Introduction to Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mountain Home History
Mountain Home was incorporated on April 16, 1888. It is the county seat of Baxter County. Earlier, it was known as "Rapp's Barren" in honor of the first white settler, Henry Rapp. The city developed around the Male and Female Academy which was established by Professor J. S. Howard. The new post office was established In 1857, and it was named Mountain Home. The construction of Bull Shoals Dam and Norfolk Dam, in the late 1940s and early 1950s, changed the fortunes of Mountain Home in modern times.
Mountain Home and nearby Attractions
- Baxter County Heritage Museum
- Mountain Village 1890
- Bull Shoals - White River State Park
- Tiny Town Tours miniature Museum of Merritt
Things To Do In Mountain Home
While in Mountain Home one can visit the museums including the Baxter County Heritage Museum and Tiny Town Tours miniature Museum of Merritt. The Bull Shoal's-White River State Park, Bull Shoal's Lake Boat Dock, and Norfolk Lake also offer recreational facilities. The Ozark Center Shopping Center, Village Mall Shopping Center, and College Plaza Shopping Center are popular tourist haunts. The Baxter County Library and the city's many churches are also worth visiting. Mountain Home also hosts the annual Baxter County Fair.
Mountain Home Transportation
The Springfield-Branson Regional Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Mountain Home Higher Education
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home and Marsha Kay Beauty College provide facilities for higher education. Other institutes that offer higher education facilities are Southwest Missouri State University, University of Central Arkansas, Harding University, and Drury University.