Things to do in Bella Vista
Spectacular natural beauty surrounds four distinct seasons with each bringing a refreshing new look. Bella Vista is a land of scenery including rivers, lakes and streams accompanied by numerous hiking and bike trails, providing a truly natural experience.
Bella Vista features 12 tennis courts in three separate complexes, including courts lighted for play on summer evenings. Vacation Rentals guests enjoy complete use of Bella Vista’s tennis facilities for $5 per person daily.
Bella Vista is a golf haven where you can enjoy six 18-hole and two nine-hole golf courses rated among some of the best in Arkansas. Green fees on all 18-hole golf courses range between $25 to $40 and offer twilight specials throughout the season. Also, new the POA golf stay-and-play package. The offer is good on any Bella Vista POA golf course where tee times are available.
Bella Vista boasts some of the best fishing in Northwest Arkansas on eight lakes stocked with bass, catfish, crappie and other pan fish. Beaver Lake and the White River are less than 60 minutes away and provide spectacular striper and trout fishing as well.
Bella Vista makes for a wonderful base of operations for seeing many Ozark attractions, including visits to:
- Carthage, Missouri to see the Precious Moments Chapel and Victorian homes
- Branson, Missouri for music shows, three outlet malls and Silver Dollar City
- Eureka Springs for shops, shows, restaurants and attractions
- Springdale for round-trip train ride to Fort Smith
- Beaver Lake for fishing and water sports
If you enjoy the outdoors, try a canoe trip down the Elk River in Southwestern Missouri, just north of Bella Vista. Pea Ridge National Military Park near Rogers memorializes the largest Union-Confederate clash west of the Mississippi River. Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park preserves a site where more than 20,000 Confederate and Union soldiers fought in 1862.
Culture, Arts and Entertainment
Cultural activities are available in each community, and Broadway productions, exhibits, etc. are available at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. Northwest Arkansas also offers several art galleries, studios and diverse fine arts at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Downtown Bentonville where 250,000 visitors are expected to visit each year. Shoppers are treated to quality handmade arts and crafts, antiques and fine arts during the Fall and Spring Craft Fairs in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville and Bella Vista.
Eureka Springs, America’s Victorian Village, is resplendent with colorful turn-of the-century homes, historic buildings and one-of-a-kind shops. The Great Passion Play, the historic Basin Park and Crescent Hotels and the Blue Spring Heritage Center are just some of the many attractions.
You can also discover towns with old-time squares in Northwest Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. Browse a while and enjoy the nostalgia. You might even find a real treasure or unique souvenir at one of the quaint little shops, or if you prefer a shopping experience at national premium retailers instead, than a visit to Pinnacle Hills Promenade for exciting shopping, dining and entertainment in Rogers should do the trick.
People from all over the country are discovering Northwest Arkansas, and it remains one of the most desirable places in America to live, reflecting the best buy in quality of life now and for the foreseeable future.
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