An Ozark Experience
Join experts to celebrate the traditions of the Ozarks as you meet local artisans, take in a living history presentation, explore Blanchard Springs Caverns and raft the White River.
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Program No. 4555RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in traditions as you take an unhurried view of the beautiful Ozark Mountain region. Float along the lazy flowing White River in a raft and enjoy a relaxing walk in the Ozark National Forest studying plants and wildlife. Become part of this way of life as you listen to songs and stories descended from the British Isles and visit with the Ozark Folk Center's artisans to discover their creative talents. You'll not forget this area after you've picnicked by a clear flowing stream or discovered the unrivaled beauty of Blanchard Cave — memories await you!
Activity Level
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Walking up to one mile. Climbing in/out of rubber raft.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Feel the struggles and joy of life in the Ozarks in living history presentations and through the creative talents of local artisans.
  • Go on an expert-led exploration of Blanchard Springs Caverns, one of the nation’s premiere cave systems.
  • Delight in two evening musicals performed by Folk Center musicians.
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Joe Jewell
Joe Jewell came to the Ozarks already familiar with old time music and acoustic instruments. Formerly playing in the Renaissance circuit, Joe knows many tunes on the hammered dulcimer and the guitar. Over the years, he has become skilled in playing the banjo, bass, mandolin, and lap dulcimer, which he demonstrates as he shares the history of these instruments.
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Robin Woodsong
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Joe Jewell
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Linda Odom
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Jimmie Edwards
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Arjuna Larson
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