The Fayetteville Area
Located in the northeast corner of Arkansas is Fayetteville; the Washington County seat of government. Interstate 49 runs north and south through the city; making it an ideal stopping point for highway travelers along the Interstate. Fayetteville is located within the Ozarks on the fringes of the Boston Mountains.
The city, originally named Washington, was first populated by McGarrah family in 1828. Construction on the courthouse began soon after and the county was established and chosen as the county seat in October of that same year and completed in 1829. The post office was located within the courthouse.
In 1829, Washington was renamed Fayetteville, after Fayetteville, TN, where many of the original settlers of the Tennessee town arrived from.
Town development was furthered with the opening of the first store, houses built by early leaders of the town, and hotels. The municipal government was suspended in 1859, during the Civil War and would remain so until 1867. The first use of the telegraph arrived to Fayetteville in 1860; which marks a major technological event for the town. The publishing of the Fayetteville Weekly Democrat began in 1868, which later became the Northwest Arkansas Times. In 1871, the Fayetteville School District marked the first ISD in Arkansas.
The Civil War brought visitors such as Samuel Ryan Curtis, who stayed in Fayetteville in February of 1862 and within a week of his departure; the Battle of Pea Ridge broke out northeast of the city. It also served as a medical station for wounded soldiers from the Battle of Prairie Grove in December of 1862. Fayetteville is also the location where confederate troops trapped Union soldiers in April of 1863 and is where the U.S. government established a National Cemetery in 1867. In 1873, a confederate cemetery was also established.
The University of Arkansas was founded in 1871. Much of the present day population, during the school season, is made up of students attending the University of Arkansas - the state’s largest university.
Hotel Services & Amenities
After being welcomed to the La Quinta Inn & Suites Fayeteeville hotel, you will arrive to a soft pillowtop bed that may put you fast to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. 32” high definition televisions with premium television provide an entertaining option while spending time in the room. High speed Internet access is also available if you want to kill some time online or take care of some business. A business center is also available to do the things your laptop or tablet limit you from such as printing, faxing, or completing tasks best handled on a desktop pc.
A delicious assortment of foods is available on the Bright Side Breakfast® bar each morning. There you can press yourself a piping hot waffle will toppings of your choice, pour up a bowl of hot or cold cereal, enjoy bread, muffins, pastries, bagels, or a serving of healthy fresh fruit. Wash it all down with a nice cup of coffee, milk or juice.
Attractions Near Fayettesville
There are several area attractions around the Fayetteville area that are near the hotel. Such as the Walton Arts Center, Downtown Square, Wilson Park, Fayetteville Town Center and the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks all within 4 miles of the La Quinta Inn & Suites Fayetteville.
If you’re in the mood to discover, take a drive to the Arkansas Air Museum and the Clinton House Museum. Go support the Arkansas Razorbacks at a football, basketball, or baseball game at the University of Arkansas. The Arvest Ballpark, Donal W. Reynolkds Razorback Stadium, and Baum Stadium are all within driving distance.
If you have business at the Washington Regional, VA Hospital, UAMS, APAC Central Inc., or Cumulus Broadcasting Inc; staying at our hotel will be convenient as they are all within 2 miles. Attending a Wal-Mart shareholders meeting or some other event at the Bud Walton Arena? Make the La Quinta Inn & Suites Fayetteville your home away from home.