What to know
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, Phillips County Roads 239 and 217, Lee County Road 79, Ark. 38, Ark. 147, U.S. 70, I-55, Ark. 77, Ark. 61. Along the way, experience ancient Native American sites, de Soto, the Civil War, steamboats and Mark Twain. Brochures and maps are available at towns along the drive and at the Arkansas Welcome Centers at Bytheville, Helena and Lake Village. Named a "Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA Southern Travel Magazine.