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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for May 17 — May 22, 2015

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Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 17 - After dinner there will be an overview of schedu...
After dinner there will be an overview of schedule and get acquainted. Park bus will take participants to an informal, local music program.

Note: Should be able to get on & off bus; please let us know beforehand if bus with lift is needed.

Arrive To: Check-in @ Cabins at Dry Creek from 2-4pm.

Afternoon: Light snacks & get aquainted during check-in time; can pick up name badges & folders

Dinner: Dinner @ Skillet Restaurant

Evening: Transportation to one of the local, informal music programs known as Jimmy Driftwoods

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 18 - After an early breakfast and a short return to yo...
After an early breakfast and a short return to your rooms, we'll board the bus for the Chessman landing on the White River. After settling into our rafts we'll float to the take out point at the town of Calico Rock where we will have a picnic lunch

Note: Should be able to get in and out of a rubber raft and sit on a rubber bench with no back. Entire trip takes approximately 2 1/2 hours, depending on the height of the river

Breakfast: Breakfast at the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: Enjoy a relaxing float on the gently flowing White River, from the Chessman Landing to the takeout point near the town of Calico Rock.

Lunch: A picnic lunch at the City Park in Calico Rock.

Afternoon: We'll meet a character by the name of Greasy Slim and walk with him through what is known as "old Calico. Slim will give us an insight into the history of this once booming, rural, Arkansas river town. Following this leisurely walk, you may visit the Calico Rock museum and then stroll the streets, poking into the shops.

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Folk Center

Evening: A program of Ozark Lifestyle; food, clothing, shelter and culture.

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 19 - This will be a first visit to the Ozark Folk Cent...
This will be a first visit to the Ozark Folk Center State Parks' Craft Village. You'll meet the artisans and talk with them about how their handmade items, how they learned and why they enjoy this way of life. Storytelling program at noon.

Breakfast: Early morning breakfast @ the Skillet Restaurant

Morning: We'll board the bus for a short trip through the Ozark National Forest on our way to the morning program of a "Walk to the Past." Before this leisurely walk, there will be a talk on the history of the family who first settled this part of Stone County and ran the first mill.

Lunch: Lunch @ the Folk Center upon return; generally between noon and 12:30pm

Afternoon: Class varies; could be playparty games or old time square dance; however, if the river is low and the float has taken some time, then we may offer a free afternoon

Dinner: Dinner @ the Skillet Restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Evening: Evening program on some aspect of the Ozarks; may be living history or may be about music & musical instruments

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 20 - A "Walk to the Past" in the Ozark National Forest...
A "Walk to the Past" in the Ozark National Forest with a short talk beforehand, on the early settlement of this area and the family who ran the mill; the walk includes a view of what remains of this building and the dam and lake that provided the power.

Note: Should be able to walk a mile on hard surfaces.

Breakfast: Breakfast @ the Folk Centers' full service restaurant.

Morning: Tony Guinn, Visitors Information Specialist, will give a short talk on how this area was first developed and one of the homesteaders who also ran the mill. You'll then take a leisurely walk "back in time" , seeing and hearing about this beautiful part of what is now the Ozark National Forest. You'll view the remnants of the original mill and see the dam and the lake that powered it.

Lunch: Lunch at the picnic pavilion in the National Forest.

Afternoon: Blanchard Cave is just a short drive from the picnic pavilion and the entrance to the Visitors Center. Here you may tour the Exhibit Hall and attend the movie that gives an overview of how Blanchard Cave was formed and what to expect on your guided tour of this world renown caverns system.

Dinner: Once again, we'll be @ the Skillet Restaurant

Evening: First of the Folk Centers' evening musicals in the large auditorium @ the Park

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Newly renovated rooms with two queen sized beds; private bath; television with cable; telephone; set in a wooded area; all rooms non-smoking; patios with furniture; glider rockers in rooms.

Contact info:
1032 Park Ave
Mountain View, AR 72560 USA
phone: 800-264-3655
web: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com

Room amenities: Coffee maker with regular and decaf. coffee; small refrigerator; TV with cable.

Facility amenities: Unheated, outdoor pool within walking distance of rooms; large lodge rec room for cards or visiting; a walking path from the Lodge area to meals and classes, although there is a Park bus that will take you to all meals and classes to and from the Lodge room area.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $65.-$70. for one/two people
Please call 800-264-3655 to check on availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 21 - Morning program; noon storytelling in the Crafts ...
Morning program; noon storytelling in the Crafts Village; self guided tour of historic buildings in downtown Mountain View; final visit to Crafts Village; special, evening musical performance; Folk Center Musical in large auditorium.

Note: Folk Center bus will take you to the downtown area and pick you up; two different times to choose from, depending on your interest in the town.

Breakfast: Skillet restaurant @ the Ozark Folk Center

Morning: The group will be divided into two smaller groups; one group will experience the fun of an old time square dance and the other group will take a guided walk in the Heritage Herb Gardens at the Folk Center. After a break for a hot or cold drink, the two groups will switch. The remainder of the morning can be spent in the Crafts Village, as this will be the final scheduled time for this visit. There will also be another presentation on the deck next to the Schoolhouse.

Lunch: A buffet lunch will be served at the Skillet Restaurant, immediately following the noon presentation.

Afternoon: A self-guided tour (with a map and appropriate information provided) of the historic buildings of the County seat, in downtown Mountain View. Many of these wood and stone buildings house lovely shops and some have a place to get a snack or a drink. Informal music gatherings may also be part of your time in town.

Dinner: Grilled or fried, Arkansas raised catfish dinner complete with all the trimmings

Evening: A private, special concert for the Road Scholar participants and then the Folk Center music concert in the large auditorium. This nights performances will be different from the previous evenings line-up

Lodging: Cabins at the Dry Creek @ Ozark Folk Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 22 - A moving, living history presentation followed by...
A moving, living history presentation followed by check-out from the Cabins at Dry Creek. (11am) Review and comments regarding the week, with lunch immediately following. The week will "officially" end after lunch.

Breakfast: Breakfast provided by the Skillet Restaurant at the Ozark Folk Center State Park

Morning: Living History presentation

Morning: After room check-out (10am) a wrap-up of the weeks events (11:15am)

Lunch: A light lunch @ the Skillet Restaurant (directly following the wrap-up)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Ozark Folk Center State Park
Ozark GetawaysPhone: 888-679-2859 OR you may go to www.yourplaceinthemountains.com; this is the Mountain View area Chamber of Commerce website or call them at 870-269-8068
For additional information, visit: www.ozarkgetaways.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
23 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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