The closest major airport to Jonesboro is in Memphis, Tennessee (airport code: MEM). There is also a small airport in Jonesboro itself (airport code: JBR). Jonesboro Municipal Airport has nonstop service on Air Choice One to St. Louis.
The main streets to remember are Johnson Ave, Nettleton Ave, Highland Dr, Main St./Southwest Dr., Caraway Rd, Stadium Blvd, which is South of Interstate 555, and Red Wolf Boulevard which was North of Interstate 555. Same street different names depending on your location. These six streets form a sort of grid around town. Another one to know is US HWY 63 (renamed Interstate 555) as it is how you are going to enter and leave Jonesboro. Southwest Drive, Caraway Road, and Stadium Blvd are all accessible from 63; the other three intersect the three accessible from 63.
The New Nature Center in the southern part of town is a great place to spend a few hours and relax while either watching the animals from the air-conditioned observation deck or hiking along the several trails which wind around the property. Children will love the interactive exhibits in the main building. Fliers at the door contain information on Arkansas hunting as well as other things.
The Mall at Turtle Creek has many stores of interest.
Jonesboro has a steadily-expanding array of national chains - Outback, Chili's, Olive Garden - so you'll find many familiar names. But there are a growing number of popular independent, home-grown choices as well. In recent years it's become easier for restaurants to obtain the licensing needed to offer alcoholic beverages via membership arrangements.
- [formerly dead link]Godsey's Grill, 226 South Main St., ☎ . Mon-Sat 11 AM - 10PM (11PM Thurs-Sat). Popular bar and grill featuring burgers, rich dips and appetizers and other Southern favorites.
- Demo's Smokehouse and Barbecue, 1851 South Church St. (Just north of Highland and South Main), ☎ . 11am-8:30pm daily. Locally celebrated for its barbecue and beans. Superfast service.
- Upper Crust Pizza Co., 3120 Shelby Drive, ☎ . 11a-10p daily (11p Fri-Sat). Good selection of pizzas and salads that goes beyond national chains in choices. Comfortable hangout to watch big sporting events.
Second branch at 1810 E. Highland closes one hour earlier and all day Sunday.
Jonesboro is in a dry county, but there are a few restaurants and clubs in town that serve alcohol if you have a membership.
- Holiday Inn, 3006 South Caraway Rd, ☎ .
- Holiday Inn Express, 2407 Phillips Drive, ☎ .
- Motel 6, 2300 South Caraway Road, ☎ , fax: .
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