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Monticello, Arkansas

Monticello, Arkansas

Timber. Oil. Deer Hunting. Bass fishing.

These are words commonly used when people talk about the Timberlands of Arkansas. It's a region with rich natural resources that was discovered by pioneers from the eastern United States in the early 1800s.

Cities such as El Dorado, Camden and Pine Bluff Arkansas were built when these newcomers, who were impressed with the regions dense woods of pine and cypress, decided to settle. In the 1920s, belief in their homeland paid off handsomely when oil was discovered in the El Dorado area.

The abundant natural resources of the Timberlands are still attracting people today. Each year, thousands of sportsmen descend upon Southern Arkansas to hunt deer in what is considered the best deer hunting region in the state. They also come in search of the lunker bass that reside in the area's legendary lakes and rivers.

Other visitors enjoy the legacy of those pioneers by visiting sites ranging from 1800s log cabins and restored Victorian homes to local museums and colorful murals that tell the history of this land.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Drew County Historical Museum

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

Monticello, AR Museums


Turner Neal Museum of Natural History

Museum of natural history of South Arkansas with three collections of big game; houses the Pomeroy Planetarium which seats 40

Monticello, AR Museums

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-biggest largemouth ever caught in the state. Picnic area, concrete boat ramp, on-site bow rande and model airplane airport. Entrance off Ark. 35

Monticello, AR Recreation

Pomeroy Planetarium

Directions: Located in the Neal Museum of Natural History Presents numerous requested programs to a wide variety of groups and classes from K to Senior Citizens throughout the region;

Monticello, AR Planetariums

Things to do near Monticello, AR

Pine Bluff Historic Tour

Directions: Available At The Pine Bluff Convention And Visitors Bureau Step-on guide service for group tours of area histo...

Hunter-Coulter House Museum

Built in 1918, furnished with period furniture, listed on the National Register of Historic Places; antique farm tools, teach...

City of Murals

Thirteen striking murals painted on downtown businesses creating an outdoor gallery that depict the history of Pine Bluff and...

Texarkana Museum of Regional History

Tells the story of the city located in two states. Housed in the town's oldest brick building, all new galleries with exhibit...

McCollum-Chidester House

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