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Helena, Arkansas, USA

Ports Overview

Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. The city’s location along the Mississippi River played an important part in its history. Several historic trails passed through the historic town, including eight separate movements and approaches during the Civil War and the relocation movement along the Mississippi River of the southeastern Indian tribes known as the Trail of Tears. These passageways are now part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System.

Other Helena-West Helena attractions include a large collection of antebellum and Victorian homes, including three that operate as bed and breakfast inns and the 1896 Queen Anne Pillow-Thompson House, which is open for tours. Two national scenic byways pass through the town: the Great River Road and the Crowley's Ridge Parkway. The byways both extend north from Helena-West Helena into the St. Francis National Forest. The Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, formerly known as the King Biscuit Blues Festival, is held each October, continuing Helena-West Helena's blues legacy. The Wild Hog Music Festival and Motorcycle Rally is held each April.

Things to See & Do

* Delta Cultural Centre
* Historic Downtown Helena
* River Reach Park
* Arkansas Heritage Trails System
* Phillips County Museum

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Population – 7,500 approx
Land Area – 23 km2
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The port is located on the Mississippi River.

Travel Links – Helena can be accessed via the Thompson-robbins Airport in West Helena.