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The best of yesteryear
Hard Times USA offers a glimpse of the good ol' days
Vintage vehicles and memorabilia dot the landscape at Hard Times USA, making guests feel like they have stepped back in time. Recently thousands visited the town to celebrate Heritage Day.
Perhaps one of the area’s more interesting and obscured sites is located on the Cumberland Plateau on Rocky River Mountain in Van Buren County. It’s Hard Times, USA, an old-fashioned town boasting a variety of buildings situated on 600 acres of mountain land. The town humbly started about 20 years ago when owner Jimmy Yates decided to build a general store and a small stage to hold functions for his friends.