Every Paris Needs An Eiffel Tower

The Logan County Courthouse stands to the left of this Eiffel Tower Mural in Paris, Arkansas.  Travels pass through town on their way to Magazine Mountain State Park to the south. I hope some stop to enjoy this Parisian view.

The Logan County Courthouse stands to the left of this Eiffel Tower Mural in Paris, Arkansas. Travelers pass through town on their way to Mount Magazine State Park to the south. I hope some stop to enjoy this Parisian view.

On our way to Mount Magazine State Park in northeastern Arkansas in May, we drove through the charming town of Paris, Arkansas. I’m glad I wanted to take a photo of the court house, or I would have missed the Eiffel Tower mural. (My husband, who was driving, has so much patience.)

There are more than 20 cities and towns in the United States named Paris. Most sites list the number as 23, but others credit Paris towns that have been re-named, such Beresford, South Dakota, which was known as Paris, Dakota Territory until 1884. The only other Paris that I’ve visited, other than Paris, France, is Paris, Texas. According to Wikipedia, there’s a 70-foot Eiffel Tower replica in the Texas Paris with a red cowboy hat on top, but I haven’t seen it in person — yet.

About Paris, Arkansas.

Here's a view of the Eiffel Tower Mural in Paris, Arkansas.  Every Paris needs an Eiffel Tower.

Here’s a view of the Eiffel Tower Mural in Paris, Arkansas. Every Paris needs an Eiffel Tower.

Click on the thumbnails to get a full-size view.

A list of Paris towns and cities in the United States.
New Paris, Indiana
New Paris, Ohio
New Paris, Pennsylvania
New Paris, Wisconsin
Paris, Arkansas
Paris, Dakota Territory
Paris, Georgia
Paris, Idaho
Paris, Illinois
Paris, Kentucky
Paris, Maine (including South Paris)
Paris, Michigan
Paris, Missouri
Paris, New York
Paris, Ohio
Paris, Pennsylvania
Paris, Tennessee
Paris, Texas
Paris, Virginia
Paris, Grant County, Wisconsin
Paris, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Paris Township, Michigan
St. Paris, Ohio
West Paris, Maine

I took this photo on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2007, of the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas. I'm adding it at the request of a commenter, even though it's not in a  town named Paris.

I took this photo on the Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2007, of the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas. I’m adding it at the request of a commenter, even though it’s not in a town named Paris.

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26 responses to “Every Paris Needs An Eiffel Tower

  1. What about the Eiffel tower in Las Vegas? That’s real, ain’t it?

  2. Paris, became synonymous with “romance” – ah, no wonder there are so many Paris’ around :)

  3. Good post. What about the Eiffel Tower at EPCOT World Showcase?

  4. A marvelous post! There is a little Paris in all of us!

    “America is my country, and Paris is my home town.”
    ― Gertrude Stein

  5. Very interesting post! Thank you for this. Came to know a lot! :)

  6. What an interesting post, Catherine. I agree with the comments, t’would make a wonderful post to highlight the Eiffel Towers throughout the States (regardless of their townships). Just as a by the by: I was enormously surprised by the ‘size’ of the Eiffel Tower (in Paris); it was way bigger than I’d ever imagined…!

  7. Fun post Catherine. Terri and I have visited all 50 states, but as I look at your list, I realized that I’ve only been to one of these cities (Paris, KY). Your list could be a great quest for a future road trip, and also have Eiffel Towers as the secondary objective. ~James

    • I’ve been rifling through my old photos and not finding many good photos of Eiffel Towers (And Statues of Liberty) in towns I’ve visited in the past, so I definitely need to visit all of these places again. (Perhaps, the internet will have to help me out….on a virtual tour of some of the remote ones)

  8. Cathy,

    What an interesting post. I just learned yesterday, coincidentally on the radio, that there’s a town called Paris in Ontario, your neighbour up north, and it’s named “cobblestone capital of Canada”, and even “the prettiest town in Canada”. And it’s so beautiful, at least from the pictures on its site. Here’s the link. Take a look and I’m sure its serene beauty and character beat the cosmopolitan atmosphere of many ‘Parises’.

  9. I did not know there were so many Paris. I knew of Paris, Texas and Tennessee and visited Paris, Kentucky – but Paris in Georgia? I tried to Google it but never could find it – it may be an incorporated place here in Georgia. In my next post on San Francisco I’ll show an Eiffel Tower that was in Union Square once. You know, growing up in Paris, France, I never had any idea that it was such a famous place, for me it was just home. My mother kept telling me we were in one of the greatest cities in the world – I thought she just exaggerated because she was born there.

    • Very cool that you grew up in Paris, France. I look forward to your post on San Francisco. My husband lived there as a young child and we always like to visit there.

      We often don’t realize the special aspects of where we grow up until later. You, though, grew up in a place more special than many! You’re mother was right!

  10. What a wonderful post. Maybe a trip to “Rome” would be next? My human remarked that every state seems to have one. Or maybe to BC Europe that’s been relocated to GA. Rome, Athens, Sparta?

  11. Beautiful photography and a great idea for a blog post. Now all you have to do is visit them all. :)

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