Pine Bluff is conveniently located in the mid-south region of Arkansas,
and serves as the major trade center for the southeast portion of the state.
Pine Bluff has it all; a historic downtown district, outdoor recreation, attractions,
a diverse manufacturing base and warm, friendly people.
The cultural climate of Pine Bluff is healthy and breathes diversity.
The Pine Bluff Convention Center is the state's largest meeting facility.
The Arts and Science Center's facility features exciting theatrical performances
and workshops for children and adults. Pine Bluff also boasts the only Band Museum
in the country, downtown murals depicting the history of Pine Bluff, a Historical
museum and a Railroad museum. Downtown Pine Bluff is know as the "City of Murals",
13 Mural painted on walls downtown. Add to that a selection of fine restaurants
and shopping opportunities, an 18-hole public golf course at Harbor Oaks and outdoor
activities such as boating, fishing and hunting, and you have a community that truly
offers something for everyone.
Recreational opportunities in Pine Bluff range from water sports and some of the
best bass fishing in the state on the Arkansas River to golf or tennis. As host
to 30-35 bass tournaments each year, Jefferson County Regional Park has earned Pine Bluff
the nickname of "Bass Capital of the World. A hunting and fishing in Arkansas exhibit
features dioramas of outdoor activities and collections of hunting, fishing and
conservation memorabilia in the Delta Rivers Nature Center. An Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission facility, the center features exhibits that reveal the natural
history of Arkansas's Delta region, while its hiking trails through 130 acres of
woodland "bottoms" give visitors a first-hand look at the vegetation and wildlife
characteristic of the area. Among the center's "living" exhibits are a 20,000-gallon
"oxbow lake" aquarium containing native fish species; live snakes, turtles and alligators;
and landscaping with wildflowers and other native plants. Other features include short
historical and Delta "fly-over" films; numerous preserved specimens of the Delta's birds,
mammals and fish; exhibits on the region's hunting and fishing tradition, the changing nature
of Delta rivers and the importance of wetlands; and a gift shop stocked with nature-related items.
Pine Bluff's quality educational facilities guide children from early years to college. Pine Bluff
has four public school districts and numerous private schools. The University of Arkansas
at Pine Bluff is the second oldest public institution in the state of Arkansas, and the oldest
with a black heritage. Southeast Arkansas College features technical career programs
as well as a 2-year college curriculum.
Agriculture is a mainstay in Pine Bluff. Jefferson County is located in the heart of
a rich agricultural area in the Arkansas River Basin. The leading products include cotton,
soybeans, cattle, rice, poultry, timber and catfish. Principle industries in the area are engaged
in processing cotton, production of cottonseed oil, paper and wood products, the manufacture of wire
products, poultry processing, the manufacture of electric transformers and metal fabrication.
Major employers are Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Tyson Foods, International Paper,
the Pine Bluff Arsenal and Union Pacific Railroad.
Quality of life and quality living are important to the residents of the city. The citizens of Pine Bluff
are warm, caring and friendly people who work hard to help themselves, their families and others.
It's this kind of spirit and attitude that allows Pine Bluff to be consistently selected as one
of the state's Volunteer Communities of the Year. Our motto is "Positively Pine Bluff!"
It's an attitude shared by all of our residents.
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