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Central Arkansas, Arkansas

Arkansas - Central Arkansas Region

Little Rock and North Little Rock form the vibrant heart of Arkansas. The two cities and their neighboring towns comprise a metropolitan area of some 500,000 people in central Arkansas. This metropolis, as well as Conway, Searcy and Cabot, and nearby cities in the central region, offer a cosmopolitan mix of historic attractions, imaginative shopping opportunities, fine dining, nightlife and creative arts and fine hotels.

A grand collection of museums offers something for every taste - from art to history to aerospace. And the Quapaw Quarter of restored 19th-century homes is one of the country's finest examples of bringing an older neighborhood back to life through adaptive reuse. Be sure to visit the new River Market in Little Rock for tastes of exotic cuisines and the freshest of produce from nearby farms in season.

Extensive park systems in both cities provide the chance to play golf or tennis, fish for lunkers in the Arkansas River or on area lakes, hike leafy trails, talk to the animals in the park-like Little Rock zoo or picnic in beautiful natural settings.

Central Arkansas is an ideal staging area for your Natural State vacation. Its big city tempo exists side by side with small-town charm. Discover Central Arkansas's winning ways for yourself.

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Bald Knob Lake

Bald Knob Lake was built in 1960 as a 217-acre reservoir for the city waterworks. Bass, crappie, bream and catfish are popular catches. The lake is restricted to 10

Bald Knob, AR Recreation

Faulkner County Museum

Housed in the historic 1869-1896

Conway, AR Museums

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

Burns Park

Directions: Exit 150 off I-40 1,600-acre park featuring a pre-Civil War log cabin; covered bridge; 36-hole golf course; indoor, outdoor tennis courts; camping, picnic area, horse trail, ball fields; amusement park; disk and miniature golf;

North Little Rock, AR Parks

Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker

Directions: Ark. 161 at Bayou Meto Creek The Batttle of Reed's Bridge was fought during the 1863

Jacksonville, AR Markers

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 sanctuary north off Highway 25. Established by Scott and Heidi Riddle in 1990 on 330 acres in the Ozark Mountain foothills in Arkansas as a non-profit [IRS 501(C)(3)]

Greenbrier, AR Wildlife Areas

Lake Maumelle

Directions: Located west of Little Rock off Ark. 10 Popular for fishing, sailing regattas, and boating; no swimming allowed.

Little Rock, AR Recreation

Lake Beaverfork

Lake Beaverfork lies along the east side of Ark. 25, north of the Conway city limits. There is a boat ramp available for boating, fishing and skiing. The park also has picnic, sports and swimming areas.

Conway, AR Recreation

Carrie's Antiques & Flea Market

Furniture, glassware, collectibles, flea market items

Little Rock, AR Flea Markets

North Little Rock Historic Sites

Tour includes the Baker House Bed and Breakfast, the Old Mill, City Hall and other historic structures.

North Little Rock, AR Historic Sites

Lee Brady Visitor Center

Directions: Located on the grounds of Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery Displays including aquariums and mounted species native to the area

Lonoke, AR Visitors Centers

Harding University Stevens Art Center

Two galleries featuring works of students and faculty; visiting exhibitions.

Searcy, AR Arts

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