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Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame
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Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame

Pine Bluff Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
870.536.7600
870.850.2105 (fax)
pbinfo@pinebluff.com (e-mail)

Come to the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame and trace the careers of The Natural State’s sons and daughters who have made their mark on the entertainment world. Be greeted by an animatronic statue of Johnny Cash that will entertain you with several original songs. Tour the exhibits of collections that include everything from the works of best-selling author John Grisham, to musical instruments owned by the likes of Levon Helm, Jimmy Driftwood and Art Porter, Jr. Be amazed by the costumes of famous Arkansans such as Jim Ed Brown, Charlie Rich, Collin Raye, Tracy Lawrence and many others. Movie and television fans will be impressed by memorabilia owned or associated with favorite stars such as Jerry Van Dyke’s work with the TV series, “Coach”, Harry Thomason’s work with “Designing Women”, and Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton’s role as Karl in the smash screenplay “Slingblade.” Admission is free.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-5 PM (Except holidays)
Saturday-Sunday: Seasonal (Call for hours)


Arkansas Railroad Museum/Engine 819

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Arkansas Railroad Museum/Engine 819

1700 Port Road
870.535-8819
870.534.4658 (fax)
arkrrmus@yahoo.com
www.ArkansasRailroadMuseum.org

Engine 819, Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, weights 368 tons, measures 100 feet from front to back, takes 150 gallons of water and 15 gallons of oil just to run one mile of track. Railroad buffs should not miss it! Volunteer craftsmen, lovingly rebuilt Engine 819, the last 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive built in Pine Bluff. Tours are available year-round. The museum also houses passenger cars, cabooses and baggage cars – all restored to their original splendor as well as many artifacts used back in the days of steam engines. Special tours can be arranged. Admission is free.

Monday-Saturday: 9 AM-2 PM.


Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
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Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas

701 Main Street
870.536.3375
870.536.3380 (fax)
http://www.asc701.org
info@asc701.org (e-mail)

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas offers a diverse schedule of programs for the entire family. See exhibits of art in the galleries with traditional paintings and sculpture to the innovative techniques of today. Turn your kids loose on one of the frequent interactive science exhibits or catch one of the several productions – perhaps a light-hearted musical or a drama. Fun, free, educating and always changing! There’s something for everyone at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. Admission is free.

Tuesday-Friday: 10 AM- 5 PM
Saturday: 1 PM-4 PM

Closed Sunday and Monday.


Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center
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Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center

Pine Bluff Regional Park
1400 Black Dog Drive
870.534.0011
870.534.4422 (fax)
www.deltarivers.com
info@deltarivers.com (e-mail)

Come and experience Arkansas’ first nature center located in Pine Bluff’s Regional Park. The center has 130 acres for exploring nature trails, wildflower areas and a chance to view some of the native wildlife. Indoors you will find exhibits featuring delta wildlife and history, aquariums with delta fishes and a gift shop with educational environmentally related items. Admission is free.

Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-5 PM
Extended Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Friday & Saturday open until 7:30 PM


Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum
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Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

201 E. 4th Street
870.541.5402
870.541.5405 (fax)
suetrulock@sbcglobal.net (e-mail)

The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the past of Pine Bluff and surrounding Jefferson County. Within this fascinating museum, you can discover displays and collections of Civil War and World War II artifacts, Victorian furniture, clothing, quilts and antique dolls, plus tools, relics and cotton farming implements. The Museum is located in the Union Station train depot, which has been restored and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Admission is free.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM-2 PM


University Museum & Cultural Center
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University Museum & Cultural Center

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive
870.575.8232 or 8234
870.575.4671 Fax
www.uapb.edu/museum

The University Museum and Cultural Center is home to the Keepers of the Spirit: The L. A. Davis, Sr. Historical Collection that documents the more than 130-year history of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In addition to the Keepers of the Spirit exhibit, the Museum also features a large collection of photographs, catalogs, yearbooks, letters, artifacts, portraits and other ephemera that document the lives of the people who helped to shape the history of the University and the Delta. Admission is free.

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-5 PM
Weekends and Holidays: By appointment for group tours only