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Brinkley, Arkansas

Brinkley, Arkansas

Brinkley is halfway between Little Rock and Memphis, just off I-40, but there's more to this historic town. Founded during the construction of the first railroad across Arkansas, and named for one of the builders (Hugh Brinkley), the town eventually became a crossroads and a center of commerce by the 1880s. Brinkley honors its rail history with a beautifully restored 1912 Central Delta Depot Museum and Visitors Center in the downtown district. Antique and gift shops, plus travel accommodations are available. Fargo Agricultural School Museum, just north of Brinkley, preserves items from an early 20th century African-American school started by Floyd Brown of the Tuskegee Institute. Outdoor adventures are close by, including Marion McCollum/Greenlee Lake. Operated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the 300-acre lake has two barrier-free fishing piers, two boat docks/launches and plenty of blue gill, bass and channel catfish. The region also boasts great waterfowl hunting in nearby public management areas. Brinkley is also near the Louisiana Purchase State Park.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Louisiana Purchase State Park

Monument marks starting point of 1815

Brinkley, AR State Parks

Grizzle Warehouse Antiques & Flea Market

Flea market with more than 80 booths in old Rock Island Freight House; antiques, collectibles, glassware, primitives, good furniture;

Brinkley, AR Markers

Central Delta Depot & Museum

Located in a beautifully restored 1912 Union Railroad Depot on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum contains exhibits focusing on the Louisiana Purchase survey of 1815 and on area railroads and other facets of local history. Serves as visitors'

Brinkley, AR Museums

Brinkley Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Brinkley, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Brinkley, AR

Historic Public Library

Oldest public building in Phillips County; first public library in Arkansas....

Lake Chicot State Park

Food Service/Picnic Area Available On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Chicot Cabins with kitchens (many with lake vi...

Delta Cultural Center

Museum in restored depot and storefront tells the story of efforts to settle and cultivate the fertile Delta region along 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...

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum

Directions: Turn west on Cherry Street off U.S. 62 in Piggott The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center includes th...