Arkansas

Contact Info:

Arkansas Mississippi River Parkway Commission
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State Tourism Office
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
One Capitol Mall, 4A – 900
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: 501.682.7777 (V/TT)
Toll-Free: 800.NATURAL (800.628.8725)
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The Great River Road in Arkansas crosses America’s Delta region. The rich soil is planted with soybeans, rice, cotton and wheat. In some places, huge expanses of cropland stretch out for miles. The long history of the region is revealed at the Hampson Archeological Museum State Park and the Parkin Archeological State Park. The Delta Cultural Center in historic downtown Helena tells the story of the Arkansas Delta, particularly the history of the blues. One of the most interesting geological features of the region is Crowley’s Ridge, which rises up to 200 feet above the broad, flat land of the Delta. The Great River Road runs atop Crowley’s Ridge as it passes through the St. Francis National Forest. The wetlands that once characterized the Arkansas Delta are revealed at the White River National Wildlife Refuge. This vast complex of bottomland hardwood forest includes more than 300 lakes, streams and sloughs, attracting millions of migratory birds each year. Discover the beauty and history of Arkansas’s Great River Road.