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Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas

Arkansas's capital city, Little Rock began on the Arkansas River and years later it's still the place to be with the bustling River Market District featuring restaurants, shops, bars, museums and hotels. A great new addition to the area is hte Clinton Presidential Center & Park, which has been welcoming crowds of visitors since opening in November of 2004.

The arts flourish here with the Arkansas Arts Center, housing one of the most-acclaimed collections of works on paper in the country. Fine and casual dining are abundant, as are performing arts opportunities. Numerous museums covering everything from science and Arkansas history to the role of the military in the state and Black history are also found here. A good way to get an overview of Little Rock and its major attractions is onboard a Little Rock Tours state-of-the-art bus. The tours, which depart daily from the River Market District, feature knowledgeable guides and relevant Hollywood and news clips shown on screens throughout the bus.

Outdoor lovers won't be disappointed either with numerous city parks offering running/walking trails, fishing, ball fields and picnic areas. Just to the west of town is Pinnacle Mountain State Park, a day-use park which offers a birds-eye view of the city from its summit.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Willow Springs Water Park

Little Rock's original water park; 400-foot water slide, new larger kiddie pool, log roller, water volleyball and basketball, snack bar, picnic tables, other water activities;

Little Rock, AR Water Parks

Little Rock Zoo

Nationally-accredited 40-acre zoological garden, housing over 725 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in a natural tree-shaded atmosphere; petting zoo, gift shop, food; miniature train rides.

Little Rock, AR Zoos

Lorance Creek Natural Area

Directions: From Little Rock, take I-530 (U.S. 65) south towards Pine Bluff, approximately 10 miles; take Exit 9 (Bingham Road exit); turn left (east) on Bingham Road, cross over the Interstate, past a gas station, and into a residential area. At the first "Y"

Little Rock, AR Natural Attractions

Mount Holly Cemetery

Final resting place for prominent Arkansans, this National Register cemetery, established in 1843, has been called "The Westminster of Arkansas." Includes the grave of 17-year-old David O. Dodd, who is sometimes referred to as "The Boy Martyr of the Confederacy"

Little Rock, AR Cemeteries

I-30 Speedway

Directions: County Line Exit 126 off I-30 Racing IMCA modifieds, hobbies, street and hobby stocks on one-fourth mile clay oval Saturdays at 8 p.m. from mid-March until late October

Little Rock, AR Speedways

Things to do near Little Rock, AR

Deer Run Golf Course

Course Access: MilitaryHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

AMTRAK

Cities served in Arkansas by AMTRAK include Walnut Ridge, Little Rock, Malvern, Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Texarkana. ...

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Professional repertory theatre running September-July. Well-known plays and original productions. Theatre seating 350; exhibi...

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

Includes the historic submarine USS Razorback (tours available), the World War II tugboat USS Hoga, a 1939 towboat M/V Patrio...

Riddle's Elephant & Wildlife Sanctuary

Directions: The sanctuary is located in a rural area between the towns of Guy and Quitman. Follow the elephant signs to the s...