Fayetteville is an industrial, research and technology city located in northwestern corner of Arkansas. The home of University of Arkansas, Fayetteville has a population of 63,000. It is considered one of the country's most livable small cities because of its low cost of living, growing job market and scenic location. It has a Civil War history and is a good starting point for an exploration of the Ozarks.
Fayetteville has a vibrant city life fueled by the college crowd. The Dickson Street area caters to this group with eclectic stores, galleries and nightclubs. The downtown square is known for flower gardens, a farmers market and shopping and dining venues. In the fall, Fayetteville hosts more than 200,000 visitors at the Bikes, Blues and BBQ motorcycle festival. The Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas draw sports fans to the area for football, basketball and baseball games.
History buffs can explore Fayetteville's civil war background at cemeteries and parks. Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the location of the March 1862 battle that allowed the Union to keep Missouri.
Outside activities in the area include: camping, hiking, biking and horseback riding. The nearby Ozark Highland Trail allows unobstructed views of the beauty of the Ozarks region. Caving, fishing and floating are also popular.
Fayetteville is located 63 miles north of Fort Smith and 190 miles northwest of Little Rock. It is accessible via Interstate Highway 540 and State Highway 16. Many hotels and motels are available in the city.