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Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, one of the state's most progressive cities, was established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas. Downtown is filled with gift shops, restaurants, art galleries, a day spa and an active civic center called the Forum. Arkansas State University offers one of the mid-South's finest museums, a fine arts center and an indoor sports/entertainment complex. Crowley's Ridge Nature Center will open at the southern edge of Jonesboro in the spring of 2004 providing an interesting tour of the natural wonders of the region, plus serve as a stop along Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway.

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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 Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the $4.3-million project includes exhibits on origins and history of the Ridge, topographical models and a 30

Jonesboro, AR Nature Centers

Craighead Forest Lake

Craighead Forest Lake is an 80-acre recreational impoundment located south of Jonesboro on Crowley's Ridge. The lake serves as the focal point of the area's largest city park, which offers fishing, hiking, playgrounds, swimming, camping, pavilions, marina and launch area.

Jonesboro, AR Recreation

Arkansas State University Museum

Directions: Located on the ASU campus Collection of history, natural history and American Indians; regional history museum; paleontology, native American, and "old town" Arkansas exhibits;

Jonesboro, AR Museums

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;"

Jonesboro, AR Scenic Views

Things to do near Jonesboro, AR

General Robert E. Lee Monument

Directions: City Park...

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum

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

St. Francis Scenic Byway

This scenic byway, comprised of Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, along with Lee County Road 221, is located in the St. Fran...

Rector Mural

Painted by local artist Sandy Midkiff, the mural is an Americana representation of the town's landmarks and its role as a far...

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...