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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

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

Arkansas Railroad Museum

Restored steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

City of Murals

Thirteen striking murals painted on downtown businesses creating an outdoor gallery that depict the history of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County;painted by artists from across the United States and British Columbia. The subjects include: Main Street 1888, Saracen, the Old Fire Station (Eighth &

Pine Bluff, AR Murals

The Community Theatre Museum

Arkansas's oldest one-screen theatre dating to 1922; a step back in time where the grand old days of Hollywood films were shown. The building displays Pine Bluff's Grider Field mural; autographed movie posters including Fay Wray, King Kong, Tippy Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.;

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

Grider Field Museum

The Pine Bluff School of Aviationwas established by the U.S. Army Air Corps and trained over 9,000

Pine Bluff, AR Museums

Things to do near Pine Bluff, AR

Nevada County Depot Museum

Directions: U.S. 67 South, two miles from Interstate 30; watch for signs at two exits Restored railroad depot with exhibit...

Herb's Flea Market Park

Directions: Five Miles North Of El Dorado On 167....

Old Rondo Cemetery

Directions: Near Rondo United Methodist Church The tiny town of Rondo became the repository of some state records in 1864 ...

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

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

Farm & Home Tours

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa Guided tour of Southern Arkansas University's 65...