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Arkansas Delta Region Attractions, Entertainment, Shopping, Historical Sites, Museums and other Places of Interest

Delta Region City List:

Blytheville; Dermott; Dumas; Earle; Eudora; Fargo; Forrest City; Gillet; Helena; Jonesboro; Lake Village; Lepanto; Louisiana Purchase State Park; Manila; Marianna; McGehee; Osceola; Parkin; Paragould; Rector; St. Francis; Stuttgart; West Memphis; Wilson.

Blytheville: Ritz Civic Center 306 W. Main. Local and touring stage productions are showcased in this renovated former movie palace. 870-762-1744.

Blytheville: Greyhound Bus Station 109 N. 5th St., Constructed in 1939, the Art Moderne building is listed on the National Register and is the only one of its kind left in existence. 870-762-2012.

Blytheville: Blytheville Heritage Musuem 107 Main St. Cotton, logging and Eaker Air Force Base are among the museum highlights. 870-762-2012.

Dermott: Lephiew Cotton Gin Arkansas Highway 35, Operated since 1886, the gin is open for tours during fall harvest season. 870-538-5288.

Dumas: Desha County Museum 165 S. Main. Five restored buildings re-create life in a typical south Arkansas farming community. 870-382-4222.

Earle: Crittenden County Museum 1112 Main St. Exhibits on cotton farming, early churches and schools. In former train depot. 870-792-7374.

Eudora: Anderson House 185 S. Main, off U.S. 65. Restored 1901 house is the town's visitors center. 870-355-8443.

Eudora: Rubye and Henry Connerly Museum 431 S. Cherry St., Eudora. Artifacts of the area in an old grocery store. 870-355-4633.

Fargo: Fargo Agricultural School Museum U.S. 49, just north of Brinkley. The school was started in 1919 to provide a quality high school education to Black students by its founder Floyd Brown. It now serves as a museum of Brown's legacy. For more information, call: 870-734-1140.

Forrest City: St. Francis County Museum 419 Front St., Forrest City. Antique doll collection, Native American artifacts, minerals. 870-261-1744.

Gillet: Arkansas Post Museum Arkansas Highway 169, off U.S. 165, south of Gillett. Authentic structures from the Delta, including an exhibit of farm equipment. 870-548-2634.

Gillet: Arkansas Post National Memorial Arkansas Highway 169, U.S. 165, south of Gillett. Commemorates site of first permanent European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley, established by Henri de Tonti in 1686. Visitor center, barrier-free trails, fishing, picnic areas, wildlife. 870-548-2207.

Helena: Blues Corner 105 Cherry St. Extensive collection of blues records, CDs, tapes, books, memorabilia. 870-338-3501.

Helena: Delta Heritage Tours 514 Walnut. Group tours of historic antebellum and Victorian homes, Delta Cultural Center, a crawfish farm. Also live blues and gospel. Guide and tours with advance notice. 870-338-3690.

Helena: Murals - The Sea Wall Mural 100 Cherry St. Depicts blues history and early Helena culture. Another mural greets travelers on U.S. 49B as they cross Crowley's Ridge between Helena and West Helena.

Helena: Old Almer Store Columbia and Miller Street. Dating from 1872, this simple plantation store has a colorful history, and now houses Delta arts and crafts for sale. 870-338-6060.

Helena: Phillips County Community College Off U.S. 49B. Now a branch of the University of Arkansas, this college is noted as the home of the Warfield Concert Series. Its distinctive buildings seem to grow out of Crowley's Ridge. 870-338-6474.

Helena: Confederate Cemetery 1801 Holly Sreet. Historic cemetery lies on the upsurge of Crowley's Ridge at the northern edge of town. 870-338-8327.

Helena: Delta Cultural Center Missouri and Natchez Street. "The Arkansas Delta: Landscape of Change" gives a detailed look at the life and times of the Delta. Housed in a renovated 1912 train depot. Music exhibit covers blues to "rockabilly". New educational complex on Cherry St. offers hands-on activities for youngsters and regularly changing art exhibits.870-338-4350.

Helena: Historic Homes Noted collection of antebellum and Victorian homes. Self-driving tours of the city. Delta Heritage Tours at 870-338-3690 offers guided group tours.

Helena: Magnolia Cemetery Off Springdale Rd. on Wire Rd.,Final resting place of William H. Grey, one of the first African-Americans elected to Arkansas General Assembly in 1869. Dates from 1850.

Helena: Phillips County Museum 623 Pecan St. Historic Civil War memorabilia and other artifacts trace history of state's principal Mississippi River port. 870-338-7790.

Helena: Sonny Boy's Music Hall 301 Cherry St. Periodic live blues performances sponsored by the Sonny Boy Blues Society. 870-338-8719.

Jonesboro: Forum Civic Center 115 E. Monroe. A restored former movie theater now serves as a performing arts center. 870-935-2726.

Jonesboro: Arkansas State University Convocation Center 217 Olympic Dr. Arkansas State University campus. State-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex. 870-972-3870.

Jonesboro: Arkansas State University Fine Arts Gallery Caraway Road, ASU campus, Changing exhibits of local and regional art. 870-972-3050.

Jonesboro: Arkansas State University Museum 110 Cooley Drive. ASU campus, "Old Town Arkansas" recreates a turn-of-the-century town. Native American artifacts, glassware, natural history, dolls and traveling exhibits. 870-972-2074.

Lake Village: Lindbergh Marker Lakeshore Dr. Marks area where Col. Charles A. Lindbergh made his first night flight.

Lepanto: Museum Lepanto USA Main St. Delta history comes to life in replicas of old-time stores. 870-475-6215 or 475-6166.

Louisiana Purchase State Park Arkansas Highway 362, off U.S. 49 between Brinkley and Marvell. Monument marks starting point of 1815 surveys for the Louisiana Purchase. A boardwalk leads to the marker. 870-734-4965.

Manila: Herman Davis Memorial Arkansas Highway 18, Manila. A one-acre state park and monument commemorate one of World War I's greatest heroes. 870-682-1191.

Marianna: Marianna/Lee County Museum 67 W. Main Street. Exhibits include a general store, parlor and kitchen, cotton farming. Also Civil War and World War II artifacts. 870-295-2469.

McGehee: Jerome Historic Marker Off U.S. 165, southwest of McGehee. Granite marker commemorates site of a World War II relocation center for Japanese-Americans.

Osceola: Mississippi County Historical Center Hale Ave. Located in a 1904 building that once housed a dry goods store.

Parkin: Parkin Archeological State Park Jct. of U.S. 64 and Arkansas Highway. 184, Parkin. Preserves site of a Mississippian Period Native American village, 1350-1550. Research station, museum, interpretive center. 870-755-2500.

Paragould: Paragould Mural Between Court and Emerson Street, off Main St. A 200-foot mural depicts early transportation in a town that was built by the railroads.

Rector: Rector Mural W. 5th St., downtown Rector. Colorful mural depicts early viewof the town.

St. Francis: Chalk Bluff Park County Road 368, northwest of St. Francis. Site of Civil War battle. Listed on National Register. Historic markers, picnic tables. 870-598-2667.

Stuttgart: Agricultural Museum 4th Street and Park Street, Stuttgart. Depicts history of farming and early lifestyles on the Grand Prairie. New fish farming exhibit. 870-673-7001.

West Memphis: Southland Greyhound Park 1550 N. Ingram Blvd., One of the largest greyhound racing facilities in the country. 870-735-3670, 800-467-6182.

West Memphis: Delta Farm Tours See cotton, soybeans and catfish on tours of east Arkansas farms. Live blues performances on some tours with previous notice. For more information, call 870-732-1400.

Wilson: Hampson Museum U.S. 61 and Lake Dr. Prehistoric Indian artifacts dating from 1350 to 1700 collected by a local doctor at the nearby Nodena site are on display at this state park museum. 870-655-8622.

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