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The Jonesboro Region is abundant with things to keep you busy! In addition to the featured places listed, there are historical day trips, city parks and entertainment venues. Just stop by the Chamber and we will assist in planning activities for a day or a week!
The ASU Museum, which interprets the rich history of the Crowley's Ridge Region and the Lower Mississippi River Valley, is accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is one of four accredited museums in the state. The ASU Museum is located in the west wing of the library and museum complex in the heart of the ASU campus. Hours for the Museum are Tuesday through Saturday from Noon to 5:00 pm and on Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, between exhibitions and when the university is closed. All exhibits are open to the public and admission is free.
The Fowler Center on the Campus of Arkansas State University features a concert hall, drama stage, experimental theatre, teaching gallery and a grand lobby. Each year the Fowler Center series brings numerous visiting musicians to Jonesboro. In addition the ASU Theatre Department hosts four theatrical performances. The venue is also utilized for numerous band, orchestra, and opera concerts.
The Bradbury Art Museum features exhibitions of contemporary art in all mediums. Prominent regional, national and international artists are represented to inform viewers of cultural developments in our community, across the country and around the world. Twice yearly, the gallery also features the work by graduating seniors from the ASU Department of Art. The gallery is located in the Fowler Center on the ASU campus. Hours for the Bradbury Art Museum are Noon - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays, between exhibitions and when the university is closed. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The Forum Theatre, the cornerstone of historic Downtown Jonesboro, is home to The Foundation of Arts, a regional non-profit organization, dedicated to fostering the arts through community theatre, and classes in art, dance, drama, and music. Several productions are held each year and auditions are open to the public.
The only professional symphony orchestra in Northeast Arkansas, the Delta Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining, educating and enriching the Delta region for over four decades. Offering a full range of concerts, it is an integral part of the Delta region culture and is committed to the performance of high-quality symphonic music and artistic excellence. The DSO believes that communities with strong arts organizations prove to be more economically successful and civically engaged. The Delta Symphony Orchestra is proud to be a part of the great success story of Northeast Arkansas.
The Convocation Center, completed in 1987, has the versatility to host events ranging from small lectures to conventions, concerts, sporting events, trade shows, rodeos and other activities. The center seats up to 11,500 people for concerts and 10,529 for basketball games. Features include one of the largest telescopic seating configurations in the world; meeting rooms and banquet facilities for groups up to 600 people (more than 1,000 on the arena floor); a lecture hall with seating for 281 and audiovisual facilities, a portable stage and sound facilities in the arena; and parking for 1,300 vehicles.
Forrest L. Wood Crowley's Ridge Nature Center on the southern edge of Jonesboro tells the story of a unique ridge atop the Mississippi Delta with indoor and outdoor exhibits, films and trails. The 17,000 square foot, three tiered facility is an educational, exhibit, and meeting facility located on 160 acres adjacent to Craighead Forest Park. It is open year around and admission is free!
The Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library is a full service facility located in downtown Jonesboro. Offerings include print books, ebooks, books on tape a Children’s Library and special events held throughout the year.