International Visitors

Memphis International Airport

When planning a trip to the Historic Dyess Colony: Boyhood Home of Johnny Cash, the closest airport is Memphis International Airport (MEM) in Tennessee.


Dyess is located about 70 kilometers (44 American miles) north of Memphis, Tennessee. The easiest way to travel to the site is to rent a car. Several large car rental companies are located in the Memphis International Airport. Cars can be booked prior to as well as on arrival. Driving directions from the Memphis International Airport to Dyess, Arkansas are posted on the VISIT page. For information about ground transportation options available at the Memphis International Airport, click here.

If your traveler’s insurance does not cover car insurance, you may purchase car insurance from the car rental companies.


If you are looking for a hotel near Dyess, the best options close to the site are in West Memphis, Marion, Blytheville, Osceola, and Jonesboro.