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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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A Monument to History

I happened to be in Little Rock on a weekday and as I drove past the high school I was struck by the mixture of kids mingling outside during a break, oblivious to history. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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500 reviews 500 reviews
205 attraction reviews
2,458 helpful votes 2,458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I happened to be in Little Rock on a weekday and as I drove past the high school I was struck by the mixture of kids mingling outside during a break, oblivious to history. I was also impressed with how well preserved and imposing the building was, in a way seeming to stand as the monument it truly is. I... More 

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Burlington VT
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

First time in Little Rock, and this was one of three sites I would not miss. I was born after that historic time in 1957, but it has shaped my life, and improved our country. It is deserving of this national historic site. My only regret is I did not go into the school. I hope to do so next... More 

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Ohio
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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116 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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