Pine Bluff Proudly Displays Steam Engines
Looking for a great charter bus destination? Pine Bluff is home of the only remaining Cotton Belt steam engines. The last two steam engines are displayed at the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff, where you can see several locomotives that are unique in their type of engine, as well as being among the few remaining. Also displayed are a steam wrecker, rail cars and a large display of railroad memorabilia.
After visiting the historical steam engines, head over to the Delta Rivers Nature Center and enjoy the natural habitat of Arkansas in a museum setting. As you wander through the museum, you'll see many live and mountain animals, a hummingbird garden, and exhibits. Enjoy viewing the two large aquariums or spending time in the working laboratory. There are many educational exhibits that involve the family. If you're interested in hunting and boating, the Delta Rivers Nature Center in Pine Bluff offers programs tailored to fit your interest. After viewing the museum, you can head out for a short walk on the trail and stop by the wildlife observation tower and other observation areas for a chance to see wildlife in natural surroundings.
Head the family over to the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas where you'll find a permanent collection of items that focus on the Delta culture, and displays art from Arkansas artists and African-American artists. You'll enjoy the variety of exhibits located in the four galleries. Admission to the galleries is free. If you're in Pine Bluff at the right time of year, check out the performing arts department where you may have the opportunity to view a production put on by people of all ages in Pine Bluff.
Pine Bluff offers an abundance of history through the numerous historical homes open for tours. Stop by the Dexter Harding House that serves as a visitor information center. Gather information on homes and other places of interest in Pine Bluff. Now that you have your information, you'll want to head over to the Martha Mitchell Home which was the birthplace of U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell's wife. The Victorian style home of Ben Pearson is also located in Pine Bluff. Pearson was a famous bow hunter, archer and manufacturer. Next on your stop should be the home DuBocage Home that is listed on the National Register. This is the home of Judge Joseph W. and Frances Lindsay DuBocage. Another landmark on the National Register is the Trinity Episcopal Church that is known for its 19th century architecture that attracts many charter bus groups each year. The church is the oldest Episcopal Church in Arkansas and is known for its stain glass windows and Gothic architecture.
Pine Bluff offers many activities and interests for the whole family with its numerous historical sites and abundance of outdoors recreation. Pine Bluff is one community that has added a unique touch to their historical community with the Mural Project. This project is part of re-creating Pine Bluff's history through murals on the bare walls of the community. While visiting all the sites of Pine Bluff, make sure you take the time to study the completed murals and learn more history of Pine Bluff from the artists.
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