Today’s “One Tank Travel” suggestion in the Arkansas Delta is Jonesboro. Located along Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas, it continues to be one of Arkansas’s fastest growing communities.
There’s also something for everyone in Jonesboro!
There are great options for family fun. Check out the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, operated by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. It’s a fun and insightful way to learn more about Crowley’s Ridge, its geography and topography, and the “critters” that call the region home. Don’t miss the 16-minute film, complete with special effects and animation, which explains the formation of the ridge. Hands-on exhibits tell the story of the plants and wildlife that call the area home. There’s also the ASU Museum, located on the grounds of Arkansas State University. Exhibits tell the story of the region’s history from prehistory to today, including great hands-on activities for all ages.
Jonesboro offers great shopping options. The Mall at Turtle Creek features large retailers and smaller shops and boutiques, in addition to a play area for the kids and a food court. Downtown Jonesboro is home to a variety of shops, antiques stores, spas and restaurants.
When it’s time to grab a bite to eat, there are great restaurant options guaranteed to please even the pickiest palate. If you’re in the mood for pizza, I’d suggest Upper Crust Pizza, a personal favorite. Godsey’s Downtown Grill and Omar’s Restaurant are also local favorites. Jonesboro offers a variety of restaurants that will make the whole group happy. Click here for a list of restaurants in Jonesboro.
So fill your tank, grab the family and head to Jonesboro for the day, the weekend or the entire week! Safe travels!