Eat Cheese Dip
We always say the best accessory for a family’s visit to Little Rock is an empty stomach, especially when it comes to cheese dip. The ooey-gooey delicacy was invented here in the 1930s, and, even now, Little Rock regularly hosts the World Cheese Dip Championship. You’ll find a version on almost every menu in town. If dairy isn’t your thing, no worries at all – check out Camp Taco for a vegan version that’s every bit as good as the real thing.
Go for a Bike Ride
With more than 1,200 miles of cycling trails across the city, it’s easy to find a ride that’s perfect for any skill set. From beginner-friendly rides that explore the sites of downtown to advanced mountain biking trails that will test your family’s skills and endurance, there’s nothing like seeing Little Rock from two wheels. You can also use the Little Rock Pedal Pass to check-in at trails across the city, and earn cool swag as you go.
Explore Presidential History
When most folks think of Little Rock, they think of one person: President Bill Clinton. No visit to the city would be complete without a stop at his presidential library. There you can see replicas of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room, the presidential limousine, and memorabilia from his time in office. You can also take a self-guided tour of President Clinton’s Little Rock that allows you to walk in his footsteps and explore his pre-presidential career.
Learn About Early Arkansas
Did you know that 2022 marked the 300th anniversary of the “discovery” of the rock that gave our city its name? You can see what’s left of it at La Petite Roche Plaza (“The Little Rock”), but there’s so much more to discover about Arkansas history in Little Rock. Museums like the Old State House Museum and the Historic Arkansas Museum explore life in the state stretching back to the Native Americans who first called it home. At the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the stories of Black Arkansans are celebrated. The museum’s children’s gallery is great for teaching the concepts of diversity and inclusion to even the youngest members of the family.
Get the Attractions Pass
The best way to see family-friendly attractions like the Little Rock Zoo and the Museum of Discovery is with the Little Rock Attractions Pass. This free pass is available on your smartphone and helps you collect Little Rock swag as you go! You can earn stickers, t-shirts, and gift cards just for exploring Little Rock.
Want to see even more of Little Rock? Check out this guide to city's best museums.