Attractions

Searcy County has many very unique Attractions.

Current Calendar of Events for the County

 

Buffalo National River

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Kenda Drive In (Marshall)

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Hurricane River Cave (Pindall)

 

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Great Motorcycle Roads!

More than 140 miles of roads! Thousands of riders every year make the trek into the fabulous north central Arkansas Ozarks.  Beautiful scenery in four seasons, lots of winding roads, and some fairly lightly travelled locations! Pastoral scenes, quaint towns, and excellent restaurants await the bikers. We have two scenic routes you should try, the Bear Creek Growl and the Leslie Lasso!

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World Class Hiking!!

The Ozark Highlands Trail traverses the beautiful and rugged portion of western Searcy County to include following along the Richland Valley to the Buffalo National River near Wollum. The trail has been noted as one of the top ten long distance hiking trails in the US by the Guardian! http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/jan/19/top-10-long-distance-hiking-trails-us-california-oregon-texas  Also noted by Outside magazine as one of the World’s Seven Great Winter Backpacking Trips! http://www.outsideonline.com/2037561/7-great-winter-backpacking-trips  Come see for yourself! Rocky Mountain Elk and Bald Eagles may be seen along the journey! The Ozark Highlands Trail joins the Buffalo River Trail System at Wollum continuing down river to the Highway 65 Bridge completing a trail of approximately 180 miles from Lake Fort Smith State Park in western Arkansas. A new section that continues east, downriver from the Highway 65 Bridge is primarily in Searcy County and has been under construction for about nine years. When this new segment of the Buffalo River Trail is completed, a hiker will be able to hike from Lake Fort Smith State Park all the way to the Highway 14 Bridge in Marion County, approximately 208 miles! The newest section in Searcy County is a 28-mile segment which goes along the south side of the Buffalo River from Highway 65 to Highway 14. The portion of that trail that is currently completed is 11.4 miles of scenic beauty from the South Maumee Road to the Highway 14 Bridge.

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 Old Town Leslie

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Old Town Gilbert

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Agri-Tourism

 

 Ratchford Farms


Leslie Music Scene

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Museums/Art Galleries

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Downtown Marshall!

The center of downtown Marshall is the historic Searcy County Courthouse, constructed in the late 1880s, site of the Searcy County Veterans Memorial and the Veterans Wall of Honor! Art is on display upstairs in the courthouse. Within walking distance of the courthouse is the Searcy County Library, one of the state’s very best! Also, Pam Kelley is one of the finest wildlife artists in all of Arkansas! Her business is Sentimental Journey. Don’t miss Baker Pharmacy right on the square for all your pharmacy and sporting goods needs! Research old newspaper stories at the office of the Marshall Mountain Wave, where they have been delivering the news about Searcy County since 1891! Roten’s Furniture is more than one of the best furniture stores in the state, it is an attraction itself! Look at their lodge furnishings! Finally, two of the best highway views in the state are on either side of Marshall. Cresting Backbone Mountain just south of Marshall at the roadside park, and again leaving Marshall heading north on US Highway 65, the motorist will see one of Arkansas’ most panoramic views looking west towards Point Peter Mountain that stands prominent at 2,040 feet above sea level.

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Scenic Roads

Searcy County is Ozark Mountain Country!  Cresting Backbone Mountain just south of Marshall at the roadside park, and again leaving Marshall heading north on US Highway 65, the motorist will see one of Arkansas’ most panoramic views looking west towards Point Peter Mountain that stands prominent at 2,040 feet above sea level.

 

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West of Snowball is Searcy County’s highest elevation, Horn Mountain, which soars to 2,203 feet above sea level.

State Highway 27 transits just to the west of 2,032 foot high Reves Knob and the Middle Fork of the Little Red River.

Up, down, and around go our roads traversing river bottoms, running along ridge lines, and descending into hollows.  This is a rough but beautiful land that is home to old pioneer families and newcomers alike.

County Events and Festivals