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A City on the Move

 

The largest city in southeast Arkansas and the tenth-largest city in the state, Pine Bluff sits astride Interstate 530 and U. S. Highway 65 on the banks of the Arkansas River. Located just 42 miles southeast of Little Rock and 100 miles upstream of the river’s confluence with the Mississippi River, the city is situated in the Southeast section of the Arkansas Delta straddling the Arkansas Timberlands region to its west. Pine Bluff is home to Southeast Arkansas College and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, one of the 104 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation.

— SPORTS —

Play Your Game

When it comes to sporting events, Pine Bluff scores with dozens of opportunities for recreation. Some venues are open to public while others are available for use by event organizers.

Archery


Pine Bluff Bowhunters Club: Public shooting area with fee, located on Island Harbor Marina Road. Complete archery facilities. LEARN MORE »




Baseball


  • Taylor Field:
    • Where nostalgia abounds in Arkansas. Baseball stadium has 2,000 covered seats and 1,000 open-air seats. Regulation field with 305’ lines and center field 404’ deep. Genuine Bermuda grass infield & outfield.
  • Torii Hunter Baseball Field:




Basketball


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor with 6,500 reserved seats.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 basketball courts with 4,000 total seats.




Dance & Drill


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor and 1,899 seat auditorium with theatre-size stage.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Dance Studio




Football


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 12,500 seats with additional 200 VIP seats.




Golf


  • Harbor Oaks Golf Course:
    • Pine Bluff public 18-hole championship course. Featured on the Natural State Golf Trail. LEARN MORE »
  • Jaycee Golf Course:




Gymnastics


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Gymnastic & exercise rooms.




Motocross


  • Pine Bluff Moto Cross, Inc.:
    • Located at the Arkansas River Bridge on Highway 79 North.
    • Park is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month February through November. LEARN MORE »




Racquetball


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 four-wall racquetball courts.




Radio Controlled Airfield


  • Pine Bluff Regional Park:
    • Airfield located at the entrance of Regional Park. Remote Control Airplane Club operates the facility.




Rodeo


  • Hestand Stadium:
    • Covered arena that seats up to 7,000. Over 340 horse stalls, livestock and poultry barns, state-of-the-art sound system, exhibit halls. and concession stands.




Softball


  • Pine Bluff Regional Park:
    • 4 lighted softball fields.
  • Monroe-Ryburn Field




Swimming


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Heated 8-lane, 75 feet long.
  • Pine Bluff Acquatics Center:
    • 8 lane competition pool, leisure, children wading, and therapy pools.
    • Aqua bike and water aerobic classes.
    • Diving board and 2 story water slide.




Tae-Kwon-Do


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
  • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor.




Tennis


  • Bloom Tennis Center:
    • 2101 South Hickory Street - Central Park. 8 lighted courts and renovated center.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 lighted outdoor hard-surface tennis courts.




Track & Field


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Indoor track with sand pit.




Volleyball


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 volleyball courts.




Wrestling


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor.





19

Parks and Family- Friendly Recreational Areas

58

Buildings on the National Register of Historic Places

100's

of Connections to Historically Significant People & Events

Making History

 

Looking for a few quick historical facts about Pine Bluff? Try these:
  • JOSEPH BONNE GOT HERE FIRST

    It all started when Joseph Bonne, half French and half Quapaw Indian, built a log cabin on the high bluff around 1819. His home became known as “The Pine Bluff” because it was the first bluff supporting pine trees upstream from the mouth of the Arkansas River. The settlement officially named “The Town of Pine Bluff” in October 1832 was incorporated on January 8, 1839.

  • CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT GAINED STEAM HERE

    Did you know that Pine Bluff boasts major civil rights credentials?  Attorneys Harold Flowers, Wiley Branton, and Leo Branton (all Pine Bluff natives) were at the epicenter of groundbreaking cases like the Little Rock Central High crisis, the integration of the University of Arkansas Law School, and the drive to register black voters. Judge George Howard and Black Panther Bobby Hutton also played important roles.  

  • WHEN IT COMES TO BLUES, ALL ROADS LEAD HERE

    Some of the biggest names in blues, gospel, and jazz have Pine Bluff connections. For Delta folks, the gospel and the blues are in the air and in the water. The mosaic of cotton blossoms, catfish farms, blues juke joints, foot-stomping churches, and rich Delta dirt served as the training ground for legends in blues, R&B/soul, country music, jazz, and gospel--names like Big Bill Bronzy, Miles Davis, and Sippy Wallace, just to name a few.

  • MOGULS & MILLIONAIRES

    LIVED AND WORKED HERE

    Pine Bluff has always been home to entrepreneurs. Wiley Jones owned a rail company and was one of the richest black men in the South. Ferd Havis owned 3,000 acres of land and was known as the Colored Millionaire of Pine Bluff. O.W. Gurley was one of the catalysts for the development of Black Wall Street. Fred T. Jones established the state’s first black hospitals and created the first health insurance plan in the nation. 

  • PINE BLUFF - ARKANSAS' ARCHITECTURAL GEM

    Did you know that Pine Bluff is one of the most architecturally significant cities in Arkansas? It's one of the best-kept secrets in the state. With every period of architecture represented, Pine Bluff has a stunning 58 buildings on the National Register of Historical Places. The city's historic commercial buildings, churches and residences are characters every bit as interesting as the fascinating characters who occupied them.

  • THE CRADLE OF DELTA CREATIVITY

    Innovators with Pine Bluff connections birthed the invention of sound in movies, invented slow-motion footage,  and launched the first western-genre movie star. Discover the untold stories of Pine Bluff's creative class - the writers, the artists and the entertainment entrepreneurs who made history, along with the Pine Bluff institutions that continue to nurture fresh talent.

YOU THINK YOU KNOW
ABOUT PINE BLUFF,
there's more.
Beyond
THE PARKS, THE BAYOUS, AND THE
MIGHTY ARKANSAS RIVER,
beyond everything

SOUTHERN CUISINE

It's a Delta Thing.

In Pine Bluff, southern cuisine isn’t just an item on a menu, it’s a way of life. Find dozens of interpretations of delicious Delta favorites—plus every other kind of food you love—in Pine Bluff’s restaurants and diners.

 Your Room

IS WAITING

From national chains to a historic bed & breakfast — no matter what your budget, there’s an accommodation that’s right for you.

LET PINE BLUFF'S

History & Culture

INSPIRE YOU

Pine Bluff is a treasure trove of untold stories, especially about the African American experience. If you’ve ever wanted to dig deeper into this compelling topic, Pine Bluff is a great place to start. Begin your journey here.
The number of visitors is to Pine Bluff is growing each year. What’s the draw? The reasons are as varied as the visitors themselves. Many come for events and then stay a few extra days to explore. Music buffs come because Pine Bluff is ground zero for blues history. Civil War enthusiasts come to learn about the Battle of Pine Bluff. Families mix education with fun at the city’s museums, exhibits, and events. African Americans arrive by the busload to take in the city’s museums and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Museum & Cultural Center. Civil Rights Trail tour groups come to learn about the city’s prominent role during Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the fight for Civil Rights.

Who Visits Pine Bluff?

EVENTS:

Archery


Pine Bluff Bowhunters Club: Public shooting area with fee, located on Island Harbor Marina Road. Complete archery facilities. LEARN MORE »




Baseball


  • Taylor Field:
    • Where nostalgia abounds in Arkansas. Baseball stadium has 2,000 covered seats and 1,000 open-air seats. Regulation field with 305’ lines and center field 404’ deep. Genuine Bermuda grass infield & outfield.
  • Torii Hunter Baseball Field:




Basketball


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor with 6,500 reserved seats.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 basketball courts with 4,000 total seats.




Dance & Drill


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor and 1,899 seat auditorium with theatre-size stage.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Dance Studio




Football


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 12,500 seats with additional 200 VIP seats.




Golf


  • Harbor Oaks Golf Course:
    • Pine Bluff public 18-hole championship course. Featured on the Natural State Golf Trail. LEARN MORE »
  • Jaycee Golf Course:




Gymnastics


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Gymnastic & exercise rooms.




Motocross


  • Pine Bluff Moto Cross, Inc.:
    • Located at the Arkansas River Bridge on Highway 79 North.
    • Park is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month February through November. LEARN MORE »




Racquetball


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 four-wall racquetball courts.




Radio Controlled Airfield


  • Pine Bluff Regional Park:
    • Airfield located at the entrance of Regional Park. Remote Control Airplane Club operates the facility.




Rodeo


  • Hestand Stadium:
    • Covered arena that seats up to 7,000. Over 340 horse stalls, livestock and poultry barns, state-of-the-art sound system, exhibit halls. and concession stands.




Softball


  • Pine Bluff Regional Park:
    • 4 lighted softball fields.
  • Monroe-Ryburn Field




Swimming


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Heated 8-lane, 75 feet long.
  • Pine Bluff Acquatics Center:
    • 8 lane competition pool, leisure, children wading, and therapy pools.
    • Aqua bike and water aerobic classes.
    • Diving board and 2 story water slide.




Tae-Kwon-Do


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
  • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor.




Tennis


  • Bloom Tennis Center:
    • 2101 South Hickory Street - Central Park. 8 lighted courts and renovated center.
  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 lighted outdoor hard-surface tennis courts.




Track & Field


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • Indoor track with sand pit.




Volleyball


  • University Arkansas at Pine Bluff:
    • 4 volleyball courts.




Wrestling


  • Pine Bluff Convention Center:
    • 22,984 sq. ft. arena floor.





WHAT Untold Stories CONNECT
YOU
TO PINE BLUFF, AND THE
ARKANSAS DELTA?
Come see for yourself.
How might these stories uplift, entertain, inspire, and transform you and your family? It’s worth the trip to find out. Start planning your visit today.
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