Russellville, Arkansas | Community Overview
Enjoy the Best of the Natural State of Arkansas
Located on the banks of the Arkansas River, between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, this family-friendly community is surrounded by forest-covered mountains and crystal clear streams. Downtown Russellville has benefited from a major redevelopment program in recent years, and the city now serves as the business, government and cultural center for the Arkansas River Valley.
The revitalized downtown area features a newly restored historic Downtown Depot, with a Visitor’s Center and railroad museum. Each October, the Main Street Russellville Downtown Fall Festival is celebrated, and Valley Fest, held in June, attracts more than 25,000 people for food, games and music. The Potts Inn Museum is one of the best preserved stagecoach stations on the Butterfield Overland mail route. Education is an important part of community life. The Russellville School District has more National Board Certified teachers than any district in Arkansas. The city is also home to Arkansas Tech University, which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of academic disciplines.
Located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Russellville offers abundant opportunities for the outdoor and recreational enthusiast. It’s all here: mountain bike riding, water skiing, hiking, horseback riding, hang gliding, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, camping, rock climbing and more! There are 12 city parks and three golf courses, and four state parks are located within 30 minutes of the city.