Fayetteville Travel Guide

  • Ozark Lanes
    Ozark Lanes
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  • Old Post Office (I used to work there.)
    Old Post Office (I used to work there.)
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Fayetteville Things to Do

  • Dickson Street ramble

    Dickson was always the funky wayfare for the U of A. Generally plenty of nightlife and eclectic pursuits along here. Book stores, art galleries, sundries shops. Also site of the Walton Center for the Arts now.

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  • Ozark Lanes and Coffee Shop

    The bowling is fun here, but this place means a lot more to me! I was a cook in the restaurant. That's where I met my beautiful first wife, Darla Krug. She was a waitress there. Boy, did I love that girl! We eloped to Jay, Oklahoma. We had two little girls LaShonda Faye and Anna Marie who were just wonderful rays of sunshine and meant everything to...

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  • Old Main, or University Hall

    The University of Arkansas campus at Fayetteville is a collegiate sprawl through dozens of acres in the center of town. Its premier building and its oldest was constructed in 1875 as University Hall. Since that time affectionately referred to as "Old Main" and the first Arkansas structure to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places...

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  • Town Streets and architecture

    The old part of town is nice to drive through and note the old homes, and historic downtown. However, there is not a lot of reason to spend a day there. The town square is mostly offices and the Courthouse. Surrounding streets are merely older homes of not real ornate style. I can picture Bill and HIllary strolling along the streets hand in hand,...

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  • Dickson Street-EAt and Drink

    This is where college meets the locals. There are about 6+ eating places on the strip of 4-5 blocks and liquor, and bars. It looks like it could hop at night if you are up to it. The stores are all in older buildings that look like from 1950-70's strata.

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  • Homes of Old Past

    There are two homes that supposedly are able to be viewed. WE were not able to do so because they were closed and may be except for the summer months. One is an now an office while the other the information is lacking. They both are on Center Street, just two blocks west of the square. The Walker -Stone house is originally from 1840, but shelled in...

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  • University Campus

    It takes up a good 20+ city blocks and the walk is tedious if you traverse it all. They have 130 buildings and 345 acres to walk. Campus has close to 20,000 students, and been in existence since 1872 for classes. Some of the original structures still stand and are of limestone since it was prevalent for the area materials to build with. Layout of...

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  • Prairie Grove Battefield

    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...

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  • Clinton House Museum

    The Clinton House Museum is the first home of Bill and Hillary Clinton and served as the wedding chapel of Bill and Hillary's wedding on October 11, 1975. Visitors can browse through photographs, historical documents and videos, and learn about a part of the Clintons' life that many have never discovered.

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  • Walton's Five and Dime

    This little shop was Sam Walton's original store. It's located in Rogers Arkansas. I recommend visiting this town in general. It's very reminiscent of small town America as it used to be. It's a beautiful place.

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  • Devil's Den State Park

    About 25 miles to the south is Devil's Den State Park. Admission to the park is free and there are many hiking trails that range from easy to moderately difficult (for those from the lowlands). If you are not an avid hiker I would recommend the Devil's Den trail. This trail is very easy and short (about 2 miles long) and you can see some very...

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  • Chemicals, Anyone?

    Though the modern campus has a number of architecturally progressive buildings, the Chemistry Building (begun in the 1920s) makes the National Register of Historic Places for its classical architecture. Today's campus has a second chemistry building, both overlooking a series of paved walkways on which the names of all graduates are annually...

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  • Theater, Anyone?

    The University of Arkansas campus has a handful of structural gems that grace the National Register of Historic Places. Among these is the Chi Omega Greek Theater, built in the 1930s as a gift to the university from the international sorority. Today the beautiful amphitheater hosts plays and rallies, but on off-days the students use its tranquil...

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  • Fayetteville National Cemetery

    Unlike the Confederate Cemetery nearby, the Fayetteville National Cemetery is open to the public. The grounds are quite tiny for a federal cemetery, no larger than the Confederate burial ground, but its plots readily resemble the endless rows of headstones at Arlington. Like the older Confederate Cemetery the federal cemetery is listed on the...

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  • Confederate Cemetery

    Even though Arkansas seceded from the Union, she sent soldiers to fight for both the Confederate and the Federal armies. Mothers and daughters and sisters buried rebel fathers and brothers in the Old Fayetteville Confederate Cemetery, though the departed had been interred here from the 1850s. Access to the graves is forbidden except to family...

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  • Bank of Fayetteville Building

    Given the predominance of Victorian architecture through the Midwest before the dawn of the 20th century, it is no surprise to see the same styles in early businesses in Fayetteville. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former Bank of Fayetteville still graces the original town square and to this day remains a part of the...

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  • Historical Districts I

    On Washington Street near Fayetteville's genealogical library stands the Washington-Willow Historical District. Homes in this area are especially attractive from their varied architecture and some from their antebellum design. Like many old neighborhoods, the sidewalks teem with towering maples, which are fitting accessories to these old fine...

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  • Historical Districts II

    Homes in many historical districts seem to repeat the same basic styles ad infinitum. A certain kind of Victorian architecture seems prominent, especially on Washington Street between Lafayette and Dickson, though several other styles are represented.

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  • First Christian Church

    Associated with the period 1848 to 1913 and still functioning as a modern house of worship, the First Christian Church of Fayetteville lies directly against the new county courthouse. Of all Fayetteville's churches, the First Christian boasts the best stained glass, though you should call ahead to make sure someone will admit you into the sanctuary...

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  • Historical Districts III

    Perhaps better associated with some of the antebellum mansions of Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the American Colonial style is not far from the Washington-Willow Historic District, though much less numerous than the Victorian and other styles.

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  • Fayetteville on Parade

    A mural with 44 representations of historical events and personages in Fayetteville's history stands somewhat inconspicuously across from the town's mail library near the Washington-Willow Historic Districts. Truth be told, most of Arkansas' illustrious past is unknown to most Arkansans, which roughly speaks true for any other state. The mural...

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Fayetteville Hotels

  • Inn at the Mill

    3906 Greathouse Springs Road, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72762, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton - Fayetteville

    1305 North Palak Drive, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72704, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Courtyard by Marriott Fayetteville

    600 East Van Asche Dr, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72703, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Fayetteville Restaurants

  • Great steaks at Doe's

    Probably the biggest steak you can get is here at Doe's. I ordered the 2 lb. Porterhouse and it was 2 inches thick! They have a 1-1/2, 2 and 2-1/2 pound cuts, and they're cooked to exactly how you want it. If you leave here hungry, then it's your own fault. :o)They also have shrimp, gumbo, hot tamales by the 1/2 dozen and 2 choices for the kids...

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  • Best Chicken Ever!

    The Rockin' Chicken is definitely rocking both with the food and the music. The atmosphere seems to be a hybrid between fast food and diner, but be sure that as of right now this is the only one in existence. Everything here is great and the price is right! The chicken fingers of course! The Rockin' Platter or Big Snack is always the right choice...

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Fayetteville Local Customs

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    by MainstreetAmerican Written Jan 5, 2005

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    I've noticed that during the school year into early summer (June) while the Razorbacks are still playing some sport, the Hogs are the number one priority. Take notice. If you visit on a gameday expect many local hangouts very busy and traffic somewhat of a mess. If you visit during the fall check ahead to see if there will be a football game during your visit. You may not be able to get a hotel room in the area, and traffic may be very crazy.

    The crazy environment brought about by Razorback sports is very fun to watch, and can be quite enjoyable, but if you are not used to this kind of thing, it may be a shock.

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Fayetteville Off The Beaten Path

  • Old Mormon Church

    Believe it or not, this was the first Mormon church in Fayetteville and was the meeting house for many years (around 8 or 9). Later we met in a funeral parlor on College Avenue, south of Dickson Street. The first meetinghouse constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the area is on Zion Road in Fayetteville, across the...

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  • University of Arkansas campus

    Green , lush, and beautiful is the east lawn of the University of Arkansas campus. Nice place to stroll, study, or far niente.

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  • Lake Wedington Historical Area

    Lake Wedington is a wooded retreat about sixteen to twenty miles westward from the midst of Fayetteville. Historic constructions, namely the cabins and the visitor center or lodge, were built in the 1930s under the WPA, and today (sorry zrim) stand on the National Register of Historic Places. This park sits in a grove of hardwood trees and from...

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Fayetteville Sports & Outdoors

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    by BruceDunning Written Apr 30, 2009

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    It is located all around, and I think all out of town visitors pick up some items with that razorback pig for the symbolism

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Fayetteville Favorites

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    by mrclay2000 Updated Oct 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Fayetteville was once a small village in the early 19th century. The modern town has far outgrown its original limits, and today one need not walk far from the historic downtown area and original courthouse to find nothing of the ancient splendor of rural America. The original town square still remains as an arbored retreat, knowing nothing of the highrise but for the courthouse steeple in the adjacent street, and nothing of urban sprawl except the occasional rumor of bustle from the distant college campus.

    Fondest memory: One block on Center Street roughly defines the old downtown area. Walk a block away from this core and you'll find yourself in 21st century America. Except for the paved square, this is 19th century Arkansas to the letter.

    original town square, Fayetteville

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