Things to See & DoThings to See & Do around Mount Ida Arkansas

Imagination Library of the Ouachitas

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood literacy by giving free age-appropriate books to children from birth to age 5.

Norman Area Public Library

Believed to be the smallest freestanding public library in the U.S.A.; features local books, pictures and newspapers; 1939 Works Project Administration structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places; 14×14 brick with Spanish tile roof and rock fence encloses the square.

Norman Historic Preservation Program, Inc. (NHPP, inc.)

Visiting the Caddo Valley Academy/Old Norman High School is like taking a trip 94 years back in time. The stately two-story edifice was built in 1924 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Renovations led by the Norman Historic Preservation Program (NHPP) continue and a tour becomes a trip through mini-museums depicting the […]

Collier Creek Crystals

Family owned and operated Quartz mining company since 1969 in the Ouachita Mountains.  Specializing in absolutely the world’s finest Quartz Crystals.  Wholesale and by appointment only.

John Be Crystals

Featuring Arkansas Quartz Minerals and Gifts. While I do not have a mine, I am a Certified Independent Arkansas Surface Quartz Miner and am available to host guided digging tours (no children, please!). Most of the time, I am on the road participating in club and commercial shows as a dealer, so you can always […]

Board Camp Campground & Crystal Mine

Board Camp Campground and Crystal Mine has it all. Consider lodging at the Crystal Cottage. The Crystal Mine is NOW OPEN EVERY DAY, including holidays, to accommodate your schedule! Choose to dig: 9 am, 11 am or 1 pm until 3 pm! You WILL find crystals! Please CALL to reserve your dig time or click ‘Get […]

Blue Moon Crystals & Jewelry

Specializing in a huge selection of Arkansas Quartz Crystals, Polished Quartz Crystals including pyramids, skulls, massage wands, spheres & phantoms, Rainbow Titanium Quartz (Aurora), Opal Aura Quartz, Ammonites, Sterling Silver & Gemstone Jewelry, Wire Wrapped Pendants.

Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County

The Heritage House Museum of Montgomery County is a non-profit, local history museum dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Montgomery County and making that history available to the public through exhibits, outreach programs, and special demonstrations. The museum includes in its collection, items that originated in, were used in, or had an impact […]