Welcome to Downtown Mountain View, AR

Living history surrounded by nature's beauty

"Living history surrounded by nature's beauty"

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A little about Mountain View

Established in the 1870s, the town of Mountain View, AR is famous for the preservation of folkways and traditional music. It was natural for the Arkansas Folk Festival to be founded here in the early 1960s, and the Ozark Folk Center State Park followed in 1973. Music plays a vital part of the aura of the area as, historically, Saturday nights would find locals at a "pickin"; in a neighbor's house or yard. Once visitors to Mountain View, Arkansas get their fill of music, they can roam downtown, which hosts music stores, antique shops, and places to grab a bite. The state's largest craft cooperative, the Arkansas Crafts Guild, is also headquartered in the historic downtown area.

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The history of Mountain View

Until the Civil War, the area now known as Stone County was part of Izard County; no city of Mountain View existed and very few settlers resided on its soil. However, when Stone County was formed in 1873, a site at the center of the county was chosen to be the seat of government. After some disagreement on what to name the new county seat, a group of citizens held a drawing. Though sources conflict about who submitted the name “Mountain View,” Elijah Chappell is thought to have been present at the drawing, as well as early settlers Jacob King and Calvin McMurtry. Before Stone County was formed, the largest townships at the time were Riggsville and Sylamore. After a small log building was constructed as the new county courthouse, businesses began to grow around the new county seat. In 1890, Mountain View finally became an incorporated town.

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107 N Peabody Ave
Mountain View, Arkansas

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Businesses in Mountain View, Arkansas

Here is a collection of downtown Mountain View, Arkansas businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Arkansas Craft Gallery


Features contemporary and traditional crafts and fine art


Anglers White River Resort


Dining, Lodging, Gift, Tackle, & Food Shop - Rental Boats


Inn at Mountain View


Located on the famous courthouse square


Pinewood Cabins


Premiere cabin rental destination in Mountain View


Wildflower Bed and Breakfast


Your place to stay in Mountain View


Ozark Folk Center

Museums / Attractions

A wonderful way to enjoy yesterday.




Where friends meet to eat.


Jo Jo's Catfish Wharf


Located at Jack's Resort


Portico Pizza Kitchen


Old world brick oven pizza!


Smokin Country Grill & Buffet


Always good food and great service.


Aunt Minnie's Yellow House


Southern hospitality awaits everyone coming through the door.


Mountain View Music & Gifts


Not your typical music store.


Nancy's Antiques and Gifts


Procurer of the unusual and nostalgic.


Stonebrook Fudge Factory


Fudge made with real natural ingredients


Wallace Woodworks


A little more than just a furniture store