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In 2016, the city debuted its million renovation of the historic Robinson Center, which is home to symphony and Broadway performances year-round.

Perched atop the southern bank of the Arkansas River, downtown’s views are as engaging as the wide variety of activities you’ll find there. From museums and theaters, to parks and shops, there’s something different around every corner.

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Hop on and off the METRO Streetcar to get to and from downtown’s popular attractions and restaurants.

Then check out fresh produce, Arkansas-made items and delicious food in the River Market, stroll through the permanent and touring exhibits at the Clinton Presidential Center and entertain the children for hours at the renowned Museum of Discovery, frequently featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The museum’s director of guest experiences is the official “Tonight Show” science expert.

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Ranked sixth best science museum by MENSA, the Museum of Discoveryis one of Little Rock’s crown jewels.

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The River Market is home to unique gift shops and fashionable boutiques like FRINGE, pictured above.

Revitalized Main Street and SoMa districts boast new restaurants and shops in downtown, and the Quapaw Quarter features the city’s oldest and most historic homes and structures. There you’ll find the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, the Arkansas Arts Center and the Esse Purse Museum.

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The Old State House was the Arkansas' first capitol building.

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Downtown’s River Market, river trail and nearby attractions offer endless hours of fun. From art and sculptures to pedestrian bridges and restaurants with a view—you’ll want to experience it all.

For food, the options are endless. Try fine dining at Cache; savor farm-to-table at @ the Corner (and don’t miss their brunch); enjoy live music at Willy D’s, drink craft beer at Damgoode or Rebel Kettle, and order mouth-watering pizza at Gusano’s. You can even tour the nearby Rock Town Distillery or sample fare from popular food trucks.

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Stop by Heifer International for a tour of the kid-friendly Heifer Village.

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Many of downtown Little Rock’s most popular hotels, including The Capital Hotel and the Little Rock Marriott (pictured), are located a short walk to major attractions.


Things To Do

  • Arkansas Arts Center
  • Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre
  • Butler Center Galleries
  • CALS Ron Robinson Theater
  • Central Arkansas Library System-Main Library
  • Clinton Presidential Center
  • ESSE Purse Museum
  • Heifer Village
  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • Jazz in the Park
  • METRO Streetcar
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
  • Movies in the Park
  • Old State House Museum
  • Robinson Performance Hall
  • Rock Town Distillery

Places To Eat

  • @ The Corner -
  • A Modern Diner
  • Big Whiskey’s
  • Bruno’s Little Italy
  • Cache Restaurant
  • Cafe@Heifer
  • Canvas at the Arkansas Arts Center
  • Damgoode Pies & Taproom
  • Doe’s Eat Place
  • Flying Fish
  • Flying Saucer
  • Forty Two at the Clinton Presidential Center
  • Gus’s World Famous
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gusano’s Pizzeria
  • Hickory Joe’s
  • Ottenheimer Market Hall
  • Prost
  • Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom
  • Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.
  • Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill
  • Willy D’s

Places To Play

  • Cache Restaurant
  • DEEP
  • Ernie Biggs
  • Flying Saucer
  • Gusano’s
  • Prost
  • Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.
  • Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill
  • Willy D’s

Places To Shop

  • Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop
  • Arkansas Flag & Banner
  • Butler Center Galleries
  • Clinton Museum Store
  • ESSE Purse Museum & Store
  • Historic Arkansas
  • Museum Store
  • Little Rock Farmers’ Market
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Gift Shop & Bookstore
  • Old State House
  • Museum Store
  • Rebel Kettle Brewing Co.
  • River Market Books & Gifts
  • Rock Town Distillery
  • Shop the Rock
  • Shop@Heifer

Places To Stay

  • Courtyard by Marriott-Downtown Little Rock
  • Little Rock Marriott
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Little Rock Downtown