AROUND BLEAU VALLEY

Situated in the breathtaking Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas offers unparalleled outdoor recreation, unique shopping, stunning world-class museums. and nationally ranked sports.  

 

Most of the listed things to do below can typically be reached in less than an hour from your base camp Bleau Valley Campground. 

A historic one-lane suspension bridge carrying Arkansas Highway 187 over the White River at Table Rock Lake. Built in 1949 by the Pioneer Construction Company, the structure is the only suspension bridge open to traffic in Arkansas. The Beaver Bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

In 1862, the Union Army moved into northern Arkansas and the War Eagle Valley. This Mill was used to grind grain for food. When the Union soldiers heard that the Confederate Army was advancing into the area, they picked up and went to Pea Ridge, Arkansas. For two days, the Confederate soldiers used the Mill.

The Pig Trail - 24 miles

 

This 24 mile ride is one of Arkansas premier rides and USA Today list this ride as the # 2 best ride in America.The rugged and forested Boston Mountains region of the Ozark Mountains provides the setting for this route,which often runs through a tunnel of foliage during spring, summer and fall.

Featuring unusual domes, rimstone dams, underground streams, and waterfalls. The natural entrance is located on Beaver Lake. One-hour tours are conducted by friendly storytelling guides.

 

This sightseeing attraction offers an easy walk with no stairs or tight places. After the tour, enjoy the park-like setting with short walking trails, scenic views, boat dock. Gemstone panning, Lost in the Woods Maze, and unique shopping.

This museum houses a permanent collection of American art masterworks from the colonial era to modern-day, and touring collections from national art institutions. Includes such masterpieces as Charles Wilson Peale’s and Gilbert Stuart’s portraits of George Washington; Asher Brown Durand’s Kindred Spirits; and Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter. Other major works by artists such as John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, William Merritt Chase, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andy Warhol, are also featured.

 

The temporary exhibitions program complements the permanent collection. The museum acquired Frank Lloyd Wright's Bachman-Wilson House in 2015 after it was taken apart in New Jersey and rebuilt on the grounds in Bentonville. Solar-powered shuttles transport visitors. Admission is free.