Grand Opening of the J.B. & Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center

Northwest Arkansas is excited to welcome the J.B. & Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center to Springdale featuring interactive activities for all ages

The J.B. and Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center, the latest addition to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's network of nature and education centers, is opened its doors to the public Friday, December 11th. This 32,000 square foot facility on more than 61 acres is the newest place to learn about the natural world and outdoor recreation in Northwest Arkansas.

Along with the main exhibit hall, the center offers three indoor classrooms, an indoor archery and BB gun marksmanship center, staff offices and a maintenance facility. Two pavilions serve as outdoor classroom spaces and an extensive outdoor 3-D archery range challenges visitors with a variety of shot angles along the center's 25-acre restored prairie. The center also features an extensive trail system, which will connect to the Razorback Greenway in 2021, making it a must-see stop along the route.

Visiting the Ozark Highlands Nature Center is free, thanks to Amendment 75 and the 1/8th-Cent Conservation Fund, but reserved entry tickets will be required to coordinate visits and manage attendance in accordance with social-distancing guidelines. Guests may reserve tickets at www.agfc.com/ozarkhighlands in advance of their trip. Up to 10 tickets may be reserved per party.

Images courtesy of the J.B. & Johnelle Hunt Family Ozark Highlands Nature Center