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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

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 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


Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

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

Paragould, AR Scenic Views

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

Things to do near Paragould, AR

White River National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge lies in the floodplain of the White River near where it meets the mighty Mississippi River. Long and narrow, three...

Craighills Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Marion Lakes Golf & Athletic Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Lake Poinsett State Park

Directions: From Harrisburg, travel one mile east on Ark. 14, then go three miles south on Ark. 163 to the park 640-acre l...