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                                                                  Antique Shopping
                                                                  There’s always a hidden treasure to find in Jacksonville. Our
                                                                  antique stores have a wide variety of merchandise, from furniture
                                                                  and home décor to knick-knacks and books. For directions and
                                                                  hours of operation, please contact each store individually.

                                                                  B&M Flea Market - 1 on map
                                                                  660 W. Main St.                                  501-985-1788

                                                                  Decorator’s Bazaar - 2 on map

Welcome to Jacksonville                                           100 Municipal Dr.                                501-985-9842

                                                                  InterIor Works - 3 on map
                                                                  2650 John Harden Dr.                             501-985-1001
Discover all of the great things waiting for you in
Jacksonville. While we’re best known as the home of               J. HuDson GallerIes - 4 on map
                                                                  512 N. 1st St.                                   501-982-8407
the Little Rock Air Force Base, there’s so much more to
our community. Here’s your chance to find out for yourself.       Jackson square antIque Gallery - 5 on map
                                                                  347 S. James St.                 501-985-9778
Just minutes from Little Rock, you’ll find plenty of reasons
                                                                  McIntIre rare collectIBles - 6 on map
to stay right here and explore. If you’re a history buff, don’t   8 Crestview Plaza                   501-985-1663
miss the Jacksonville Museum of Military History. Or see
for yourself where the historic Civil War Battle of Reed’s        olIver’s antIques - 7 on map
                                                                  1101 Burman Dr.                                  501-982-0064
Bridge took place.
                                                                  treasure lanD Flea Market - 8 on map
If you’d rather own history instead of just looking at it,        108 N. James St.                   501-982-1580
spend an afternoon exploring our antique stores. Satisfy
your hunger at one of our 47 restaurants, then spend
the night in one of our hotels. You’ll be surprised at
everything Jacksonville has to offer.

In fact, we would enjoy spending more time with you.
Living in Jacksonville has small-town charm, but you’re
never far from whatever you’re interested in doing.
With all of our outdoor parks and our award-winning
Community Center, being active is a way of life here.

Enjoy exploring. There’s more to Jacksonville than you
ever imagined. You’ll see why we say we’re “Soaring
Higher.” Find out more about Jacksonville at our website,
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                                        Battle of Reed’s BRidge             The City has a variety of parks offering activities for all ages in a
                                        MaRkeR - 1 on map                   safe environment. For more information, contact the Parks and
                                       Commemorates the site where          Recreation department at 501-982-3817.
                                      Confederate troops fought to
                                                                            FIreMan Park - a on map                      Graham Rd. & Boys Club Dr.
                                      hold off Union troops who were
                                                                            Boys & Girls Club facility, pavilion, playground, three multi-
                                     advancing toward Little Rock in        purpose courts
                                     August of 1863. The battle took
                                     place on Bayou Meto on the south       excell Park - b on map                  Southeastern Ave. & Ray Rd.
                                                                            Lighted and fenced youth baseball fields, playground, open field,
                                    side of Jacksonville at Reed’s
                                                                            picnic area
                                    Bridge. The Confederates, led by
                                   Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, held       GalloWay Park - c on map                                 Galloway Circle
                                   them back, forcing the Union to find     Basketball court, pavilion, picnic table, playground
                                   a new route to Little Rock.              JoHnson Park - d on map                                         Park Dr.
                                   Highway 161 (south 1st st.)              Pavilions, basketball court, playground, picnic tables (one covered),
                                                                            horseshoes, restrooms

Jacksonville coMMunity centeR -                  2 on map                   ParaDIse Park - e on map                               N. Redmond Rd.
The heart of activity in the City,                                          Lake with two fishing piers, asphalt launching ramp, footbridge, pavilion,
the Center offers complete work-                                            horseshoes, restrooms
out facilities including an indoor                                          nortHlake Park - f on map                     Northlake Dr. & Tennis Ct.
pool, basketball court, aerobics                                            Playground, basketball court, pavilion
classes, two racquetball courts,                                            stoneWall Park - g on map                                  Berkshire Dr.
two walking tracks (indoor and                                              Half-mile walking/jogging trail, playground, pavilion
outdoor), weight equipment, and
                                                                            staGecoacH Park - h on map                              Wells Fargo Trail
locker facilities. It also includes
                                                                            Covered picnic table, playground
a 1,500 sq. ft. dividable meeting
room and a 5,500 sq. ft. banquet
hall with stage available for rental.                                       duPRee PaRk -        5 on map                                                  The epicenter of outdoor recreation in Jacksonville. This park includes
5 Municipal dr.                                                             a sports complex with six softball and five baseball fields. You’ll also
501-982-4171                                                                find an 18-hole Frisbee-golf course, a 10-acre lake for fishing, a 1.3
                                                                            mile walking trail, a playground, an enclosed, off-leash dog park, and
Jacksonville guitaR MuseuM -                3 on map                        much more.
See a collection of vintage guitars. Open Monday – Saturday from            Park street & s. Redmond Rd.
10am to 6pm. Admission is free.
1105 Burman dr.                                                             sPlasH Zone WateR PaRk -                 6 on map
501-982-4933                                                                Summer fun starts at Splash Zone pool and water park. Jacksonville’s
                                                                            newest and largest aquatics center features a plunge pool with two
Jacksonville MuseuM of MilitaRy HistoRy -                   4 on map        water slides, a water tunnel, the umbrella-shaped Rain Drop and Dew
This museum was created to foster an appreciation for the men and           Drop water showers, and the kids-only Tea Cup. Concessions available.
women who have served our country and ensured that our freedoms             Handicap accessible. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
are not taken for granted. This educational and informative museum          201 West Martin street
highlights the important role of the military for the country as a whole    501-982-7946
and the Jacksonville area specifically. Exhibits cover all major wars and
include interactive displays, memorabilia, and a research room. Adults:     Wing ding festival
$3; Seniors and Military: $2; Under 18: $1; Five and under: Free            This festival is an all-day event created especially for families. The first
100 veterans circle                                                         Saturday of October, Dupree Park is transformed into a funland of food,
501-241-1943                                                                games, interactive activities, inflatables, and live music. Sample unique                                                   flavors or enter a team of your own during the World Championship
                                                                            Chicken Wing Cook-Off. Admission and parking are free.
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the air is better in Jacksonville.                                  Let our past enrich your present.
As a major part of our economy and livelihood, the Little           Jacksonvillle is filled with history, so a trip here can be
Rock Air Force Base is the City’s largest employer. Much of         both fun and enlightening. The City traces its name back
the growth in the City is attributed to the LRAFB, which is the     to founders Nicholas and Elizabeth Jackson, who deeded
only C-130 training facility in the world for the Department        the land for the railroad right-of-way in 1870.
of Defense.
                                                                    The community evolved around the railroad depot and
At the entrance to the Base, the public can see an actual C-130     eventually incorporated in 1941, when construction began
and read about its extensive history prior to being retired. Base   on the Arkansas Ordnance Plant, which served as the
tours are available on a case-by-case basis and should be           primary facility for the development of fuses and detonators
arranged before your arrival in Jacksonville.                       for WWII. Some of the plant’s facilities are used today to
                                                                    house retail (across from the Community Center) and also
However, a biennial air show opens the Base to the public           the Museum of Military History (across the highway).
– often 250,000 or more people. During the free two-day
show, attendees can walk through numerous planes, sit at the        Even before the City had a name, it had an important place
controls, and learn about C-130s and other Air Force aircraft.      in history. The Battle of Reed’s Bridge was an important
There are even special shows featuring acts such as the Blue        conflict for Union soldiers attempting to take control of
Angels, performing gravity-defying stunts before thousands of       Little Rock. The site can now be explored on the south
families, each holding their breath in amazement. The next air      edge of the City.
show is scheduled for fall 2010. See for
more information.                                                   All wars – from the Civil War to the World Wars, Vietnam
                                                                    and even modern wars – are featured at the Museum of
                                                                    Military History. See authentic aircraft on display, along
                                                                    with uniforms, memorabilia, and more. It’s one of central
                                                                    Arkansas’ best preservations of the past, and just one of the
                                                                    many facets of history you will discover in Jacksonville.
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If you’re looking for great food in Jacksonville, you’re never                            Spend the night in one of our many affordable, comfortable
short of choices. From fast food to fine dining, big chains to                            hotels. You’ll have all the comforts of home while enjoying a
local finds, there’s something for everyone.                                              relaxing stay in Jacksonville.

AP’S SEAFOOD BUFFET          1400 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-982-0791        Seafood      aIr Base Inn - a on map                     300 CRESTVIEW DRIVE DR.        501-982-2183
                                                                                          Opening early 2009.
ARBY’S ROAST BEEF            1001 W. MAIN ST.            501-982-0606       Fast food
BAR-B-QUE SHACK              1000 S. HWY 161             501-982-1009            BBQ      Best Western Inn - B on map                   1600 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-982-8181
                                                                                          All rooms include microwave, refrigerator, cable/satellite TV with HBO, high-speed
BURGER KING                  2010 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-982-5459       Fast food     Internet access, complimentary continental breakfast, and access to our business center,
CANCUN MEXICAN RESTAURANT    1701 T.P. WHITE DR.         501-985-3300        Mexican      outdoor heated pool, exercise facility, and meeting space for up to 60 people. Whirlpool
                                                                                          rooms available.
CAPTAIN D’S                  1109 W. MAIN ST.            501-982-3330       Fast food
CHAMBER DRUG                 630 W. MAIN ST.             501-982-2117       Snack bar     coMFort Inn - c on map                        1500 JOHN HARDEN DR.           501-985-4400
CHICKEN COUNTRY              1922 W. MAIN ST.            501-982-2424    Fried chicken    Free deluxe continental breakfast, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, outdoor pool,
                                                                                          Jacuzzi suites, wireless high-speed Internet access, free local calls, fitness center.
CHILI’S                      1800 W. MAIN ST.            501-241-1800        Tex-Mex
CODY’S CAFÉ                  96 MUNICIPAL DR.            501-982-8386   Home cooking
                                                                                          cranBury Inn & suItes - D on map 2110 JOHN HARDEN DR.                      501-985-7666
CICI’S PIZZA                 120 JOHN HARDEN DR.         501-241-2224           Pizza
                                                                                          Free deluxe breakfast, outdoor pool, business center, workout equipment. Rooms include
CROOKED HOOK                 1802 S. HWY 161             501-982-9276            Fish     high-speed Internet access, cable television, microwave, coffee pot, refrigerator, iron,
                                                                                          and ironing board. Closest hotel to LRAFB.
DAYLIGHT DONUTS              1102 W. MAIN ST.            501-985-1002      Doughnuts
DELGADO’S MARKET             324 W. MAIN ST.             501-241-2478        Mexican
DOMINO’S PIZZA               507 N. J.P. WRIGHT LOOP RD. 501-241-1900           Pizza     Days Inn - e on map                            1414 JOHN HARDEN DR.     501-982-1543
                                                                                          Free Daybreak breakfast, free high-speed Internet access, outdoor pool, HBO, iron and
JAMES STREET DINER           505 N. JAMES ST.            501-985-8885   Home cooking      ironing board, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, free USA Today newspaper and
HASTINGS ENTERTAINMENT       915 W. MAIN ST.             501-982-3027          Coffee     local calls. Walk to restaurants.

HUNAN CHINESE RESTAURANT     123 S. JEFF DAVIS ST.       501-985-2222         Oriental
KFC                          1811 N. FIRST ST.           501-982-1015    Fried chicken    econo loDGe - F on map                          1800 JOHN HARDEN DR.       501-982-8400
                                                                                          Indoor pool, free continental breakfast, fitness center, meeting room, laundry room, two
LITTLE CAESAR’S              1317 T.P. WHITE DR.         501-985-1115           Pizza
                                                                                          Jacuzzi rooms, free wireless high-speed Internet access, public computer with Internet
MCDONALD’S                   2030 N. FIRST ST.           501-982-4939       Fast food     access, pet-friendly.
MCDONALD’S                   2000 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-241-0465       Fast food
                                                                                          HolIDay sanDs Motel - G on map                       1008 S. HWY 161      501-985-0266
MCDONALD’S                   816 W. MAIN ST.             501-982-6656       Fast food     Long-term rentals available.
MEXICO CHIQUITO              1524 W. MAIN ST.            501-982-0533        Mexican
NEW CHINA RESTAURANT         201 MARSHALL RD.            501-982-8988         Oriental    HoWarD JoHnson Inn - H on map                          200 T.P. WHITE DR.   501-982-2183
                                                                                          Free Rise & Dine breakfast, business center, meeting rooms, pool, cable TV, coffee maker
NO NAME DELI                 1910 MARSHALL RD.           501-241-1130     Sandwiches      and hairdryer in room, iron and ironing board, restaurant.
PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA            911 W. MAIN ST.             501-982-9111           Pizza
                                                                                          oxForD Inn - I on map                                  920 S. HWY 161      501-982-1976
PAPITOS MEXICAN RESTAURANT   1700 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-982-0612        Mexican
                                                                                          Long-term rentals available.
PIZZA HUT                    1801 T.P. WHITE DR.         501-982-6731           Pizza
POPEYE’S                     1502 W. MAIN ST.            501-241-2056    Fried chicken    suPer 8 - J on map                            1850 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-982-9219
                                                                                          Indoor heated pool and spa, fitness center, business center, free wired or wireless
RALLY’S                      2211 N. FIRST ST.           501-982-2024       Fast food     Internet, continental breakfast, microwave and refrigerator in rooms.
QUIZNO’S                     2050 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-985-7827       Fast food
SONIC DRIVE-IN               2031 N. FIRST ST.           501-985-0022       Fast food
SONIC DRIVE-IN               1808 W. MAIN ST.            501-241-2411       Fast food
SOUL FOOD EXPRESS            501 N. JAMES ST.            501-241-1122   Home cooking
STARBUCKS COFFEE             2090 JOHN HARDEN DR.        501-982-0224          Coffee
SUBWAY                       505 N. J.P. WRIGHT LOOP RD. 501-982-1312       Fast food
SUBWAY                       908 W. MAIN ST.             501-982-3130       Fast food
TACO BELL                    1809 N. FIRST ST.           501-982-9172       Fast food
THAI TASTE RESTAURANT        1516 W. MAIN ST.            501-985-1854         Oriental
TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ       140 JOHN HARDEN DR.         501-241-2233       Fast food
WAFFLE HOUSE                 116 MARSHALL RD.            501-982-7986       Breakfast
WENDY’S                      708 W. MAIN ST.             501-982-1192       Fast food
WESTERN SIZZLIN              500 GREGORY ST.             501-982-4456    Steak/Buffet
ZAXBY’S                      209 MARSHALL RD.            501-241-0546        Chicken