Jonesboro was established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas. Today the city home to Arkansas State University, Jonesboro’s vibrant downtown district is filled with gift shops, restaurants, art galleries, a day spa, and an active civic center called the Forum. With over 150 restaurants, plenty of hotels, and a variety of activities to interest your target audience, Jonesboro is an ideal backdrop for your destination conference.
Two new convention centers in the works! Both are currently under construction:
Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center & Houlihan’s Restaurant at Arkansas State University
202 room Embassy Suites Hotel and 40,000 square foot convention center located at ASU, expected completion date July 2017.
Jonesboro Hyatt Place and Convention Center
Construction is underway, completion date to be announced.
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Plenty of unique local restaurants, you can find almost any cuisine, and dining room options of all sizes and price ranges to accommodate your group.
Jonesboro is home to a variety of attractions including:
- Convocation Center for concerts and other live events
- Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center provides an interesting tour of the natural wonders of the region, plus serves as a stop along Crowley’s Ridge National Scenic Byway
Jonesboro is located in the in the northeast region of Arkansas, approximately 1 hour from Memphis, and 2 hours from Little Rock by car. Jonesboro Municipal Airport, located 3 miles from the city’s central business district, can accommodate general aviation and corporate aircraft.