Fayetteville, Arkansas: Land of Terra - On the Pig TrailThe Pig Trail, Highway 23, passes near Terra Studios, home of the handblown glass Bluebirds of Happiness, an indoor wizard's cave and bas relief mural garden.
- 12103 Hazel Valley Rd, Fayetteville, AR
- Terra Studios. On the west side of Hazel Valley Rd/CR 47, around a half-mile south of Hwy 16. The entrance is clearly marked.
- Daily 10 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Land of Terra - On the Pig Trail
Factory for the bluebird of happiness. Artist colony with demonstrations. Impressive and unusual sculptures. Lots to see for free.
Highway 16 east from Fayetteville, 15 miles to Durham. Watch for the big sign.[Montie Hall, 06/14/2011]
Terra Studios is a couple acres of gargoyle delight. Home to the world famous Bluebird of Happiness, the artists who run this delightful place have created an outdoor wonderland with little concrete statues around every corner. It is very out of the way, and a favorite Saturday destination of locals in the know. They have a cafe so you can stay for lunch and also watch the glassworker make the bluebirds.[Stefani, 06/05/2010]
The Pig Trail, Highway 23 from I-40 north to Highway 16 and continuing on Highway 16 to Fayetteville, is the preferred shortcut to the University of Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks, whose fans call the hogs with "Woooo, pig, sooie," thus the appellation Pig Trail.
Along the way travelers pass through Durham, Arkansas, and have the opportunity to visit Terra Studios, home of the handblown glass Bluebirds of Happiness, less than a mile from Highway 16. The turn is marked. Terra Studios includes galleries of hand-blown glass, terra cotta artwork and an outdoor art walk-thru garden, complete with labyrinth. Stop and watch the artists create bluebirds, visit an indoor wizard's cave and stroll through the bas relief mural garden. Look for figurines in unexpected places.[J. Hart, 02/21/2010]
A New Age Crafts Shop Dopey Utopia? The "indoor wizard's cave" sort of sold us.