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Things to do in Little Rock

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Ranked #1 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Educational Sites; Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the... more » Owner description: Interpreting the Civil Rights Movement with an emphasis on school integration, this National Historic Site focuses on the 1957 desegregation crisis that resulted when Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus ordered National Guard troops to prevent the first African American students, "The Little Rock Nine," from entering formerly all white Little Rock Central High School. This National Park Service site encompasses the campus, but Central High is still an active high school. Visitors should park and begin their visit at the National Park Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the campus. Visitor entrance into the school is via free Ranger-led tours, which should be reserved in advance. « less
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Ranked #2 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Parks; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
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Ranked #4 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas,... more » Owner description: The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world to its grounds each year. Opened in 2004, the Center is home to the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. « less
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Ranked #5 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Owner description: Dedicated purse museums in the world are rare jewels of history: Amsterdam, Seoul and Little Rock claim the distinction of... more » Owner description: Dedicated purse museums in the world are rare jewels of history: Amsterdam, Seoul and Little Rock claim the distinction of being home to the three brick-and-mortar galleries in existence. Esse Purse Museum at 1510 S. Main in the SoMa district of Little Rock opened its doors in late June 2013 to share what's inside the fabulous exhibit featuring almost 300 bags. More than just a fashion history, the museum showcases the evolution of the 20th-century American woman - decade by decade - through the bags she carried and the contents within. The delightful by-decade displays of purses are complemented by carefully selected items women from each era carried - true history held in a handbag. Small photos in the displays and enormous backlit photos on the north wall show real women with their personal bags. Three cozy dioramas - "Nothing's More Natural Than Skin," "By Land, Sea or Air" and "A Night on the Town" - feature specialty purses, and a large, whimsical art installation addresses the essence of a woman, her handbag and the contents within. Esse, which grew out of a traveling exhibit selected from owner Anita Davis' extensive collection of bags, is housed in a historic building in an up-and-coming, hip neighborhood, close to other world famous attractions like Central High School (the only school that is a national park) and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. More than just a trip down memory lane or history lesson, Esse Purse Museum is a don't-miss experience. Museum hours are 11 a.M. To 4 p.M. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $10, $8 for students (6-18), seniors (60 and up) and military. Children 5 and younger are free. Call for group rates and special tours. « less
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Ranked #8 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: History Museums; Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Visitors can tour this government building that sits on a knoll, overlooking downtown to the east and the Arkansas river to... more » Owner description: Visitors can tour this government building that sits on a knoll, overlooking downtown to the east and the Arkansas river to the north, and bears a striking resemblance to the U.S. Capitol building. « less
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Ranked #10 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #11 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; History Museums; Cultural
Built in 1836, this was the state's first capital building.
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Ranked #12 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Art Museums; History Museums; Military Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
This museum honors distinguished Arkansans who served in the armed forces.
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Ranked #13 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries,... more » Owner description: Recalling Arkansas' frontier days with restored pre-Civil War houses plus a museum center featuring full-scale galleries, interactive exhibits and more. « less
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Ranked #14 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Home to the burial sites of some of the state's most famous citizens.
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Ranked #15 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The stately home of the sitting Arkansas governor is not open to the public. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the mansion's... more » Owner description: The stately home of the sitting Arkansas governor is not open to the public. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the mansion's most illustrious former resident - there's a bust of Bill Clinton inside the front gates. « less
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Ranked #16 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Art Museums; Cultural
This is the largest art museum in Arkansas.
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Ranked #17 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: This is the newest museum in the Little Rock area! It is a museum of African American history and is a member of the... more » Owner description: This is the newest museum in the Little Rock area! It is a museum of African American history and is a member of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. It has such awesome stories to tell and I think you should def include it on your list of things to do in Little Rock. « less
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Ranked #18 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #19 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: It's fun to monkey around in this zoo that features such renowned exhibits as the "Great Ape," "Big Cat Habitat" and "Red... more » Owner description: It's fun to monkey around in this zoo that features such renowned exhibits as the "Great Ape," "Big Cat Habitat" and "Red Panda." « less
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Ranked #20 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Camping area two miles east of Pinnacle.
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Ranked #21 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #22 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: The Bernice Garden is privately owned by Anita Davis, but intended for public use. The garden was created to celebrate the... more » Owner description: The Bernice Garden is privately owned by Anita Davis, but intended for public use. The garden was created to celebrate the community and hosts community events as well as private events. The Bernice garden features a yearly sculpture exhibit in an effort to foster community interaction and a sense of pride in the neighborhood.The 150’ x 150’ garden consists of landscaped area utilizing native plants, with a crushed granite foundation for the artworks created by Arkansas artists. Next to the sculpture garden is a concrete patio, benches and approximately 20 parking spaces.The garden is a community event space, hosting a weekly Sunday Farmers' Market, monthly food events, a monthly open-air vintage market, and the annual Arkansas Cornbread Festival. Please see our website for a current calendar of events. « less
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Ranked #26 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Convention Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #29 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
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Ranked #30 of 42 attractions in Little Rock
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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