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Mississippi Delta, Arkansas

Arkansas - Mississippi Delta Region

Follow the green-and-white pilot wheel markers along the Great River Road in the heart of eastern Arkansas's Mississippi River Delta country. The road, designated a national scenic byway, will lead you from north to south through this rich agricultural kingdom where cotton, rice, soybeans and wheat flourish in some of Arkansas's richest soils. Crowley's Ridge Parkway, another national scenic byway, also winds through this region, providing excellent views of the productive land from atop a geologic oddity rising from the Delta. This is the land where Europeans first crossed the Mississippi in 1541, where you can experience a taste of the civilizations they found here by visiting the Hampson Museum State Park at Wilson and at Parkin Archeological State Park at Parkin. You can relive the early days of more recent settlement at countless museums throughout the region, including the Arkansas State University Museum at Jonesboro and the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie at Stuttgart. Highpoints include the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center at Piggott, where "Papa" penned portions of "A Farewell to Arms"; the historic riverport of Helena, where the Delta Cultural Center interprets the land, the people and the music of the river country; Arkansas Post National Memorial, which preserves the site of the earliest European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley; Southland Greyhound Park, one of the largest dog tracks in the country; and Lake Chicot State Park, where fishing is exceptional and bird watching second to none. And don't miss the Louisiana Purchase State where a monument marks the initial point for surveys of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.

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Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum

Museum and study center to provide educational and cultural experiences for school groups and the general public. Programs and experiences are focused on historic house and grounds, a world-class mineral collection, and a Native American artifact collection. Tour includes: - 1930'

Piggott, AR Museums

Village Creek State Park

Please see Wynne, Arkansas for complete description.

Forrest City, AR State Parks

Arkansas State University Museum

Directions: Located on the ASU campus Collection of history, natural history and American Indians; regional history museum; paleontology, native American, and "old town" Arkansas exhibits;

Jonesboro, AR Museums


Confederate Cemetery

Historic cemetery lies on the upsurge of Crowley's Ridge at the northern edge of town. Burial place of Helena resident Gen. Patrick Cleburne, known as "the Stonewall Jackson of the West."

Helena-West Helena, AR Cemeteries

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

Louisiana Purchase State Park

Monument marks starting point of 1815

Brinkley, AR State Parks

Phillips County Museum

Directions: Downtown Historic District Built in 1891;

Helena-West Helena, AR Museums

St. Francis National Forest

At just over 20,000 acres, the St. Francis is known for the diversity of its plant and animal life. Bear Creek and Storm Creek Lake Recreation Areas provide camping, picnicking, fishing. Crowley'

Marianna, AR National Forests

Delta Gateway Museum

Old photographs and maps that depict the history of Blytheville; housed in the old Kress Building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. See us on facebook - www.facebook.com/

Blytheville, AR Museums

Forrest City Downtown Murals

Six murals grace this Delta community's downtown.

Forrest City, AR Murals

Desha County Museum

Ten buildings furnished with artifacts of the Delta;

Dumas, AR Museums

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