West Little Rock is home to shopping centerpieces like The Promenade at Chenal, an open-air mall boasting retailers like Apple, J. Crew, Lululemon and Nike, as well as the popular Chenal 9 Theatre & IMAX.

Literally hundreds of shops, eateries and businesses populate west Little Rock, the largest and one of the fastest-growing areas of the city. Here you’ll find popular national retailers like Apple, Anthropologie and Nike happily coexisting with prestigious local shops like Barbara/Jean, Baumans, Belle & Blush, Scarlet, Tipton & Hurst and Cobblestone & Vine.

A regional draw to this area, Bass Pro Shops recently opened along I-30 in the still-developing Gateway Town Center. The Outlets of Little Rock, which debuted October 2015, houses namebrand stores like Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers, Under Armour, Gymboree, J.Crew, Kay Jewelers, Old Navy and many others.

West Little Rock also offers a number of entertainment options, including ice- and roller-skating at Arkansas Skatium, a trampoline park for entertaining the kiddos, live shows at the Loony Bin Comedy Club and cinema at Rave Cinemas and Chenal 9 IMAX. The westerly reach of the Arkansas River Trail is also here, as well as Pinnacle Mountain State Park. With its 2,356 acres, more than a dozen trails and spectacular views, Pinnacle is a must for adventurous visitors.

In addition to multiple hiking and biking possibilities, tourists can also explore the state park from the vantage point of a kayak. Guided tours are offered along the Little Maumelle River that snakes along the base of the mountain.

The expansive West Little Rock area is home to top-rated golf courses, as well as premium shopping. The Chenal Country Club and Pleasant Valley Country Club are beautiful, private destinations for golf aficionados.

Locals flock to enjoy the eclectic menus at places like YaYa’s Euro Bistro, Trio’s and Sushi Cafe. The mediterranean fare at Taziki’s is a favorite throughout town, and hotspots like Rocks Bar & Grill, Local Lime, David’s Burgers, Chi’s Dimsum & Bistro and Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken will leave you coming back for more.

Wildwood Park for the Arts is the largest park dedicated to the performing arts in the South. In addition to botanical gardens and trails, there are art exhibits, festivals and events.


Things To Do

  • Big Rock Fun Park
  • Heifer Ranch

Places To Eat

  • Athletic Club Sports Bar & Grill
  • Chi’s Dimsum & Bistro
  • Copeland’s
  • la Madeleine Country French Cafe
  • Rocks Bar & Grill
  • Sushi Cafe
  • Taziki’s
  • Mediterranean Cafe
  • Trio’s Restaurant & Catering
  • U.S. Pizza Co.
  • Whole Hog Cafe
  • YaYa’s Euro Bistro

Places To Play

  • Big Rock Fun Park
  • YaYa’s Euro Bistro

Places To Shop

  • Cupid’s Lingerie
  • The Everyday Chef
  • Outlets of Little Rock

Places To Stay

  • Crowne Plaza–Little Rock
  • Embassy Suites
  • Hampton Inn & Suites–West Little Rock