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Little Rock
The Clintons may have put Little Rock on the map, but this charming and historic capital city offers plenty of reasons to keep it there. The Central High Museum tells the painful, powerful story of the city's racial struggles. Political buffs and Clinton fans will want to check out the State Capitol. Shoppers can spend hours at the River Market, a collection of tasty eateries and eclectic stores. Kids will be more than wowed by attractions such as the Children's Museum, the Museum of Discovery and the Zoo, famous for its eye-popping ape exhibit. Stay at a charming historic abode, an inviting bed and breakfast or a luxury hotel. Eat at fabulous restaurants and enjoy exciting nightlife. Little Rock has all the... more The Clintons may have put Little Rock on the map, but this charming and historic capital city offers plenty of reasons to keep it there. The Central High Museum tells the painful, powerful story of the city's racial struggles. Political buffs and Clinton fans will want to check out the State Capitol. Shoppers can spend hours at the River Market, a collection of tasty eateries and eclectic stores. Kids will be more than wowed by attractions such as the Children's Museum, the Museum of Discovery and the Zoo, famous for its eye-popping ape exhibit. Stay at a charming historic abode, an inviting bed and breakfast or a luxury hotel. Eat at fabulous restaurants and enjoy exciting nightlife. Little Rock has all the ingredients of a perfect weekend getaway. less

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Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
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... 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
Attraction type: History Museums; Historic Sites; Educational sites
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William J. Clinton Presidential Library
William J. Clinton Presidential Library
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... 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
Attraction type: Libraries; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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The Arkansas River Trail
The Arkansas River Trail
Owner description: The Arkansas River Bicycle Trail System is roughly 100 miles of bike paths stretching from downtown Little Rock in the River Market all the way out to Pinnacle Mountain. The bike... more Owner description: The Arkansas River Bicycle Trail System is roughly 100 miles of bike paths stretching from downtown Little Rock in the River Market all the way out to Pinnacle Mountain. The bike trail begins in the Little Rock River Market and extends on both sides of the Arkansas River, crossing three pedestrian only bike bridges, including the magnificent Clinton Presidential Bike Bridge in the easternmost River Market district, Two Rivers Park bridge on the westernmost portion of the trail, and the World-Famous Big Dam Bridge which is the world's largest ped-only bike bridge spanning over the entire Arkansas River Dam. Bring your bike and enjoy both sides of the Arkansas River as you ride from downtown Little Rock through scenic Burns Park over the Big Dam Bridge and Two Rivers Park bridges extending all the way out to Pinnacle Mountain (Arkansas' most popular state park). Bike Rentals are provided in the downtown Little Rock River Market.Whether you walk, skate, or prefer to bicycle the miles of Riverfront beauty, you won't be disappointed. The entire Arkansas River Bike Trail system is paved and no motorized vehicles are allowed (including cars, trucks, and segways). less
Attraction type: Biking Trails
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Big Dam Bridge
Big Dam Bridge
Attraction type: Parks
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Central High School
Central High School
Built in 1927, this school was the center of the fight for desegregation during the 1950s.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Pantry
The Pantry
Ranked #1 of 706 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: German, European, Czech
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
The Root Cafe
The Root Cafe
Ranked #2 of 706 Restaurants in Little Rock
Cuisines: American, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Brave New Restaurant
Brave New Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 706 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Sandwiches, American, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ya Ya's Eurobistro
Ya Ya's Eurobistro
Ranked #4 of 706 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price:
Cuisines: American, European, Bistro, Brasserie
Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Whole Hog Cafe & Catering
Whole Hog Cafe & Catering
Ranked #5 of 706 Restaurants in Little Rock
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Value Place Little Rock
2.0 of 5
Value Place Little Rock
$39 - $96
Ranked #16 of 61 Hotels in Little Rock
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn West Little Rock
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn West Little Rock
$99 - $190
Ranked #2 of 61 Hotels in Little Rock
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Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock
2.5 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Little Rock
$94 - $122
Ranked #3 of 61 Hotels in Little Rock
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Little Rock-West
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Little Rock-West
$96 - $139
Ranked #7 of 61 Hotels in Little Rock
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Capital Hotel
5.0 of 5
The Capital Hotel
$213 - $286
Ranked #1 of 61 Hotels in Little Rock
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Little Rock Marriott
4.0 of 5
Little Rock Marriott
$130 - $230
Ranked #24 of 61 Hotels in Little Rock
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