Make Yourself at Home!

Places to Eat, Visit & Stay in Our Community

Your Williams experience is enhanced by the small town charm of Walnut Ridge and other nearby cities.  WBC is a five minute drive from downtown Walnut Ridge, and 10-15 minutes from Pocahontas.  Both towns are blessed with great locally owned restaurants and nationally known chains. There are interesting sites for tourists, local lodging for visitors and many fine area churches.

Walnut Ridge and the adjoining town of Hoxie have a combined population of 8,000, while Pocahontas has 6,000 residents.  A number of businesses in both areas offer Williams BLUE discounts to WBC students.

These links will help you get to know your college community:

Local Flavor

Time to eat! Discover the wide array of dining options available near WBC.

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Places to Go. Things to See.

Interesting Attractions In and Around Walnut Ridge.

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Need a Place to Stay?

Lodging Options Near the Williams Campus.

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For more information on our community, you can check out these chamber of commerce websites:

Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Randolph County Chamber of Commerce

Jonesboro & Paragould

Williams is also an easy drive from the larger cities of Jonesboro and Paragould.  Both are about 30 minutes away, offering movies and other entertainment options, plus a wide array of restaurants and shopping.

Paragould Cinema 8: This 8-screen theater in Paragould is a popular choice with Williams students due to its economical pricing and special bargain shows.

Malco Hollywood Cinema: A 16-screen theater in Jonesboro, it shows nearly all the current favorites.

Mall at Turtle Creek: Located in Jonesboro, the mall includes the anchor stores of Dillard’s, Target and JCPenney, as well as Barnes & Noble, Best Buy and many others.