Ozark Folk Center State Park, Mountain View

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Home to an amazing array of incredibly talented professional artisans, craftspeople, musicians, gardeners, and story-tellers / interpreters all with the goal of keeping the herb lore, crafts, and music of the Ozarks region alive through demonstrating and creating, playing, story-telling, and teaching.
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  • A girls' weekend getaway that was perfect.We enjoyed the walking and talking and learning. Prices were reasonable. Atmosphere delightful-I have never been around so many friendly strangers at one time...  more »
  • Several performances during our stay included The Original Flathoof Stringband, Lazy Goat Stringband, among others. Many storytellers and historical stories. Many craft “stations “ that demonstrate ho...  more »
  • We started with a nice reasonably priced buffett at the Skillet Restaurant within the Center. Then made our way around the many artisan demonstration shops (around 15 or more) till 5 pm. There is some...  more »
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  • Interesting place. See things being made and created by Craftsman. Really enjoyed watching a lady making copper items with flame to add color, she explained each process. Also watched a man making pottery pie plates and bowls, his finished works are beautiful.
  • The Folk Center craftmen were located in air conditioned buildings, one craft per building. Very friendly and happy to answer questions. Outdoor musical entertainment was very enjoyable, as 4 youth played string instruments and sung folk music. We had lunch at the restaurant, and the food was delicious! All of the area was clean throughout the areas for visitors, and the well maintained flowers were lovely. The items were for sale directly from the craftsmen as well as from the Folk Center store. The tram provided free transportation up the long uphill climb from the parking area.
  • Enjoy going there. It is a informative experience. The loco ropes are a great place to take the kids
  • This place is SO COOL. It's like a silver dollar city but without the rollercoasters...and way cooler because it is REAL trades selling their work. Seriously cool. Stay at their cabins, too. They are old, but definitely peaceful and really neat. They back up to the forest so if you get the right cabin you have quite a bit of privacy.
  • Cabins were nice and clean with lots of amenities.Very friendly and helpful staff. The food from the buffet was delicious, and there were always a couple of choices for the main entree. The auditorium was nice and cool and the music was fun and lively! Will definitely return!
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