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Magnolia, Arkansas

Magnolia, Arkansas

Magnolia is located in the Timberlands Region.

A charming Southern town with a quaint courthouse square, Magnolia proudly displays its heritage with colorful murals on buildings around the square. Numerous shops and restaurants ringing the courthouse make downtown a visitors delight. Also highlighting the square are the stately trees which give the town its name. Founded in 1909, Southern Arkansas University, a liberal arts college that calls Magnolia home, offers a varied calendar of events and tours of its 658-acre Agricultural and Horticultural Farm. At 3,000 acres, Lake Columbia is one of the largest Arkansas Game and Fish Commission impoundments in South Arkansas and is popular with both anglers and water recreationists. The Magnolia Blossom Festival and World’s Championship Steak Cook-off draws thousands of beef-eaters and other visitors each May. At nearby McNeil, Logoly State Park is an environmental-education park that is very popular with school groups and scout troops. Twelve miles south of town is the tiny community of Emerson which every June hosts the World’s Championship Rotary Tiller Race and Purplehull Pea Festival.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Farm & Home Tours

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa Guided tour of Southern Arkansas University's 658-acre Agricultural &

Magnolia, AR Tours

Lake Columbia

Food Service/Picnic Area Available On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Columbia Directions: South From Magnolia On Hwy 371, 4 Miles, Turn Right On Hwy 344, 4 Miles; Left On County Road 53, 3 Miles To Lake. Multi-purpose reservoir with 30-acre park, swimming area, three boat ramps;

Magnolia, AR Recreation

Magnolia City Cemetery

Directions: Six blocks south of Courthouse Square on South Washington Street. Final resting place of Major General John Porter McCown, the highest ranking Confederate officer buried in Arkansas, and numerous other known and unknown Confederate troops; includes an African-American section

Magnolia, AR Cemeteries

Magnolia Murals

Six colorful murals the depict the history of Magnolia are located around the historic square; one is located in the lobby of the Best Western Coachman's Inn.

Magnolia, AR Murals

Magnolia Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times:

Magnolia, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Magnolia, AR

Lake Monticello

A 1,520-acre lake that is rapidly gaining a reputation as a trophy bass lake. A recent catch was documented as the fourth-big...

Old Rondo Cemetery

Directions: Near Rondo United Methodist Church The tiny town of Rondo became the repository of some state records in 1864 ...

McCollum-Chidester House

Directions: Ark. 278, which leads into town, becomes Washington Street Built for Peter McCollum in 1847, this museum feature...

Fordyce Mural

Displays history of the town and its football heritage; Fordyce is the birthplace of the late Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant...

Drew County Historical Museum

Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1909; two 1800s log cabins; guided tours, activity programs ...