National Historic District

The Harrison, AR National Historic District incorporates the in-city lake (Lake Harrison), the Downtown Historic Square and the Durand Center, Harrison's convention and meeting facility.  The National Historic District includes shopping, unique restaurants and lodging facilities.  The 1929 Lyric Theater is also located in the National Historic District and is the primary location for community-wide events.  The Harrison Square is unique in today's world in that it has four primary retail sides with the historic Courthouse in the Center.  The lawns are very large and are used for many of the city's community events and festivals.  Many of the true squares have been removed in today's cities, but Harrison has been able to retain the historic square through community leadership and conservation efforts.

Skateboard enthusiasts can enjoy Harrison's new state-of-the-art skateboard park. Bike and pedestrian friendly roads and trails connect the shopping area to Lake Harrison where over three miles of trails run through community playgrounds, fishing holes, soccer fields, basketball courts and the city swimming pool.

For shopping, you can explore second hand treasures, visit hometown flower shops, buy current trends in clothing and explore historic buildings on the Historic Harrison Walking Tour.  Visit an original Montgomery Wards building now home to fine furnishings.  All of the Harrison retail businesses and shops in downtown Harrison are family owned and you can always find a unique item to purchase.

Presently, there are two lodging establishments located in the National Historic District.  The 1929 Hotel Seville, totally revitalized, offers hotel accommodations downtown and is located one block from the Historic Harrison Square and across the street from the Durand Center.  The Queen Anne House Bed & Breakfast is an 1893 built home that is located in the National Historic District.  The Queen Anne House offers unique accommodations for those that enjoy Bed & Breakfast visits.

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