Fayetteville is the third largest city in Arkansas, and the seat of Washington County. Located at the heart of the state, it is home to the renowned University of Arkansas and is known to be the “Track Capital of the World”, due to the success of Arkansas's track and cross country teams. Fayetteville is also the location of the Clinton House, where Bill and Hillary Clinton first began their careers in politics. Originally named George Washington, it now takes its name from the city of Fayetteville in Tennessee, and is led by a mayor along with its pool of councils.
For the history and knowledge seekers, tour the Clinton House Museum and see Bill and Hillary Clinton's first home together where their political careers began. Observe rare memorabilia, and tour the First Lady's garden while here. From the Clinton House, relive the Civil War at the Pea Ridge National Military Park and the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and visit the site where the battle of Fayetteville took place on the grounds of The Headquarters House located in the Downtown Square. This can all be done by driving, but a trip with the Butterfield Stagecoach can also be done to see more notable Civil War sites along the way.
For nature lovers, hop around the city and check out the beautiful flower beds and greens dotting the rather modern region. Visit the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, the Downtown Square Gardens, the First Lady's Garden, and the Headquarters House Historic Gardens.
For good food seekers, Fayetteville is the centre for dining and entertainment in Northwest Arkansas. An eclectic mix of restaurants and cuisines awaits, where everybody can find something to fit their tastes. Food trucks are available as well – great for quick to-go meals. Dickson Street is a good alley for checking out the food ventures in the city, as well as the nightlife. Ride a limousine for a fuller experience.
For visions and art extravaganzas, Fayetteville has been the cradle for artistic expression in the region, and has given birth to various museums, production houses, and arts centres. Visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the Fayetteville Underground, and the Walton Arts Center for some of the best performance arts.
How to get around within Fayetteville
There are three main ways as to how to get around Fayetteville. First is through taxi services. Travellers can hail cabs on the streets and they'd be ready to pick passengers up anytime especially in the city centres. It is extra hard to chance upon one inside the residential areas, so it is best to call local taxi companies and order for one. Second is through limousines. Limousines can be ordered through various companies for use throughout the day, but they are pretty popular when going on bar-hopping or hitting the night scene. Lastly, and probably the cheapest way, is through buses. There are a handful of bus companies transiting around the city, bringing travellers to their destinations.
How to get there
To get to Fayetteville in Arkansas, the main airports serving the city are the Fayetteville Municipal Airport and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport. The airports in the city cater only to domestic flights in the continental US, but international visitors can be accommodated through direct flights to international airports in the US, thereafter flying down to the above-mentioned airport, or travelling by land to the state of Arkansas.