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Popular things to do in Mountain View

Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
Park
Blanchard Springs Recreation Area
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Ozark Folk Center State Park ©
State Park
Ozark Folk Center State Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Old Mill
Landmark
The Old Mill
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Washington Street Park ©
Park
Washington Street Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Mountain View is the largest city in and the county seat of Stone County, Arkansas. Located in the Ozarks, the city has a rich tradition of preserving folk music and culture. Founded in 1873, the city's economy is largely based on tourism related to its title as the "Folk Music Capitol of the World". Mountain View hosts the Ozark Folk Festival in April, various folk artists at Ozark Folk Center State Park throughout the year, and weekly music gatherings on the courthouse steps that are free and open to the public. The city is also known for outdoors recreation opportunities, including Blanchard Springs Caverns, trout fishing on the White River and the Ozark National Forest.HistoryThe town's name comes from its location in a valley bordered by the Blue Mountain Range of the Ozark Mountains. Prior to the founding of Mountain View in 1890, the town of Riggsville, established in 1819 by Thomas Augustus Riggs, existed immediately to the east remaining until after the Civil War, when towns with southern sympathies were to be renamed or moved altogether.Mountain View was incorporated on August 14, 1890.Mountain View was the location of 1929 trial in the Connie Franklin murder case, in which the "victim" testified.A tornado on April 14, 1996, rated F4 on the Fujita scale killed NFL quarterback Kurt Warner's mother-in-law and father in-law. Another EF4 tornado caused major damage to the town on February 5, 2008 in the 2008 Super Tuesday tornado outbreak, the deadliest tornado outbreak in two decades. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Mountain View and add them to your vacation plans using our United States trip itinerary site.

Side trips from Mountain View

Buffalo National River ©
National Park
Buffalo National River Harrison
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Blanchard Springs Caverns ©
Cave
Blanchard Springs Caverns Fifty Six
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Petit Jean State Park ©
State Park
Petit Jean State Park Morrilton
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead ©
Hiking Trail
Hawk's Bill Crag / Whitaker's Point Trailhead Ponca
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

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