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

Mountain Harbor Resort

Just 12 miles from Mount Ida, AR, under the gentle sweep of Hickory Nut Mountain, Mountain Harbor Resort has been in the Barnes family since 1955, now owned and managed by Bill Barnes and his children. Harbor offers luxurious cabins and cozy lake view guest rooms, a fleet of rental boats, a full service marina […]

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.

Blue Bell Cafe’ & Country Store

The best of both worlds come together at the Blue Bell where you can find real home-style meals, tasty sandwiches,  or come in on a Friday for catfish, coleslaw, and hush puppies.  There is something for everyone…Shop in the gift store area featuring great gifts and products from local artisans, or enjoy one of Blue Bell’s […]

Peace Valley Sanctuary & Retreat

Peace Valley Sanctuary and Retreat is a lodging and event center located in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains on 70 pristine acres.  Families are welcome for year round lodging in cabins, rooms or suites. Airbnb customer reviews are consistently 5’s.  Contact: http://www.pvsanctuary.com/ or [email protected]  To schedule an event in the main lodge:  (870) 356-2667.

Front Porch Stage

The Front Porch Stage produces free “lawn chair concerts.” Concerts are scheduled regularly from the first Saturday in May through the first week in October. Because this is an outdoor event, concerts are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. The musical genres represented include country, bluegrass, blues, folk, folk rock, and gospel, with a special emphasis […]

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.

Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine

So you come to dig. We will give you a brief lesson on safety and let you know the places where you can and can’t go.  After all this is a commercial operational crystal mine.  You have to know the do’s and don’t’s of the mine.  If you have trouble getting your eye going on […]

Crystal Seen Trading Company, The

Welcome to the Crystal Seen Trading Co where you will find a wonderful variety of hand-crafted Jewelry, Crystals, and Minerals, Souvenirs, Crafts and more. Our on-site jeweler has 25 years experience with stone-cutting and setting, wire-wrapping, and silver-smithing and is also available to set the crystals (or stones) you dig at our mine or purchase. […]