Experience

There's no shortage of things to see and do in northwest Arkansas. From historic sites to boutiques, nightlife, and family friendly activities, we are proud to offer a variety. Regardless of your speed of entertainment, Fayetteville has an experience for all ages.

We invite you to explore our unique corner of Arkansas and immerse yourself in our thriving community. With an abundance of culture and attractions, you may even need to extend your stay!

For the third year in a row, Fayetteville made the top five in U.S. News & World Report's rankings of the best places to live in America.

According to U.S. News, the report ranks the 125 largest metropolitan areas in the country "based on affordability, job prospects and quality of life." Addtional factors included in a nationwide public survey and data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as well as U.S. News' own rankings of the Best High Schools and Best Hospitals.

Fayetteville came in fifth place for the second year in a row. Other cities included in the top five were Austin, Texas; Colorado Springs, Co.; Denver, CO.; and Des Moines, IA.

Of course, everything that makes Fayetteville a great place to live also makes it one of the best weekend getaways! With the best live music and nightlife in Northwest Arkansas, an amazing culinary scene, year-round events include music and film festivals, and attractions for all ages, it's no surprise to see Fayetteville garnerning national attention as on the of the best cities in the country.

Fayetteville is home to one of the few remaining drive-in theaters left in Arkansas. In fact, there are only about 330 left in the entire United States.

Located at 2552 Highway 112, the 112 Drive-In Theatre is one of the most popular things to do in Fayetteville, as it harks back to an almost-forgotten era of cinema history, allowing guests to travel back in time while enjoying the newest movies from Hollywood, as well as some of its classics.

The 2018 season starts March 16, and will run through October.

February, 2018

Fayetteville offers guests a multitude of experiences. Here, culture and nature meet and free spirits thrive. It’s rich in arts, history and entertainment rooted in a strong pride for all things local. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, it’s a nature-lover’s dream. There’s always something happening here – a good balance between the old and new to provide change in a familiar place.

Holidays are a special time to visit with family and reconnect with old friends, but more importantly they give us those extended weekends we love so much!

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for experiencing Fayetteville in the fall. Of course, deciding what to do with so many events and attractions can be overwhelming. Don’t worry! We’re here to help.

In October, the leaves change color, pumpkins are carved and everyone is eager for our favorite scary holiday, Halloween! Along with costumes and candy, Halloween conjures up stories of ghosts and strange sightings. Even crazier is that some people actually seek out these phenomenon for kicks!

If you’re looking for scary things to do for Halloween, these haunted houses and locations around Fayetteville should put you on the right track. But beware, these tales are not for the faint of heart!

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