Uniquely situated in the scenic Ozarks with great access to freeways and airports, Tontitown has the "can do!" attitude that has always made small-town America the engine of enterprise and our high standard of living. As you browse through the images and information on our Web site, we think you’ll agree. So welcome to Tontitown!
Housed in the former home of two of Tontitown’s original settlers, the sisters Mary and Zelinda Bastianelli, the Tontitown Historical Museum opened in August of 1986. In the Museum you’ll find photographs of and artifacts belonging to the original Italian settlers of Tontitown.
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.
What makes a small American town great? A diversity of people, ideas, and businesses. And that’s just what Tontitown has. We’re a small but growing community, carefully planning for the future while preserving our storied past. Tontitown has everything you’ll want in a small town, whether you’re considering traveling for vacation, a business relocation or start-up, or your retirement.
Uniquely situated in the scenic Ozarks with great access to freeways and airports including Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, Tontitown has the "can do!" attitude that has always made small-town America the engine of enterprise and our high standard of living. Nearby in Fayetteville is the University of Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks.
Tontitown is a culturally rich and business-friendly community, home to about 2,460 citizens and over 175 businesses. Located along scenic Highway 412, Tontitown is just minutes from Springdale, Fayetteville, Siloam Springs, Rogers, and Bentonville.
A progressive community steeped in tradition and history, the citizens of our area invite you to learn more about us, attend our unique events, shop our businesses, and find out about one of Arkansas' best-kept secrets!