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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - The Harrison area is the scene of
many annual festivals and other recreation activities, including:
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
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
River Elk Festival
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
NBC World Series
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.
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.
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
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.
•Good Stuff - Flea Market & Furniture
1021 Main Street
Harrison, AR 72601
870-741-0062 or 870-688-1878