7 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Fayetteville, Arkansas

by Sarah Scoop

Fayetteville, Arkansas or as the locals call it ‘Fayettechill’ is one town you probably never knew you needed to visit, but here’s 7 reasons why you might want to make it your next destination.

Art, everywhere!

If you’ve never been to Fayetteville, you might be surprised about the amount of art the city has to offer. It seems that everywhere you look the city is beautified with elaborate works of art from the electrical boxes to large murals on the sides of buildings. The works of art like an electrical box painted to look like a large box of crayons, or the mural that proclaims ‘Fayetteville Loves You’ are among the most photographed spots in this city. No matter where you go there is art to see that makes the personality of this town show.

Check out some of the featured pieces here.

Farmer’s Market

Almost every Saturday in the Spring and Summer seasons there is a farmers market held on the Fayetteville Square. You can shop the plethora of beautiful flower bouquets, fresh vegetables, local art, and enjoy the lively music from 7am-1pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 7am-2pm on Saturday. Spending a few hours just wandering around the square with all the Fayettevillians (and their dogs) will be guaranteed to lift your mood.

101 W Mountain St, Fayetteville, AR 72701 | (Website)

Hiking Trails

Fayetteville is home to over 40 trails that stretch all across the city and can take you almost anywhere. From paved running trails to rocky paths through the woods, Fayetteville has a trail to take you almost anywhere just by walking, running, or biking. Some favorite trails include Devil’s Den State Park, Kessler Mountain Regional Park, Lake Fayetteville Park, and Mud Creek Trail. Weather you’re looking for an evening stroll or an vigorous climb to a beautiful destination, Fayetteville has it all.

A list of these trails and more can be found here.

The Razorbacks

There’s nothing quite like calling out ‘Woo Pig Sooie’ at Razorback sporting events. From Baseball to Basketball to Track to Football the U of A is never lacking in great sporting events. The best part is that each event is a unique experience between the food, the traditions, and the fans. In fact, in the state of Arkansas, there are no professional football teams making the Razorback games an even bigger event for the state. Also, at the football and basketball games you can always look forward to the ‘Best in Sight and Sound’ Razorback Band playing upbeat music that will keep you having fun and calling the Hogs. Make sure to check out these so loved athletes when you visit the state.

Find out which games are happening when you visit!

Local Eateries

Fayetteville is home to lots of restaurants where you can find many unique items that are also delicious! For example you can find a place that rolls their ice cream cones in toppings (Burton’s Creamery) and another place that almost solely serves grilled cheese sandwiches (Hammontree’s). Check out our list of unique places to eat for a more detailed guide on amazing eats in Fayetteville.

Sunsets

Sunrises and Sunsets are a hot commodity for locals of Northwest Arkansas, and Fayetteville has no shortage. People love to come and watch as the sky is painted with hues of pinks and oranges when the sun rises and sets in this beautiful part of the world. Sometimes there are even yoga classes held at the best lookouts in the area. Arkansas is known as the ‘natural state’ so it is no surprise that Fayetteville sunrises and sunsets are among the most beautiful, so make sure to make the drive and have your cameras ready when you begin and end your day.  There are many many beautiful places to take pictures or just relax and enjoy the sunrise/set with your friends. Some of the local favorites in and around Fayetteville include Artist’s Point and Mount Sequoyah.

Artist’s Point| Artist Point, 19924 US-71, Mountainburg, AR 72946    Mount Sequoyah| 150 N Skyline Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Dickson Street

For Fayetteville, Dickson street has it all. Dickson street is a street that runs from the top of campus at the U of A down to everything nightlife then out to most Fayetteville churches. On Dickson Street you can find lots of places to eat, have a drink, or even see a show! Dickson street features the Walton Arts Center, various food trucks, a bar where you can ride a mechanical hog, and the cutest little bookshop that you’ve ever seen!

W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Fayetteville is consistently topping  the lists of best places to live and now you can see why. Locals and students love the city, but visitors are always impressed too so be sure to put this surprising town on your list of places to visit next!  Fayetteville loves you, and we think you will love it, too!

 

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