What To Do When You're in Fayetteville!
Home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is a happening city in northwestern Arkansas. Also known simply as Fay and the Track Capital of the World, Fayetteville is busting with cultural attractions, historic sites, outdoor activities, and so much more.
If you’re looking for a show or a museum, Fayetteville has you covered. Check out the Fine Arts Center and Fieldhouse Museum at the University of Arkansas Campus Historic District, or find the event schedule at the year-round TheatreSquared.
A major attraction in Fay, the West Dickson Street Commercial Historic District is en entertainment district neighboring the University of Arkansas, and an ideal spot for unique bars, restaurants, and shops. Dickson Street is also home to Walton Arts Center, host to art galleries, studio space, gardens, and major touring acts and performances.
University of Arkansas
This being Arkansas, an outdoor activity is not hard to find. Leaving out the nearby Ozark National Forest, outdoor spots include the Wilson Park Historic District, the Lake Fayetteville Trail Bridge, the Razorback Park Golf Course, and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
Fayetteville’s own Parks & Recreation Department offers over 4,200 acres of parkland across more than 70 sites. This includes over 50 miles of trail (the Fayetteville Trail System), three lakes, and 35 parks.
Founded in 1828, Faytown is busting with historic sites. Explore visitor-friendly areas like the University of Arkansas Campus Historic District, the Mount Nord Historic District, Washington-Willow Historic District, Wilson Park Historic District, and Fayetteville Historic Square.
Stops in Fayetteville ideal for history buffs include Headquarters House and the Clinton House Museum, plus the Fayetteville National Cemetery, the Washington County Courthouse, and the Old Washington County Jail.
Historic District in Faytown
One of many happening parts of town, Historic Fayetteville Square comes with a full dance card of events and activities. Check out reoccurring fun at First Thursday on the Square and the Fayetteville Farmers' Market, plus festivals like the Block Street Block Party, the Lights of the Ozarks Festival, and Last Night Fayetteville.
Each September, Dickson Street hosts the Bikes Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally – said to be the "Largest US Charity Rally." The Blair Library hosts plenty of film festivals and other local events, while the University of Arkansas is bustling with sporting events.
And speaking of sporting events, it’s known far and wide the University of Arkansas is home to the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas Ladybacks. Catch a football game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, join basketball fans at Bud Walton Arena, or take yourself to the ballgame at Baum Stadium.