In a city where Razorbacks reign supreme, there is much to do outside the collegiate atmosphere, though a tour of the University of Arkansas’ scenic campus should be a part of any trip to Fayetteville. While on the campus, admire the historic architecture and beautifully landscaped green areas.
Next to campus is Dickson Street, a strip of stores, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Spend time looking for that unique trinket, and enjoy lunch, dinner or both al fresco at one of many establishments on Dickson.
Learn about the diverse ecosystems of the area at the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks. Twelve gardens offer different areas to learn from and to play. The gardens are also home to the region’s only butterfly house.
Visit the home that once housed one of America’s most powerful political couples at the Clinton House Museum. The small home was the first owned by the couple and the site of their wedding vows. Photographs, videos and other documents show a glimpse of the man who would be president and the woman who stood by him before gaining the spotlight for herself. The museum also offers directions for a driving tour of Clinton-related sites around Fayetteville, referred to as the “Billgrimmage.”
The Arkansas Air & Military Museum gives the history of aviation in the state. View aircraft, engines and military vehicles along with photos and artifacts of famous aviators with Arkansas ties.