963 Highway 62 E
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-6001
Fax: (870) 424-5114
The Ozark Folk Center State Park is a beautiful facility that strives to protect the cultural heritage of the Ozarks. With a state park that is dedicated to preserve and display the culture of the region, you can expect to see some fine skills that the veterans possessed. The art of pottery, music and other crafts are on show here for you to get acquainted with the region's history. With a horde of events being held at the park, one can expect to enjoy themselves throughout the day.
Located in northern Arkansas, it was the first river to be designated as a National River. It runs more than 150 miles (241 kilometers), and most of it is within boundaries of the National Park Service. Advanced canoeing and kayaking happens on a part of the river, and certain parts offer extreme whitewater trails. The upper section of the river has dramatic topography including whitewater rapids, waterfalls, caves, springs and sink holes. It is a popular destination for camping, fishing and canoeing.
Shadow Rock Park, in the small town of Forsyth, sports several tennis courts, a multi-purpose open-air stadium, and plenty of wide open space in which to frolic. The park is about a half-hour drive north-east of Branson.
Mammoth Spring State Park is named after the Mammoth Spring that originates from this park. Operated by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, the Mammoth Spring State Park also has a information center that chronicles the history of this area. Apart from that, this state park offers plethora of activities like boating, nature walking and so forth.
Lake Taneycomo is both part of the White River, and large enough to also be considered a lake at the same time. Its topographical anomaly arises due to man-made design, because both the Table Rock and Forsyth dams have created this popular recreation spot. Activities include trout fishing, water skiing, boating, swimming and just overall leisure along its banks. Since it is located between two dams, the water table can rise quickly when it's released at the Table Rock Dam, so keep an ear out for the whistle indicating this if you're on the banks.
Golf Digest, sometimes considered the premier authority of golf, rated this course as the top public golf course in the entire state of Missouri. Designed by Tom Fazio, it is part of the legendary Troon courses that dot the country. You get the sense that this course is different when you learn that each hole has its own name, like Sea of Trees, or Gobbler's Knob. There are seven water holes and some monstrous par-five stretches which make things difficult, as Troon courses often do, yet there are still practice facilities like the chipping greens and driving range for newbies. The course is open year round and all fees include a cart.
This golf resort is the perfect place to spend a day while in Branson. With immaculate greens, 40 bunkers and water on five holes, the course can be challenging to even the most seasoned professional. There is a golf professional on staff to assist you with any questions, and lessons are available. The club does require that you wear a collared shirt while on the greens. A fully stocked pro shop and a restaurant are also on the premises.