Mountain Village 1890 Bull Shoals
Where is it at?
Mountain Village 1890
1011 C. S. Woods Boulevard
Tel: 870 445-7177
Where are we going today?
NOTE: It's worth noting that this attraction is currently undergoing renovations, and will re-open once they are completed.
What better way to learn history than the LIVE it! At Mountain Village 1890, the whole family can experience this historic recreation of an Ozark settlement. It was built as a tribute to those first brave pioneers who settled in this pretty remote part of the USA! The men and women were strong, and brave, and followed trails that led into the Arkansas mountains, all the way from Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia and Tennessee - can you imagine walking all of that way to find a home!
Mountain Village 1890 has 9 main historic structures, as well as numerous outbuildings, as well as smaller things to see. All of these items have been brought from a number of sites in the Ozark mountain region. (Some of the buildings were brought completely intact from over 100 miles away!)
All of the buildings, and their contents, are authentic and were actually being used in 1890 - so it's pretty special! As you walk round, imagine the stories of the people who would have used all of these items. What do you think they were like?
You can visit the bank, the doctors office, the jail (and you will be allowed to leave there too!), and even the creepy Coffin Shop. There is even a Church.
As you walk around, take a look at some of the finer details. Can you notice the splits in the Church yard fence? These were actually split by Indians in 1828!
Mountain Village 1890 is an amazing place for the family to visit and really delve into the fascinating history of the area!
How much does it cost?
- Children$3 (Ages 6 - 11)
- Free Under: 5 years of age.
When can we go?
9am to 10am opening, and 4pm to 6pm close depending on the month.
Daily May to Labor Day, days vary rest of year so check when you book.
There are group rates available if you call and discuss what you're looking at doing with them ahead of time. .
Bring some snacks in your bag to ensure you can stay energized during your trip! .
Any Top Tips?
The village is in a great area, with lots of activities to do nearby too, so with the lodgings and fishings, and other caves in the area, why not consider making your trip longer than just a day out? .
Doing our bit
The village have really looked after creating an authentic experience for visitors. They have ensured the place is a real tribute to the pioneers, and really capture what like was like in 1890..
Need a little extra help?
If you have mobility difficulties, just give them a call to discuss what needs you might have, and they can let you know what is possible. .
Can I get one of those?
If you are hoping to pick up some handmade Ozark crafts, pottery, Native American keepsakes or other fun gifts, then the gift shop is where you need to be! .