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Russellville, Arkansas

Russellville, Arkansas

Russellville, overlooking 34,000-acre Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River, is a key city along Scenic Highway 7. Established in the 1840s, the town became the Pope County seat of justice in 1872. Interstate 40 skirts Russellville to the north. Lake Dardanelle is renowned for its bass fishing and a state park has two locations providing everything needed for an enjoyable outing. Also, the Arkansas River Visitors Center offers interpretive exhibits about the river's navigation system. Mount Nebo State Park, 10 miles southwest, is a Civilian Conservation Corps-built recreational facility with spectacular views of the River Valley. Arkansas Tech University provides cultural and sporting events throughout the year.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center

Visual arts displays by well-known artists; a local artists' gallery;

Russellville, AR Arts

Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary

186 acres of wetlands and low woods provide an ideal habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. Nearly six miles of trails wind through the sanctuary providing a multitude of recreational opportunities such as walking, jogging, nature photography, and nature study.

Russellville, AR Trails


Museum of Prehistory & History

Regional museum with aspects of local history; exhibits on the people (including Native Americans) and events of the Arkansas Ozarks and the Arkansas River Valley; slide show and tour presentations available with reservations.

Russellville, AR Museums

Arkansas River Visitor Center

"Renaissance of a River" interpretive exhibits chronicle the development of the river; managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Russellville, AR Visitors Centers

Things to do near Russellville, AR

Oak Cemetery

Earliest tombstone is that of Captain Gookin, who died in 1842, the same year the city was incorporated. Other personalities ...

Eagle Crest

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

Petit Jean State Park

Book a Room Online Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Avail...

Mount Olive United Methodist Church

Constructed by freed slaves in 1889, this church is said to consist of the oldest Black congregation of the UMC system west o...

Center for Art & Education

Housed in circa 1912 St. Michael's Catholic Church, the center offers shows, community theater, workshops, lessons, special e...