Bentonville, a new American town, has long been known as a corporate town with the hustle and bustle of vendors traveling in and out to meet with Walmart. Bentonville has experienced a seismic culture shift in the last decade spurred by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Architecturally stunning, Crystal Bridges is now home to another architectural gem, the Frank Lloyd Wright Bachman-Wilson house.
Bentonville’s has experienced an arts and cultural boom that brought with it the development of trails and pathways, parks and playgrounds. As cyclists and runners cross the beautifully bricked intersections of the downtown square, traffic pauses to watch pedestrians venture in and out of toy stores, boutiques, and coffee shops. The town offers the vibe of a simple life of days past with modern amenities found in most urban centers.Themed celebrations on the downtown square draw hundreds of people keeping them entertained with music, food, and staged performances. The city’s culinary scene consistently receives awards and accolades as the industry’s growth persists at an incredible pace. Golfing, boating, biking, and hiking continue to be some of the most popular activities experienced in the Ozarks and Northwest Arkansas.
Location types: Small town, quaint, historic, rural, scenic, woods, parks, multicultural, picturesque, charming, traditional, lakeside/riverside, springs, mountains, farms and neighborly, urban, suburban, country, scenic.
Unusual: Arkansas & Missouri Railroad excursion train and operating depot, train station, Farmers markets, Beaver Lakes, Ozark mountains, Razorback Regional Greenway paved trail, Historic Museum, municipal airport, minor league baseball stadium- Arvest Ballpark, Arts Center of the Ozarks, Three state-of-the-art high schools two football stadiums, Craft beer/cider artisans, Tyson Foods, Inc. world headquarters, Butterfield Overland Mail route (Fitzgerald Station), Historic Shiloh Church, Sassafras vineyard and chapel ruins, Historic Springdale High School.
Outdoor Rodeo, Mountain Biking, Baseball/football/soccer fields, Indoor ice rink, botanical gardens, livestock sale barn, 50’s era café.
True Detective Production Designer Warren Smith calls Eureka Springs "a pocket of heaven!" - and - is so unique it defies explanation. Eureka Springs is a filmmaker's dream. Eureka Springs is a perfect location for your next film, music or digital production. And we’ll make it easy on your bottom line. The City of Eureka Springs offers a 2% tax rebate on any individual project or production filmed in the city limits of Eureka Springs! Add that to the generous Arkansas state incentives and you’ve got a lot of incentive to film in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Ah, but there’s more – we also have several preferred vendors that offer additional discounts for your production.
Location options range from historic Victorian homes, art studios and art colony, castles on the river, rural, open spaces galore, cliffs, lakes, mid-century classics, bars, restaurants, historic hotels, farmland, shopping districts, contemporary locations, unusual churches and outdoor locations and more. Plenty of open spaces, mountain biking, multi-use trail system and scenic cliffs an waterfalls.
Eureka Springs has over 350 working artists, performers, musicians, set-designers, recording studios, large auditorium, costume designers, digital A/V technicians, caterers, construction crews, hairdressers/make-up artists, just to name a few, to make your production top notch and efficient.
Carroll County Airport (15 minutes from the heart of Eureka Springs) serves small jets and private planes. We’re just a 40 minute drive from Fayettteville, Bentonville, Rogers and Springdale for other support services including sound stages. We have a super easy and streamlined permitting process and a city waiting to serve you!
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Rogers is brick streets and Beaver Lake, manicured greens and manufacturing, Bible belt and Buenos Dias, mountain bikes and murals, downtown charm and uptown cool, all wrapped up in one multifaceted destination. Industrial, feature, commercial, music, or educational, film and entertainment live in Rogers.
The Pinnacle Hills and Promenade areas south of town are known locally as the “Newtown” section of Rogers, and boast sleek, urban office buildings, 4-star hotels, entertainment venues such as the Walmart AMP, elegant restaurants and high-end retail. Newtown also features the city’s newest housing developments, studded with million dollar residences featuring elegant architecture and luxurious landscaping. Private golf courses finish out the locale choices in the area.
Downtown Rogers offers filmmakers more of a small town experience, with a few surprises. Locales include turn of the century commercial and residential architecture, brick streets, a functioning rail line through town, the Daisy Airgun Museum, sports parks, ethnic restaurants, and an executive airport. Just east of town is The Railyard Bike Park, a BMX style mountain bike park that is part of the Lake Atlanta complex. Re-opening in October 2016, the park features a boardwalk, mountain bike trails, fishing piers, a treehouse, playgrounds and pavilions. Other nearby locales include Beaver Lake, Pea Ridge National Military Park, War Eagle Mill, War Eagle Cavern, and Hobbs State Park.
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True Detective Season 3 Location of Choice! The eclectic locations in Fayetteville offer culture and history. From the eateries and entertainment on Dickson Street to the charming downtown square to the gazebos and hills of Wilson Park.
Dickson Street: The heartbeat of Fayetteville's nightlife, this street stretches from US Hwy 71 to the University of Arkansas. We have many historic buildings of various sizes - restaurants, bars and retail. Outside also provides great visuals during day and night.
Wilson Park: A few blocks north of Dickson Street, this area is the jewel of Fayetteville's Parks and Recreation complexes. It has a public pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, gazebos, picnic tables, open fields and a hammock hotel. Don't forget the unique Wilson Park Castle (by artist Frank Williams) and goldfish pond. The variety of scenery provides many great shot opportunities for a Director of Photography.
Fayetteville Square: With it’s funky style at art galleries and local businesses, the historic downtown square is ground zero for Fayetteville culture. It has a beautiful garden surrounding the historic Old Post Office along with two art galleries (Fayetteville Underground & sUgAR Gallery). Three days a week the square hosts the award-winning Fayetteville Farmer's Market. Other great locations include the variety of retail shops and the Fayetteville Town Center.
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