Situated along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway lies Dumas, Arkansas. This small, yet friendly, town was incorporated in 1904, and has played a big role in the agriculture industry ever since.
Dumas sits in Desha County, where the Arkansas, Mississippi and White Rivers come together. The Desha County levee sits along the shores of the Mississippi River and is the longest levee in the United States. The views along the levee are some of the best in the state. This location also serves as a haven for fishers as there are plenty of lakes, bayous and rivers to drop a lure. If you time your visit to the jet charter airport in Dumas just right, you may even catch one of the bass fishing tournaments.
Take a step back into time when you step onto Dumas Main Street. Listed as a commercial historic district on the National Register of Historic places, this street is loaded with little tidbits from years gone by. The Meador’s Drug Store features a soda fountain from the 1940s. Formerly known as the Tanenbaum Theater, the Dumas Area Art Center is home to plays and other events that may be worthwhile during your stay in Dumas.
For a little more information into the history of Dumas, the Desha County Museum can provide you with all the history and lore that’s been shared about the region over the years. It’s the perfect destination for visitors new to the area.