated to the North American continent and settled throughout. It is estimated there may have been as many as 30 million Indians at one time. A number of Indian collectors donated their items to the museum, and they are all very wonderful and unique.Thousands of arrowheads and tools, but also clothing, and displays of everyday life going through the various periods of evolution of the Indians. The clothes, and living necessities are very good displays. The leather calendar is unique and actual from early 1800's' uses pictures of annual events rather than alphabet, which they did not have.
    Donation is appreciated, and there is no charge-but pay them for the work put in to maintain and preserve. Hours are 9-5 Mon-Sat.

    Ceremony and war headresses WAr bonnet and shirt Beaded vests Paleo actual fossil of elephant Actual calendar map covering 70 years
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    War Eagle MIll

    by BruceDunning Updated Jul 14, 2009

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    The mill was first built in 1832 by Mr. Blackburn, and with six children owned for 80 year in the generations. The mill burned in 1838, rebuilt and burned in 1848, and then during the Civil War and again 1873. Must have been a match happy crowd. They sold in 1920 to a hotel operator who had to close in 1924. It stayed closed until 1973 when Caywells family rebuilt the structure and owned for 30 years. They sold to Roenigcs of Eureka Springs in 2004. A flood March 2008 brought 4 feet of water to cover the first floor, but 2nd and 3rd were okay. Yes, it got reworked again.

    Plaque on the mill info Bridge over War Eagle river-100 years old Front of the building Replica of the original mill structure 18 feet water wheel driving the machinery
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    Hobbs State Park-Beaver Lake

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 29, 2009

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    Purchased in 1979, the State got 11,644 acres of land, and a lake to boot. There is fishing, boating, camping, trail walks, and other recreation here. The lake is fed by the White River running through it, and is 1182 feet at deepest point. It is 28,370 acres

    Entry into park area View of some of Beaver lake Wooded and winding roads
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    Beaver Lake

    by Ekahau Updated Dec 21, 2006

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    Just outside of Bentonville is the really beautiful Beaver Lake, just the mention of the name makes striped bass fishermen start to cut bait. It is really big with about 500 miles of Shoreline with large Limestone bluffs and is a very popular place for tourist in this part of the USA. Beaver lake has twelve developed parks with very nice campsites complete with running water, electricity, showers, and restrooms. The lake has hiking trails, places to lunch a boat and swimming beaches all around it.

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    Prairie Grove Battefield

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 30, 2009

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    This site is of a battle for the frontier and which State would be North or South. It took place December 1862 over 400 acres of ground. There were 2700 casualties and the South ended up drawing away from the fight. Gen Heron and the North had been pursuing South armies and Gen Hindman around the NW territory and this fight set the Confederates back. They have about 10 buildings preserved, or replicated, and the field of battle can be driven through-about 1+ miles.

    Sign to the area off the highway Preserved homes in the woods Homes in the battle area Mural at front of visitor center
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    Beaver DAm

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 29, 2009

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    This dam was built in 1966 for $46 million. The dam itself is 2575 feet long and the depth at the base is 1142 feet. White River is the flow to create the dam, and this river goes 689 miles from south Arkansas going north to Missouri and back to the south. There was 780,000 pounds of concrete poured. SAhore line in 489 miles around. The dam is a backup for hydro electricity when needed, supporting about 20-30 % power in peak times.

    Vie of dam and spill way Highway going over the dam Carved out cliffside of limestone rock DAm holding back the water Layout map of the lake
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    Oasis of Art.

    by razorbacker Written May 5, 2012

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    Crystal Bridges is an outstanding "Museum of American Art," a delight of unexpected artistic treasures contained in a museum whose design is a remarkable work of art in itself. A number of sculptures by various artists also grace the surrounding grounds. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 by Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton. There is no admission charge. The museum is closed Tuesdays. Hours are: M, Th, Sat, Sun 1100-1800; W & F 1100-2100.

    Entrance facade. View from a walkway.
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  • The Museum of Native American History

    by missspock709 Written Mar 12, 2012

    The Museum of Native American History has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of American Indian artifacts I have ever seen. They have ancient artifacts, pottery, arrowheads; and historic artifacts, clothing, headdresses, weapons, photographs, and much more. It is family friendly and handicap accessible. Not too many locals seem to know about this place and we need to get the word out!

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    Golf! Fishing! Boating! Dining! Visit Bella Vista

    by BellaVistaFlyer Written Jun 22, 2005

    Welcome to Bella Vista, Arkansas -- the Gem of the Ozarks. Just a few short miles north of the sprawling Bentonville/Rogers area (home of Wal-Mart) lies the small village of Bella Vista. It was originally established in the early 1900s by Cooper Communities as a golf resort. Today the village includes more than 7 golf courses, 9 lakes, clubhouses, restaurants, hiking trails, and even a yacht-club with 4-star dining! Golfing and fishing are the number one draw, but nature enthusiasts will enjoy the Tanyard Creek Trail complete with waterfalls, caves, and historical markers. Visit the Bella Vista museum for the history behind this unique community.

    Lake Norwood -- behind the town center
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    Bentonville City Square

    by Ekahau Written Aug 3, 2006

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    Very nice and well maintained Central square really is charming and a great place to people watch and just hang out relax in the summer breeze.

    Yes this is the South The court house and the square In the square cool water hot summer day

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    Bentonville old Homes

    by BruceDunning Updated Apr 28, 2009

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    Some of the Victorian structures are still in good shape. Others need some work. A lot of the homes are from the 1950-60's and like going back in time.

    Victorian style Typical home in suburb downtown Limestone facade English look style
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    • Castles and Palaces

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  • Jul 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Have an idea where and how much

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      Jul 15, 2014 at 6:08 PM

      Hi. You need to post more information for people to help you, please. Where and how much for what? Your question is also better asked in the Bentonville travel forum where people who know this locations will see it:

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