Want to take a break from fishing and wondering what there is to do? Or maybe your spouse would like to go exploring while you fish. Activities abound in the area including the Bull Shoals, Mountain Home, Flippin and Norfork communities.
Since you're already in Cotter, you couldn't miss the gorgeous Rainbow Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You will find some great original wildlife art at the Rivertown Gallery and if you like railroads, don't miss the Anglin-Tinnon Railroad Workers Memorial.
Nearby Bull Shoals boasts the twin attractions of Bull Shoals Caverns and Mountain Village 1890. While there, you can try your luck at the Mountain Village championship miniature golf course. The James A. Gaston Visitor Center at Bull Shoals-White River State Park features state-of-the-art exhibits on the region. The Top O' the Ozarks Tower gives a birds-eye view of the surrounding Ozark Mountain countryside.
Over at Flippin, the Forest L. Wood Outdoor Gallery honors the life and accomplishments of its namesake, the creator of Ranger Bass Boats. Also here is the North Central Arkansas Speedway where you can catch a race on Fridays from late March to mid-October. While in Flippin, drop in at Sodie's for an old-fashioned soda fountain treat.
Bull Shoals Lake is the big attraction at Mountain Home if you'd like some playtime on the water. Numerous shops featuring antiques and shop offering one-of-a-kind handmade pottery are located here. Hope you brought your clubs because Big Creek Golf Course is five-star-rated by Golf Digest for the third consecutive time. Golf Digest also ranks the course #1 in several categories and Arkansas Business readers have named it the #1 public access course four years running.
If history is your bag, don't miss the Wolf House in nearby Norfork. It is believed to be the oldest log structure in the state.
For dining and shopping options, check the Ozark Mountain Region Web site. www.OzarkMountainRegion.com