The Ozarks are old. The hills of southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas were among the original geographical features on the continent, with some rocks on the ground there having been made upwards of a half-billion years ago.

But grab a stool at the new German beer bar in the booming town of Springdale on a busy Saturday night or make your way down to the ultra-modern coffee shop inside a mountain bike preserve and you’d be forgiven for feeling the opposite. 

The region that includes Bentonville, Springdale, Rogers and Fayetteville is one of the best weekend road trips from KC. This month, we set out to see some of the new attractions that have popped up since the pandemic.


Posted on November 7, 2022, by Martin Cizmar, Kansas City Magazine.