Free Things To Do
The Big Dam Bridge

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If you’re trying to decide what to do in Arkansas, there's an abundance of Little Rock attractions that offer free fun entertainment. If you're watching the budget, it's no problem here – our variety of fun free things to do with kids, friends or even on your own will surely keep you entertained for days.

Explore famous Little Rock landmarks, check the calendar for free Little Rock festivals, browse the Little Rock Farmers Market and more.

Wondering what to do in Arkansas? Check out the listings below to find fun free things to do with kids, your old college buddies or your significant other.

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Arkansas Arts Center

501 E. 9th St., Little Rock / 501-372-4000
Web Address: www.arkarts.com
The Arkansas Arts Center is one of the state's leading cultural institutions. Located in historic MacArthur Park, the Arts Center features elegant art galleries that showcase the Center's acclaimed collection.
Downtown

Arkansas Governor's Mansion

1800 Center St., Little Rock / 501-324-9805
Web Address: www.arkansasgovernorsmansion.com
A symbol of our State's rich history, beautiful natural resources, and the spirit of our dedication to serving others for over 50 years, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion has been the focal point of the First Family's public events, including state dinners, cultural events, and other celebrations.
Downtown

Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial

MacArthur Park, 503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock / 501-376-4602
The Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial is a must see in central Arkansas. The Memorial is located in MacArthur Park, next to the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.
River Market Dist.

Arkansas River Lights

400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
Web Address: arkansasriverlights.com
Three of Little Rock's most iconic bridges, the Main Street, Junction and Clinton Presidential Park bridges, are illuminated each night from dusk until dawn. Light shows are planned for special events.
Central Arkansas

Arkansas River Trail

Along the Arkansas River, Little Rock and North Little Rock
Web Address: www.arkansasrivertrail.org
The Arkansas River Trail, allows the sister cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to connect people, enabling them to walk or cycle while taking in some of the most spectacular views in Central Arkansas.
River Market Dist.

Arkansas Studies Institute

401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock / 501-320-5790
Web Address: www.butlercenter.org/art
The state's largest free-standing facility dedicated to the study of Arkansas.
River Market Dist.

Art Along the River

Riverfront Park, Little Rock / 501-376-4781
Web Address: www.rivermarket.info
Stroll through Riverfront Park and let your mind and soul become enriched by the many works of art placed along the path to the Clinton Presidential Center.
Central Arkansas

Big Dam Bridge

7700 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock / 501-340-6800
Web Address: www.bigdambridge.com
Experience the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the World, built specifically for that use. Named the Big Dam Bridge because of its massive 4,226 foot span built atop Murray Lock and Dam.
River Market Dist.

Central Arkansas Library System

100 Rock Street, Little Rock / 501-918-3000
Web Address: www.cals.lib.ar.us
The flagship of the Central Arkansas Library System, is housed in the renovated Fones Brothers Warehouse in the historic River Market District.
Central Arkansas

Clinton Presidential Park Bridge

Grounds of the Clinton Presidential Clinton Library, Little Rock / 501-3744-4242
Web Address: www.clintonpresidentialcenter.org
The former Rock Island Railroad Bridge, built in 1899, was renovated into a ramped pedestrian pathway to compliment President Clinton's vision for his Presidential Center - a veritable Bridge to the Future.
Downtown

H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

Statehouse Convention Center, #7 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock / 501-376-4781
The H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden is an oasis of Korean culture, in the heart of downtown Little Rock.
River Market Dist.

Heifer International & Heifer Village

1 World Ave., Little Rock / 501-907-8800
Web Address: www.heifer.org
Heifer International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to ending world hunger and caring for the earth by providing livestock, trees, training and other resources to help struggling families around the globe.
River Market Dist.

Historic Arkansas Museum

200 E. Third Street, Little Rock / 501-324-9351
Web Address: www.historicarkansas.org
Take time to tour the state's oldest neighborhood, where medicine came from the herb garden and the newspaper was printed on a hand-operated press.
River Market Dist.

Junction Bridge

Riverfront Park, Little Rock
Web Address: www.co.pulaski.ar.us/junctionbridge.shtml
As an integral part of the Six Bridge skyline and riverfront development in both Little Rock and North Little Rock, the Junction Railroad Bridge for pedestrian and bicycle use, links both sides of the Arkansas River Trail.
River Market Dist.

La Petite Roche Plaza

Riverfront Park, Little Rock / 501-376-4781
Web Address: www.rivermarket.info
Little Rock's namesake and history is unveiled in this outdoor plaza located within downtown's Riverfront Park.
Downtown

Little Rock Central High School National Hist...

2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock / 501-396-3000
Web Address: www.nps.gov/chsc
In 1957 Little Rock Central High School became a crucial battleground in the struggle for civil rights.
River Market Dist.

Little Rock Civil War Marker

Riverfront Park, Little Rock
The location where the main body of Steele’s army entered Little Rock on September 11, 1863 with the 3rd Minnesota Regiment in the vanguard, crossing the river on a pontoon bridge at the approximate location of the present day Main Street Bridge.
Downtown

Little Rock Visitor Information Center at His...

615 E. Capitol, Little Rock / 501-371-0076
Curran Hall is a beautifully restored historic home featuring gardens with plants and trees true to the 1840's antebellum time period.
Downtown

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

503 E. 9th St., Little Rock / 501-376-4602
Web Address: www.arkmilitaryheritage.com
Located in the historic Arsenal Building, this museum interprets our state's military heritage and honors the contributions of Arkansas servicemen and women who served in military conflicts from the state's territorial period to the present.
Downtown

MacArthur Park

503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
Web Address: www.littlerock.org/ParksRecreation/parks/
MacArthur Park is the city's oldest municipal park. This historic downtown park houses the Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.
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