Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould, Arkansas

Paragould, established in 1884 when railroad commerce created a boom town, retains its devotion to trains with an annual Loose Caboose Festival in May and a colorful 200-foot-long railroad mural in the downtown district. The town has preserved the old business district, including its 1888 courthouse and restored 1925 movie theater. Paragould is served by Crowley's Ridge College. The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center is 33 miles north, offering tours of the totally restored home and studio where Ernest Hemingway lived and worked for extended periods of time during the 1920s and 30s.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Crowley's Ridge State Park

Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, MasterCard, Visa Food Service/Picnic Area Available # of Units/Rooms: 4 On Lake/River Name of Lake/River: Lake Walcott Recreation Four fully equipped duplex housekeeping cabins with kitchens;

Paragould, AR State Parks

Paragould Mural

Directions: Right Beside Railroad Tracks In Paragould, Right Off Of Court Street Near Main Street Largest mural in Arkansas; depicts the town'

Paragould, AR Murals

George Ray's Wildcat Hot Rod Dragstrip

Directions: U.S. 412 east to Ark. 135, turn south for one-fourth mile, then east

Paragould, AR Race Tracks

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

National scenic byway follows the 198-mile length of the Delta's only "highlands;"

Paragould, AR Scenic Views

Things to do near Paragould, AR

Great River Road National Scenic Byway

The Great River Road, Arkansas's portion of the Mississippi River Parkway, runs for 363 miles paralleling the Mississippi Riv...

Mississippi County Historical Center

Directions: Across From The Courthouse Located in a 1904 building that once housed a dry goods store....

Confederate Cemetery

Historic cemetery lies on the upsurge of Crowley's Ridge at the northern edge of town. Burial place of Helena resident Gen. P...

Delta Heritage Tours

Cultural and musical tours of Mississippi River town feature an authentic gospel church service, a live performance of Americ...

Central Delta Depot & Museum

Located in a beautifully restored 1912 Union Railroad Depot on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum contains ...