While Fayetteville may be the third largest city in Arkansas, it keeps its small-town charm in tact while offering a refreshing array of entertainment and dining options, cultural venues and historic attractions. Nestled along the Ozark Mountains in the northwestern corner of the state, the changing seasons also offer ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to play year-round.
The University of Arkansas is a main part of what makes this city an exciting place to visit and what made Forbes name the city as one of the “Coolest College Towns in the Nation.” Known for its top-notch research, the historic university dates back to 1871 and now brings in 23,000 students from around the world every fall. Razorback fans are dedicated and proud, so don’t be afraid to jump on the bandwagon and go see a football game at the Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
If you’d rather be the one getting your sweat on and enjoying the more than 200 days of sunshine, the city has plenty of outdoor fun to discover. The Ozark Mountains provide the perfect opportunity for hiking, along with 70 parks to play, swim, relax and eat in. Thirty-seven miles of trails wind through wooded areas, along the lakes and right into the downtown area.
The city’s business and entertainment scene mixes old with the new boasting a long list of buildings and homes dating back to the Civil War—including the downtown Headquarters House and Old Main—right next to contemporary art galleries and sports bars. Battlefields, history museums and districts registered on the National Registry of Historic Places are found throughout the city and offer a glimpse back in time, while Dickson Street in the heart of downtown offers Broadway musicals, swanky bars, Southern comfort food, eclectic boutiques and intimate live music venues.