This one-day trip is perfect for bookworms and literature fiends! Start the morning with a bit of literary history, from 1927 to 1940, Ernest Hemingway lived in Piggott with his wife, Arkansas native Pauline Pfeiffer. Tour his writing studio, the Pfeiffer’s restored home and museums detailing time in Arkansas spent writing short stories. Finish the afternoon with a drive down Crowley’s Ridge Parkway National Scenic Byway to Crowley’s Ridge State Park and end the afternoon with a nature walk and some birdwatching.
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Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center
1021 West Cherry Street, Piggott, AR 72454
Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum
1071 Heritage Park Drive, Piggott, AR 72454
Drive to Paragould - 45 mins
Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway
Lunch – Delta Crawfish Cajun Café
4460 Highway 412 E., Paragould, AR 72450
Dessert – Something Sweet
221 S. Pruett Street, Paragould, AR 72450
Hiking/Walking Trails – Crowley's Ridge State Park
2092 Hwy. 168 North, Paragould, AR 72450
Continue along Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway
Pack Your Bags!
If you’re looking to turn a day trip into an overnighter, book a cozy cabin at Crowley’s Ridge State Park. Many of the park’s structures, including a two-bedroom cabin, were constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps with native logs and stones. A night in a CCC cabin at Crowley’s Ridge State Park is a getaway on its own.