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Home to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville is a vibrant city with a variety of cultural and historic attractions as well as major businesses. And The Chancellor Hotel places you in the center of the action! During your visit, shop, dine, and enjoy the nightlife on lively Dickson Street. Browse the halls of the Walton Arts Center or take a peaceful stroll through the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. 

But Fayetteville is not only a college town with a thriving business district it’s also surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. Take advantage of first-class outdoor attractions, whether you enjoy peaceful flora and fauna viewing or prefer a vigorous hike or kayaking excursion. Enjoy hiking and biking on mountain trails past burbling streams and placid lakes. Drink in the lovely scenery at Devil's Den State Park, which is located just miles from our hotel.

During your stay, allow the concierge at The Chancellor to help you discover fun and interesting things to do in Fayetteville. For more information, please contact us at 1-855-285-6162.

Ozark Mountain Vacations

If you prefer adventures in or around water, head to Lake Fayetteville, which offers fishing and boating, and is located six miles from The Chancellor – or to White River, which is 14 miles away. About an hour away, you can paddle, swim, scuba dive, ski or sail around Beaver Lake, which offers more than 500 miles of shoreline. For exceptional hiking and for leaf-viewing in the fall, take a few hours’ drive to hit the trails in the Ozark National Forest.

Fayetteville Historic Square

This historic area at the center of town features buildings like the original Fayetteville post office, the Old Bank of Fayetteville Building, and several other structures built in Queen Anne, Romanesque revival, Italianate, and Classic revival styles of architecture. The Historic Square also features unique dining spots, shops and beautifully landscaped flower gardens.


Walton Arts Center

The Walton Arts Center is an easy, three-minute walk from The Chancellor. It’s Northwest Arkansas' largest performing arts center, with world-class musical, dance, theater, and visual arts performances throughout the year.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Located just a short drive from The Chancellor, in Bentonville, Arkansas, Crystal Bridges features pieces from the likes of Norman Rockwell, Stuart Davis, Walton Ford, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jackson Pollock. In addition to impressive American art exhibits, Crystal Bridges also features 120 acres of land with more than 3.5 miles of trails that wend their way beside streams, ponds, sculptures and wetlands.

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

These botanical gardens feature an abundance of colorful blooms, trees, and peaceful places to stroll and view native flora, as well as a butterfly house and a gift shop.

Dickson Street

Located 0.2 miles from The Chancellor Hotel – just a five-minute walk – Dickson Street is a popular boulevard in Fayetteville featuring boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Activities & Events

Fayetteville Farmers' Market

Each year from April to November, in the city's historic square gardens, the Fayetteville Farmers' Market offers locally produced vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, meats, honey, eggs, jams, and art for the surrounding four counties, while street performers and local musicians enliven the event.

May Festival of the Arts

Located in nearby Eureka Springs, the May Festival of the Arts is a month-long celebration with art exhibits throughout the city, a parade, artists' receptions, gallery strolls, free concerts, and art demonstrations.

Bikes, Blues & BBQ

Every September, the Bikes, Blues & BBQ event features live music, a barbecue contest, stunt shows, including a high wire motorcycle thrill show, a biker beauty pageant, a professional arena cross, and thousands of fellow bikers to ride the Ozarks.

University of Arkansas Football

From September through November, Razorback football is in full swing.