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Central High School

14th Street, Little Rock, AR
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Ranked #2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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123 reviews 123 reviews
11 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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