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Blytheville, Arkansas

Blytheville, Arkansas

Blytheville, established as lumber mill town in the 1880s, has also served as a center for the cotton-growing industry, a Strategic Air Command (SAC) airbase and a gateway city for the Natural State. The airbase was phased out years ago, but Blytheville has emerged as a steel production center and agri-business is strong. Places to visit include the Ritz Civic Center, a restored opera house on Main Street that stages live shows throughout the year, and Blytheville's Heritage Museum, which explores the past with exhibits and photos. The downtown area is alive with interesting shops, including "That Book Store," a favorite stop of Arkansas native and award-winning novelist John Grisham. Arkansas Northeastern College (formally Mississippi County Community College) schedules cultural events throughout the year. Blytheville is also the site of an Arkansas Welcome Center (I-55).

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Delta Gateway Museum

Old photographs and maps that depict the history of Blytheville; housed in the old Kress Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See us on facebook - www.facebook.com/

Blytheville, AR Museums

Great River Road National Scenic Byway

The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44

Blytheville, AR Scenic Byways

Blytheville Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: Public
Holes: 9
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Blytheville, AR Golf Courses

Blytheville Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
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Blytheville, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Blytheville, AR

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Twenty miles west of the Mississippi River, the 11,038-acre Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 primari...

Confederate Cemetery

Historic cemetery lies on the upsurge of Crowley's Ridge at the northern edge of town. Burial place of Helena resident Gen. P...

St. Francis County Museum

Directions: From I-40, take Ark. 1 south through town to Front Street; turn one block east; located at the corner of Front & ...

Forrest Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center

Directions: Located off Lawson Road and Ark. 141, south of Jonesboro The second of four nature centers constructed by the ...

Great River Road National Scenic Byway

The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi Riv...