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Village Creek State Park

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November 29, 2018

Village Creek State Park contains nearly 7,000 acres located in Cross and St. Francis counties. It is located in beautiful Crowley’s Ridge which is a natural hilly area that runs through the Arkansas Delta. There are 33 miles of multi use trails, campgrounds, horse stables, 10 cabins, and 2 lakes. The visitor center has a… Read More ›

Tunica Veterans Memorial Park

There are several parks in Tunica. This is my favorite. It honors our veterans. Includes a great walking trail and play ground for the kids.

The Union Army Marches into Helena

In 1862, the Union Army under General Samuel Curtis marched into Helena, Arkansas. They would remain until 1866. Thousands of African Americans would flee to Helena because they knew freedom was there. The Battle of Helena took place on July 4, 1863. Helena was the starting point for the Yazoo Pass Expedition in an attempt… Read More ›

Battery C

Battery C is a park operated by the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, Arkansas. It describes the struggle for Battery C on Graveyard Hill during the Battle of Helena on July 4, 1863. It has an amazing overlook of Helena and the Mississippi River. On this hill was where some of the fiercest fighting took… Read More ›

Freedom Park

Freedom Park was established in Helena, Arkansas to honor the role of African Americans in the Civil War. The Delta Cultural Center operates the property.  It is located on a site where African Americans lived who fled slavery during the Civil War. Helena was Union occupied during the war and thousands of men, women, and… Read More ›

Thomas S. Hindman House

Thomas S. Hindman was a wealthy citizen who lived in Helena and rose to the rank of General in the Civil War.  His home was taken over when the Union Army marched into Helena and became a Federal Headquarters. He briefly lived in Mexico after the war ended before returning to Arkansas.  He is buried… Read More ›

Cross Tie Walking Trail

Right in the middle of downtown Cleveland, Mississippi is the Cross Tie Walking Trail which follows the old railroad tracks which used to run through the middle of the city. There are benches which run along the trail and it is a great place to take a stroll. Stop by a neat place to shop… Read More ›

Moon Lake Park

Moon Lake Park is located on Paradise Point in northern Coahoma County. Years ago there was a trailer park here and some bathrooms. The trailers were removed and today a beautiful park with a boat ramp is located there. A covered picnic area and a fish cleaning station are here. Picnic tables are off to… Read More ›

Helena River Park

If you just want to sit and watch the mighty Mississippi roll by, then take some time and visit the Helena River Park.

Fort Curtis, Phillips county

Fort Curtis played a pivotal role in the Battle of Helena on July 4, 1863. This Union stronghold was attacked that day by a Confederate army hoping to draw attention away from Vicksburg. It resulted in a Union victory though as they were able to stop the Confederates. Today this recreated fort stands a few… Read More ›

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