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What to know

One stop in 1964 has turned Walnut Ridge into a one-of-a-kind destination as the only town in Arkansas the Beatles ever visited together. This little known fact is celebrated in a big way and it starts here at Beatles Park.

The centerpiece of the park is the sculpture entitled “The British Invasion of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Highway” featuring life-size silhouettes of the group with an Abbey Road backdrop. The entire street scene is featured, along with more than 30 hidden references to Beatles song titles, album names and a few hidden surprises unique to Walnut Ridge and tie the sculpture to the town.

While park is in the name, Beatles Park is really more of a district. Many attractions and elements have spawned out of The Fab Four’s appearance and are in walking distance of this location. One must stop is the Argenta Collection, a large exhibit containing nearly 100 rare photos of the Beatles, housed in the Lawrence County Library. Another is Art Alley, a project from Make your MARC, where you can see evolving murals from local artists. Other sculptures can also be found along Abbey Road.

Beatles Park is also home of the annual Beatles at the Ridge Festival where Beatlemania takes over the Northeast Arkansas town each September in a big way. A cool experience during the festival, is the Chalk Wall. Each year Carrie Hatton, art teacher at Brookland High School, and her art students create the year’s mural a few days before the festival providing the perfect place for all those selfies and social media photos. Even though made entirely of chalk, it remains intact for many months and continues to be a backdrop for tourists throughout the year.

Beatles Park is just one of the reasons USA Today placed Walnut Ridge on its list of the 10 best places to visit in the world for Beatles history.

110 Abbey Road
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476