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Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff lies near the Arkansas River on the boundary of two of Arkansas's geographical regions. To the west and southwest stretch the rolling woodlands of the West Gulf Coastal Plain and to the east and southeast the terrain settles into the flat and largely agricultural expanse of the Delta. Located in the city's downtown are a number of museums and other attractions: the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, the Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Historical Museum, the Band Museum, and the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center are all within easy walking distance of each other. Thirteen colorful murals adorn building walls, depicting facets of the city's history. Located close by is the Arkansas Railroad Museum, which houses a steam locomotive listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lake Pine Bluff, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission impoundment, lies immediately north of downtown and offers fishing and birding for egrets, herons and waterfowl. The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Regional Park, located east of the lake, is home to a campground; the Delta Rivers Nature Center, a Game and Fish Commission education facility; and the public Harbor Oaks Golf Course. The park also hosts the annual Smoke on the Water barbecue and music festival held each September.

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Delta Rivers Nature Center

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural history of Arkansas's Delta region, while its hiking trails through 130 acres of woodland "bottoms"

Pine Bluff, AR Nature Centers

City of Murals

Thirteen striking murals painted on downtown businesses creating an outdoor gallery that depict the history of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County;painted by artists from across the United States and British Columbia. The subjects include: Main Street 1888, Saracen, the Old Fire Station (Eighth &

Pine Bluff, AR Murals

Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery

Used as a campground by a number of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana units between late 1861 and early 1863. Many soldiers died of disease and were buried in this cemetery. Units known to have camped at the site include the 19th, 24th, 28th and 33rd Arkansas Infantry and Hart's Arkansas Battery, Nutt'

Pine Bluff, AR Cemeteries

Jefferson County Regional Park

On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Arkansas River (Okla. to Little Rock) Golf Course

Pine Bluff, AR Parks

Dexter Harding House Tourist Information Center

Built in 1850, this historic building was originally home of a grist mill; serves as area tourist information cemter with brochures and maps. GROUPS: Free step-on guide for city or mural tours; free coffee

Pine Bluff, AR Information Centers

Things to do near Pine Bluff, AR

Camden Confederate Monument

Directions: Ouachita County Courthouse Lawn...

El Dorado Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Arkansas Railroad Museum

Restored steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942. Railroad memorabilia from various Arkansas railroads on d...

Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources State Park

Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Available Directions: Ark. 7 The museum collects, pr...

McCollum-Chidester House

Directions: Ark. 278, which leads into town, becomes Washington Street Built for Peter McCollum in 1847, this museum feature...