Things to do in Paragould
Paragould is a Main Street Community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the downtown Paragould 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.
The Collins Theatre (originally the Capitol Theatre) has been part of Paragould for nearly a century. Serving Paragould as a community theatre and event center, the Collins Theatre hosts performances and events year-round. At least once a month, join music fans from all over the state for authentic Bluegrass music live on stage! From regular shows to seasonal showcases, there's always something new playing at the Collins Theatre in Paragould.
Nearby Crowley’s Ridge State Park, one of the oldest parks in the Arkansas State Parks system, sits atop the forested hills in Northeast Arkansas and is situated on a unique geological formation and has a rich history. Native log and stone structures, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, set the tone for this park’s rustic quality. In addition to cabins and camping facilities, visitors will find great hiking trails, picnic areas, fishing at Lake Walcott and a 3 ½-acre swimming area. There are also fishing boat, kayak and pedal boat rentals available.