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Celebrating Red, White, and Blue in Mountain Home

The one thing people love more than spending a day on the rivers and lakes of the Twin Lakes area is topping that day off celebrating the Red, White, and Blue with fantastic fireworks displays! 

On the lakes, onlookers can enjoy a variety of spectacular fireworks displays lighting up starry skies and reflected on the smooth water. There is nothing better than watching these displays from a boat.  If boating isn't your thing, land lovers can find a cozy spot on the shoreline to lay back on blankets and look skyward. Local Bull Shoals Lake fireworks shows can be found at the Bull Shoals dam, at Pontiac Cove Marina and at Theodosia Marina.  Fireworks shows on Lake Norfork are on July 3 at the twin bridges in Henderson, and also at Cranfield Marina.  Fireworks in Arkansas are among the best displays in the country.  Spectators never cease to be amazed by the professional displays that last for at least half an hour.  Specific dates and details can be found on our Events Calendar; check it often for updates and activities for you and your family.

And finally, you can not miss the Red, White, Blue Festival in Mountain Home.  This festival, held every year the weekend BEFORE the fourth of July, has grown into a weekend-long event that draws visitors from across the country.  Kick off your holiday on the campus of ASU Mountain Home, with the many family friendly activities like turtle races and climbing walls, delicious varieties of food, vendor booths, live musical entertainment, a parade, car and tractor shows, a two-night rodeo, and one of the largest fireworks shows in the eight-state region. The professional display has been called one of the "best in Arkansas," lighting up the sky with jaw dropping displays with the latest in pyrotechnics.

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All the details of the 17th annual Red, White, Blue festival can be found at www.redwhitebluefestival.com.  Make plans now to bring your lawnchairs, your blankets, and your friends and family and get ready to enjoy a wonderful patriotic weekend!  

There is no better place to celebrate and remember our country's heritage and freedom than in Mountain Home, Arkansas! Come celebrate Red, White, and Blue with us this summer.  


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Why Mountain Home?

WHY MOUNTAIN HOME?

Welcome to summertime in Mountain Home! Why choose Mountain Home, Arkansas as your Arkansas vacation spot this summer...perched almost perfectly in the north central point of Arkansas?  What's the draw to visit here?  And why do so many decide to stay once they visit?   Here's a start at explaining, but truly, you have to see it and feel it to understand it!

Mountain Home, Arkansas lures visitors and tourists from around the globe with the many outdoor activities available against a backdrop of beautiful, natural scenery. Those visitors never have to look far for a place to stay!  Mountain Home’s lodging options range from luxury suites with fine dining to fishing resorts and cabins on the water perfect for families or groups of anglers.  If it's budget or location that you're looking for, there is a lodging choice for you.  From these rustic and serene hideaways (managed by the friendliest of folks) you can reach many attractions and retail centers, most within a 20-25 mile radius. It's easy and convenient!

And the food!  Restaurant options include Italian, Mexican, American and Chinese cuisine. If you prefer to cook your own fresh food, Wednesdays and Saturdays you can enjoy the farmer’s market across from the Court Complex on the downtown Mountain Home square. Local farmers and artisans arrive at 6am, and the market stays open through the early afternoon bustling with activity and home grown and homemade items. An added bonus...on Fridays in the summer enjoy live music on the square! There are also plenty of grocery store options for those cooking in.

And of course, while you're here you MUST take advantage of the great outdoors...hunting and fishing in the wooded hills, on the two lakes, and in the beautiful, clear streams of the Ozark Mountains. Bull Shoals Lake spans 6,000 square feet across the gorgeous natural landscape of North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri. Bass, crappie, and walleye are abundant, and boat rentals are available. Get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the beautifully maintained campgrounds on Bull Shoals or Lake Norfork. The Buffalo National River, less than an hour from Mountain Home, is home to more than fifty species of fish and also offers camping, hiking, boating, and accommodations. 

Mountain Home is also home to Arkansas State University Mountain Home, which offers two and four year programs. ASU Mountain Home boasts The Sheid Performing Arts Center, home to a state-of-the-art Performance Center for concerts, conventions, speakers and events.  The Sheid, as well as the Donald W. Reynolds Library, a 30,000 square foot facility just across the street from ASU Mountain Home, offers regular art exhibits and community events. The Chamber's Calendar of Events keeps track of all the fun things to see and do while you're here - don't forget to check it before you come!  

All this, plus the low crime rate, low cost of living, excellent and abundant healthcare options and quality school systems continue to tranform our many visitors into life long residents.  Why Mountain Home?  One visit, and you'll see for yourself.  Three Rivers, Two Lakes, One Beautiful Life.   



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Enjoy the Ozarks' Fall Foliage on a Driving Tour

As the leaves turn and show their brilliant displays, fall driving tours in Arkansas are gearing up to enjoy the vibrant displays Mountain Home fall colors. Visitors and residents wait all year to see this brief but spectacular moment in nature where fall foliage takes over the hills and splashes them with vibrant yellows, electric oranges, deep reds and brilliant reds that cover the full spectrum of the warm color palette. Each year these tours are at the top of the list of things to do in Mountain Home. Mountain Home, Arkansas has some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the nation, drawing eager fall fans in from all over the country.

Visitors who embark on fall driving tours in Arkansas, the area's most visited being Mountain Home, find the history as engaging and intriguing as the changing Mountain Home fall colors. Ozark driving tours are self-guided and can be as long or short as the driver wishes, making this a great choice for a family fun day. For the adventurer, the driving tour can last over several days, as Mountain Home, Arkansas, unveils one spectacular fall foliage display after another as it changes each day. It can be experienced as an event, not just a brief moment in time, but slowly, as the cool green of summer slowly yields to the changes the cooler weather triggers in nature, which begin the explosion that spreads over the Ozarks, awakening the brief fall of Mountain Home fall colors.

Fall driving tours in Arkansas are as varied as those who embark on one. Each trip is a unique experience that can combine the history of the area with an immersive sensory experience. Each of the fall driving tours in Arkansas has a looped route, so drivers end up where they began, and some of the planned routes include a pass through the state parks replete with historical facts to add a little something extra into the mix. Ozark driving tours have stood the test of time and remain number one of fall activities on the list of things to do in Mountain Home. Check out this article for even more driving tour information.




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