Mountain Home, Arkansas offers many attractions from the most breathtaking mountain views to adrenaline fueled watersports; we have a full spectrum of entertaining and exhilarating attractions. While it's true most people are here for the Twin Lakes and our three rivers, our other attractions add a little something special. Visitors enjoy the glorious displays of color our Ozark setting provides, and many spend hours on driving tours in the fall just to witness them. In the spring people also take driving tours to see the dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers that paint the landscape. The mountains also provide the perfect place for backpacking, hiking and camping. The varied landscape provides smooth ground for camping and cliffs for repelling and traversing. The area also has some great places to enjoy horseback riding.
Vacations in Arkansas often include a fascinating visit to the Norfork National Fish Hatchery. Established in 1955, the hatchery ensures there are plenty of trout for Arkansas, Oklahoma and other areas throughout the nation. The Hatchery was built in response to the ongoing construction of dams throughout our country's waterways. Mountain Home has many historical sites to visit, including the Baxter County Courthouse, the Casey House, and the nearby Wolf House, the oldest structure in the area built around 1824.
Mountain Home attractions also include live theater at Twin Lakes Playhouse
and movies at the local cinemas. Take a nice stroll at one of our serene community parks, and then cool off at the Mountain Home City Poo
l. Play some tennis or take the kids bowling for a change of pace. Local flea markets and antique stores offer bargain hunters one-of-a-kind finds.
Perhaps it's Mountain Home's golf courses that help make it one of the best retirement cities. Voted the #1 course in Arkansas eight times, Big Creek Golf and Country Club indulges golfers with an award-winning course. Big Creek has been rated as one of the country's best places to golf by Golf Digest nine times from 2004-2012. Another fine course is the Twin Lakes Golf Course that offers a semi-private course and affordable rates with top quality greens.
The lakes and rivers of Mountain Home provide hours of recreation, with miles of water for skiers and tubers to practice new tricks. Boating families experience the thrill of watching their child get up on their skis for the first time, and the best times are on the water. Vacationers can also enjoy the lakes by taking a ferry trip or chartering a boat. The ultimate day for most lake lovers and river rovers is spent enjoying the world class fishing of Mountain Home, making their vacation in the Midwest the best vacation ever. With so many wonderful experiences to have in Mountain Home, it's easy to see we're one of the best places to retire.
Mountain Home is beautiful, with breathtaking mountain views and pristine lakes; our area also offers beautiful views from the inside. Local caverns hold beautiful mysteries in fantastic formations that tantalize the eye. Bull Shoals Caverns is a living cave with growing formations located just minutes from the Bull Shoals Dam. Incredible stalactites and stalagmites create stunning spires in a full spectrum of color. Formations present intricate patterns that resemble fine lace that are continuing to change and grow. Bull Shoals Caverns began forming over 350 million years ago. Tours of the caverns are available. Bull Shoals Caverns is just one of the many caverns found in the Ozarks. Blanchard Springs Caverns, nestled in the hills of north central Arkansas, is another fun cavern to venture. For a full list of local caves and caverns to see, visit Arkansas.com.