Welcome to Northwest Arkansas, where the breathtaking views of the Ozark Mountains merge with beautiful lakes, rolling hills, and active city life.
Northwest Arkansas is an outdoor enthusiast dream location with over 200 miles of trails, National, state and local parks, along with lakes and rivers that provide fishing, boating, and swimming. Scenic byways linking charming small towns can be enjoyed by car, motorcycle or bicycle and provide plenty of photo perfect opportunities. Botanical gardens, arboretums and natural areas provide ample opportunities for bird and wildlife watching.
The communities of Northwest Arkansas host an array of festivals throughout the year that are sure to please. The Bentonville Film Festival is a four-day festival providing a diverse and inclusive platform for artists from around the world. The Fayetteville Roots Festival is a multi-day festival alive with urban music and culinary delights. Northwest Arkansas is aglow with holiday lights during Lights of the Ozarks. Bikes, Blues, and BBQ is one of the nation’s largest motorcycle rallies. War Eagle Mill Fall Arts and Crafts Fair hosts hundreds of booths for you to enjoy.
Crystal Bridges put Northwest Arkansas on the map and helped spur the growth of a diverse and rich arts & culture scene. Art museums, performing arts centers, open-air amphitheater, and cultural museums can be found throughout the area. Whether it’s a musical, broadway show, concert, the symphony, or local live music, you can find it in Northwest Arkansas.
Although Northwest Arkansas offers wonderful southern cooking, we have moved well beyond a single cuisine palate. NWA now boasts cuisines from around the world as well as vegetarian, vegan, and organic specialities. We have several local independent restaurants sourcing food from local farms providing visitors with exciting unique dining experiences. Combined with Farmer’s Markets, food trucks, and local breweries makes Northwest Arkansas a natural for any foodie.
Northwest Arkansas offers something for everyone in the family. There are numerous parks to enjoy hiking, canoeing, camping, and bike riding. Museums that teens can appreciate as well as museums that spark the imagination of younger children. For the sports family there is minor league baseball and soccer as well as college sports.