Batesville is 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 Parks. The area is known for its outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing, scenic photography, and fishing. Batesville is the ultimate basecamp for your next adventure.
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Batesville Community Center and Aquatics Park
Featuring a 25,000 sq. ft. gymnasium, an outdoor aquatics park, an indoor competition pool, a heated therapy pool, and much more!
Batesville Motor Speedway
The Batesville Motor Speedway provides a fun and fast entertainment in the Batesville area.
Blanchard Springs Caverns
Located near Mountain View, the Blanchard Springs Caverns is one of the most spectacular and carefully developed caves.
Bridal Veil Falls
Located just a short distance in Heber Springs, Bridal Veil Falls offers a wonderful view of a 50' waterfall and year-round accessible trails for most skill levels.
Gallery on Main
Visit the Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main to see rotating art exhibitions, shop for locally made products and enjoy art workshops.
Historic Main Street Batesville
Downtown Batesville is home to the oldest existing Main Street in Arkansas.
Independence County Library
The new 23,000 sq. ft. library is located in the historic Barnett Building on Main Street.
Jamestown Crag is the only sport climbing crag in northeast Arkansas. Includes more than 80 bolted climbing routes that span nearly a 40-acre area.
Kennedy Park is located on the south side of the White River in beautiful Batesville, Arkansas. This park is beautiful year-round, especially during the late spring, summer, and early fall months.
Loco Ropes treetop adventure park at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in nearby Mountain View.
Lyon College Hiking & Biking Trails
The Lyon College Bluff Trail is a trail along a bluff that borders the north side of the campus.
Mark Martin Museum
Mark Martin's state-of-the-art museum features several of Martin's past cars, including the No. 6 Viagra Coca-Cola 600 win car, the '90 Folgers Thunderbird, and more!
Old Independence Regional Museum
The Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, Arkansas, provides prehistorical and historical information about the region.
Poke Bayou (aka Polk Bayou, but that’s a debate for another time) was the first settlement in the Batesville area, and it remains a hot spot for nature lovers today.
Riverside Park is a park located alongside the beautiful White River and is the most visited park in Independence County.
Rocky Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex
The Paul H. "Rocky" Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex is located in Batesville and features fields for skeet, trap, and archery.
Spring Creek Outfitters
Arkansas outfitter providing the best in whitetail, bear, bird, and turkey hunting.
Emerging near the Missouri border in north central Arkansas, the Spring River has been described as the state's most dependable natural stream.
Located in nearby Heber Springs, Sugarloaf Mountain, and the surrounding trails are open to the public.