Enjoy the past in Tontitown!
We’re a small town with a rich history—a history we’d like to share with you! Come explore the past with us, and learn of stalwart immigrants who realized the American Dream through hard work and a vision of the future. Explore the past with us by visiting our Museum and joining in the fun during the Grape Festival. Browse on to learn the story of Tontitown.
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Like so many American towns, the history of Tontitown begins with the story of immigrants. Facing high taxes, political unrest and unpopular colonial wars, a group of Italian farming families set sail for the United States in 1895, hoping to start a new life. After a false start in Southeast Arkansas, Father Pietro Bandini bought a plot of land in Northwest Arkansas and brought some 40 families to what would soon become Tontitown.