Little Rock adds historic church tour to local virtual and driving tours
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 21, 2020) – Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announced a new virtual tour highlighting the city’s historic churches, adding to its collection of virtual and driving tours LRCVB developed in 2020 featuring some of the city’s great amenities while providing people a means to enjoy them in a fun, safe way.
The Little Rock Historic Church Tour highlights nearly 20 beautiful churches rich in history and architectural design. Thirteen are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and two are located within a National Register Historic District. The entire tour includes 18 churches, several dating back to the 1880s. The tour includes a video, a list of fascinating details of each featured church and a map of every location.
“The new Little Rock Historic Church Tour is the third virtual tour we’ve developed in 2020,” said Gretchen Hall, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO. “As with the other tours, people may view it virtually online from our website, or create an adventure by driving to each location at their leisure,” she added.
Earlier this year, LRCVB looked for ways to build upon Little Rock’s outstanding tourism product by showcasing new offerings in a different way — especially at a time when people were at home looking for things to do. In the spring, the bureau curated an online mural tour with many art installations previously commissioned by the Little Rock Downtown Partnership. This summer, LRCVB rolled out a virtual sculpture tour highlighting more than 140 pieces of art in Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and Riverfront Park. LRCVB plans to roll out more sculpture tours showcasing artworks displayed throughout the city.
LRCVB collaborated with the City of Little Rock and the Quapaw Quarter Association on portions of the Little Rock Historic Church Tour.
ABOUT LITTLE ROCK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the City of Little Rock, charged with marketing and selling the city as a meeting, sports and leisure travel destination. The LRCVB also manages the Statehouse Convention Center, Robinson Center, River Market and multiple parking facilities. For more information, visit www.littlerock.com.
ABOUT QUAPAW QUARTER ASSOCIATION
The Quapaw Quarter Association’s mission is to preserve Little Rock’s historic places. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, education, and marketing. Historic preservation is more than saving old buildings; it is a means of revitalizing neighborhoods, containing urban sprawl and returning life to historic places. For more information, visit www.quapaw.com.