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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

National Scenic 7 Byway

One of the most scenic drives in the country, Scenic 7

Russellville, AR Scenic Byways

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 Valley Arts Center

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

Russellville, AR Arts

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

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

Things to do near Russellville, AR

Fort Smith Air Museum

Aviation displays include a pilot's license signed by Orville Wright, Piper J-3 Cub, P-51 movie prop from the Tuskegee Airmen...

Belle Grove Historic District

A 22-block area of restored homes and buildings showcasing Romanesque Revival, Queen Anne, Eastlake Victorian Renaissance, Go...

Deer Trails Golf Course

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

Creekmore Park Train Rides

Train runs Wednesday thru Sunday plus holidays, from Memorial Day to Labor Day; weekends only September 8-October 28 ...

Crawford County Courthouse

The oldest active courthouse west of the Mississippi; has the original Seth Thomas tower clock....