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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.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

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

Jonesboro, AR Scenic Views

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

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


Things to do near Jonesboro, AR

Historic Public Library

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

River Reach Park

Picnicking and fishing are available in this park that overlooks the Mississippi River; an elevated boardwalk leads to the ri...

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...

Paragould Mural

Directions: Right Beside Railroad Tracks In Paragould, Right Off Of Court Street Near Main Street Largest mural in Arkansa...

Scenic Lakeshore Drive

Tour down historic Lakeshore Drive. As you travel along, you'll see beautiful old homes, churches, Chicot County Courthouse a...