Fayetteville Travel Guide
Old Main, University of Arkansas,...
Old Main, University of Arkansas,...
Off The Beaten Path
Old Mormon meetinghouse just south of...
Off The Beaten Path
1st constructed meetinghouse on Zion...
Historical, charming, Main Street preserved, and backwoods traditions
Traffic and historical significance is a disappointment
In a nutshell
Urban and rural at the same time
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.
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...
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...
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....
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Doe's Eat Place: 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...
The Rockin' Chicken: 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!
Crazy about the home team
MainstreetAmerican 9 reviews
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.
Written Jan 5, 2005
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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...
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.
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...
Shop for Razorback Memorabilia
BruceDunning 3411 reviews
It is located all around, and I think all out of town visitors pick up some items with that razorback pig for the symbolism
Written Apr 30, 2009
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- Arts and Culture
Fayetteville, Old and New
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.
Updated Oct 4, 2003
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