Imagine traversing through the Ozark Mountains when you encounter Larry the Cable Guy dressed in medieval garments and working with medieval tools to construct a fortress to protect a young king. This is one of the sights you may come upon when visiting the Arkansas portion of the Ozark Mountain Plateau. Keep in mind that the Ozark mountain country also winds through Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Illinois.
The Mountain Man’s Retreat
The Ozark Mountains are the ultimate vacation destination for the outdoor enthusiast. If you wish to embrace your inner mountain man, this is the place for you! When visiting The Ozarks, you can take in views of lakes and rivers as you hike through the mountains, only stopping to rest at a cabin where you prepare your meal of Spam and baked beans. If Spam is not on the menu, pausing for a few hours to cast your line into the river or lake for a fish dinner may be ideal. It is rumored that The Ozarks boast some of the best trout in the United States.
Not feeling the Bear Grylls thing, but still looking for an adventure?
Why not checkout one of the resorts located in the Ozark Mountains. If you’re feeling the need for speed, board, ski, or canoe across the clear-waters of nearby lakes, or zip line through the trees. If a chill day is what you are looking for, a horseback ride, golfing, or shopping at nearby villages may be just what you need.
Lovin’ the Ozarks
If you are looking to impress your significant other, indulge in some wine tasting at local wineries. Purchase a bottle or two of your favorite wines, pre-arrange a picnic dinner with the resort, grab a blanket, and hike to a waterfall. Wrap your arms around your girl as the cascading water mists her skin, or if you’re feeling frisky, and no one else is around, strip down and enjoy the cool water.
Fun for all ages
If the children find themselves bored with nature, plan a trip to the Ozark Medieval Fortress. This fortress is being constructed from the ground up in the same manner Medieval civilians would have erected the majestic structure. Observe as builders dressed in medieval attire, working with medieval tools, and modern day celebrities build a stronghold to protect the young King Louis IX.
Air shows and amusement parks and attractions are also available for kids and parents alike. Tour the Titanic via a museum located in Missouri, or travel back in time and visit the recreated frontier towns. Better yet, tour the caverns containing the art work of Native Americans and/or the art of Mother Nature herself. Strap on your spelunking gear, turn on your headlamp, and check out the stalagmites and stalactites that adorn the caves.
Whether you are looking for an adventure, relaxation, or both, the Ozark Mountains have what you are looking for!