Welcome to Northwest Arkansas:
Expect the unexpected. Northwest Arkansas is situated in the breathtaking Ozark Mountains offering unapparelled outdoor recreation for the entire family, unique shopping, stunning worldclass museums, and nationally ranked sports. Corporate headquarters of WalMart, JB Hunt, and Tyson Foods bring a level of sophistication and influence to our area. Northwest Arkansas is consistently ranked one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas and listed among the best places to live in the country. We invite you to explore all that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.
Education in Northwest Arkansas:
Quality educational opportunities for K-12 are available in the public school districts as well as through a wide range of private and charter schools in the region.
Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas, a top public research university with 27,562 undergraduate students. The University of Arkansas Razorbacks are part of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) athletic conference. John Brown University in Siloam Springs is an independent Christian university of the arts, sciences and professions. And, Northwest Arkansas Community College with campuses in Bentonville and Springdale is currently the largest community college in the state.
- Raise your arms above your head while yelling "Wooo" and wiggling your fingers for eight seconds.
- Bring both arms straight down with fists clinched while yelling, "Pig."
- Then extend your right arm while yelling "Sooie."
- Repeat steps 1-3 two more times and finish by yelling
- "Razor-Backs" while pumping the right arm in the air
Wooooooooo. Pig. Sooie!
Wooooooooo. Pig. Sooie!
Wooooooooo. Pig. Sooie! Razorbacks!
Arts, Music, & Things to Do in Northwest Arkansas:
Arts Center of the Ozarks
Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra
Arkansas Public Theater
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Museum of Native American History
Rogers Aquatic Center
The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas
21C Museum Hotel
Walton Arts Center
The Walmart Museum
Outdoor/Nature in Northwest Arkansas:
Back 40 Trails
Miles of Walking and Hiking Trails
Razorback Regional Greenway
Devils Den State Park
Hobbs State Park
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Multiple City Parks
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Bella Vista Lakes (Lake Ann, Lake Avalon, Lake Brittany, Loch Lomand, Lake Norwood, Lake Rayburn, Lake Windsor)
Lake Bentonville/Osage Park (opening soon)
Blessings Golf Club
Pinnacle Country Club
Shadow Valley Country Club
Shopping in Northwest Arkansas:
Two shopping malls, Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers and the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, provide access to several national and regional stores. In addition, communities around the area host Farmer’s Markets seasonally. And, every community has several local shops and boutiques.
From national restaurant chains and fast food to local restaurants and food trucks, there is no shortage of dining options in Northwest Arkansas. The craft beer scene in NWA is strong and there are also several places to have a drink and listen to live music on the weekends.
University of Arkansas Razorbacks
Northwest Arkansas Naturals
Community Events and Festivals:
Festivals and events for all interests are held throughout the year in Northwest Arkansas. The area is home to events such as: the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship LPGA Tour; Bikes Blues & BBQ; BITE NW Arkansas; the Bentonville Film Festival; RunBentonville Half Marathon; Square 2 Square Bike Ride; and even the National Squirrel Cookoff.