About Calico Rock

Calico Rock Museum System

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Imagine a Place, virtually unchanged since the days when the steamboats made it a bustling center of commerce on the banks of the White River Calico Rock, now famous for its trout fishing, was named for the calico-colored bluffs that tower over the famous White River. as you stroll along the historic downtown area you will notice colorful murals and sign in the windows telling he story of Calico Rock's history. The buildings on Main Street are listed on the National Register of Historic Places but now house thriving new businesses for your enjoyment.

Restaurants and The Wagon Wheel Antique store join the Calico Rock Heritage Museum, The Tomlinson Art and Science Center and The Artisan Cooperative to provide interesting places to visit and enjoy. The walking tour of the Historic East Calico District take you back to an earlier time with stories of colorful characters and the history is still standing limestone buildings from the early 1900s era of Calico Rock when it was the center of commerce for the area.

But a trip back in time isn't all that Calico Rock has to offer. Trout fishing, canoeing, tubing, kayaking or just take a boat ride on the majestic White River. There are plenty of choices for family fun. A ride through the hills on our curving back roads is also a trip to remember.

Come pull up a chair and be ready to relax and absorb the beauty and peace of the Ozarks. Let your cares fade away in the special town of Calico Rock.