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Harrison, Arkansas

Harrison accommodates your explorations with a wide choice of lodging facilities and places to eat. There are daytime recreational pleasures such as golfing and tennis. Evening enjoyments include dramatic productions at The Lyric Theater, bowling, movies, and baseball and softball competition at their busy sports complex.

The Famous White River is 50 minutes east of Harrison, offering first class fishing for trout. North of Harrison is beautiful Bull Shoals Lake that offers great fishing for bass and other gamefish species, plus a wide variety of water sports.

The beauty of the Ozark Mountains spread in all directions from Harrison, Arkansas. You are surrounded by pristine wilderness and a myriad of area attractions and ways to have fun.
In town, birding enthusiasts and nature lovers can visit a remnant of tallgrass prairie set aside as an Arkansas Natural Area. Five Arkansas plant species live in this natural area, and Baker Prairie is also home to animal species of special concern. Baker Prairie is growing in popularity as a bird sanctuary.
Crooked Creek, long a popular small mouth bass stream, forms Lake Harrison just blocks from their Historic downtown.

Just minutes from Harrison are some of the most pristine natural wonders of the entire Ozark Mountain region. The majestic Buffalo National River (Pictured to the left) is 15 miles south of town. It's a popular playground for canoeing, camping and fishing.

Less than an hour west of Harrison is Eureka Springs, "America's Victorian Village". Only 35 miles north is booming Branson Missouri, with the largest number of music theater in America. An hour and a half to the south of Harrison is the Ozark Folk Center at Mountain View. The highway connections to these spots are some of the most beautiful scenic routes around. Scenic Highways 7, 65, 62 and 412, wonderful for enjoying the brilliant fall colors and the lush greens, wildflowers, redbuds and dogwoods of spring and summer.

Things to see and do

  • Bear Creek Springs Trout Farm & Gift Shop - U.S. Hwy. 62 and 65. Rainbow trout fishing. No license, no limit, equipment furnished free or use your own. Fish cleaned and packed in Ice. You pay only for what you catch. - 870-741-6031
  • Boone County Heritage Museum - 110 S. Cherry St. Hours: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, March 1st to November 30th. Open same hours from December to February, Thursday onlys. Excellent collection of M&NA railroad, Boone County and Civil War artifacts and photos. Genealogy Libary also, - 870-741-3312
  • Cottonwood Bowl - 116 Hwy. 43 E. - 870-741-8500
  • Harrison Country Club - U.S. Hwy. 62-65 N., 1/2 mile north of Arkansas Hwy. 43 E. 18 Hole Golf Course with driving range, bentgrass greens, watered Bermuda Fairways open to the public on a daily green fee basis. Cart rentals available. - 870-741-2443
  • Hurricane River Cave - U.S. Hwy. 65, 16 miles south of Harrison. Open daily March 1st to October 31st. Narrow meandering passageways and large chambers. 1,000 gallons per minute waterfall. - 870-429-6200
  • Marine Corps Legacy Museum - Located on the square. Only comprehensive private Marine Corp museum in central U.S. 501 C3 non profit and educational institution, Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday by appointment. Research requires appointment. - 870-743-1680
  • Lake Harrison/Park - South of National Historic District - 800-880-6265
  • Little Bell Wedding Chapel - Hwy. 412E/65 S. at Bellefonte. Eloping couples travel to be married at "World Famous" Little Bell Chapel. Open by appointment daily. - 870-743-2355
  • Lyric Theater - North side of Town Square in National Historic District. Owned by Ozark Art Council. Theatrical productions, concerts and fine arts programs
  • Mystic Caverns - Guided tours through two of the Ozarks, most beautiful caverns at one convenient location. Gift shop, picnic area and restrooms. Open Monday to Saturday, March 1st to November 30th, December to February by appointment - 870-365-0190
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