5 Things to do On Your Next Visit to Little Rock
It turns out there’s a lot to do in Little Rock – enough that your attendees will be begging to stay for additional days. The city has something to offer every kind of visitor – from historic sites to white-knuckle adventure. Here are a few of Little Rock’s most essential experiences, attractions and engagements that prove why a trip to Little Rock is really big deal.
Explore presidential history at William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum. The museum chronicles the life and work of the 42nd president, and his efforts to expand civil rights around the world. While you’re there, stop for a bite to eat at the center’s onsite restaurant 42 bar & table and then venture out on the park’s bridge for an iconic view of downtown Little Rock.
Walk the footsteps of history at Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. In the fall of 1957, Little Rock became a civil rights battleground when the governor questioned the authority of the United States Supreme Court’s desegregation ruling while nine Black high school students sought an education at the all-white Little Rock Central High School.
Expand your perspective with downtown Little Rock’s public art. No one gallery can contain Little Rock’s thriving arts scene, so it’s only natural that it has spread onto walls and doors throughout the city. Little Rock’s public art collection is well worth exploring, from larger-than-life critters and inspirational abstracts to artistic robots and dancing produce.
Relax in Riverfront and Park. This 33-acre park stretches 11 blocks from the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park to Robinson Center. Its paths meander along the bank of the Arkansas River, offering stunning views and calming breezes. It’s also home to the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden, with more than 100 works of art from sculptors around the country.
Grab your helmet and pedal on. Little Rock is home to more than 1,200 miles of cycling trails, so be sure to bring your bike (or rent one when you get here!). From heart-pounding downhills and state-of-the-art freerides to scenic routes that span from the delta to the mountains, there’s a course for every rider here.
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