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Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff, Arkansas

Pine Bluff lies near the Arkansas River on the boundary of two of Arkansas's geographical regions. To the west and southwest stretch the rolling woodlands of the West Gulf Coastal Plain and to the east and southeast the terrain settles into the flat and largely agricultural expanse of the Delta. Located in the city's downtown are a number of museums and other attractions: the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame, the Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Historical Museum, the Band Museum, and the Southeast Arkansas Arts and Science Center are all within easy walking distance of each other. Thirteen colorful murals adorn building walls, depicting facets of the city's history. Located close by is the Arkansas Railroad Museum, which houses a steam locomotive listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lake Pine Bluff, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission impoundment, lies immediately north of downtown and offers fishing and birding for egrets, herons and waterfowl. The Pine Bluff-Jefferson County Regional Park, located east of the lake, is home to a campground; the Delta Rivers Nature Center, a Game and Fish Commission education facility; and the public Harbor Oaks Golf Course. The park also hosts the annual Smoke on the Water barbecue and music festival held each September.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Dexter Harding House Tourist Information Center

Built in 1850, this historic building was originally home of a grist mill; serves as area tourist information cemter with brochures and maps. GROUPS: Free step-on guide for city or mural tours; free coffee

Pine Bluff, AR Information Centers

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

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

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

Delta Rivers Nature Center

An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural history of Arkansas's Delta region, while its hiking trails through 130 acres of woodland "bottoms"

Pine Bluff, AR Nature Centers

Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery

Used as a campground by a number of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana units between late 1861 and early 1863. Many soldiers died of disease and were buried in this cemetery. Units known to have camped at the site include the 19th, 24th, 28th and 33rd Arkansas Infantry and Hart's Arkansas Battery, Nutt'

Pine Bluff, AR Cemeteries

The Band Museum

Directions: Downtown Pine Bluff Only museum in America devoted to band instruments, the history of bands and band music. The extensive collection includes hundreds of vintage and antique band instruments of all types. Some of them are primitives and others date back to the early 1700

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

Things to do near Pine Bluff, AR

South Arkansas Arts Center Theatre

207-seat auditorium hosts live productions and symphony concerts. ...

Harbor Oaks Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 4 days...

Fordyce Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Arkansas Railroad Museum

Restored steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942. Railroad memorabilia from various Arkansas railroads on d...

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

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