Ozarks of Arkansas and Missouri

  • Start: Fort Smith, Arkansas
  • End: Rogers, AR
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:31
  • Total Mileage: 641 Miles
  • Number of stops: 23


Head into Ozark Territory, the word "Ozark" meaning "toward Arkansas," the direction in which you will be heading on this tour. Start in Fort Smith, Arkansas, at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Fort Smith served as a fort from 1817 to 1824 and from 1838 to 1871, and as a federal court from 1872 to 1896. While at this national park, also pay respect to the 10,000 Indians that died along the Trail of Tears, a result of the U.S. government relocating these Indians in return for their valuable land. After heading north into Missouri, check out Silver Dollar City in Branson. Ride a roller-coaster or attend a festival at this 1880s-themed village. Veer south and return to Arkansas, stopping at Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs. The chapel is 48 feet tall and includes 6,234 square feet of stained glass.

Stop #1:

Fort Smith National Historic Site
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Stop #2:

Fort Smith Museum
Missouri, United States of America

Stop #3:

Fort Smith Trolley Museum
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Stop #4:

Ozark National Forest
Russellville, Arkansas

Stop #5:

Fine Arts Center Gallery
Fayetteville, AR

Stop #6:

Arkansas Air Museum
Fayetteville, AR

Stop #7:

Devil's Den State Park
West Fork, AR

Stop #8:

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Springdale, AR

Stop #9:

Arts Center of the Ozarks
Springdale, AR

Stop #10:

The Walmart Museum
Bentonville, Arkansas

Stop #11:

Pea Ridge National Military Park
Pea Ridge, Arkansas

Stop #12:

Mark Twain National Forest
Rolla, MO

Stop #13:

Roaring River State Park
Cassville, MO

Stop #14:

Silver Dollar City
Branson, Missouri

Stop #15:

Mystic Caverns
Harrison, AR

Stop #16:

Cosmic Cavern
Berryville, AR

Stop #17:

Thorncrown Chapel
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Stop #18:

Queen Anne Mansion
Eureka Springs, AR

Stop #19:

Rosalie House
Eureka Springs, AR

Stop #20:

Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway
Eureka Springs, AR

Stop #21:

Onyx Cave Park
Missouri, United States of America

Stop #22:

Withrow Springs State Park
Huntsville, AR

Stop #23:

Hobbs State Park Conservation Area
Rogers, AR

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