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Hotels in Fayetteville near University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville Introduction

Overlooking the rugged Ozark Mountains, the University of Arkansas Fayetteville is a public research university with its main campus in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded in 1871, the redbrick Old Main building is the heart of the university. Built in the Second Empire style, Old Main and 10 other university buildings in the city have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The campus is moments from Dickson Street, Fayetteville's vibrant entertainment district, which is crammed with college bars, clubs and restaurants. It's also 13 minutes' walk from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, home of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.

Hotels near University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

There's a variety of hotels and inns within a 2-mile radius of the university. They range from simple budget lodgings offering free breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi, to mid-range hotels with spacious rooms, fitness centers, and indoor or outdoor pools. The academic year runs from August until May when the city is bustling with thousands of students. Term time aside, the summer months and the pretty fall foliage season are the most popular times to visit, and these are when hotel prices are at a premium. You'll find the best bargains in winter and spring, but you may need an umbrella.

Where to stay near University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

The main campus of the University of Arkansas is situated in downtown Fayetteville, and the university buildings dominate the district. There are plenty of restaurants, fast food diners and college bars in the immediate area; alternatively you can head 2 blocks east around South and North College Avenue, where you'll find mainstream shops and restaurants. The university campus is adjacent to Dickson Street, which is regarded as one of the best entertainment districts in Arkansas. Amidst its many lively bars, buzzy restaurants and nightclubs, you'll find the Walton Arts Center, a sprawling performing arts venue which attracts Broadway shows.

Things to see near University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Catch a college football match at the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, or a basketball game at the Bud Walton Arena, both within 15 minutes' walk of campus. After dark hit the bars and clubs on Dickson Street, a minute's walk from the main building, or wander 12 minutes east along Dickson Street and catch a theater show or comedy performance at the Walton Arts Center. Witness vintage aircraft from the golden age of flying at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum, which is housed in an original wooden hangar and is a 5-mile drive from the university.

How to get to University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

The easiest way to get to the University of Arkansas Fayetteville is by car. The campus is 3.3 miles from the I-49, the main highway between Fort Smith and Missouri; it's also less than a mile from Highway 71. The Greyhound bus stops on South School Avenue, which is 2.6 miles from campus. The nearest commercial airport is Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, 21 miles north of the university. It's easy to get around the compact streets of downtown Fayetteville, and Razorback Transit provides a free bus service between the University of Arkansas and the local area.