Jonesboro Vacations & Travel Packages!
Jonesboro is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. Essentially a college town and home to Arkansas State University, Jonesboro is the largest city in northeastern Arkansas. The city is best remembered for being the birthplace of the noted novelist John Grisham and TV star Ben Murphy. Jonesboro offers multiple options for sightseeing, hiking and appreciating local arts and history and natural wonders of the region. The star attractions here are Craighead Forest Park, Forrest L Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center and the New Nature Center, and the trio scores top marks on the itinerary of any visitor to the city, whether he’s coming for sightseeing or to explore the flora and fauna here.
Places of Interest in Jonesboro
Craighead Forest Park
As the name suggests, Craighead Forest Park is both a miniature forest and a park in itself. It offers multiple recreational activities like running trails, hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, bird watching, playing volleyball and softball along with biking and running trails. This place is best experienced on weekends.
Forrest L Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center
Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center is spread across a prairie, a pond and more than 80 acres of woodlands. This facility has an exhibit area, an observation tower, a discovery room and an auditorium that together focus on the regional history and wildlife. It features representations of many animals with a relevant description and their sounds. Best of all, an audio-visual presentation of the local history is a sure to impress the young visitors here.
The Arkansas State University Museum
Founded in 1933, the Arkansas State University Museum is located in the campus of the Arkansas State University. This is the most comprehensive museum in northeast Arkansas. It has 21,000 square feet of exhibits, including fossils that were formed through the time span of human evolution. Other features include skeletons of wild animals, military artifacts, displays, pottery, bones of mammoth and numerous wartime collectibles of all wars since the Civil War.