The Ozark Mountains—an isolated area of the mid-South—comprises the northern territory of Arkansas, the southern region of Missouri, and just a smidgeon of southern Illinois, Oklahoma, and southeastern Kansas. It hasn’t always been at the top of many travel lists, but often the stepchild of its larger, more sophisticated surrounding cities. The land has long been a destination for those seeking outdoor adventures among its rugged woodlands, limestone bluffs, and pristine waters, and travelers are finally catching on to its beauty. Big businesses have peaked, ushering in a demand for boutique accommodations, high-end shopping, fine art, and upscale dining.
Here, a guide to the heavenly hamlet we call the Ozarks.
By Anne Roderique-Jones
June 16, 2017