Steamboat Sundays

The American Queen Makes Stops in Helena

The American Queen will be visiting Helena throughout the summer of 2016! Visitors and residents are invited downtown on these special Sundays when shops, restaurants, historical sites and museums will be open to welcome guests. Explore

Alive After 5

Stroll, Shop & Dine in Downtown Helena the 1st Thursday of Each Month

Make plans to attend "Alive After 5" in downtown Helena, Thursday, May 5, 5-8 pm! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at our fabulous restaurants and retail shops. Participating businesses include: Bailee Mae's (209 Rightor) Bella (229 Cherry...Explore

Kick Off Your Shoes...We've Been Expecting You

Come Experience All that Helena has to Offer!

From beautiful walking and biking trails, canoe adventures on the Mississippi and delicious, down home cooking at local eateries to the foot stomping sounds of the Delta Blues, Helena has so much to explore an experience!Explore

Lower Mississippi River

The Perfect Launching Point for an Adventure

Helena is the only downtown on the Mississippi River for the 300 miles between Memphis and Vicksburg. The lower Mississippi River between Helena and Arkansas City is considered one of the best if not THE best section of the river for canoeing and...Explore

This is our History...

This is Civil War Helena.

Visit Helena and live our Civil War story. Walk the ramparts of a replica Civil War fort. See the Mississippi River once patrolled by Union gunboats from high atop a Union battery. Explore the birthplace of freedom in Arkansas, and the final resting...Explore

Visit Freedom Park

The African-American Experience in Civil War Helena

750 South Biscoe St. Helena-West Helena, ArkansasExplore

Lying in a valley of Crowley’s Ridge, Helena’s hilly landscape and position directly on the majestic Mississippi River distinguish it from most Mississippi and Arkansas Delta towns.

As the home of “King Biscuit Time,” the longest running blues radio show, Helena has played a rich role in blues and music heritage over the years.

See the Civil War like you’ve never seen it before. Walk the ramparts of a replica Civil War fort, visit General Cleburne’s grave and explore the origins of freedom in Arkansas.

Featured Events

May 5th

Alive After 5-First Thursday Evening of Each Month

Alive After 5 will be held on Thursday, May 5 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in Downtown Helena – The tradition continues, now on the first Thursday of each month. Participating businesses... more»
May 21st

Arkansas Delta Family Gospel Fest

16TH ANNUAL ARKANSAS DELTA FAMILY GOSPEL FEST Saturday, May 21st Cherry Street Pavilion 141 Cherry Street Helena, AR Enjoy all types and styles of... more»

Spend the Day

Within easy driving distance from Memphis, TN and Little Rock, AR, Helena makes a great day trip to experience the Arkansas Delta. We invite you to explore the vast and powerful Mississippi River, and learn more about our rich blues heritage.

Stay a While

Rich in history and landscape, Helena is the perfect place for your next weekend getaway. Wake to a true Southern sunrise in a historic bed and breakfast. Watch the moon fall over the mighty Mississippi. See why we call Helena home.