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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

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...

Arkansas State University Museum

Directions: Located on the ASU campus Collection of history, natural history and American Indians; regional history museum...

Historic Augusta Presbyterian Church

Preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church that now serves as a local museum and cultural center; the restored interior i...

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;" comprised of federal, state and county roa...

Delta Heritage Tours

Cultural and musical tours of Mississippi River town feature an authentic gospel church service, a live performance of Americ...