The Sunken Lands Cultural Roadway is part of the scenic Arkansas Delta Byways which is nestled in between the Crowley's Ridge Parkway and the Great River Road.
We know that not everyone is looking for the same thing in a vacation. But, lucky for you, we have something for everyone.
If you like to hunt, camp, fish or watch native wildlife, you’ll love Poinsett Lake State Park at Harrisburg and Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge at Manila. A hunter's paradise awaits you at the St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area that runs the entire length of the Sunken Lands and offers an array of game--deer, turkey, ducks, and Doves.
Love history? Come explore our rich delta history at the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum at Tyronza where the first integrated agricultural union was formed. The "man in black" got his start in the Sunken Lands at Dyess Colony along with entertainer Gene Williams. Visit Johnny Cash's Boyhood Home and see the exhibits in the Dyess Colony Administration Building and Visitors Center where the nation's first resettlement colony for homeless sharecroppers was built in 1934.
Annual events are scattered throughout the Sunken Lands. Parker's Pioneer Homestead, a festival held annually in October at Harrisburg, depicts life of the pioneers. The Tour duh Sunken Lands Cultural Bike Ride, a 52-mile ride through many of the cultural sites in the Sunken Lands, is held the first Saturday in November. There are also festivals in all of our cities like the Terrapin Derby at Lepanto, Stars and Stripes Jubilee at Tyronza, the Delta Cotton Picking Jubilee at Marked Tree, Dyess Days at Dyess, the Wild Duck Festival at Trumann and many more!
Hungry? Try one of the many restaurants located throughout the Sunken Lands area that features plenty of home cooking of the delta's traditional foods like catfish, fried chicken, greens and cornbread topped off with pies and cakes made from scratch! After your meal, go by our Henry Award winning Whitton Farms at Whitton and tour their vegetable farm that they use for their farm to table meals in area restaurants.
No matter what reason for your visit to the Sunken Lands, you are sure to love the real flavor of our unique culture served with a heaping helping of southern hospitality!
Hop on the
Sunken Lands Cultural Roadway
and enjoy the ride!