Razorback Greenway

Fayetteville’s shared-use trails total more than 40 miles so far, extending from Walker Park on the south side of Fayetteville to Lake Fayetteville Park on the north side.

The Frisco Trail and Scull Creek Trail are the north-south backbone of the trail system, with other trails leading east and west off of them.

They are also part of the Razorback Greenway, a 37-mile-long paved trail from Fayetteville to Bella Vista. Features along its route include Walker Park, Dickson Street, the Northwest Arkansas Mall, Lake Fayetteville, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Lake Springdale, Pinnacle Hills Shopping Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and Lake Bella Vista.

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Mount Kessler Hiking Trails

The Mountain Kessler Hiking Trails wend through more than 300 acres of park with woodland and old pasture owned by the city of Fayetteville. The lower pastures will be developed into a regional recreational park while the upper woodlands will be left for hiking and mountain-biking.

The public trailhead for the park is at 2600 W. Judge Cummings Road (Washington County Road 200) off South Arkansas 265 just south of Interstate 49.

The trails total approximately 7 miles in length, but most of the upper trails run parallel to each other along benches of the mountain.

Arkansas Air and Military Museum

The Arkansas Air and Military Museum is located at Drake Field in the historic White Hangar and the newer military hangar. The museum includes aeronautical exhibits, such as memorabilia from Skyways Airlines, and numerous vintage military transport vehicles and historic airplanes.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday.

The museum is at 4290 S. School Ave., Fayetteville.

Clinton House Museum

The Clinton House Museum is operated by the Fayetteville Visitor’s Bureau. It is the home in which Bill and Hillary Clinton were married and where they first lived together while teaching law at the University of Arkansas. The Tudor-style home is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

It is located 930 W. Clinton Dr. (formerly California Boulevard).

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Painting of a bear and fallen hunter.
“A Tight Fix — Bear Hunting, Early Winter,” oil on canvas by Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait, 1856, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Photography by Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened in 2011 in Bentonville and continues to add new works and temporary exhibits. The general collection, which is organized by century, is open and free to the public. Each century’s worth of art leads to the next and winds up at the museum’s restaurant, Eleven, which is worth the visit by itself.

Along with the many paintings and scupltures inside the museum, the grounds are full of outdoor sculpture, and one of the most recent acquisitions is a Frank Lloyd Wright house that was disassembled and rebuilt on the museum grounds. The Bachman-Wilson House is free but access is limited, so call ahead for reservations to see it if you’re interested in Wright and architecture.

crystal-bridges-art-of-danceA new exhibit, The Art of American Dance, will have just opened the week before the reunion. The traveling exhibition with “some 90 paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs examines dance-inspired works from the 1830s to the 1960s—from dance in Native American cultures to ballroom dancing, to Jitterbug, swing, modern dance, and others.

The museum also offers a variety of programs, classes and lectures. Check the programs page to see if anything interests you that weekend.