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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

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 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

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 Country Club

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

Magnolia, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Magnolia, AR

Marks' Mills Battlefield State Park

Directions: Junction Ark. 8 East The site of an April 25, 1864 fight in which Confederate Calvary ambushed and captured a Un...

Elkin's Ferry Battlefield

The site of fighting April 2-3, 1864 as Confederate troops tried to keep General Frederick Steele's Northern army from gainin...

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

Traces history from 1830 to present housed in a carefully restored Union Station depot; guided tours on request ...

Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

The world's largest green-tree reservoir consisting of the 15,000-acres Felsenthal Pool that is more than doubled to 36,000 a...

The Band Museum

Directions: Downtown Pine Bluff Only museum in America devoted to band instruments, the history of bands and band music. The...