|Site-Seeing & Day Trips
There's several scenic drives, area attractions, restaurants, movies, and other day-trip
activities within a 10 to 60 minute drive from Fish & Fiddle. We are about 100 miles
from Branson, 50 minutes from Blanchard Springs Caverns and the Ozark Folk Center. The
Norfork Trout Hatchery and trout fishing on the White and North Fork rivers is less than
15 minutes away. The City of Mountain Home, Arkansas is 15 minutes away. There you can
play golf at two different 18 hole courses, shopping at the various craft and antique
shops, dine at several restaurants offering several cuisine's including Mexican, Italian,
Chinese, and American.
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Within an hour's drive or less of Fish & Fiddle are
several attractions giving a deeper look into the Ozark Experience. Shown below are the
attractions most popular with our guests.
Dripstone Tour, Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs Caverns
A trip to the Ozarks just would not be complete without a walk through
a cave or two. For a small fee you can see one of the most spectacular caverns in North
America, Blanchard Springs Caverns. Blanchard is owned and operated by the U.S. Forest
Service. There's a great little bookstore and gift shop loaded with things Ozark, a great
outdoor park which makes one of the best places in the Ozarks for a picnic, and three cave
tours. The Dripstone and Discovery tours of the caverns are easy guided strolls through
impressive formations, pools, and karst geology. The Wild Cave Tour is a true caving
experience. Recommended only for the physically fit, the Wild Cave Tour lets you get down
on your belly as you crawl through some small spaces. If you want the Wild Side of the
cave, this is the tour for you!
Mirror Lake at Blanchard Springs Caverns
Above Ground At Blanchard Springs Caverns
Blanchard Springs has much more than it's caves. Paved roads lead you through one of the
most interesting areas of the Ozarks. You'll see one of the largest stone face bluffs in
the entire Ozarks, Mirror Lake, the shell of an old grist mill, and two pretty Ozark
streams. You can fish in Mirror Lake, picnic in one of several picnic spots, and
there is a swimming beach complete with bathrooms.
Pottery artist at the Ozark Folk Center
Ozark Folk Center
Owned and operated by the Arkansas State Department of Parks and
Tourism, the Ozark Folk Center is a well run attraction featuring some 25 old-time Ozark
skills, crafts, storytellers, and food preservation artists, See how the Ozark Pioneers
overcame astounding survival conditions and how they entertained themselves. Watch
blacksmiths, pottery artists, weavers, candle makers, broom makers, and other crafters
make their wares as you watch. They answer questions and show you the steps it took to
survive in the early 1800 Ozark Mountains. The Ozark Pioneers were some of the most
remarkable, and most misunderstood, settlers in historical America.
Historic Wolf House Settlement
Both the Wolf Settlement and Rapps Barren village are
free. Both are only 15 minutes from Fish and Fiddle. The Wolf Settlement was built in 1829
and was both home to the Major Jacob Wolf family and county courthouse. Major Wolf was the
Indian agent appointed to this area in 1809 by President Thomas Jefferson. Many of the
most famous names from the early 1800's set foot in this house. Davy Crockett, Wild Bill
Hickock, Sam Houston, and many others came to trade, rest, and discuss the news with the
Wolf family. Rapps Barren village at Cooper Park in Mountain Home has cabins from a
slightly later period.