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Central High School

14th Street, Little Rock, AR
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Ranked #3 of 54 attractions in Little Rock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
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Dallas, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Central High School is a must see while visiting Little Rock! I was traveling with 7 kids ages 8 to 15. They listened to our park ranger's ( Toni Phinisey Webber) detailed description of the events leading up to the students (Little Rock 9) first day of school and how they handled the 1st year of integration. The school was... More

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Sharon, Connecticut, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It brings the whole school segregation to light. It was an excellent museum and a must see for any one traveling in Little Rock!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I recently visited the school with my family and we really enjoyed it. The grounds and the outside of the school was very nice, however It is a functioning school so you are not allowed inside the building. Be sure to visit the museum located across the street.

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Austin, Texas
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26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is the one in all the history books. Be sure to park and walk the halls, if the doors are open. Beautiful school and well maintained.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A true architectural wonder that still is a school of excellence. It's hard to imagine that such a turbulent situation took place at such a beautiful edifice. They don't build schools like this anymore.

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Durham, North Carolina
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were very surprised to learn this is still an active high school. Enjoyed the architecture and the history.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to the Civil Right's Museum prior to going to Central High School so it make so much memorable. It really brought history alive!

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