Fayetteville (Arkansas)

Fayetteville is in the Ozarks and the Ozarks Region of Arkansas.

It is home for the main campus of the University of Arkansas, and has many characteristics of a college town, including many bars, restaurants and specialty stores. It serves as a regional hub for live music and performances, with several venues. Fayetteville is also part of the booming Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers-Bentonville metropolitan area in Northwest Arkansas, and has experienced dramatic growth since the 1990s.

Fayetteville's core area of interest centers around the historic downtown square and Dickson Street, which runs between Highway 71B (also known as College Avenue) and the University of Arkansas campus, and is the "main drag" for restaurants and bars. This area can be flooded with people during the very popular Razorbacks college sports games, or during a number of festivals, the biggest of which is the Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Festival. This downtown area, along with the UofA campus and a few historic neighborhoods on either side, is quite walkable. The rest of town, including several strip-mall shopping districts that extend along the highway and residential neighborhoods, is less accessible except by car; bus service is available, but is limited.

Get in

Block Street in Fayetteville, in the historic downtown square area

By plane

By train

For passenger service, the nearest Amtrak stops are on the Texas Eagle line in Little Rock, Arkansas, which is about a 3 hour drive away.

By car

Interstate 49 is the main highway coming from Fort Smith and traveling north into Missouri. Many state highways exist for more scenic entrance (namely US 71), but I-49 is the fastest route from the north or south. If coming from Tulsa, US Highway 412 is the best bet.

By bus

Get around

By taxi

By limousine

By bus





Fayetteville boasts a large number of restaurants. There are a number of casual chains and fast food along the I-49 corridor and highway 71; there are also many restaurants downtown along Dickson Street. Below are some of the best-known and unique Fayetteville restaurants.




Game Day

Go next

Routes through Fayetteville

Bentonville Springdale  N  S  West Fork Fort Smith
Muskogee Tahlequah  W  E  Springdale Rogers
Joplin Springdale  N  S  West Fork Fort Smith

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