The 5 Best Things to Do in Blytheville, United States

September 9, 2017 Mikaela Didonna

Blytheville is the largest city in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. Blytheville is approximately 60 miles north of West Memphis. The population was 18,272 at the 2000 census.
Restaurants in Blytheville

1. Historic Greyhound Bus Depot Visitor Center

109 N 5th St, Blytheville, AR 72315-3319 +1 870-763-2525
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Historic Greyhound Bus Depot Visitor Center

Reviewed By MarriettaJ - Blytheville, Arkansas

The first poster said this is a hotel. It is NOT. It is only a historic site of an early Greyhound Bus Station. It only houses the Main Street Blytheville Office.
The style is great to see & inside you'll see the old ticket office, telephone booth, & old soda fountain. But this is not a place of business in any form. It is only a quick look type of site. It is a great display at the Christmas time Lights of the Delta. So if you are going to Blytheville to see the Lights, it would be good to go see this first

2. That Bookstore in Blytheville

316 W Main St, Blytheville, AR 72315-3318 +1 870-763-3333
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4 based on 9 reviews

That Bookstore in Blytheville

Reviewed By yankeegirl66

In an age of "coffee shop" bookstores with floor to ceiling stacks and endless choices of coffee flavors, this little shop is a throwback to "the old days".
Decidedly NOT modern, charmingly outdated and kitschy. This little shop has many nooks and crannies to explore. (and yes, they do have coffee)
While I was visiting, I had the privilege of meeting Chris the owner. He is a charming man, very helpful and a Blytheville native. I passed a very pleasant afternoon there on my first visit chatting with him and enjoying some of the local "personalities" that visited the store.

The story carries and interesting array of books by local authors as well as current titles. Can't find it? Chris will order it for you.
You might find a larger selection and lower prices at Walmart... but you won't have nearly as pleasant of an experience.
The shop is located down town in the more "historic" area of Blytheville.
Support the local small businesses down there and while you are there, stop in at That Bookstore.

3. The Ritz Theatre

306 W Main St, Blytheville, AR 72315-3318
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

The Ritz Theatre

Reviewed By darbyoshaughnessy - Providenciales

To enter the Ritz is to simultaneously travel back in time and be treated to cutting edge performances. The theatre evokes memories 1950s movie houses although its history dates back to a century ago. Recently Reza the Illusionist mind-boggled theatre goes with a stunning series of stunts that enthralled the audience from his appearance to disappearance. Plays, 9-foot puppet theatre, and much more are scheduled. If you're in town during a performance, don't miss a chance to experience the Ritz.

4. Delta Gateway Museum

210 W Main St, Blytheville, AR 72315-3424 +1 870-824-2346
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4 based on 2 reviews

Delta Gateway Museum

Regional history and heritage museum in the heart of Blytheville's downtown historic district. Exhibit topics include Ice Age Animals, Farming & Rural Life, Blytheville Air Force Base (aka Eaker Air Force Base), Mississippian Period Native Americans.

Reviewed By jillianjh - Jonesboro, Arkansas

This museum is in an old Kress Building that has obviously been renovated. For those unfamiliar with the building, Kress was once a major chain store known for its large buildings and downtown presence. When I visited the museum, I did have to ring the doorbell. Once inside, I saw so many relics of a bygone era. Many of the displays are from the agricultural period, which still continues, in Northeast Arkansas. The museum also has a collection of Native American artifacts from the Mississippi Era as well items from when an air force base was located in the community.

1229 Perimeter Rd, Blytheville, AR 72315-6234 +1 870-532-2621
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Thunder Bayou Golf Links

Reviewed By N0madg0lfer - USA

During my June 2015 golf road trip, I used Golf.com to assist with course selection. I chose to golf Thunder Bayou Golf Links (a top 2014 Arkansas public golf course). The Thunder Bayou staff and local golfers are friendly and communicative. They shared the course’s tournament history. The small town, neighborly feel was comfortable and normal. The pro-shop has the essentials and it is not a fancy club house. The course is marked and there is no cart GPS. The rough and greens were in good shape. The harsh winter, golf course superintendent leaving and limited public funds impacted some fairways and course condition. According to the staff and locals, “the fairways are recovering but the fairways still need work”. If I have the opportunity to golf Thunder Bayou again in the fall 2015 or later, I will visit and golf the course again.

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