In Northwest Arkansas, business titans, major league educators and funky, artistic self-starters come together to create a community all their own.
From north to south, Fayetteville and the nearby towns of Bentonville and Springdale offer everything from world-class museums and burgers to boutique shopping, music, nightlife and more.
For guests, friends and travelers of all sorts, this is your guide to wandering around Fayetteville.
Located a block from the historic downtown square, Graduate Fayetteville is a short hop to most main attractions.
Saturday brings the Farmers Market, but seven days a week you’ll find small business to support along Block Street, including Riff Raff boutique, Block Street Records, Little Bread Company and Maxine’s Tap Room. And don’t miss the world-famous, incredible, indescribable burgers at Hugo’s.
For bigger parties, Cheers just took over the old post office building. Ask about the Edison connection, the secret prohibition bar and prime rib.
Down a few blocks, you’ll crash into Dickson Street. During the day you can grab a meal, check out the University of Arkansas bookstore or get outdoorsy at Fayettechill and Bearded Goat.
At night, party with the hundreds if not thousands of students and locals who flock to this strip of bars. Try a ride on the mechanical hog and grab grub from the food carts for a night to remember.
If you have two wheels or four, bike or drive over to The Farmer’s Table Café or Penguin Ed’s Bar-B-Que. Anything on their menus is worth eating. Art’s Place makes a mean burger in a mean atmosphere.
North of Fayetteville, downtown Springdale offers amazing Mexican and the Tyson chicken hatchery. Make a trip to nearby Bentonville to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The museum is suspended above a forest river and general admission is always free.
All this and so much more occupy this corner of The Natural State. Take a visit. Recharge in the great outdoors. Eat yourself silly. Relive your glory days or lean in and start making some memories.
Graduate Fayetteville opens this summer.