Take home a basket of our prize peaches, slice up some of our juicy tomatoes come enjoy some of the tastiest produce this side of the Mississippi and see why so many visitors pick The Gladlands as their getaway destination.
Marianna Farmers' Market
The Marianna Farmers Market is located across from the court square in Marianna. There are a variety of home grown vegetables to choose from. The Farmers Market is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am till 12 pm. It is seasonal and open only when fresh vegetables are available. For more information contact Veronica Fellers at the Lee County Health Department at 870-295-2400.
St. Francis County Farmers' Market
Farmers throughout St. Francis County bring vegetables to sell at the St. Francis County Farmers' Market. It is seasonal and open only when fresh vegetables are available.
Location: Civic Center
1335 North Washington
Forrest City, AR
Hours: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Leave the hustle and bustle of city life, or even a stressful week at work, and visit St. Francis County's old-fashioned farms for a slower paced weekend.
Vandiver's Newcastle Farms
During the Christmas season, Vandiver Farms allow customers to pick and cut their own Christmas Tree. A great way to start an old-fashioned, family Christmas tradition!
Location: 7596 Highway 284, Forrest City, AR
For more information on what's growing, check out Vandiver's Newcastle Farms Facebook page.
Take in a movie, enjoy a skate around the rink or marvel at the world's largest pumping plant. There's something to entertain everyone in The Gladlands.
W.G. Huxtable Pumping Plant
A little out of the way, but worth every bit of the drive, the W.G. Huxtable Pumping Plant is the world's largest storm water pumping plant. It has revolutionized regional agriculture, draining an area the size of the State of Delaware. Located off Highway 79 seven miles from Marianna, the station is an engineering marvel and gives visitors a fascinating look at natural resource management. Peer out from atop the plant high above the mighty Mississippi and St. Francis Rivers and marvel at the flood line that marks where flood waters once rose in the catastrophic floods of the 1920's and 30's. It is equivalent to a six story building constructed in three parts, most underground and is designed expressly for withstanding floods, earthquakes, and whatever else Mother Nature might produce.
Tours are conducted by request. For more information contact the plant at 870-295-9108 or view the website at www.mum.usacc.army.mil.
Broadway Cinema is a four-plex movie theatre offering first run movies. Open 7 nights a week and have a Sunday matinee and late shows on Friday and Saturday. We offer a variety of concession items and have Dolby Digital Sound. Visit our website at www.broadwayfc.com
We are located at 1101 E Broadway (Hwy 70) in Forrest City. The phone number is (870) 633-5558. The Box Office opens at 6:30 on Fridays and Saturday, 4:15 on Sunday, and 6:45 Monday through Thursday. The Sunday matinee is $4 per person. General admission is $6 and $4 for children age 3 - 11. Children under 3 will not be admitted to PG13 or R rated movies. Monday night is Senior Citizen night with admission of only $4.00. Admission is only $4 for all movies that begin before 6:00 pm.
P.O. Box 2015
1101 East Broadway
Forrest City, AR 72336
Phone: (870) 633-5558
Skating Star Roller Rink
I-40 & Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR
The Skating Star is open Fridays 7 pm to 11 pm with $6 admission; Saturdays 10 am to 12 pm with $3 admission (geared for children 12 years of age and under), 2 pm to 4 pm with $4 admission, 7 pm to 10 pm with $6 admission; and Sunday 7 pm to 9 pm with $4 admission. A snack bar is available to all skaters. Parties held at these times can bring cake and ice cream, and are charged at a per skater rate. No other items are supplied by Skating Star. (Clean up will be the responsibility of the party host.)
The Skating Star also offers party rates. Parties can be booked Monday through Thursday at a rate of $125 for an hour and a half, up to 50 people, or $150 for two hours. Soft drinks, cake, and ice cream are included at no additional charge.
For more information, call the Skating Star Roller Rink at 870-633-8071.
Village Creek and Mississippi State Parks
Kiss civilization goodbye and come have a wild time in the great outdoors of The Gladlands. Whether you want to wrestle a whopper bass or catch a glimpse of some rare wildlife, The Gladlands is the place to be. Hiking, biking, fishing, camping; no matter what your interest, there's wild fun waiting for you!
Put on your hiking shoes and leave the urban jungle behind. The Gladlands has a trail system that lets you exercise your freedom. For additional trail information, visit Arkansas.com
Location: Village Creek, Length 3 miles
Description: This trail meanders through hogback ridges and through a wooded stream valley to Lake Austell, and then on the picnic area. This trail covers a variety of terrain, moderately steep in places, and allows a good view of the diversity of the park environment.
Location: Village Creek, Length: 1/4 mile
Description: This is the shortest and easiest of the park's trails and accsessible to almost everyone. There are signs identrifying many of the trees found along the trail with numerous benches allowing for a longer visit.
Bear Creek Trail
Location: Mississippi River State Park, Length: 1 mile
Description: This is a wonderful trail that winds around past huge trees, many of which are identified. This is a kid-friendly trail and provides a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy the outdoors.
Lake Dunn Trail
Location: Village Creek, Length: 2.77 miles
Description: The trail starts at Lake Dunn boat dock. It travels along wodded ridge tops and winds around to the swinging bridge where the Old Military Road and Trail of Tears once passed.
Marianna Downtown Walking Tour
Location: Downtown Marianna
Description: The walking tour shows many of the historic sites around the downtown area of Marianna. The tour highlights the downtown square with the Robert E. Lee monument It also shows the wonderful downtown stores and restaurants. In this tour, there are also various historic homes and churches to view. For a free map and tour details, visit or call the Marianna Chamber of Commerce at 870-295-2469.
Old Military Road Trail
Location: Village Creek, Length: 2.1 miles
Description: This trail provides scenic vistas of Lake Austell, and a portion of the trail follows the historic Old Military Road, the first improved travel route between Memphis and Little Rock, completed more than
150 years ago.
Mountain Biking Trails
CENTER RIDGE TRAIL
Location: Village Creek
Length: 6.05 miles
Description: The trail traverses high ridge tops and treats
the rider to some of the most scenic areas of the park. Most of this trail is rated as intermediate. Part of the trail is closed to bicycles.
BEECH VALLEY TRAIL
Location: Village Creek, Length: 4 miles.
Description: The trail passes near Lake Dunn and runs deep intothe forests of Crowley’s Ridge. Most of the trail is rated as intermediate.
SOUTH RIDGE TRAIL
Location: Village Creek, Length: 6.5 miles.
Description: Part of the trail is closed to bicylcess. Most of this trail is rated as easy.
DEER RUN TRAIL
Location: Village Creek, Length: 4.6 miles
Description: A portion of the trail (1.2 miles) runs along the gas
pipeline and is rated as difficult. Nice views of Lake Austell
are accessible from this trail. Most of the trail is rated as
Have a sports fanatic in the family? The Gladlands has a number of sport facilities to exercise your athletic spirit.
Astin's Martial Arts Center
Astin's Martial Arts Center trains students in the martial arts method of Tae Kwon Do. AMAC has been training students in eastern Arkansas for more than twenty years. AMAC is open Monday through Thursday afternoons, 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
1421 N. Washington
Forrest City, AR
Forrest City Health Club
The Forrest City Health Club is a fitness facility that offers a complete cardio theatre, free weights, and universal weight machines. Day memberships are available.
218 N. Rosser
Forrest City, AR
Forrest City Sports Complex
The Forrest City Sports Complex consists of eight fields for soccer, baseball, and softball. There are baseball and softball programs available for children and adults during the summer months. Soccer for children is held in the fall. The complex hosts tournaments throughout the summer, drawing teams from all over the region.
There are also many other things to do around the complex, such as a one mile walking trail located near the complex, as well as a playground for children.
Larry S. Bryant Multi-Purpose and Wellness Center
Forrest City Multi-Purpose and Wellness Center provides a wide range of programs and activities for residents and visitors alike. This year-round state of the art complex offers an indoor walking track, gymnasium, computer lab, arts and crafts area, meeting rooms and more. Visitors to The Gladlands can enjoy this wonderful center for only $5 per day.
Location: 2510 S. Washington
Forrest City, AR