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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.

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National Scenic 7 Byway

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

Russellville, AR Scenic Byways

Lake Dardanelle State Park

Two park locations on 34,000-acre lake: Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle. Bass fishing, boat ramps, hiking trails, lake tours, pavilion, state-of-the-art visitor center with interactive exhibits, campground, marina, miniature golf

Russellville, AR State Parks

Arkansas River Valley Arts Center

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

Russellville, AR Arts

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

Things to do near Russellville, AR

Rialto Community Arts Center

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Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Magnolia/Willow

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Fort Smith Trolley Museum

Directions: Go south on South 4th from Garrison Avenue. The museum is 4 blocks south of the avenue. You will see a steam loco...

Ozark Area Depot Museum

Details the history of Ozark. ...