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There's plenty to do after class. Jonesboro has a variety of shopping, dining and recreation options.

Jonesboro

The Mall at Turtle Creek on Highland and Stadium includes Dillard's, JCPenney, Target, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Forever 21, Gearhead, and over 80 additional stores, services and eateries. Visit www.mallatturtlecreek.com for additional information.

Downtown Jonesboro - www.downtownjonesboro.com

Memphis

Just an hour and 15 minute drive to Memphis – the home of blues music. Beale Street is just across the Mississippi River. Attractions such as Mud Island and the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art are all just a short drive away. If you like to shop, several shopping malls are opened until 9 p.m. To learn more about Memphis attractions go to the following websites: 

www.memphisataglance.com/chnl_shopping.htm or
www.memphistravel.com/shopping

Other Regional Attractions

Arkansas Game and Fish Nature Center Center on Lawson Road is just 2 miles south of Jonesboro. 

Regional State Parks

Where to Eat in Jonesboro

Of course, Jonesboro has all the regular fast food spots and pizzerias. The following is a quick glance at restaurants for particular tastes.

BBQ: Demo's Barbecue & Smokehouse, Whole Hog Cafe

Asian: Taste of Thai, Si's Thai, SumoDragon City Chinese Restaurant

Italian: Lazarri Italian Oven and Olive Garden 

Mexican: El' Acapulco Mexican RestaurantTaMolly'sOn The Border

Fish: Ron’s Catfish Buffet, Red LobsterMurdock's

Fine Dining: Omar's Uptown, Omar's 501 Steakhouse

Other: Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreOutback SteakhouseRuby TuesdayO’CharleysWestern Sizzlin’ SteakhouseLongHorn Steakhouse

Historic main street in downtown Jonesboro offers several good restaurants