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Arkansas Timberlands Region City List: Bradley; Camden; Civil War Battlegrounds State Parks; Crossett; DeQueen; El Dorado; Fordyce; Foreman; Hamburg; Hope; Magnolia; Monticello; Old Washington Historic State Park; Pine Bluff; Prescott; Rison; Sheridan; Smackover; Texarkana; Warren; White Hall.
Bradley: Conway Cemetery State Park - Off Arkansas Hwy 160, west of Bradley. The state's first governor, James Sevier Conway, is buried here. 870-682-1191.
Camden: Camden Driving Tours - 141 Jackson S.W., Chamber of Commerce offers a Self-guided driving tour brochure listing the locations of antebellum homes and Civil War landmarks. 870-836-6426.
Camden: McCollum-Chidester House - 926 Washington St., Built in 1847, this home served as headquarters for Union Gen. Frederick Steele during the Civil War. Part of the TV mini-series, "North and South," was filmed here. 870-836-9243.
Civil War Battlegrounds State Parks - Poison Spring (Arkansas Highway 76, west of Camden), Marks' Mills (Arkansas Hwy 97 and Arkansas Hwy 8, east of Fordyce) and Jenkins' Ferry (Aransas Hwy 46, south of Sheridan) preserve the battle sites of Union Army's "Red River Campaign." For information, call: 870-682-1191.
Crossett: Wiggins Cabin/Old Company House - Crossett City Park. A log cabin and "shotgun" mill house, fishing pond, hiking trail, zoo. Tours by appointment. 870-364-6591.
DeQueen: Sevier County Museum - 717 N. Maple Street. Museum featuring items relating to the county's history. Also, tours (by appointment) of 1840 home at the site of Paraclifta. 870-642-6642.
El Dorado: South Arkansas Arts Center - 110 E. 5th Street. Gallery, theater, performing arts, workshops. 870-862-5474.
El Dorado: Rainey-Newton House - 510 N. Jackson. Circa 1849 home has been restored. Tours by appointment. 870-862-9890.
Fordyce: Fordyce Civic Center - Off U.S. 79, Special events, concerts, softball fields, tennis courts, nature trails. 870-352-3000.
Fordyce: Fordyce Mural - 4th and Main Street. Colorful mural displays the natural heritage of the area.
Fordyce: Klappenbach Bakery - 108 W. 4th Street. Popular bakery has become an attraction. Sandwich shop. 870-352-7771.
Fordyce: Charlotte Street Historic District - Take a driving tour of about 18 homes dating from 1910 to 1930. 870-352-3520.
Fordyce: Wynne-Phillips House- 412 W. 4th Street. Home built in 1905 decorated with antiques is now a bed and breakfast. Rose garden. Tours for groups of at least 12 by appointment. 870-352-7202.
Fordyce: Dallas County Museum - 221 Main St. Displays of legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant memorabilia. 870-352-5262.
Foreman: New Rocky Comfort Museum - 3rd and Schuman. Restored 1902 jail contains local artifacts, documents. 870-542-7887.
Hamburg: Ashley County Museum- 302 N. Cherry Street. Items pertaining to local history. Large buggy collection. Tours by appointment. 870-853-2433, 870-853-5796.
Hope: Clinton Center - 117 S. Hervey StreetSee restored home where President Clinton lived the first years of his life. The reception center/museum has exhibits, replica of the Oval Office rug, souvenirs. 870-777-4455.
Hope: see Old Washington Historic State Park
Hope: Hope Visitor Center and Museum - South Main and Division Streets. Located in the restored 1912 train depot, the center has exhibits on President Clinton and on the history of the town. 870-722-2580, 800-223-HOPE.
Magnolia: Farm and Home Tours - 420 E. Main Street. Guided tour of Southern Arkansas University's 658-acre farm. Home tours available including historic Magnolia Place B&B. For reservations and information, call: 870-234-6122, 800-237-6122.
Magnolia: Artificial Marsh Tour - 420 E. Main Street. Albemarle Corp's artificial marsh designed to be a natural water purification system. Lots of wildlife, aquatic plants. Reservations: 870-235-6442, 870-234-6122, 800-237-6122.
Magnolia: Union Street Station - 406 W. Union Street. KVMA Columbia County Hayride show with down-home country music, third Saturday of each month. Gospel shows. 870-234-6010.
Magnolia: Big Boy Toys - U.S. 79-82 Bypass One-of-a-kind gallery with sculpture, antler furniture, world's largest custom barbecue grill. 870-234-8899.
Magnolia: Magnolia Murals - Downtown Magnolia. See colorful murals in the historic square. 800-237-6122.
Monticello: Drew County Historical Museum - 404 S. Main Street. Artifacts, antiquesin a home built in 1909. Two 1800s log cabins. 870-367-7446.
Monticello: North Main Historic District - Main Street area, Fifty homes, buildings on the National Register.
Old Washington Historic State Park : Norhwest of Hope, Arkansas Hwy 4.
Ethnic Minority Memorabilia Association Museum Arkansas Hwy 4 and Franklin Sreett. Museum focusing on Black Arkansans. By appointment. 870-983-2891, 870-983-2684.
Old Washington Historic State Park - Guided tours of a preserved 19th-century town, once a popular stop for Texas pioneers. Arkansas's Confederate Capitol, antebellum homes, re-created tavern inn, blacksmith shop, weapons museum. 870-983-2684.
Old Washington Historic State Park - Bladesmithing School - Water St. The Bowie knifemaking tradition started by John Black continues here. Classes for beginners and advanced students. Visitors may observe.
Pine Bluff: Arkansas Railroad Museum - Off U.S. 65 on E. Barraque. Engine 819, passenger and freight cars, railroad memorabilia. 870-541-1819.
Pine Bluff: Band Museum - 423-425 Main St. Antique band instruments, some dating to the early 1700s. Old-time soda fountain. 870-534-4676.
Pine Bluff: City of Murals - Downtown . Colorful murals depicting city's past. 870-536-8742.
Pine Bluff: Grider Field Memorial Museum - Off U.S. 65, Grider Field Rd. Pine Bluff Municipal Airport. Memorabilia from days when this site was a World War II training facility for Army Air Corps pilots. Antique aircraft. 870-534-4131.
Pine Bluff: Hudson-Grace-Pearson Home - 716 W. Barraque. French Provincial home restored by Ben Pearson, world-famous archer. Group tours. 870-535-0463.
Pine Bluff: Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas - 701 Main St. Exhibits in the visual arts and sciences. Theater
Pine Bluff: Japanese Garden - Civic Center Complex, 8th and State Street. Authentic Japanese garden.
Pine Bluff: Pine Bluff Convention Center - One Convention Center Plaza, Conventions, concerts, sports events. 870-536-7600.
Pine Bluff: Pines Mall - U.S. 65 S. and Commerce More than 80 stores for all interests. 870-534-2424.
Pine Bluff: Persistence of the Spirit/Keepers of the Spirit - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. These exhibits chronicle
the experiences of Black Arkansans and history of the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff. 870-543-8236.
Pine Bluff: Pine Bluff Historic Tour - One Convention Center Plaza, Pine Bluff Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pine Bluff. Step-on guide servcie for group tours of area historic attracions and homes. Advance notice required. 870-536-7600.
Pine Bluff: Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum - 201 E. 4th. History of the city and region plus railroad memorabilia.
Prescott: Nevada County Depot Museum - 400 W. 1st Street. Tour an old-fashioned railroad depot. Exhibits. Artifacts. 870-887-5821.
Rison: Pioneer Village - Off Arkansas Hwy 35, Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Re-created 19th-century village with blacksmith shop, store, log cabins. 870-325-7444.
Sheridan: Grant County Museum/Heritage Village - Off Arkansas Hwy 46. Civil War artifacts, restored buildings, including a Depression-era cafe. 870-942-4496.
Smackover: Smackover Historic Commercial District - 601-628 Broadway. Historic buildings, oil well exhibit, murals. 870-725-3521.
Smackover: Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources - Arkansas Highway 7 . See exhibits chronicling the 1920s oil boom in south Arkansas. Outdoors are an oil well, pumping rig and three derricks. Model trains. 870-725-2877.
Texarkana: Scott Joplin Mural - 3rd and Main Street. Depicts life of Black composer Scott Joplin, a Texarkana native.
Texarkana: Garrison-McClain Home - 600 Pecan St. Tour this restored 1895 Queen Anne style home. 870-772-2801.
Texarkana: Discovery Place - 215 Pine Street. Hands-on exhibits of science and history. 903-793-4831.
Texarkana: Ace of Clubs House - 420 Pine Street. Built in 1885, this home has four octagonal rooms that form a playing card "club." Original furnishings. 903-793-4831.
Texarkana: Texarkana Historical Museum - 219 State Line Ave., Texarkana. Caddo Indian artifacts and much more. 903-793-4831.
Texarkana: Perot Theatre - 221 Main Street. Theater hosts top performing artists and touring Broadway shows. 903-792-4992.
Texarkana: Photographer's Island - State Line Ave. Pose with one foot in Texas, and the other foot in Arkansas.
Texarkana: Texarkana Regional Arts Center - 321 W. 4th Street. Exhibits, lectures, classes, concerts. 903-792-8681.
Warren: Bradley County Historical Museum -200 Ash Sreett. Located in a National Register-listed home built in the 1850s. Local history. Pink Tomato Festival exhibit. 870-226-7166.
White Hall: White Hall Museum - 9009 Dollarway Rd. Local historical artifacts. Antique doll collection. Restored caboose. 870-247-9406, 870-247-3092.
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