Area Attractions

Baker Prairie - Located ten blocks west of the Courthouse Square, this 71 acres of tall grass prairie has never been disturbed by plow. Now part of the nature Conservancy, the Prairie abounds in native vegetation and animal life. Rare plants and animals and many species of birds and insects live in the tall grass of Baker's Prairie.

Bear Creek Springs Trout Farms & Gift Shops - US HWY 62-65 offers Rainbow trout fishing. No license and no limit; equipment is furnished free, or you can use your own. Fish are cleaned and packed in ice for free, and you pay only for what you catch.

Boone County Heritage Museum (in Harrison) - This three story museum houses one of the most impressive collections of historical artifacts in Arkansas. Families in the counties surrounding Harrison, some with roots back to territorial times, have donated priceless articles to this amazing museum. Don't plan on a quick tour through the many theme rooms in the Boone County Historic Museum. From music to medicine, each room contains so many wonderful collections, you will feel as if you lived through centuries of rich Ozark history when you tour this exceptional museum. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, May - October, 10:00 A.M..- 4:00 P.M. Nominal admission fee. Central and Cherry Streets in Harrison.

Boone County Historical & Railroad Society - The Society operates the Boone County Heritage Museum, publishes the Boone County Historian containing genealogical data and general Boone County area history and Oak Leaves reporting historical information about the Missouri and Arkansas Railroad. Annual and permanent memberships are available. Boone Co. Historical & Railroad Society, Inc. P.O. Box 1094, Harrison, Arkansas.

Harrison City Parks - The Minnie Harris and Crooked Creek Parks are two lovely city parks located two blocks south of the town square on Main Street. Walkways along the creek, picnic tables and playgrounds offer fun and relaxation for all. Stifflers Spring, located in the bend of Crooked, features resting benches and a sun dial. Sidewalks allow a stroll along the levee with relaxing views of the Spring and downtown Harrison in these lovely parks along the banks of Crooked Creek.

Harrison Historic Cemeteries - Rose Hill Cemetery, located on Hwy. 7 a mile north from Historic Harrison Courthouse Square, is the oldest cemetery in Harrison, dating back to the 1870's. Maplewood Cemetery, located in northeast Harrison, is the showplace of the Ozarks in the fall. Maple trees in the cemetery grounds glow with red, orange and yellow leaves. Cemetery Index - An index to the cemeteries can be found at the Boone County Heritage Museum.

Harrison Town Square Special Events - Saturday nights in the beautiful Court park feature summer concerts on the Bandstand. Main Street Harrison also features year round special events and festivals.

Fairs and Festivals - The Harrison area is the scene of many annual festivals and other recreation activities, including:


Crawdad Days Music Festival
Main Street Harvest Homecoming Festival
Northwest Arkansas District Fair & Rodeo
Annual Bluegrass Festival - third full week-end in August
Art League Festival of Art - April and October
Shrine Circus
Annual Fall Foliage Color Tour
Harrison City of Lights Festival & Christmas Parade
Arkansas Fiddlers Jamboree -March
Main Street Easter Egg Hunt
Spring Dogwood Tour
Buffalo River Concert Series
Home, Farm and Garden Show
Ozark Heartland Arts and Crafts Show
Buffalo River Elk Festival
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
NBC World Series

Lyric Theater in Harrison - This historic theater featured the first talky shown in Harrison in November 7, 1929. The theater, in Harrison's Downtown Square, is now home to live theatrical and musical performances.

Harrison Historic Walking Tour - Plan on spending a wonderful day exploring Harrison's Historic downtown area, strolling through the lovely downtown Square and discovering the many historic attractions of Harrison, the Gateway to the Buffalo River. Enjoy shopping at clothing, second-hand goods and shoe stores located in Harrison's lovely town square. The historic Lyric theater, The Boone County Courthouse, built in 1909; The Old Boone County Jail, built in 1914; the People's Bank, where armed outlaw Henry Starr was shot and killed in 1921 in an attempted robbery; and the beautiful Hotel Seville with its magnificent Spanish/Moorish design are just a few of the wonderfully preserved sites you will visit on your tour of Harrison. Historic Walking Tour Guide is available.

100 Year Flood Mural - The First National Bank - Berryville building, on East Rush Avenue and Walnut Street, houses a mural depicting the May 7, 1961, 100 year flood that ravaged three-fourths of the town square and caused $5.4 million in property loss.

Fishing, Water Sports and Canoeing - Five major lakes, Bull Shoals, Norfork, Table Rock, Beaver and Taneycomo, are all within an hour's drive from Harrison and offer bass, pike, trout and other game fishing; sailing, skiing and diving in their clear mountain waters. The White River offers world-famous trout fishing and the Buffalo River is renowned for its beautiful scenery, fabulous canoeing and smallmouth bass. Crooked Creek runs through downtown Harrison, culminating in Lake Harrison, and is also known for its smallmouth bass fishing. A lighted river walk makes Lake Harrison a great feature for family activities.

Other Attractions


•Arts & Crafts
Nature Walks/Hiking Trails
•Good Stuff - Flea Market & Furniture
1021 Main Street
Harrison, AR 72601
870-741-0062 or 870-688-1878

Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau
Harrison and Boone County Arkansas Chamber of Commerce
Yellville Area Chamber of Commerce
Visit Mystic Caverns
Visit the HUB - Mid America's Motorcycle Resort
KCMH Radio
Eagle Heights Baptist Church


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