Jonesboro Travel Guide

The largest city in northeast Arkansas, Jonesboro is in a ‘dry county’, meaning that sales of alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Set among the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge, there is a large cotton delta to the east and fertile rice land to the southwest. Most visitors come to enjoy the fine outdoors.

Outdoor fans have a paradise at their feet with several national parks near Jonesboro. In the city, Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center offers the chance to experience and explore a unique part of Arkansas and its wildlife. Exhibits display the natural forces that formed the 200-mile-long ridge and plenty of activities and nature education programs are available.

Visitors who want to relax with a drink after a day’s sightseeing can sign up to ‘members only’ restaurants on-the-spot for a nominal fee. Membership will allow the other members of the party to be considered guests of the ‘member’ and they may order drinks as well. There are even a few nightclubs in the area with this policy.


Arkansas State University Museum: displays the history and culture in and around the Mississippi River Delta region of Arkansas.

Craighead Forest Park: offers hiking trails, ATV trails, camping, wildlife, playgrounds and special events throughout the year.

Sara Howell Studio and Gallery: is famous for exhibiting great contemporary artists, some recognized internationally.

Battle of Jonesboro Marker: commemorates the incident at the Craighead County Court House in 1862.

Hattie Caraway Marker: honors the first woman ever elected to the United States Senate in 1932.****