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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.

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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


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

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

Things to do near Paragould, AR

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 Cree...

Mallard Lake

Gained national attention when a 16 lb. 4-ounce largemouth bass was caught here, still a state record; boat ramps, wheelchair...

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...

Historic Augusta Presbyterian Church

Preserved pre-Civil War, Gothic Revival church that now serves as a local museum and cultural center; the restored interior i...

St. Francis Scenic Byway

This scenic byway, comprised of Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, along with Lee County Road 221, is located in the St. Fran...