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Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Jonesboro, one of the state's most progressive cities, was established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas. Downtown is filled with gift shops, restaurants, art galleries, a day spa and an active civic center called the Forum. Arkansas State University offers one of the mid-South's finest museums, a fine arts center and an indoor sports/entertainment complex. Crowley's Ridge Nature Center will open at the southern edge of Jonesboro in the spring of 2004 providing an interesting tour of the natural wonders of the region, plus serve as a stop along Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway.

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Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;"

Jonesboro, AR Scenic Views

Craighead Forest Lake

Craighead Forest Lake is an 80-acre recreational impoundment located south of Jonesboro on Crowley's Ridge. The lake serves as the focal point of the area's largest city park, which offers fishing, hiking, playgrounds, swimming, camping, pavilions, marina and launch area.

Jonesboro, AR Recreation


Arkansas State University Museum

Directions: Located on the ASU campus Collection of history, natural history and American Indians; regional history museum; paleontology, native American, and "old town" Arkansas exhibits;

Jonesboro, AR Museums

Forrest Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center

Directions: Located off Lawson Road and Ark. 141, south of Jonesboro The second of four nature centers constructed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the $4.3-million project includes exhibits on origins and history of the Ridge, topographical models and a 30

Jonesboro, AR Nature Centers

Things to do near Jonesboro, AR

Forrest City Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Twenty miles west of the Mississippi River, the 11,038-acre Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 primari...

Great River Road National Scenic Byway

The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi Riv...

Historic Public Library

Oldest public building in Phillips County; first public library in Arkansas....

George Ray's Wildcat Hot Rod Dragstrip

Directions: U.S. 412 east to Ark. 135, turn south for one-fourth mile, then east Racing on Sunday afternoons on a one-eigh...