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Photo Ops

Photo ops is a way to enhance your memories as you visit Van Buren County. We hope you enjoy finding these locations and taking photos to add to your memories that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Fairfield Bay

Fairfield Bay Main Entrance Adirondack Chairs

Fairfield Bay Main Entrance Adirondack Chairs

Location: Main Entrance Dave Creek Parkway and Hwy 16. When you’re in the Bay, we like to make you feel at home and welcome. So take a seat, take a photo. Convenient parking pull off for the chair and right across the street you’ll find the historic totem pole.

Fairfield Bay Main Entrance Totem Pole

Fairfield Bay Main Entrance Totem Pole

Location: Main Entrance Dave Creek Parkway and Hwy 16. The historic totem pole is at Ho Wa Park. This pole was carved by the Woodcarvers Unlimited Group. Carved from red cedar this pole measures thirty feet tall and tracks Fairfield Bay’s history from ancient times to modern, depicted by the bald eagle, a regular site in the area.

Indian Thong Tree at Woodland Mead Park

Indian Thong Tree at Woodland Mead Park

Location: 522 Dave Creek Parkway. Indian tribes in this region ingeniously pioneered trails and avenues by marking certain trees in the forest to designate areas that had water sources, shelter and safety, medicinal herbs, burial sites, villages, and hunting spots.

Indian Thong Tree at Woodland Mead Park

Location: 522 Dave Creek Parkway. Indian tribes in this region ingeniously pioneered trails and avenues by marking certain trees in the forest to designate areas that had water sources, shelter and safety, medicinal herbs, burial sites, villages, and hunting spots.

Butterfly Chair Ed Leamon Park

Butterfly Chair Ed Leamon Park

Location: Dave Creek Parkway, right across from the Fairfield Bay Senior Center. The butterfly chair is located inside the gated butterfly garden.

Botanical Garden Ed Leamon Park

Botanical Garden Ed Leamon Park

Location: Dave Creek Parkway, right across from the Fairfield Bay Senior Center. This botanical garden is maintained by the Van Buren County Master Gardeners.

Fairfield Bay Wooden Bear Sculpture at Ed Leamon Park on the Garden Trail.

Fairfield Bay Wooden Bear Sculpture at Ed Leamon Park on the Garden Trail

Location: Dave Creek Parkway, right across from the Fairfield Bay Senior Center.

Tugboat Entrance Fairfield Bay Marina

Tugboat Entrance Fairfield Bay Marina

Location: 4350 Hwy 330 S. The Fairfield Bay Marina tugboat has been retired and sits at the entrance of the Marina.

Fish Feeding Frenzy Fairfield Bay Marina

Fish Feeding Frenzy Fairfield Bay Marina

Location: 4350 Hwy 330 S.

Fish Chair Fairfield Bay Marina

Fish Chair Fairfield Bay Marina

Location: 4350 Hwy 330 S.

Razorback Rock

Location: 4350 Hwy 330 S. This Razorback-shaped and painted rock marks the trail head to the Rambling Cove Trail located at the entrance to the Marina.

Mermaid Chair Cool Pool and Café

Location: 155 Chelsea drive. Where Casual and ‘Cool’ come together in the Bay. Café, Gift and Souvenir Shop, walk-in Kiddie Pool, dive-in Theater and incredible lake view from

the pool.

Fairfield Bay Museum and Old Log Cabin

Location: 335 Snead drive, by Indian Hills Golf Resort. The Museum and Historic Log cabin replicates a home and life in the Ozarks of the 1880’s. Free admission to both buildings.

Fairfield Bay Museum Totem Pole and Freedom Bell

Location: 335 Snead drive, by Indian Hills Golf Resort. This pole was hand-carved out of native red cedar by local woodcrafters. This totem pole depicts the 200th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Right next to the totem pole is the Freedom Bell. Go ahead, ring the bell!

Fairfield Bay Indian Cave

Indian Rock House Cave

Location: 335 Snead drive, by Indian Hills Golf Resort. Follow the wooden stairs from the old log cabin to the legendary historic Indian Rock House. This natural structure served as a tribal meeting place for as far back as 1000 BC. Look for the petroglyphs and imagine living in the shelter of this natural wonder. The cave has been the setting for modern day weddings and golf cart drive-in moving during summer! If the trail beckons, follow it as it meanders among rock formations on the bluff.

Sweet & Unique Candy & Craft Designs

Sweet & Unique Candy & Craft Designs

Location: 312 Main Street in Clinton. 501-745-8008. Come see our penny floor, 118,080 pennies on the floor! We have unique gifts and do customization.

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National Championship Chuck wagon Races Covered Wagon and Monument

Location: 225 Hwy 65S. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuck wagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. The races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend.

National Championship Chuck wagon Races Covered Wagon and Monument

Location: 225 Hwy 65S. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuck wagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. The races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend.

National Championship Chuck wagon Races Covered Wagon and Monument

Location: 225 Hwy 65S. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuck wagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. The races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend.

National Championship Chuck wagon Races Covered Wagon and Monument

Location: 225 Hwy 65S. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuck wagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. The races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend.

National Championship Chuck wagon Races Covered Wagon and Monument

Location: 225 Hwy 65S. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuck wagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. The races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend.

National Championship Chuck wagon Races Covered Wagon and Monument

Location: 225 Hwy 65S. Each year, an estimated 20,000 people are on hand to watch the excitement of chuck wagon racing, bronc fanning, and the Snowy River Race. The races are held Friday through Sunday every Labor Day weekend.

Pottery Shop, AR sign, Big Foot, Giraffe and outdoor art.

Location: 850 Hwy 76 N. Whether it is summer or winter, The Pottery Shop is always on top of the latest trends. The up-to-date shoes, beautiful clothes, women’s accessories, and rustic/metal outdoor decor all bring a special touch of southern charm to our customers.

Pottery Shop, AR sign, Big Foot, Giraffe and outdoor art.

Location: 850 Hwy 76 N. Whether it is summer or winter, The Pottery Shop is always on top of the latest trends. The up-to-date shoes, beautiful clothes, women’s accessories, and rustic/metal outdoor decor all bring a special touch of southern charm to our customers.

Pottery Shop, AR sign, Big Foot, Giraffe and outdoor art.

Location: 850 Hwy 76 N. Whether it is summer or winter, The Pottery Shop is always on top of the latest trends. The up-to-date shoes, beautiful clothes, women’s accessories, and rustic/metal outdoor decor all bring a special touch of southern charm to our customers.

Downtown Mural

Location: 273 Main Street. “Downtown in the Thirties” by Morton Brown can be found just down the street from the Van Buren County Courthouse.

Location: 1120 Natural Bridge Road, Clinton. The Natural Bridge is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., March through November.

Death Star

Location: Clinton, contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce for exact location, 501-745-6500.

Tardis

Location: Clinton, contact the Clinton Chamber of Commerce for exact location, 501-745-6500.

South Fork Nature Center & Riddle Cabin

Location: 962, Bachelor Rd

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Train Mural, Town Mural and Train Museum

Location: Highway 9 E. The Shirley Centennial Museum was established in 2011 during the 100th year of Shirley. A dedicated group of volunteers and history buffs worked to bring together in one location historical publications, newspaper accounts, family histories, books, photos, and records pertinent to Shirley’s past. An old typewriter that was in the railroad depot is on display. Quilts adorn the walls. The museum is staffed by volunteers and is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call City Hall for an appointment at other times. (501)723-8290.

Train Mural, Town Mural and Train Museum

Location: Highway 9 E. The Shirley Centennial Museum was established in 2011 during the 100th year of Shirley. A dedicated group of volunteers and history buffs worked to bring together in one location historical publications, newspaper accounts, family histories, books, photos, and records pertinent to Shirley’s past. An old typewriter that was in the railroad depot is on display. Quilts adorn the walls. The museum is staffed by volunteers and is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call City Hall for an appointment at other times. (501)723-8290.

Train Mural, Town Mural and Train Museum

Location: Highway 9 E. The Shirley Centennial Museum was established in 2011 during the 100th year of Shirley. A dedicated group of volunteers and history buffs worked to bring together in one location historical publications, newspaper accounts, family histories, books, photos, and records pertinent to Shirley’s past. An old typewriter that was in the railroad depot is on display. Quilts adorn the walls. The museum is staffed by volunteers and is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call City Hall for an appointment at other times. (501)723-8290.

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