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From New Orleans to the Ozarks - Must-sees?

Stuck in North Texas
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From New Orleans to the Ozarks - Must-sees?

Doing a circle tour - thinking about going through the Ozarks. It will be sometime late September through Middle October.

Where are your favorite must-sees? We have spent a lot of time in AR with 5 kids/6 grandkids etc. This time it's just the two of us, and looking for a different type trip. (No camping, no fishing, no digging, no kid parks,) This time we'd like adult-friendly lodging - Inns, B&B's, places to have conversation, etc.

We enjoy nature, music, history, interesting restaurants (not chains), wineries, talking to locals.

Your suggestions appreciated.

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1. Re: From New Orleans to the Ozarks - Must-sees?

Have you been to Fayetteville? Lots of adult activities but a college town. I would reccommend Carnell Inn - old University Building which has been converted to an inn - really neat and interesting. The restaurant there is also good - Ella's. Interesting places to eat include Herman's Ribhouse, Doe's Eat Place, Jose's, Mary Maestri's, the list goes on. If you have already been, you may know all of this. Lots of antique stores - and unique shops. Also great fall color.

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2. Re: From New Orleans to the Ozarks - Must-sees?

Hi Ellen,

We've been THROUGH Fayetteville, but that's all. Sounds interesting, esp the Inn. I'll check it out. Thanks for the reply.

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Hot springs has many wonderful B&B's,,

I love one that is on the lake ,

www.lookoutpointinn.com

There is slot type machines at the horse track,

http://www.oaklawn.com/Gaming

and just walking the historic district,

hotsprings.org/things_to_do/…downtown.asp - 36k

arkansas.com/things-to-do/…

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There is a fun little passenger train you can take a tour of the boston mountains in northern arkansas, It takes you to van buren where you have a two or three hour layover,, where you can tour the historic area around the train station, there is a great cafe across the street from the train station..

HOme cooked food and pie top die for,,

www.arkansasmissouri-rr.com/passenger.aspx

We loved spending a day , just enjoying the sights and shopping.

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5. Re: From New Orleans to the Ozarks - Must-sees?

I think the name is The Inn at Carnell Hall.

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Nearly all my family lived in the northwest part of the state. Even though they have mostly passed away, I still enjoy returning to the area. Eureka Springs is a wonderful place. Located less than 10 miles from Beaver lake and a little further to the north to Tablerock lake. The town is called "Little Swiserland" with the town built on the side of the moutain. There is an old hotel, the Cresant that is said to be haunted by the Ghost chasers on tv. Lots of art galeries, good food and craft shops with the Statue of Christ and the Passion play. It is a wonderful place to relax. There is information about the town on the net. Good traveling

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Eureka Springs is beautiful in the fall with the leaves changing and the temperatures cooling down a bit. Lots of wonderful B&B's and some great Historic Hotels. If wonderful non-chain restaurants from German to Italian to Steaks to fried chicken is what you are looking for, Eureka Springs has it all. The downtown Historic Distict has wonderful shops, art galleries and restaurants, with most of the buildings in the area having been built before 1910. If you would like to find out more you can visit the Chamber of Commerce website and see their Visitor Guide on line, or request one to be mailed to you at www.eurekaspringschamber.com. Enjoy your trip!!

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8. Re: From New Orleans to the Ozarks - Must-sees?

I also recommend Eureka Springs, Hot Springs and will add Mountain View.

Mountain View will put you close to nature. The Ozark Folk Center is historical and has music. Also, down home food. www.ozarkfolkcenter.com Also, near there is Blanchard Springs Caverns which is really beautiful. There are 2 scenic cave tours there. fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/caverns.html There are several B&B's and cabins in the area. Music and comedy shows.

Eureka Springs is a very pretty little town. There is a Cherokee Red Gourd Dance on Sept 27th and 28th there. www.pinemountainjamboree.com www.hoedown.net Big cat animal refuge at: www.turpentinecreek.org A beautiful glass chapel surrounded by nature at: www.thorncrown.com www.belleoftheozarks.com www.cosmiccavern.com www.eurekagardens.com

Hot Springs is a very artistic town. Also, has a great botanical garden at Garvan Gardens: www.garvangardens.org Drive up to the mountain tower. www.hotspringsar.com/info/tower/tower.htm www.maxwellblade.com www.hotspringswinery.com - wine tasting available. www.bathhouseshow.com www.pockettheatre.com www.drydenpottery.com

www.arkansas.com/places-to-stay has listings for B&B's, cabins, cottages, etc...

www.arkansas.com/things-to-do/scenic-drives

For the winery part, there are several in the Altus/Paris area. arkansas.com/things-to-do/wineries-micro-bre…

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