10 Things to Do in Ozark That You Shouldn't Miss

November 29, 2017 Velvet Mowry

Ozark is a city in Franklin County, Arkansas, United States and one of the county's two seats of government. The community is located along the Arkansas River in the Arkansas River Valley on the southern edge of the Ozark Mountains. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 3,684.
Restaurants in Ozark

1. Post Familie Winery

1700 Saint Marys Mountain Rd, Altus, AR 72821-9001
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Post Familie Winery

Reviewed By BR M

We had lunch and a tour and had a great time. The meal was local products and organic, was well prepared and good service. The tour was interesting to see how this family has grown the winery over the years.

2. Turner Bend Outfitters

20034 Arkansas 23, Ozark National Forest, Ozark, AR 72949 +1 479-667-3641
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Turner Bend Outfitters

Reviewed By mccambjd - PA

If you're looking for a family adventure, this is a good place. Just be aware that the Mulberry has some small rapids--this isn't solely a leisurely float down river (which surprised my wife somewhat). Bring a change of clothes and maybe a dry bag. All four of us ended up in the river two or three times: we rented two canoes, might've been better off with kayaks. The Mulberry and the surrounding Ozarks are beautiful, with small caves and beaches that you can explore on your way.

3. Lake Fort Smith State Park

Mountainburg, AR 72946 +1 501-369-2469
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Lake Fort Smith State Park

Located in the Boston Mountains, the park offers great fall hiking.

Reviewed By ashleykey2200 - Fayetteville, Arkansas

We thought the park was beautiful. Its was probably the cleanest I've seen. The grounds were well maintained and the sites were nice! We were disappointed because we were camping in August with two toddlers and the pool was not open when we told it would be. There isn't much to do with toddlers in this heat that doesn't involve water. We also learned that we aren't allowed to swim in Lake Ft Smith. So we ended up driving an hour away to swim at another park. My kids really enjoyed the lodge with their bear, covered wagon, and rocking chairs with binoculars. I will give Lake Fort Smith another try and hope it goes better, I've always heard great things.

4. Clarksville Aquatic Center

1611 W Oakland St, Clarksville, AR 72830-3249 +1 479-754-4100
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Clarksville Aquatic Center

Reviewed By smnsunshine - St. George, Utah

This aquatic center has a year-round indoor pool with diving board, shallow end, swimming lanes, and more. In this summer the outdoor area is open, which is FANTASTIC! Waterslides, lazy river, kiddie area with slides, climbing wall over the water, etc... The lifeguards are very nice and helpful. Just remember you can NOT bring any food or drink, and if you try to sneak it they will make you take it out. They have a concessions stand to buy food and drink though. We loved this water park...and will definitely be returning!

5. Chateau Aux Arc Winery

8045 Champagne Drive, Highway 186, Altus, AR 72821 +1 479-468-4400
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Chateau Aux Arc Winery

Reviewed By Chocoholicjr

This hands on owner conducted this memorable wine tasting tour.

As the owner, she tells her story as she pours lots of wine. Her humble beginnings inspire. So genuine, so caring..tough as nails & soft as butter. That's her.

Gorgeous setting on top of the hill. Arkansas as its finest.

As Part of a 22. on a TD coach tour, she explained just enough to keep our attention. The pianist was a nice touch.

Ask about SMASH wine. A story of hope.

Go, taste, buy...Recommend.

She is the real deal.

6. Byrd's Adventure Center

7037 Cass Oark Rd, Ozark, AR 72949-9053 +1 479-667-4066
Excellent
37%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Byrd's Adventure Center

The leading ATV park in Arkansas and one of the top canoe, kayak, and raft rental services on the wild and scenic Mulberry River. Since 1982, Byrd's Adventure Center has been the original off road and ATV park in Arkansas. In addition to hundreds of miles of ORV and ATV trails in the surrounding Ozark National Forest, Byrd's Adventure Center offers 800-acres for your outdoor adventures

Reviewed By Foster4413 - Haslet, Texas

I want to start out with a positive note, the Park itself was great. The ladies working the counter were nice and attentive. The trails in the park and surrounding National Forest are beautiful. We had a blast riding the ATV Trails all over the region. The second day there we rode about 37 miles of trails starting on the Forestry Service side and working our way north, then looping back through the North side of the Adventure Park.

There is a restaurant in the park, but it's only open on the weekends. It's a new building with a nice view of the Mulberry River.

Now, to discuss the obvious failure of this parks management. The rental that they charge $150 a night for is awful. The only good thing I have to say about it is the power and water work. Everything else is a craps shoot.

Most of the doors don't work because of the shifting of the trail. Oh yeah, did I forget to mention is a single wide trailer advertised as a cabin. It looks like it's going to fall apart and is covered in a green film, dirt, bugs.

When you walk in it looks appealing at first with fresh paint and rustic decorations. But upon a second look one notices the the cabinet door are about to fall off their hinges. The side of the fridge was rusting over. The toilet in one of the bathrooms might make some sea sick with the motion.

The rooms are cooled with window units, but the units aren't sealed nor secured. Anyone could slide a hand or arm into the house with ease to over the window. The water stank terribly and the TV that was hooked up to a DVD player was non-operational.

In short, the park was awesome, but find somewhere else to stay.

7. Logan County Courthouse

25 W Walnut St, Paris, AR 72855-3845
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Logan County Courthouse

Reviewed By petdogdfw - Dallas, Texas

I love to visit small town as we travel and see the different architecture. The courthouse is a beautiful old structure although it looks like it is in need of new paint. There is a small Eiffel Tower just across the street.

8. Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas

101 W Walnut St # 111, Paris, AR 72855-3847
Excellent
49%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Eiffel Tower Park Paris Arkansas

Reviewed By Julie W - Monticello, Arkansas

It's the highlight of a basically empty downtown. Don't head here to get supplies or a bite to eat. Maybe go for the photo op or to buy an antique at a nearby shop. Considering this town is very near a major Arkansas tourist destination it saddened me to see the depressed state of it and the true potential lost. It is full of possibilities and a couple of gems. I can see a downtown like Fort Smith or El Dorado working well here-a quaint opportunity.

9. Mount Bethel WInery

5014 Mount Bethel Dr, Altus, AR 72821-8878 +1 479-468-2444
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Mount Bethel WInery

Reviewed By jillianjh - Jonesboro, Arkansas

This is my kind of winery. Family owned and operated. They have a large selection of fruit wine, including pear, raspberry, and elderberry. I really enjoyed our "host." She was very helpful, let us taste just about anything, and told us a number of stories about the history of the winery and the area. I think we stayed at Mt. Bethel longer than any other winery.

10. Wiederkehr Wine Cellars

3324 Swiss Family Dr, Wiederkehr Village, Altus, AR 72821-9037 479-468-WINE
Excellent
34%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 129 reviews

Wiederkehr Wine Cellars

Reviewed By TigerSouthCarolina - South Carolina

Such a surprising delicious place! The restaurant looks questionable from the outside... But, it was built in 1880! The inside is old and interesting and the food was delicious. We wished we had 4 days to eat there... In order to eat all of the things we wanted!!! Blake was helpful in describing the wines so we bought what we would enjoy... The food... Very good!!! A German-Swiss influence...and a touch of French... Oh so good!!!

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