The Most Criminally Overlooked City In Arkansas And Why You Need To Visit
By J.B. VanDyke|Published January 30, 2017
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
It’s come time to face the facts: most people who visit Arkansas talk about how they love Eureka Springs, Little Rock, Fayetteville, or Hot Springs. They’re not wrong. All of those cities are perfectly lovely, of course. We just love them to pieces. There are also entire regions that get a lot of praise. The Ozarks and the Ouachitas, for example. But Arkansas is more than mountains and popular cities. Folks tend to overlook one region in particular more than any other, and that criminally underrated region is the Delta. Unfortunately, that means the cities of the Delta don’t always get the praise they deserve. One such charming city in the upper Delta region is called Jonesboro, and it’s a true gem of the Natural State.