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If you haven’t yet decided to take a trip to Fayetteville, Arkansas, do yourself a favor and Just Do It!  You will be glad you did.

Fayetteville is full of pleasant surprises and one of the premier destinations in all of Arkansas.  Fayetteville offers fun and excitement for all its visitors, and it prides itself on welcoming travelers in the spirit of genuine Southern Hospitality.

Not only does it have some of the most beautiful scenery in the state, but it also has some of the best civil war history to be found in the country. Situated in the breathtaking Ozark Mountains where outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, camping and biking. Fayetteville is also home to the University of Arkansas and the world-famous Arkansas Razorbacks.

Fayetteville’s five distinct culinary districts scattered around town offer eclectic eateries to rival the best restaurants in the country, and many of them boast truly unique cuisine found only in the Fayetteville area. There are amazing restaurants to fit every budget including American, Asian, BBQ, Breweries and Pubs, Bistros, Burgers, Top Coffee Spots, Fast Food, Steak Houses, Fine Dining and Fantastic Food Trucks.

Get a real feel for Fayetteville from the local’s point of view:

NWAtravelguidefayetteville20142015 (1)The beautiful Fayetteville Downtown Square especially at Christmas when more than 400 thousand lights fascinate visitors with a wonderland of creative holiday displays.

* The gorgeous trails around the city including the beautiful Scull Creek Trail, Lake Fayetteville Trail, Mt Sequoyah Woods Trail and the Frisco Trail.

* The award-winning Fayetteville Farmers Market on the Downtown Square Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

* Popular Dickson Street is home to the Walton Arts Center and an eclectic array of clubs, galleries, bistros and restaurants.

* The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a collection of twelve beautiful themed gardens and has the only butterfly house in the area.

* Check out top-rated restaurants like Pesto Cafe, Greenhouse Grill, 1936 Cafe, El Camino Real, Cable Car Pizza, Catfish Hole, Doe’s Steakhouse, Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe, and Theo’s Don’t miss the fabulous air-stream food trailers.

* First Thursday’s on the Square where Fayetteville’s historic Downtown Square shifts gears and becomes a lively art district with talented visual artists, street performers, live music, delicious food and drink, and many activities for the kids.

* Blues Bikes and BBQ is a very popular event featuring free music, an enormous BBQ contest, and several motorcycle competitions. Held in September and attended by more than 400 thousand avid fans, it offers a wild, good time for all.

Springdale – Even though Springdale has a different feel than Fayetteville, it is actually only 9 miles south and 19 minutes driving time from Fayetteville.

Springdale, like the rest of NWA, is a bustling business community, and is known the world over as the chicken capital of the country. Tyson Foods, Inc. and Fuels & Supplies Inc., are located in Springdale.

Beaver Lake is nearby and offers many outdoor activities for all ages. Boating, fishing, camping, hiking, and kayaking are just some of the many activities afforded at this enormous lake.

The locals highly recommend and invite you to:

* Attend one of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals baseball games in the beautiful Arvest Ballpark.

* Located in downtown Springdale is the Shiloh Museum, which focuses on history from the 1850s

* Take a ride on the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad in an authentically restored turn-of-the-century passenger car.

* Experience the best chicken in the world at the 1940s-era AQ Chicken House.
* July Rodeo of the Ozarks, one of the top five rodeos in the country where you can see over 500 cowboys and rough stock…plus much more….

**Note** Be sure to download the NWA Travel Guide Full Edition  which includes Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Siloam Springs.

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