Attractions

Pine Bluff - Welcome to the city known for its beautiful scenic grove of pine trees that encompasses its surroundings. It's a place where the rich and cherished history of the past is blended into the contemporary ideals of the present.

Pine Bluff - One of the most delightful places to go in Arkansas with something for everyone! From a quaint downtown district, to an abundance of historical attractions , to unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, Pine Bluff offers marvelous ways to fill a weekend or an entire week!

Pine Bluff - A city that is the industrial, entertainment and recreational leader for Southeast Arkansas, is conveniently located in the mid-south region of Arkansas and serves as a major trade center within the state.

Pine Bluff - The ideal location for your Arkansas reunion , convention, meeting or scenic tour, whether your group includes ten or thousands of people. Pine Bluff offers small-town atmosphere with big-city amenities.

They say you can't be all things to all people…
We say they never visited Pine Bluff, Arkansas!

Historical Landmarks

Pine Bluff offers a bounty of historical landmarks, each playing an important part in the history of Pine Bluff. You may want to include some of the following historical landmarks in your next driving tour:

Boone-Murphy-Moore House (c. 1860)

714 W. 4th Avenue

Built sometime before 1861 and first located at 702 W. 2nd Avenue, this home was Union Col. Powell Clayton's headquarters following the Battle of Pine Bluff in 1863.

Dexter Harding House (c. 1850)

Dexter Harding House (c. 1850)

110 N. Pine Street
870.536.8472

Built in 1850, the restored home is now the city's and region's official tourist information center. Open Monday through Friday.

DuBocage Home (c. 1860)

1115 W. 4th Avenue

Former home of Judge Joseph W. and Frances Lindsay Bocage and listed on the National Register for Historic Places, this home was restored in 1970.

Hudson-Grace-Pearson Home (c. 1830)

716 W. Barraque Street

Located in the historic district of town, this Victorian-style home was the residence of the famous archer, bow hunter and manufacturer, Ben Pearson. Built around 1830 by M.E. Hudson, this private home was the one-time home of W.P. Grace, a delegate to the 1861 Secession Convention and chairman of the committee that drew up the ordinance removing Arkansas from the Union. This home was originally a one-story structure and was altered over the years into a two-story house reflecting the details of the French Victorian style.

Jefferson County Courthouse

101 W. Barraque Street
870.541.5400

Partially burned in 1976, the Jefferson County Courthouse was rebuilt around the center portion of the 1856 building and reopened in 1980.

Margland Bed & Breakfast

703 W. 2nd
870.536.6000
Fax: 870.536.7941
www.margland.net

Winner of the 1985 Historical Preservation Award for Arkansas, Margland consists of four historic Southern homes circa 1879-1907 which have been turned into a delightful bed & breakfast.

Martha Mitchell Home

Martha Mitchell Home

902 W. 4th Avenue
870.535.4973
www.atrol.com/martha/

This house was the birthplace (and later residence) of the outspoken Martha Beall Mitchell, wife of former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell of the Nixon Administration.

Old Town Theatre Centre

207 W. 2nd Street
870.535.2646

The Old Town Theatre Centre is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Saenger Theatre and the maintenance of The Community Theatre in downtown Pine Bluff. The Community Theatre, originally built in 1889 as a mercantile store, is the oldest one-screen theatre still operating in Arkansas. In 1922 the building was converted to a silent movie theatre called The Berbig and the name changed to The Community Theatre later that same year. Across the street is the 1,500-seat, seven story Saenger Theatre, which was constructed in 1922 at the corner of West Second at Pine Street, and was one of over 350 theaters in the Saenger theatre chain. Both theatres have been used as the main venue for the annual Pine Bluff Film Festival, which is held the first weekend in October.

Pine Bluff Confederate Monument

Located on the north side of the Jefferson County Courthouse in Pine Bluff.

Roth-Rosenzwieg-Lambert House (c. 1894)

717 W. 2nd

Built around 1894 in the Queen Anne style architecture. At one time America's first cowboy, Broncho Billy Anderson, lived in the house with his sister, Mrs. Roth.

Trinity Episcopal Church (c. 1866)

703 W. 3rd
870.534.3832

This magnificent structure, Arkansas' oldest Episcopal church, is listed on the National Register for Historic Places. Among the most prominent features of the church are the Gothic architecture, ornately carved Carrara marble altar and stained glass windows.

Trulock-Gould-Mullis House (c. 1875)

704 W. Barraque Street

Built around 1875 by Marshall Trulock in Romanesque Revival style, this house is distinguished by its unusual rounded entrance and three windows with their rounded tops on the second floor.

Things to Do

Activities in Pine Bluff are plentiful – we have something for everyone! Once you're here you will immediately notice our revitalized downtown, which has helped Pine Bluff gain the reputation as Arkansas's City of Murals. You might spend the day visiting our many museums (including the Arkansas Railroad Museum , Entertainers Hall of Fame and the Delta Rivers Nature Center, to name a few), tour our historic homes or attend one of the numerous events at Saracen Landing or Southeast Arkansas's largest convention facility, the Pine Bluff Convention Center .

Great places to dine and shop round out a visit to Pine Bluff. It doesn't matter whether you are here for business or pleasure – or your stay in Pine Bluff is short or long, Pine Bluff is a great place to be!

In addition to our museums , historical landmarks and our Pine Bluff Downtown Murals , be sure to visit some of our other fascinating attractions:

James Hayes Art Glass Co.

2900 Ridgway Road
870.543.9792
www.hayesartglass.com

James Hayes, glass-blowing professional and Pine Bluff native, has a studio in Pine Bluff. You can tour his shop and see the treasure trove of extraordinary James Hayes glass works in an astounding array of brilliant colors and remarkable shapes. Some of Mr. Hayes' honors include an invitation from the White House to design a Christmas tree ornament, designing gifts for the 2003 Lt. Governor's Conference and the design of the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards. Mr. Hayes will also provide demonstrations for scheduled tours.

Japanese Garden

Pine Bluff Civic Center
200 E. 8th Street

The Japanese Garden, located at the Pine Bluff Civic Center, was a gift from Pine Bluff's Sister City, Iwai City, Japan. This garden was designed on the traditional principles of Japanese Gardens by five Master Japanese Gardeners. It is referred to (by signage) as the International Friendship Garden, two-thirds of which consist of a large berm with trees and shrubs on it, along with a strip of white pea gravel representing a River of Friendship, followed by a grassy area representing the lowlands of Japan.

Pine Bluff Municipal Airport/Grider Field Airport

709 Hangar Row
870.534.4131
www.pbaviation.com

The Pine Bluff Municipal Airport/Grider Field Airport is located just south of Pine Bluff on US Highway 65 near US Highway 425 and serves as a general aviation facility. The Pine Bluff School of Aviation, established by the U.S. Army Air Corps, trained over 9,000 pilots for World War II. See restored aircraft hangars, barracks, monument, memorabilia and World War II aircraft. Tours by appointment only. Admission is free. Don't forget to check out the nearby Arkansas Railroad Museum as well!

Monday-Friday: 7 AM-7 PM
Saturday-Sunday: 8 AM-7 PM
Grider Field Restaurant – Monday-Saturday: 8 AM-2 PM

Sissy's Log Cabin

2319 Camden Road
870.879.3040 www.sissyslogcabin.com

 

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