Fayetteville is ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live.
It Starts Here
Dickson Street is home to one of the state's most popular entertainment areas, spreading out from the eastern edge of campus. In fact, a portion of the street is located on campus, connecting the university to Fayetteville's downtown historic district and nearby town square. Here you'll find a variety of restaurants, boutiques, galleries and clubs unique to the area as well as one of "America's Favorite Farmer's Markets." The U of A is truly at the heart of Fayetteville.
We Like To Have A Good Time
Fayetteville is a friendly place where you're always welcome to be yourself and have a good time. There are more than 180 officially sanctioned festivals and events to prove it – from a film festival to a motorcycle rally featuring blues music and barbeque. Live music and food trucks anyone?
Arts and Culture
Fayetteville supports a robust artistic culture including several theaters for the performing arts, music venues and galleries on campus and others within a short walk. You'll find murals, sculptures and art installations by local and world-renowned artists all around town. The Windgate Arts District and city’s designated arts corridor are being developed on the southern edge of campus. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is just a short drive north to Bentonville. This world-class museum features a permanent collection of art spanning five centuries. Eureka Springs, known as the "Little Switzerland of the Ozarks," is about 45 minutes from campus and makes a great day trip with more than 100 specialty shops and galleries.
A Razorback Runs Through It
This is a place to get out and explore. Fayetteville's many parks and trails are great for biking and hiking or just a scenic walk. And then there's the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Greenway that not only runs through town but through the heart of the region as well. The trail winds from south Fayetteville, along the eastern edge of campus, and then nearly 40 miles to the north, connecting six downtowns and many popular attractions.
The Natural State Surrounds You
Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus. Devil's Den State Park is a short distance south of Fayetteville. Beaver Lake is 30 minutes to the northeast. And America's first National River, the Buffalo, is only an hour's drive to the east. It's a paradise for hikers, floaters and all those who enjoy beautiful things.
We can't show you everything there is to love about Fayetteville and the surrounding area. You have to experience it for yourself. Home to the University of Arkansas, it's a place that all Razorbacks love coming home to.