Ozark Folk Center State Park Discovery
Listen to the show on the Lowell Thomas Award winning travel show, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer: Check out this episode! Located in the heart of Northwest Arkansas, the Ozark Folk Center State Park, tucked in the charming village of Mountain View, is an awesome one-stop showcase of the local Ozark culture, arts, and musical traditions with roots in Appalachia, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and England. Mountain View is commonly regarded as the home of American folk music.
Join Jimmy Edwards and Park Superintendent, John Morrow, for a fun exploration of the Park and region. Included is a visit to the Craft Center for a chat with a gunsmith, and 78 year-old local artist, Betty Ward.
Travel host, Tom Wilmer has filed numerous Arkansas features, including a two-part show recorded on location at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas—the winner of the prestigious 2013 Lowell Thomas Award-Silver for Best Radio Travel Broadcast.