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Quick Facts
Designation: Missouri State Scenic Byway
Designation: National Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the byway itself.
Length, One-Way: 14 Miles (23.33 Kilometers)
Time: 30 Minutes


General Information

Description - Crowley's Ridge, characterized by sand, gravel, and deep gullies, has formed a primary route of transport and commerce for the people of this region for several centuries. During different time periods, the various inhabitants of different nationalities used the ridge to escape the swamps and wetlands. A combination of land travel on the ridge and connecting rivers provided a means of subsistence over a vast corridor of time and place.

Attractions - The Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Missouri is known for it's Archeology, Cultural, Historical, Natural and Scenic Attractions.

Location -

Directions from : There are several ways to reach this byway:

  • The eastern end of the byway can be reached by U.S. Highway 62 east from St. Francis, Arkansas. This route is a continuation of Arkansas' Crowley's Ridge National Scenic Byway.

  • The southern end of the byway at Kennett can be reached from either Rector, Arkansas (on Arkansas' Byway), on Highways 90 and 84, or from I-55 at exit 19 going west on Highway 84.

  • The northern end of the byway can be reached from I-55 (exit 66 at Sikeston) going west on U.S. Highway 60 to Dexter, and then traveling south on Highway 25.


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More Information

Additional Information:
Missouri Scenic Byways - Missouri offers a portion of one National Scenic Byway, Crowley's Ridge Parkway, as well as a portion of the Great River Road, The Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road andCliff Drive.

Links:
Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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