University of Arkansa
The University of Arkansas is Fayetteville's biggest attraction, as the largest university in the entire state of Arkansas. The campus sits on 71 acres of land in a park-like setting with wide variety of academic programs available. Ranked as one of the nation's top universities, it features The Sam M. Walton College of Business, making it a top United States business college as well. Do not forget about the famed Arkansas Razorbacks, the university's team name. Bring along your cheer gear and some great refreshments to support a host of local college teams all year long.
Fayetteville Square is known for its gardens and fresh Farmer's Market, which is open three days a week from April through the weekend before Thanksgiving. Fayetteville Square consists of restaurants, music venues, museums, condos, a visitor center, and a convention center. Parking is free for up to two hours, so take the car down and enjoy the sights. Three blocks away from the Square is the Dickson Street Entertainment District, which has unique shops, restaurants, and lots of live music venues. Spend an entire day in Fayetteville Square for a time filled with good shopping, good food, and good fun.
Lake and Rivers
To escape the bustling life of the city, there are many outdoor excursions that you can escape to in Fayetteville. There are three major lakes and rivers in the city consisting of Lake Wedington, Lake Fayetteville, and Mulberry River. Lake Wedington is a 102-acre lake that has camping facilities, playgrounds, swimming areas, volleyball courts, horseshoes, hiking trails, a lodge, pavilion, a boat launching ramp, and a boathouse. Lake Fayetteville is a 194-acre lake and offers boating, fishing, softball, volleyball, and hiking trails. Mulberry River is 55 miles long and is popular for whitewater canoeing but in drier times, you can swim, wade, and fish.