For 16 years as Arkansas's Governor, Bill Clinton called Little Rock home. He was instrumental in many key economic, healthcare, educational and tourism initiatives. He also put a few eateries on the national stage. After his tenure as our nation's 42nd President, he returned to Arkansas's capital city to open his presidential library. Explore Bill Clinton's Little Rock!
3700 Cedar Hill Road · (501) 371-4770
In elementary school, Chelsea Clinton played softball in the Hillcrest Softball League at the Allsopp Park field. Bill and Hillary Clinton were avid fans.
1 Children’s Way · (501) 364-1100
Hillary Clinton served on the board of this world-renowned hospital and was instrumental in establishing its neonatal intensive care unit. In 2004, Arkansas Children’s Hospital purchased the former Immanuel Baptist Church which now serves as its child care facility, fitness center and mini auditorium.
1800 Center Street · (501) 324-9805
Built between 1947 and 1950, the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion occupies the original site of the historic Arkansas School for the Blind. The design for the Governor’s Mansion is a latter-day version of the Colonial Revival style, chosen to complement the Greek Revival architecture of the Old State House, located 17 blocks north of the Governor’s Mansion at the head of Center Street. President Clinton and his family lived in the mansion during his first term as Arkansas Governor from 1979 until 1981, and then again from 1983 until 1992 when he was elected President of the United States.
500 Woodlane Street · (501) 682-5080
Bill Clinton served as Arkansas Governor here from 1979-81 and 1983-92. The Arkansas State Capitol, modeled after the nation’s Capitol, was built between 1899 and 1915 in an imposing Neo-classical style. Built primarily of Batesville limestone quarried in Arkansas and some Indiana Bedford Limestone, the interior was finished in marble from Vermont, Colorado and Alabama. The top of the dome is 230 feet above the surrounding ground, and the lantern roof is covered in 18-karat gold leaf. Many lavish details include six solid bronze doors purchased from Tiffany’s of New York. The Capitol grounds feature a civil rights memorial dedicated to the Little Rock Nine.
1 Airport Drive · (501) 372-3439
Formerly Little Rock National Airport, the name officially changed to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in May, 2013 in honor of Arkansas’s most famous political couple. Both attended the official dedication.
401 President Clinton Avenue · (501) 320-5700
Part of the Central Arkansas Library System, the Butler Center is home to Bill Clinton’s gubernatorial papers.
112 West 3rd Street
This historic structure, the 1908 Gazette Building, served as President Clinton’s campaign headquarters during the 1992 presidential election. The building formerly housed the state’s oldest business, the Arkansas Gazette, until the newspaper merged with the Arkansas Democrat in 1991. Known as the “oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi River,” the Gazette had been an Arkansas institution since 1819. Now the building serves as eStem Public Charter Schools.
On January 5, 1977, young Bill and Hillary Clinton purchased this one-story buff brick home. The Clintons lived here across from Prospect Terrace Park while he served as Arkansas Attorney General from 1977-79.
After his loss to Republican Frank D. White, the Clintons and their newborn daughter, Chelsea Victoria Clinton, born February 27, 1980, moved to this two-story frame home. During this interim period, the Clintons returned to law practice.
610 President Clinton Avenue · (501) 748-0400
Visit the Clinton Museum Store for unique gifts, presidential memorabilia, collectibles and apparel to remember your visit to the Clinton Presidential Center. Located in the River Market District, the Clinton Museum Store is within walking distance of the Clinton Presidential Center, several hotels, restaurants and other museums. Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 2:00-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
1200 President Clinton Avenue · (501) 374-4242
Located in downtown Little Rock’s River Market District, the Clinton Presidential Center sits on the bank of the Arkansas River. In addition to the Presidential Library, the surrounding park includes a historic railroad bridge spanning the Arkansas River that has been restored and converted into a pedestrian bridge, as well as the Presidential Park Wetlands.
Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Avenue · (501) 537-0042
President Clinton is America’s 42nd president. The restaurant and terrace overlook the Arkansas River and the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge. Restaurant Hours: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; Coffee Bar Hours: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m Monday - Friday
River Market District
As part of the $2.4 million Entergy Arkansas River Lights in the Rock project, the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge is one of three downtown bridges illuminated by LED lights. Along with the Main Street Bridge and the Junction bridge, the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge provides beautiful colors that bounce off the river waters, and features hourly light shows. President Clinton attended the 2013 lighting event, flipping the switch lighting his bridge.
120 River Market Avenue · (501) 918-3093
Part of the Central Arkansas Library System, this building housed the first preview exhibit prior to the Clinton Presidential Library opening.
1023 West Markham Street · (501) 376-1195
Doe’s became a favorite restaurant frequented by the presidential campaign staff during the 1992 election. During his frequent visits to Arkansas, President Clinton often ate at Doe’s and even ordered take-out for Air Force One.
1001 West 16th Street · (501) 376-1084
The center was President Clinton’s polling place during his years as Arkansas Governor, and where he cast his vote for President in 1992.
4800 West 10th Street · (501) 978-3870
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was recognized for her services to children and the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) named the new children’s library in her honor. She and President Bill Clinton attended the dedication in July, 2013. Located on a six-acre site, the library and learning center includes a computer lab with 14 computers, a teaching kitchen, a large activity area, individual and group study rooms, a theater, and a community room in addition to a collection of more than 21,000 books, DVDs, and CDs.
600 Interstate 30 · (501) 375-2100
Located near the Clinton Presidential Center, this hotel showcases Clinton and the 2nd largest White House and presidential memorabilia collection in Arkansas. It features the Bill Clinton Presidential Ballroom and the Camp David Restaurant.
1000 East Roosevelt Road · (501) 447-3100
The Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea, attended Mann Magnet, a public school with an emphasis on the arts and sciences.
1000 Bishop Street
When in Little Rock, President Clinton attended landmark Immanuel Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock. The original sanctuary/church building was sold to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and has since relocated to a new site in West Little Rock.
625 Marshall Street · (501) 682-9400
While Bill Clinton served as Arkansas Attorney General, he had offices in the state’s Justice Building.
2120 South Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive · (501) 374-1957
A visitors center and museum with permanent exhibits is located across the street from the school. In 1997, President Clinton attended the 50th Anniversary ceremony commemorating the 1957 desegregation crisis.
701 Broadway Street · (501) 372-2661
As governor and during his first presidential campaign, Bill Clinton would stop in frequently after his morning jogs for coffee.
300 West Markham Street · (501) 324-9685
Bill Clinton announced his bid for the presidency here on October 3, 1991, and delivered his acceptance speeches in 1992 and 1996. The Old State House is a museum of Arkansas history. It is the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. It was erected from 1833-1842 and served as Arkansas’s first state capitol.
3400 Rebsamen Park Drive · (501) 666-7965
This public golf course, owned and operated by the city of Little Rock, is a favorite of Bill Clinton’s during his trips to Little Rock. He frequently plays golf here with friends.
400 President Clinton Avenue · (501) 376-4781
Beginning at President Clinton Avenue, this beautiful area is bustling with restaurants, hotels, lofts, condominiums, shops and a large farmers’ market.
426 West Markham Street · (501) 376-4781
Built between 1937-1940, Joseph T. Robinson Memorial Auditorium was the site of President-Elect Clinton’s December 1992 Clinton Economic Conference. U.S. Senator Joseph T. Robinson (1872-1937), the only Arkansan other than Bill Clinton to appear on a Presidential ticket, ran for Vice President as a Democrat in 1928. The building is currently undergoing a $70 million renovation and expansion project, slated to re-open the fall of 2016.
1 Statehouse Plaza · (501) 376-4781
This was the site of Bill Clinton’s gubernatorial inauguration balls and it served as the media center for the national and international press during election nights ‘92 and ‘96, and the Clinton Presidential Center dedication week.
1200 President Clinton Avenue · (501) 683-5200
Across from the Presidential Library is the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. It is located in the restored 1899 Choctaw Station of the Rock Island Railroad. The Clinton School is the first graduate school in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service degree.
President Clinton Presidential Park
Restored as a welcome oasis in a bustling downtown, this 13-acre of wetlands along the Arkansas River is adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Library. Named after the late Bill Clark, owner of CDI Construction company and builder of the innovative presidential library, the lush habitat showcases wildlife and river life for educational and enjoyment purposes. Clark was an avid outdoorsman and strong business, civic, charitable and political leader in Arkansas for more than three decades.
200 West Capitol Avenue
Bill Clinton practiced law here from 1981-1983.