The Blytheville Air Force Base (BAFB) Exhibition preserves the powerful legacy of defense from its beginnings as a World War II Army Airfield to its role in the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. Located on the flight line, adjacent to the tower and base operations compound, the BAFB Exhibition allows you to stand on a great piece of history while absorbing powerful facts and stories about our nation’s history.
Pocahontas is the best place under the sun to experience the April 8, 2024, Total Solar Eclipse. Why’s that? Because Pocahontas and Randolph County are within the maximum total eclipse zone! With more than 4 minutes of complete darkness, it is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. While you’re in town, enjoy a weekend-long festival with exciting events, food and entertainment. Stroll through the historic downtown. Visit museums or see a play. Float and fish on one of the county’s five rivers. Experience all of this and more when visiting for the 2024 eclipse or anytime throughout the year.
Out in the middle of the Arkansas Delta, you’ll find the charming Historic Dyess Colony. What makes this place so special, you might ask? Here resides the one and only Johnny Cash Boyhood Home! Gain insight into the life and legacy of the legendary “Man in Black” as you tour the Historic Dyess Colony and walk through the Cash home.
Just minutes from downtown Memphis, Tennessee, along the banks of the Mississippi River, you’ll find the bright and vibrant Arkansas town of West Memphis. Here, music and cultural heritage runs deep; live entertainment can be found all day and night; and mouthwatering food is just a given. If you enjoy the respites of nature, the Mighty Mississippi River and surrounding plains offer opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing and more. Read on to see how you can experience adventure and relaxation all day long.
Crowley's Ridge, located in the Upper Delta of Arkansas, is a unique geological formation believed to have been created by water, ice, and wind action over a 50-million-year period. The ridge is actually an island formed by ancient paths of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
Electro-jam, bluegrass, funk, opera, blues, rock or Americana - whatever your musical taste, Arkansas has a festival for you. Check out this music festival guide to find the one for you. Or, maybe catching the vibe at all of these music festivals is on your bucket list? Either way, note that tickets tend to sell out as soon as lineups are announced. Make your plans now, so you don’t miss the party.