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Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash

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The adventure started when our GPS took us on tracks across miles of flat, deserted farmland. We... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Oliver794
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Twyford, United Kingdom
Johnny Would Be Proud

My husband and I decided to stop at Dyess on the way home from Nashville and Tunica. It was well... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
bransontripper
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Burlington, Iowa
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The adventure started when our GPS took us on tracks across miles of flat, deserted farmland. We were sure it must be wrong but suddenly arrived in the village, beautifully preserved and full of atmosphere. The volunteer staff were very welcoming and informative. The museum...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

My husband and I decided to stop at Dyess on the way home from Nashville and Tunica. It was well worth the time and $8 admission. What can I say? We're old. I love knowing that I've walked where "The Man in Black" once did....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

After visiting the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville last spring, my husband wanted to see Johnny Cash’s boyhood home while passing through Arkansas this summer. We toured the Colony Museum and then rode in the van out to the house. This stop exceeded my expectations...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Saw the sign on high way and we decided to stop. It is about 10 mins off high way. There is a museum and very informative staff. We did the museum and took the tour bus to the house which is about 2 miles from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This place is well worth the trip and the $10 admission. The history of the area and the hard times people faced gives a lot understanding of Johnny’s music. The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the Cash family ad the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Having left Graceland and heading to Dyess our GPS has our arrival listed for 3:05PM. The website informed that the tour left at 3PM. We called the facility a few minutes before three when we knew we wouldn’t get there and they generously offered to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Step back in time and increase awareness of the hardships families endured to improve their lot in life.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Beware. Follow signs on I-55. Big signs as to Johnny Cash boyhood home. Follow signs to museum where you buy tickets for the home. A tour bus takes you there and gives a tour. Very nice - original restored home with lots of period contents....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Judy K
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. The colony is the largest of its type in the US. The tour was very informative and the staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable! One of the docents was the former mayor of the town and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hanelisesteele
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

So I ended up here because we stopped at Wilson Cafe which was recommend by someone at the tourist stop in west Memphis for pie and I saw this was near by. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and the house was very neat. Make...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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