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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

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

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

Blytheville Country Club

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

Blytheville Municipal Golf Course

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

Things to do near Blytheville, AR

Parker Pioneer Homestead

A living history museum consisting of 12 log buildings, as well as several other structures. The village includes: Clark's Ca...

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 ...

Harr's House Lunch 'n Tour

Directions: 10 miles northwest of Stuttgart on Ark. 343 in the Fairmount community Take a tour and hear the history of the...

Desha County Museum

Ten buildings furnished with artifacts of the Delta; an agricultural building, three log houses, plantation commissary....

Museum of Chicot County

Housed in the old 1910 Lake Village Infirmary; contains rooms depicting antique hospital equipment, World War II exhibition r...