Hundreds of acres of parks, Arkansas State University and natural attractions galore. Jonesboro has a little bit of everything, for everybody.
A jet charter airport in Jonesboro takes visitors an hour outside of Memphis, to a family-friendly city with amenities to match. With access to 20 parks, in addition to athletic fields, water features and community programs and events, Jonesboro is a great place to get outside and get involved. And if you’re not sure where to start? There are over 100 clubs and organizations in Jonesboro that are ready to welcome new members.
Arkansas State University is a large presence in the town’s center and has provided many public attractions. The Arkansas State University Museum covers millions of years of history, starting with a life-size skeleton of a mastodon, and showcases traveling exhibitions and hands-on activities. The Fowler Performing Arts Center is also on campus, and often hosts musical and theatrical events.
Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center focuses on the history and topography of the area. Hands-on activities, an observation tower, and a lake with an easy walking trail make the Nature Center a great place to spend the day.
Enjoy Jonesboro’s natural beauty and get outside! No matter the kind of outdoor activity visitors are looking for, it can be found at Craighead Forest Park. Ample trails cut through the park and are bike-friendly. Take it easy with a little disc golf or horseshoes. See how quiet you can be while birding. Or enjoy a classic camping weekend with a campground, fire ring and fishing!