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Prairie Grove, Arkansas: Working Outdoor Phone Booth

Experience what it once was like to make a phone call from the road. This rare working public phone booth, installed in 1959, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2015.

505 E. Douglas St., Prairie Grove, AR
Northeast side of town. From US Hwy 62 turn onto US Hwy 62 BUS. The phone booth is on the south side of US Hwy 62 BUS/E. Douglas St., opposite the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, and just east of the Colonial Motel.
Free to look.
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Phone Booth

It's still there -- with dial tone!

[Patty Murphy, 06/15/2022]

Some attractions display salvaged old phone booths as photo props, but this booth still has a working telephone.

Public phone booth.

Working Outdoor Phone Booth

As of June 20th 2015, there is still dial tone! Unfortunately this is at the small end of the booth spectrum, so skinny folks-only for make out sessions. A local in a wheelchair rolled up while we took photos and told us a lady had an car accident last May, taking out a nearby phone post (black repair patching two thirds way up the pole to east of booth), the phone booth, and a rock fixture. After much outcry near and far, it was rebuilt (and the New York Times did an article about it). He mentioned they had to truly rebuild, as parts aren't available anymore.

[Dan S, 06/22/2015]

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