Brush Up on the Little Rock Basics
Capital city & most populous city in Arkansas
A 2016 census shows the population is nearing 200,000, and that the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 730,250.
The city derives its name from a rock formation found downtown along the Arkansas River. The formation was named “La Petite Roche” (the little rock) by the French explorer Benard de la Harpe, who discovered it in 1722. Visitors can view the rock at La Petite Roche Plaza. The park includes a path that leads to the base of the Junction Bridge Pedestrian & Cycling Walkway where interpretive panels explain the importance of the site.
Navigate like a native with this pronunciation guide!
|Commonly Mispronounced||Correct Pronunciation|
|Rodney Parham Road||PAIR-um|
Making the drive to and from nearby major cities
*Mileage estimates via Google.com/Maps
Central Arkansas experiences all four seasons; pack accordingly.
|SPRING||73º average high|
|SUMMER||93º average high|
|FALL||75º average high|
|WINTER||31º average low|