What to know
Downtown Paragould has grown and continues to flourish due to, in part, the efforts of its property and business owners and Main Street Paragould. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Downtown district covers more than 35 square blocks. Pruett Street, considered the district’s “main street”, is a wonderful mix of dining options, entertainment venues, specialty shops, office/professional and service providers. Other main points of interest like the Historic 1888 Courthouse building, which houses the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Collins Theatre are along Emerson Street. The Caboose, on East Emerson, is home of the Main Street office and the perfect place to begin exploring the Downtown area. It’s a nod to Paragould’s railroad heritage and is a place for a photo op. Another is the Paragould War Memorial featuring a seven-foot bronze Statue of Liberty, which has the distinction of being the oldest Statue of Liberty outside the state of New York.Restaurants like SkinnyJ's, Hyde Park Café, Terry's Cafe, Carlos’ Street Tacos, Chow at 118 and Hamburger Station cater to all cravings from Southern favorites to fine dining and everything in between. Your sweet tooth can even be satisfied with a stop at Paragould's premier sweet shop, Something Sweet. Looking for a little retail therapy? Downtown shops and boutiques are full of items to tempt you.Both kids and adults can find a place to play. The Collins Theatre hosts musical events, concerts and other live stage productions. Or, enjoy quality family time with children at an interactive play space. Grownups can also unwind over live music at bars and nightclubs in the district.
One of the best times to visit Downtown Paragould is during special events and other seasonal activities where block after block is full of fun. Experience it for yourself. Discover the “One & Only” Downtown Paragould to eat, shop and play!