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Central High School

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Address: 14th Street, Little Rock, AR
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation...
Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
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HIstoric place you should see!

One must take a tour with a ranger to get inside the school, but just looking at the outside and where the 1957 events occurred is a STIRRING EXPERIENCE

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

One must take a tour with a ranger to get inside the school, but just looking at the outside and where the 1957 events occurred is a STIRRING EXPERIENCE

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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A superb, informative visitor center A massive historic school!! What an amazing experience to go back in time-1957-the Little Rock Nine. This is an unbelievable part of American History- events of the 1950s

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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210 reviews 210 reviews
116 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

What a great experience! First, there is a center across the street from the school, with so many displays and details of the 1957 desegregation and the Little Rock 9. All free. There also was a guided tour inside the school, which basically went over more of the details, answered any questions anyone had, and gave a little visit to... More 

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Little Rock
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The National Park Service does a fine job of interpreting the place and events of the 1950s in Little Rock. Excellent staff, videos and exhibits. You are standing where history happened.

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Chicago, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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20 reviews 20 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
12 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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