A visit to Walton Arts Center is just the beginning!  Northwest Arkansas is constantly being recognized as a growing, thriving community with terrific amenities.  Here are a few of our recommendations for great local restaurants.  

Businesses with an asterisk* next to their name are participants in our Artists Services program, which aims to help our visiting artists have the best experience while on tour. 

Restaurants within walking distance

Doe's Eat Place*
Emelia's Kitchen
Ella's Restaurant
Farrell's Lounge
Flying Burrito
Grubs Bar & Grille*
Hammontree's Gourmet
Hoghaus Brewing Company*
Powerhouse Seafood and Grill*
Arsaga's at The Depot
Theo's American Kitchen & Cocktail Lounge*
Wasabi Sushi*
Restaurants within easy driving distance: 

Cafe Rue Orleans
DamGoode Pies
Fresco Cafe & Pub*
Greenhouse Grille* 
Jammin Java*
Lucky Luke's BBQ
Petra Cafe*
A Taste of Thai
The Thai Diner
Vetro 1925*


Hotels within walking distance
The Hotel Chancellor*
The Inn at Carnall Hall*
Dickson Street Inn
Hotels within driving distance
Courtyard by Marriott Fayetteville*
Holiday Inn & Convention Center - Springdale
Pratt Place Inn
Residence Inn by Marriott - Springdale*
Simmons Suites, Bentonville*
Staybridge Suites Fayetteville*
21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville

Explore Northwest Arkansas


Northwest Arkansas is a beautiful and exciting part of the country with a great deal to offer visitors and residents alike. Northwest Arkansas is comprised of the cities of Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Siloam Springs and dozens of smaller towns, each with its own unique attractions.

With the Walton Arts Center as a central destination, you can plan a vacation in Northwest Arkansas that provides a great balance of outdoor sports, sightseeing, shopping, fine dining, and art. 

Check out these sites for information on the Northwest Arkansas area: 

northwestarkansas.org - the #1 tourism site in Northwest Arkansas

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Additional sites

Arkansas Art Trail
Arkansas Art Trail facebook events
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
State Tourism Guide for the Ozarks Region
Northwest Arkansas Events Online
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fayetteville Visitors Center
Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce
Springdale Chamber of Commerce
Rogers Visitors Center
Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce
Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce
Arvest Ballpark, home of the NWA Naturals
Downtown Bentonville, Inc. 

Bringing a tour to Northwest Arkansas? Planning a conference, retreat, or other group event? Contact our Group Sales Concierge at 479.571.2735 or by email at rculp@waltonartscenter.org to discuss discounted rates on tickets to concerts and special events.