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The Ottenheimer Market Hall in the River Market houses several great restaurants and is a favorite lunch spot among locals.

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. Hop on the METRO Streetcar for a sightseeing tour and to get the lay of the land.

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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.

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

The Old State House was the state’s first capitol building.

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.

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.

Explore Little Rock’s oldest structure at the Historic Arkansas Museum located in the heart of downtown.


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
  • Dreamland Ballroom and Taborian Hall Museum
  • Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
  • Heifer International Campus
  • 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

  • 42 Bar & Table at the Clinton Presidential Center
  • Big Whiskey’s
  • Bruno’s Little Italy
  • Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe
  • Cache Restaurant
  • Cafe@Heifer
  • Canvas at the Arkansas Arts Center
  • Cathead's Diner
  • Doe's Eat Place
  • Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
  • Fassler Hall
  • Flying Fish
  • Flying Saucer
  • Franke's Cafeteria
  • Gus’s World Famous
  • Fried Chicken
  • Gusano’s Pizzeria
  • Hickory Joe’s
  • Ira's Restaurant
  • Ottenheimer Market Hall
  • Prost
  • "Sack It" by Franke's
  • Shack BBQ & Blues
  • Sonny Williams' Steak Room
  • Willy D's

Places To Play

  • Cache Restaurant
  • DEEP
  • Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
  • Ernie Biggs
  • Fassler Hall
  • Flying Saucer
  • Gusano's
  • Prost
  • Willy D's

Places To Shop

  • Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop
  • Arkansas Flag & Banner
  • Butler Center Galleries
  • Clinton Museum Store
  • Historic Arkansas Museum Store
  • Little Rock Farmers’ Market
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Gift Shop & Bookstore
  • Old State House Museum Store
  • 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

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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.