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Southeast

Explore southeast Arkansas! museums, nature centers and beautiful state parks are just the beginning. Learn more about this Delta treasure.

Mississippi River State Park

Marianna

Delta Cultural Center

Helena-West Helena

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie

Stuttgart

Lake Chicot State Park

Lake Village

Delta Rivers Nature Center

Pine Bluff

Arkansas Railroad Museum

Pine Bluff


Mississippi River State Park

Marianna

This region has been home to man for millennia. Native Americans used Crowley's Ridge as a refuge from high water and hunted its forests. It saw some of the earliest European explorers since the Mississippi River was as a major travel route. In 1815, this area was the initial point for the survey of the Louisiana Purchase Territory. The discovery based and interactive exhibit gallery will connect you to the natural, cultural and historic resources of Mississippi River State Park and the St. Francis National Forest.Our campsites are situated on a wooded peninsula in Bear Creek Lake and feature views of the lake and are surrounded by prime wildlife and birding habitat. Two courtesy docks provide campers with additional access to this lake known for its outstanding bream and bass fishing.

Address

Mississippi River State Park
2677 Hwy. 44
Marianna, AR 72360

Phone: 870-295-4040
Fax: 870-295-4044


Delta Cultural Center

Helena-West Helena

Exhibits interpret the natural and human history of Arkansas’s Delta region. Included are interactive audio and video exhibits chronicling the rise of Delta blues and gospel music; traveling and permanent music exhibits are in the Visitors Center at 141 Cherry St. Permanent history exhibits -- The Civil War in the Arkansas Delta and A Heritage of Determination -- are in the Depot at 95 Missouri St. The legendary King Biscuit Time radio show is broadcast live from the center daily. Helena witnessed the forced migration of thousands of Cherokee along the "water route" to Indian Territory during the summer of 1838.

Address

Delta Cultural Center
141 Cherry & 95 Missouri Streets
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342

Phone: 870-338-4350
Toll-Free: 800-358-0972
Fax: 870-338-4358


Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie

Stuttgart

Depicts the history of agriculture and pioneers who farmed the Grand Prairie, waterfowlers exhibit and library, history of rice milling, crop dusting mini-theatre and fish farm exhibit; 20,000 square foot building with five out buildings; other highlights include the lights and sounds of the "Early Morning Duck Hunt on the Grand Prairie," a one-of-a-kind "Coat of Many Feathers," an 800-year-old duck effigy pottery by Native Americans, 500 award winning game calls, carvings of Waterfowl, antique decoy collection (62), Market Hunter Guns plus others and Waterfowl art.

Address

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
921 East 4th Street
Stuttgart, AR 72160-4558

Phone: 870-673-7001
Fax: 870-673-3959


Lake Chicot State Park

Lake Village

Lake Chicot, Arkansas's largest natural lake, is a scenic setting in the Mississippi Flyway for fishing, boating, and birdwatching. This 20-mile long oxbox lake was once part of the main channel of the Mississippi River. Cut off from the river centuries ago when the river altered its course, this lake is the nation's largest, natural oxbow remnant. Outdoor enthusiasts have so many recreational choices at this oasis in the Delta. Included in the programs offered by the park interpreters at Lake Chicot State Park are party barge cruises on the lake.

Address

Lake Chicot State Park
2542 Hwy 257
Lake Village, AR 71653

Phone: 870-265-5480
Alt Phone: 870-265-2635
Toll-Free: 800-264-2430
Fax: 870-265-3162


Delta Rivers Nature Center

Pine Bluff

Totally renovated. An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural history of Arkansas's Delta region, while hiking trails through 130 acres of woodland "bottoms" give visitors a first-hand look at the vegetation and wildlife characteristic of the area. Other exhibits are a 20,000-gallon oxbow lake aquarium containing native fish species; live snakes, turtles and alligators; and landscaping with wildflowers and other native plants. Other features include short historical and Delta "fly-over" films;

Address

Delta Rivers Nature Center
1400 Black Dog Road, Regional Park
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: 870-534-0011
Fax: 870-534-4422


Arkansas Railroad Museum

Pine Bluff

Restored steam locomotive 819, a 4-8-4 built in Pine Bluff in 1942. Railroad memorabilia from various Arkansas railroads on display. Gift shop. Full-sized railroad with railroad equipment, old railroad cars, locomotives.

Address

Arkansas Railroad Museum
1700 Port Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71613

Phone: 870-535-8819