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Capitol Building. Photo Mnapoli/Shutterstock
Capitol Building. Photo Mnapoli/Shutterstock
The Old Mill Replica. Mnapoli/Shutterstock
The Old Mill Replica. Mnapoli/Shutterstock
Clinton Library. Matt McClain/Shutterstock
Clinton Library. Matt McClain/Shutterstock
Old State House. Nagel Photography/Shutter
Old State House. Nagel Photography/Shutter
City Hall. Nagel Photography/Shutterstock
City Hall. Nagel Photography/Shutterstock
Historic Union Station. Mnapoli/Shutterstock
Historic Union Station. Mnapoli/Shutterstock
Central High School. Robin Keefe/Shutterstock
Central High School. Robin Keefe/Shutterstock
City Building. Spirit of America/Shutterstock
City Building. Spirit of America/Shutterstock

Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital city of the US State of Arkansas and gets its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River. The River divides Little Rock and North Little Rock a completely separate city that was once called Argenta. The American Ex President Bill Clinton once lived in Little Rock and was the governor of Arkansas between 1983-92.

The city has plenty to offer tourists especially in culture and the arts like the Arkansas Arts Center with its notable works featuring the likes of Van Gogh, Rembrandt and other famous artists. More fantastic places to visit include the Museum of Discovery, the William J Clinton Presidential Center, the Old State House Museum, Historic Arkansas Museum and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.

For performances the Arkansas Repertory Theatre nicknamed “The Rep” is the states largest theatre with an ever-changing line up of artistic performances and events worth attending. For larger concerts and shows, the Verizon Arena is the place to go with its 18,000-seat capacity it is also the place to watch a game of basketball, hockey or football.

Other notable buildings in Little Rock worth visiting include the State Capitol Building, Historic Union Station, the Pulaski County Courthouse and the Central High School that was the location of the fight for desegregation during the 1950’s. As North Little Rock is only across the river, fans of the movie Gone With the Wind might want to see the Old Mill that was featured in the movie.

Nature lovers will appreciate Little Rock’s many beautiful places with the likes of the Arkansas River Trail, Two Rivers Park, Big Dam Bridge, Riverfront Park and Maumelle Park being the best worth putting on the itinerary list. The Little Rock Zoo is also worthwhile with 600 animals, 170 species of wildlife and the zoo also featuresincluding a miniature train.

The best annual events not to miss in Little Rock include the Little Rock Marathon in March, Riverfest held Memorial Day in May and the Arkansas State Fair in October.

For more holiday information on Little Rock you may also want to visit the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas USA. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Downtown Little Rock, Arkansas USA. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Skyline of Little Rock, Arkansas at night. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock
Skyline of Little Rock, Arkansas at night. Henryk Sadura/Shutterstock