Visit Blytheville, AR Area - Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce

Residents and visitors alike always find something enjoyable to do in the Blytheville area. Whether you’re just passing through or thinking about a move to the area, Mississippi County can provide for your leisure and cultural interests.

Arkansas Archeological Survey Station

One of the area’s most fascinating features is the Arkansas Archeological Survey Station, established on the Arkansas Aeroplex in 1999 to capitalize on the amazing archeological significance of this Mississippi River valley region. Cultural resources in the Blytheville station territory include such wonders as prehistoric Indian sites dating as far back as 10,000 years ago and town and mound sites from the Mississippian era (AD 900–1600). Station archeologists research and conserve the area’s heritage year-round. Archeological digs and educational events are held throughout the year. Visits to the station can be arranged by calling 870-532-9104.

Delta Gateway Museum

No place in the United States offers a more interesting heritage than this Delta region, and the historic Kress Building on Main Street in Blytheville will on completion, offer a reflection of just that. One of the community’s most exciting projects now in development, the Kress will house the Delta Gateway Museum, with exhibits depicting the entire history of the agricultural and industrial growth of the area. Currently, DGM always includes an interesting temporary exhibit featuring area history.

Greyhound Bus Station

Also located in historic downtown, the Greyhound Bus Station, home to Main Street Blytheville, poses another crucial reflection of the area’s heritage. The only free-standing deco-moderne Greyhound station remaining, the site is restored to its original state, with exhibits that tell stories of its past. A pivotal spot on the Dixie Line that connected the South to the North, this station helped transport the blues to Chicago. It also provided the last good-bye for many soldiers as they left for four wars, and its structure preserves even some less honorable aspects of area history, with separate entrances for “coloreds” and “whites.”

Golfing

A golfing community, the Blytheville area features two beautiful courses. The private Blytheville Country Club is home to two big tournaments, the Calcutta and the King Cotton, when golfers from all areas come to enjoy the classic BCC 18-hole course, complete with clubhouse and the Blytheville Country Club Pro Shop. With more than 7,200 yards, the 18-hole championship golf course Thunder Bayou offers area residents and visitors the chance to play on an ault, Clark and Associates-designed course.

Blytheville Youth Sports Complex

This multi-purpose recreational facility — acclaimed as absolutely top-notch — is located on the grounds of the former Eaker Air Force Base. The Sportsplex has 12 fields for baseball, softball, and soccer, all equipped with tournament lighting. A frequent site for state and regional tournaments, the complex has drawn hundreds of athletic teams and thousands of visitors into the community.