Little Rock & North Little Rock: 5 Reasons Why You Should Stop In and Say Hello
Greater Little Rock is known for its friendly people and Southern hospitality. Now that you’re here, take a moment to get acclimated and introduced to something special at one of the Little Rock or North Little Rock’s inviting visitor centers. Why? We’ll let the president and CEO of the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gretchen Hall, and Bob Major, Executive Director of the North Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, share.
While you’re here, be sure to grab a copy of “100 Things to Do in Little Rock Before You Die” by Celia Anderson. “It’s a great bucket list for the perfect Little Rock experience,” Hall says.
1. You’ll find destination information
“When you’re not sure what to experience or where to go, our visitor information center folks can help,” says Hall. It’s a one-stop-shop for all of the wonderful things to see and do in the capital city.”
2. The staffs dish their faves
“We like to share our special places to eat, shop and explore,” says Major. “Coconut pie or catfish, unique stores, beautiful view at sunset—we know where to go!”
3. You’ll get local perspective
See the city through the eyes of a native. “In many ways, our local visitor information centers are Little Rock’s front door,” Hall says. “Our staff greets everyone with a welcoming smile, genuine hospitality and lots of local recommendations. Our people genuinely care about the guest experience.”
4. It makes your life easier
“Our visitor centers are all one-stop locations, which can give you all the information on attractions, dining and lodging,” says Major. Plus, “we give directions. Don’t be embarrassed to ask; that’s our job, and we know short cuts and scenic paths to take.”
5. You’ll discover hidden gems
“A visit to a local center will often result in knowledge about hidden gems, off-the-beaten path treasures and experiences that are unique to the destination, that you may not discover through traditional media or travel guides,” Hall says.
Gretchen Hall, CMP, CDME
President & Chief Executive Officer
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gretchen’s top reasons to visit LIT:
Charming hospitality, history and culture
North Little Rock Visitors Bureau
Bob’s fave attractions in NLR:
Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, WWII vessels the USS Hoga tugboat and USS Razorback submarine, and the Old Mill (structure from the 1939 movie “Gone With The Wind”)"