Guitar Walk

The Guitar Walk is 115 feet long and 40 feet wide, and it is lined with historical displays which pay tribute to nine rock music pioneers who performed in northeast Arkansas. An audio tour is also included at the site. The walk is made in the likeness of a Casino Epiphone electric guitar, a popular instrument with early rock ‘n’ roll performers.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 designation commemorates rockabilly musicians such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and others who frequented venues along the route, especially in the mid 1950s. It runs through Jackson, Lawrence and Randolph Counties.

Guitar Walk at Cavenaugh Park, located south of Iron Mountain Depot on Front Street, was built to pay tribute to the musicians who performed along the highway. The park opened with a ribbon cutting Sept. 15, 2012 during the annual Beatles at the Ridge festival in downtown Walnut Ridge.

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