Things to Do

Downtown Batesville is home to the oldest existing Main Street in Arkansas. With its beautiful new streetscape, pocket park, historic homes, churches, antique stores, clothing boutiques, historic movie theater - The Melba, and one-of-a-kind dining experiences, Downtown Batesville is a destination that must be visited by all.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, there are amazing hiking, camping, fishing and hunting opportunities in the area. Kennedy Park is located on the south side of town where the White River gently flows. This park is beautiful year-round, especially during the late spring, summer, and early fall months. Other attractions include:

Batesville Motor Speedway

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Bridal Veil Falls

The Golf Course at Eagle Mountain

Gallery 246

Gallery on Main

Jamestown Crag

Lyon College Hiking and Biking Trails

Poke Bayou

Rocky Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex

Spring River

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Batesville is also a vibrant college town with a unique history. It’s the Christmas Capital of Arkansas™, the dirt-racing capital of the South, home to NASCAR legend Mark Martin, and the home of our state-of-the-art 112,000 sq. ft. Community Center & Aquatics Park. There is also the Mark Martin Museum, a local favorite. The area is known for its outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing and scenic photography. Batesville is the ultimate basecamp for your next adventure.

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