Hardy, AR

Travel Guide
Hardy

This former railroad town in northeastern Arkansas has artisan workshops, flea markets, specialist museums and the thundering Spring River.

Hardy is a welcoming destination that combines small-town charm with outdoor relaxation and adventurous pursuits. Surrounded by the lakes, rivers and undulating hills of Arkansas, the town is known for its magnificent natural setting. Since being founded in the late 19th century as a railroad town, Hardy has developed into place loved by artisans, musicians, vacationing families and watersports enthusiasts.

Old Hardy Town is Hardy’s historic downtown district, home to 41 historic landmarks and hardly changed from its railroad origins. Stroll down Main Street, lined with low-rise buildings with wooden storefronts. Look inside artisan workshops and browse the galleries of local artists. Shop for jewelry, pottery, quilts and other handcrafted items at antique stores and flea markets.

Make your way to the Veterans Military Museum to see displays of military artifacts from many of the U.S. Armed Forces’ conflicts. See vehicles ranging from horse-drawn carriages to 1950s Chevys alongside historic gas station pumps at the Vintage Motorcar Museum. Admire over 100 timekeeping instruments at the Time and Place Clock Museum, open during the summer months only.

Cutting through the town is the Spring River, a favorite location for outdoor fun. Kayak in its long pools and down whitewater rapids while gazing at the hardwood forests that line its banks. Fish for bass, rainbow trout and walleye in the river. Stop at the riverside Loberg Park for its children’s playground and camping and picnicking facilities.

A 10-minute drive to the west you’ll find Cherokee Village, a planned recreational community. Play golf on its two 18-hole courses, explore accessible nature trails or boat and swim at one of seven lakes.

After a busy day of activities, enjoy a meal at the cafés, pubs and restaurants dotted along Main Street. Catch live performances by blues artists, jazz musicians and Ozark bluegrass bands. Head to Dr. Thompson Park on a summer Saturday for an afternoon of free music.

Hardy is approximately a 3-hour drive from both Little Rock, Arkansas, and Memphis, Tennessee, where you’ll find major airports. Rental cars are available at both airports. Hotels and self-catering apartments in and around Hardy and Cherokee Village offer comfortable places to stay overnight.

Days Inn by Wyndham Hardy
Days Inn by Wyndham Hardy
2 out of 5
4213 Hwy 63 and 62-412, Hardy, AR
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $57 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Situated in Hardy, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Main Street of Hardy and Vintage Motorcar Museum. Dr. Thompson Park and Loberg Park are also within ...
3/5 (228 reviews)
"Convenient location.The room was clean and beds comfortable."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Hardy
Village Inn of Hardy
Village Inn of Hardy
2.5 out of 5
3587 Hwy 62 And 412 W, Hardy, AR
The price is $73 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Loberg Park and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Dr. Thompson Park. Mammoth Spring State Park is 16.4 ...
3.6/5 Good! (154 reviews)
"very nice people."

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Village Inn of Hardy
Rustic Cabin on the Southfork River
Rustic Cabin on the Southfork River
Hardy, AR
The price is $65 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Main Street of Hardy, Vintage Motorcar Museum, and Loberg Park. Dr. Thompson Park ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (13 reviews)
Great accommodations
"I booked this property for myself, then had a medical emergency and was unable to go. My father in law and son went down and had an amazing time!! Great bonding time for them. Property owner was willing to go and help them with WIFi, but they figured everything out. I was in another state , away ..."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Rustic Cabin on the Southfork River
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Rustic Cabin on the Southfork River
Rustic Cabin on the Southfork River
Hardy, AR
The price is $65 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 8
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Main Street of Hardy, Vintage Motorcar Museum, and Loberg Park. Dr. Thompson Park ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (13 reviews)
Great accommodations
"I booked this property for myself, then had a medical emergency and was unable to go. My father in law and son went down and had an amazing time!! Great bonding time for them. Property owner was willing to go and help them with WIFi, but they figured everything out. I was in another state , away ..."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Rustic Cabin on the Southfork River
Paddleboat⭐Kayaks⭐Lakefront - Kiwanie Lodge East
Paddleboat⭐Kayaks⭐Lakefront - Kiwanie Lodge East
Hardy, AR
Situated on a lake, this cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Main Street of Hardy, Vintage Motorcar Museum, and Loberg Park. Dr. Thompson Park is 2.3 mi (3.6 km) ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Very enjoyable stay
"It was cold so we didn't get to utilize the Kayaks, But my boys did enjoy the paddle boat and even caught 2 fish while out there. The place was clean and I loved waking up in the upstairs bedroom with 2 huge windows looking over the lake."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Paddleboat⭐Kayaks⭐Lakefront - Kiwanie Lodge East
❤️Lakefront, Kayaks, Paddleboat❤️ - Kiwanie Lodge West
❤️Lakefront, Kayaks, Paddleboat❤️ - Kiwanie Lodge West
Hardy, AR
Situated on the waterfront, this romantic cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Main Street of Hardy, Vintage Motorcar Museum, and Loberg Park. Dr. Thompson Park is ...
5/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Beautiful place
"It was very beautiful. Great location. The kids had tons of fun."

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

❤️Lakefront, Kayaks, Paddleboat❤️ - Kiwanie Lodge West
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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