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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

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 River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44

McGehee, AR Scenic Byways

Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie

Credit Cards Accepted: MasterCard, Visa Depicts the history of agriculture and pioneers who farmed the Grand Prairie, waterfowlers exhibit and library, history of rice milling, crop dusting mini-theatre and fish farm exhibit; 20,000 square foot building with five out buildings;

Stuttgart, AR Museums

Jack R. Rhodes Lake Front Park

Located in downtown Lake Village on the west shore of scenic Lake Chicot, Arkansas'

Lake Village, AR Parks

Delta Heritage Tours

Cultural and musical tours of Mississippi River town feature an authentic gospel church service, a live performance of America's longest-running blues radio show and a visit to the Delta Cultural Center. Customized tours, with advance notice, can include historic homes, a visit to one of the Delta'

Helena-West Helena, AR Tours

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

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. Francis National Forest between the cities of Marianna and Helena/West Helena. This winding route is located atop Crowley's Ridge for more than 21

Marianna, AR Scenic Byways

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 to 10 miles wide and almost 90 miles long, the refuge is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi River Valley. The refuge'

Dewitt, AR Wildlife Refuges

Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Parkway

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

Forrest City, AR Scenic Views

Rector Mural

Painted by local artist Sandy Midkiff, the mural is an Americana representation of the town's landmarks and its role as a farming community; prints are available for sale at the Rector Community Center US 49

Rector, AR Murals

Craighead Forest Lake

Craighead Forest Lake is an 80-acre recreational impoundment located south of Jonesboro on Crowley's Ridge. The lake serves as the focal point of the area's largest city park, which offers fishing, hiking, playgrounds, swimming, camping, pavilions, marina and launch area.

Jonesboro, AR Recreation

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 River in Eastern Arkansas. This scenic highway is composed of these highways: Ark. 82, U.S. 65, Ark. 4, Ark. 1, U.S. 165, Ark. 316, Ark. 318, Ark. 20, Ark. 44

Dermott, AR Scenic Byways

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