Berryville ~ Get a bang out of it

Monday, July 28, 2008
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Just to the east of Eureka Springs, the city of Berryville is like a trip into the nostalgic days of small town America with specialty and antique shops, restaurants and attractions all clustered around the Public Square.

The Saunders Museum, located off the Public Square, houses an amazing collection of historic guns and other items from the frontier period.

Dominating the Square is the Heritage Center Museum, with exhibits dedicated to the city's history. The third story preserves the courtroom, which dates back to the 1880s.

Parking is free, so you can visit the sights, the many unique shops and stop and get a delicious bite to eat.

Several special events also take place on the Square. The Berryville Farmers' Market is held every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to noon. It's chock full of locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and home-baked goods.

"Circle the Square," the summer series of free musical concerts is scheduled for Saturday, August 9. Beginning at 6 p.m., a concert of jazz, blues & ragtime entertains. Bring lawn chairs and relax. Restaurants and shops stay open late. Circle the Square concerts take place the 2nd Saturday of the month from July through September.

An information center on the east side of town has lots more information on the area, and a city-operated RV Park is located behind the welcome center.

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