A local's guide to Fayetteville

Katy

A local's guide to Fayetteville

Sightseeing
Beautiful gardens and local shops surround the square. Wander around and check out our many murals for some great photo ops, then stop by our local eateries. The seasonal farmer’s market (Saturday mornings) and many events are held here as well!
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Fayetteville Farmer's Market & Historic Square
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Beautiful gardens and local shops surround the square. Wander around and check out our many murals for some great photo ops, then stop by our local eateries. The seasonal farmer’s market (Saturday mornings) and many events are held here as well!
The architecture alone is a great reason to visit the campus grounds. You can rent a scooter, check out the chiseled names of all the graduates, or just wear yourself out walking all the hills!
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University of Arkansas
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The architecture alone is a great reason to visit the campus grounds. You can rent a scooter, check out the chiseled names of all the graduates, or just wear yourself out walking all the hills!
Beautifully laid out gardens with a butterfly house. Check www.bgozarks.org for admission and hours.
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Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
4703 North Crossover Road
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Beautifully laid out gardens with a butterfly house. Check www.bgozarks.org for admission and hours.
Up on Mount Sequoyah*, this small overlook gives a lovely view of the city on a clear day or night. *356 W Skyline Drive
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Mt. Sequoyah Cross
498 W Skyline Dr
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Up on Mount Sequoyah*, this small overlook gives a lovely view of the city on a clear day or night. *356 W Skyline Drive
Outdoor Adventure
This large park has a playground, baseball fields, and hiking/biking trails. The trails at Kessler Mountain connect to the new Centennial Park trail system. These trails are especially beautiful in late fall when the leaves are changing!
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Kessler Mountain Regional Park
2600 W. Judge Cummings Road
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This large park has a playground, baseball fields, and hiking/biking trails. The trails at Kessler Mountain connect to the new Centennial Park trail system. These trails are especially beautiful in late fall when the leaves are changing!
This is a great starting place for many activities! There is a very nice paved trail that goes around the lake (5.5 miles), and a beginner friendly mountain bike trail as well (7 miles). Head north on the paved trail to see the Dam via a pedestrian bridge. The park also has sand volleyball courts and a playground.
Veterans Memorial Park
This is a great starting place for many activities! There is a very nice paved trail that goes around the lake (5.5 miles), and a beginner friendly mountain bike trail as well (7 miles). Head north on the paved trail to see the Dam via a pedestrian bridge. The park also has sand volleyball courts and a playground.
101 Shoreline Dr, Springdale, AR Also at Lake Fayetteville is a disc golf course that starts from this parking lot. You can access the wooden features of the skill course and both the paved and dirt trails around the lake from here as well.
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Lake Fayetteville Park
1153 Lake Fayetteville Rd
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101 Shoreline Dr, Springdale, AR Also at Lake Fayetteville is a disc golf course that starts from this parking lot. You can access the wooden features of the skill course and both the paved and dirt trails around the lake from here as well.
Tucked away between neighborhoods is a large park that has playgrounds, sand volleyball, walking trail, and concerts in the summer! It connects to the Razorback Greenway via a paved connector trail.
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Gulley Park
1850 E Township St
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Tucked away between neighborhoods is a large park that has playgrounds, sand volleyball, walking trail, and concerts in the summer! It connects to the Razorback Greenway via a paved connector trail.
This 10’ wide paved trail stretches from Kessler Mountain in south Fayetteville to Bella Vista with many connector trails to various destinations. It winds through different downtowns, plenty of parks, and by many local eateries.
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Razorback Greenway
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This 10’ wide paved trail stretches from Kessler Mountain in south Fayetteville to Bella Vista with many connector trails to various destinations. It winds through different downtowns, plenty of parks, and by many local eateries.
A Fayetteville jewel! This large park features multiple playgrounds, jogging trail, gardens, basketball courts, baseball fields, and a unique castle structure. In the summer you can cool down in the creek that runs through the park or take a dip in the public pool!
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Wilson Park
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A Fayetteville jewel! This large park features multiple playgrounds, jogging trail, gardens, basketball courts, baseball fields, and a unique castle structure. In the summer you can cool down in the creek that runs through the park or take a dip in the public pool!
You can rent kayaks, paddle boats, and bikes (trail runs by the marina). It is open seasonally.
Lake Fayetteville Boat & Bike Rental
You can rent kayaks, paddle boats, and bikes (trail runs by the marina). It is open seasonally.
Indoor Fun
Our newly expanded library is state-of-the-art! It's walking distance to all downtown has to offer, parking is free, and it has its own coffee shop. www.faylib.org for upcoming library events!
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Fayetteville Public Library
401 West Mountain Street
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Our newly expanded library is state-of-the-art! It's walking distance to all downtown has to offer, parking is free, and it has its own coffee shop. www.faylib.org for upcoming library events!
Need to burn off some energy on a rainy day?
Altitude Trampoline Park
648 Van Asche Dr
Need to burn off some energy on a rainy day?
Water works
Walker Park in SoFay has a newly built splash pad (open seasonally), skate park, and playgrounds.
Walker Park Trail
Walker Park in SoFay has a newly built splash pad (open seasonally), skate park, and playgrounds.
Large open fields (perfect for shooting off model rockets or flying kites), well maintained playground, and splash pad (seasonal). If you're looking for easy parking and plenty of wide open space, this park is an easy drive just outside the city.
C.L. "Charlie" and Willie George Park
4023 Hylton Road
Large open fields (perfect for shooting off model rockets or flying kites), well maintained playground, and splash pad (seasonal). If you're looking for easy parking and plenty of wide open space, this park is an easy drive just outside the city.
This local spot is a great swimming hole! Enjoy cooling off on a hot day, or climb the rock ledge for a daring jump in to the water!
Riverside Park
Arkansas 170
This local spot is a great swimming hole! Enjoy cooling off on a hot day, or climb the rock ledge for a daring jump in to the water!
Food scene
They have amazing sandwiches, bread, and baked goods. We highly recommend trying the cranberry pecan bread!! Open for breakfast and lunch.
Stone Mill Bread Co
2600 North Gregg Avenue
They have amazing sandwiches, bread, and baked goods. We highly recommend trying the cranberry pecan bread!! Open for breakfast and lunch.
They have amazingly tasty (and huge) burritos, nachos, tacos, and rice bowls. Great prices, great portions.
Flying Burrito Co
3200 North College Avenue
They have amazingly tasty (and huge) burritos, nachos, tacos, and rice bowls. Great prices, great portions.
Not just another taco place! They donate a meal for every meal you buy.
Tacos 4 Life
1572 N College Ave
Not just another taco place! They donate a meal for every meal you buy.
It’s good southern cookin’...inexpensive and large portions. If you go on the weekend they have chocolate gravy that’s absolutely amazing! Open for breakfast and lunch.
Rolling Pin Café
2565 E Huntsville Rd
It’s good southern cookin’...inexpensive and large portions. If you go on the weekend they have chocolate gravy that’s absolutely amazing! Open for breakfast and lunch.
The man. The legend. After a fun night on Dickson Street, you won't find a better hot dog anywhere. Open late Thursday thru Saturday.
Yancey's Dickson Street Dogs
542 West Dickson Street
The man. The legend. After a fun night on Dickson Street, you won't find a better hot dog anywhere. Open late Thursday thru Saturday.
Talk about a good time! Local brews, great food, and a HUGE outdoor area with yard games, playground, and live concerts on weekends. Take the kids during the day, and come back at night for adult fun!
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JJ's Beer Garden & Brewing Co.
3615 Steele Blvd
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Talk about a good time! Local brews, great food, and a HUGE outdoor area with yard games, playground, and live concerts on weekends. Take the kids during the day, and come back at night for adult fun!
Fine dining and local flair! Reservations required for dinner. Their menu has a variety of seafood, pasta, and steaks.
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Mermaids Seafood Restaurant
2217 N College Ave
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Fine dining and local flair! Reservations required for dinner. Their menu has a variety of seafood, pasta, and steaks.
The legendary green shaved ice shack open from April thru August. If you love shaved ice, you’ll love Shave the Planet! Find their hours on social media.
Shave The Planet
3078 North College Avenue
The legendary green shaved ice shack open from April thru August. If you love shaved ice, you’ll love Shave the Planet! Find their hours on social media.
Locally sourced, healthy bowls of yumminess! This company invests heavily back into our community!
Snack Lab (Fayetteville)
2341 North College Avenue
Locally sourced, healthy bowls of yumminess! This company invests heavily back into our community!
Local Coffee
An NWA tradition…everyone knows Onyx coffee! Their signature mochas add black salt. I always ask them to leave it off, but most people like it!
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Onyx Coffee Lab - Fayetteville
2418 North Gregg Avenue
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An NWA tradition…everyone knows Onyx coffee! Their signature mochas add black salt. I always ask them to leave it off, but most people like it!
Veteran owned and fantastic coffee. I also recommend the tamales. They are amazing.
Doomsday Coffee and Roasterie
1378 North College Avenue
Veteran owned and fantastic coffee. I also recommend the tamales. They are amazing.