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Central High School

14th Street, Little Rock, AR
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Ranked #3 of 43 Attractions in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Don't miss a stop to the Visitors Center for a very powerful exhibit. You can then take a stroll down the street to the High School. If you want a tour inside the school you have to call in advance and have it set up. This is a must...stop!

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The visitor center provides a very good history of the events that occurred at the school at that time. The visitor center is located across the street from the school and you can get close enough to get a good look. Glad we stopped.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There is no parking around the school at least during the school season. all the street spots are taken. Also the neighborhood...... well let's say I would not walk around there. so if you want to look at the school , drive by with your windows closed and doors locked.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A piece of history that is worth going to see. It's a very beautiful school. There is an information building that was not open when we went, however I would go back to listen to whatever information is provided.

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LITTLE ROCK
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125 reviews 125 reviews
11 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is a school steeped in the last century's history. There is a nice visitors center and one can walk around the impressive building and see where it all happened in 1957. Moreover, it is still an excellent school with, among other things, the highest college acceptance rate in Arkansas at Ivy league schools. It is located fairly close to... More 

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Swansea, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Make sure that you plan this into your visit. The school is massive and you have the ability to walk around and read about what happened. Make sure that you have on comfortable shoes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had our family reunion in Little Rock & our family make sure that we saw the historical sites in Little Rock & Central High School was on the top of the list. This was just an amazing place to stand in front to see where history took place. I stood there with 4 of our generations & I could... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

This was my first trip to Little Rock but where my Husband spent his formative years. He used to live near the high school in the 60's. He still remembers bombings happening. I grew up in rural Northern Wisconsin and had little exposure to integration issues. Visiting the high school and the museum made it so much more real to... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a memorial attraction that should not be missed. The story of this national integration event is one that every American should experience. It is a small exhibit, but it presents a very moving picture of that portion of our history.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The little museum has a very nice display about the civil rights movement. My 12 year twins enjoyed the information. I'm a teacher and I bought a book to share with my students.

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