August 20, 1985
The Arkansas River Visitor Center was dedicated. The center was designed to acquaint visitors with the Arkansas River, its history and culture, and its transformation into the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. The visitor center—located in Russellville (Pope County) on Lock and Dam Road, three miles west of Highway 7—was designed and constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, at the site of the Russellville Project Office. It overlooks the Dardanelle Lock and Dam and is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Russellville Project Office.