Mountain View, "Folk Music Capital of the World".
Mountain View promotes itself as the "Folk Music Capital of the World" for good reason. All through the spring, summer and fall, most evenings will find local folk on the town square getting together for informal music sessions open to the public. Bluegrass is the fare and some is amazingly well done. The Ozark Folk Center features old time traditional music & dance, local & guest performers,with showtime 7:30 pm, Wednesday-Saturday nights. there are monthly Sunday gospel shows and special performance weekends. The center is open mid-April through October.
Other local favorites for folk music and comedy include The Jimmy Driftwood Barn and Mellon's Country Store and Museum.
The White River Retreat cabins are located close to Mountain View, Arkansas near the Ozark National Forest. Area attractions include The Ozark Folk Center State Park, Blanchard Springs and Caverns, Loco Ropes zip line and the Sylamore Creek hiking trail. The White river is considered to be one of Arkansas most beautiful rivers and provides "world class" trout fishing as well as amazing scenic beauty and opportunity for kayaking.