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2018 Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series – Mountain Home, Arkansas

The Babe Ruth 13-Year-Old World Series is making a repeat run through Mountain Home in 2018.  The tournament will be played August 9-16, 2017 at McClain Park, and will feature 10 teams — eight regional champions, the Arkansas state champion, and the host Mountain Home team.


With a population of just over 12,0000, Mountain Home is a serene, peaceful community set in the rolling hills of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. This breathtaking setting is home to lifelong residents and retirees, as well as one of the hottest vacation destinations in the country. Whether planning a vacation or relocation, the town of Mountain Home will surpass expectations.

Mountain Home is ideally situated between two colossal lakes and is only 15 minutes from the three rivers, the Buffalo National River, White River and North Fork River. Visitors can enjoy watersports like kayaking, canoeing and floating on the White River. And not only are the watersports spectacular, the fishing is world class. People come from all over the world to experience the fishing. Bull Shoals has become the place to find bass and was listed as one of the top places to fish by Game and Fish magazine. Other fishers come to enjoy the awesome fly fishing on the White River and Buffalo National River where the trout practically jump right onto the line.  Whether looking to land striper, trout, walleye or bass, the waters in the Mountain Home area are always stocked.

Vacations to the area often include a fascinating visit to the Norfork National Fish Hatchery.  Established in 1955, the Hatchery ensures there are plenty of trout for Arkansas, Oklahoma and other areas throughout the nation. 

While it’s true that most people travel to Mountain Home for their Twin Lakes and three rivers, there are other attractions that add a little something special.  The area also has some great places to enjoy horseback riding.  Local caverns hold beautiful mysteries in fantastic formations that will surely delight.  Visitors will relish the glorious displays of color the Ozark setting provides.  Take a driving tour to see the dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers that paint the landscape. 

Likewise, Mountain Home has many historical sites to visit, including the Baxter County Courthouse, the Casey House, and the nearby Wolf House, the oldest structure in the area built around 1924.

For those who are not so outdoorsy, take in a play at the live theater at Twin Lakes Playhouse, a movie at the local cinema, or play 18 holes at one of their award-winning Golf Courses, such as Big Creek and the Twin Lakes Golf Course.  Big Creek has been rated as one of the country’s best places to golf by Golf Digest nine times. 

Dining in Mountain Home is a delicious affair. Down-home southern cooking will satisfy the hungriest explorer, while those looking for a culinary adventure will find it in their many dining establishments. In the mood for Mexican, Chinese, Italian, or European? They’ve got it all, and good old American food too.