Rett Peek

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge

ARTS & MUSEUMS

Art Galleries

Argenta Gallery
413 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 225-5600 | ArgentaGallery.com

Argenta Gallery features Southern artists and is open during 3rd Friday Art Walks in the Argenta Arts District from 5-8 p.m. or by appointment.


Boswell Mourot Fine Art
5815 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
(501) 664-0030 | BoswellMourot.com

This gallery, with locations in Miami and Little Rock, carries fine art by local, national and international artists for the emerging and established collectors. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tu-F and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sa.


Cantrell Gallery
8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 224-1335 | CantrellGallery.com

Cantrell Gallery features art by around a dozen established and emerging local and regional artists. For 48-plus years, Cantrell Gallery has provided an environment that brings art lovers and those who create art together. Cantrell Gallery is known in this area for their top quality custom picture framing. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa or by appointment.


The Galleries at Library Square
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 320-5700 | CALS.org

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) art program is located in the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art (formerly the Arkansas Studies Institute building) at Library Square. The Galleries at Library Square are composed of four art galleries, including a retail gallery, featuring the work of Arkansas artists and exhibit art related to the state. The exhibition galleries host rotating exhibits including works from the CALS permanent collection. In addition to these galleries, several library locations throughout the CALS system host various exhibits throughout the year. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. M-Sa.


M2 Gallery
1300 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 944-7155 | M2LR.com

Located in the burgeoning SoMa district, M2 Gallery showcases a wide range of original works of art by local, regional, national and international artists. The gallery also offers a large selection of custom framing materials. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa or by appointment.


Museums

Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 372-4000 | ArkansasArtsCenter.org

The Arkansas Arts Center is an art museum and active center for the visual and performing arts. Featuring a world-class international collection of art, live theater productions, art classes, lectures, films, family programs, and shopping and dining, the Arkansas Arts Center offers something for everyone. Visit today and find your inspiration! Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Su.


Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 371-8320 | AIMMuseum.org

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two historic World War II vessels: the tugboat USS Hoga, which was in Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7th, 1941, and USS Razorback, which was present in Tokyo Bay for the formal surrender of Japan in 1945. Hoga is a National Landmark and Razorback is the longest-serving submarine in the world. A guided tour of the submarine takes visitors through seven watertight compartments, where they see firsthand how submariners lived, slept and worked. Call for availability.


Arkansas National Guard Museum
Sixth & Missouri Streets, on Camp Robinson, North Little Rock
(501) 212-5215 | ARNGMuseum.com

The museum tells the story of the Arkansas National Guard from its militia roots to its participation in the current global war on terror. It also tells the story of Camp Pike/Robinson. Displays include two large-scale models of the post (WWI and WWII), weapons, vehicles, airplane models, uniforms and photographs. Free tour is available. Open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F. See website for directions and upcoming events.


Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
3 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock
(501) 313-4158 | ArkSportsHallOfFame.com

This facility salutes the state’s sports legends and the more than 400 inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame since its formation in 1958. The museum gives a historical look at sports in Arkansas, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf and racing and the careers of Arkansas natives, including Cliff Lee, Mark Martin, Torii Hunter, Stacy Lewis, Scottie Pippin and John Daly. Open by appointment only. Call (501) 313-4158 to book.


Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 374-4242 | ClintonPresidentialCenter.org

The Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs and lectures throughout the year. Most importantly, the Clinton Center is a reflection of the work — past, present and future — of the 42nd President of the United States. Popular exhibits include a full-scale replica of the Oval Office and a reconstruction of the Cabinet Room. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Dreamland Ballroom and Taborian Hall Museum
800 W. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 255-5700 | DreamlandBallroom.org

Taborian Hall, built in 1916, is on the National Historic Registry. Located on the corner of West Ninth and State Streets in downtown Little Rock, it houses the Arkansas Flag and Banner gift shop on the first floor, the company’s sales offices on the second floor and the must-see Dreamland Ballroom on the top story. This historic gem was featured in the regional Emmy award winning PBS Documentary “Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street.” Come see the stage that hosted the icons of Rhythm and Blues. Stand among the ghosts of the past and feel the presence of Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Cab Calloway, B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and multitudes more that graced the Dreamland Ballroom stage and played late every night from the buildings completion in 1918 through the ‘60s. Tours are available every month. Visit our Facebook page or DreamlandBallroom.org to see times and dates or call (501) 255 5700 to book a private tour, inquire about venue rentals, or set up a photo shoot!


ESSE Purse Museum
1510 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 916-9022 | ESSEPurseMuseum.com

ESSE Purse Museum & Store is the only dedicated brick-and-mortar purse museum in the United States. The museum is the culmination of owner Anita Davis’ dream of sharing her love of purses, art and history — while honoring women and their struggles, accomplishments, hopes and dreams. ESSE shows the evolution of the 20th-century American woman, decade by decade, not only through the bags she carried but through their contents. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tu-Sa and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Su.


Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 324-9351 | HistoricArkansas.org

Explore seven galleries featuring historical exhibits, contemporary Arkansas-made, exhibitions by Arkansas artists and an interactive children’s gallery. Permanent exhibits: Arkansas Made Gallery, We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas and The Knife Gallery: American Bladesmith Society Hall of Fame. Parking and admission to the galleries are free. Explore a pre-Civil War neighborhood including the Hinderliter Grog Shop c.1827, the oldest surviving structure in Little Rock, as well as an 1850s farmstead. Guests can encounter living historians portraying residents of the neighborhood every day on the historic grounds. Guided tours of the grounds are available on Monday and Tuesday or guests can explore the grounds at their own pace on self-guided tours Wednesday through Sunday. Join us for 2nd Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. for new exhibit openings, live music and free refreshments. Unique Arkansas-made gifts are available in the Museum Store. Admission to the grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens (free admission on the first Sunday of each month). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. The historic grounds tours are held M-Sa: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Su: 1-4 p.m.


MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
503 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 376-4602 | ArkMilitaryHeritage.com

Housed in the historic Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal, the museum commemorates the state’s military history from the territorial period to the present. Permanent exhibits depict the Jeep’s impact on WWII, the history of the Little Rock Arsenal and the arsenal’s role during the Civil War. The gift shop offers books and collectibles related to Arkansas military history. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-Sa and 1–4 p.m. Su.


Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
501 W. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 683-3593 | MosaicTemplarsCenter.com

This state-of-the-art facility houses nearly 12,000 square feet of interactive and educational exhibit focusing on preserving, interpreting and celebrating African American history. Guests can learn about achievements Black Arkansans have made in politics, business and the arts through guided tours and family-friendly workshops and activities. MTCC supports an #InclusiveArkansas and welcomes visitors of all backgrounds and needs. The Museum Store specializes in merchandise connected to Arkansas’s African American history, life and culture. Items from the Arkansas Made, Black Crafted initiative feature artisan-made food, jewelry, handbags, head wraps, wood carvings and more. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa.


Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 396-7050 | MuseumOfDiscovery.org

Located in the River Market District, the museum offers hands-on exhibits for the entire family. Visitors can explore the wonders of nature, science, technology, engineering, arts and math through interactive, dynamic experiences. Group rates are available for field trips, birthday parties and rentals. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. Free for children under 1 and museum members. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. Open on Mondays when school is out.


Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 324-8642 | OldStateHouse.com

Arkansas starts here. Already under construction when Arkansas became a state in 1836, the Old State House represents more than 180 years of Arkansas history. It served as the state capitol until 1911 and is a National Historic Landmark. The building is now home to a museum highlighting the fascinating history of Arkansas. Featured exhibits include “First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of Their Times,” which explores the lives and work of Arkansas’s First Ladies. The Governors Gallery, an exhibit exploring the lives of Arkansas’s governors past and present, has been redesigned and will reopen to the public in Summer 2019. Admission is free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, for field trips and tours, but they must be scheduled in advance.


Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park
4815 Arkansas Highway 161 S., Scott
(501) 961-1409 | ArkansasStateParks.com

About 10 minutes from Little Rock’s airport, the museum interprets the history of cotton agriculture from 1836 to WWII through exhibits and programs. Walk through the 1912 main museum, the Dortch Cotton Gin Building and the Seed Warehouse No. 5. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. Open Monday holidays.


Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 907-0636 | AGFC.com

Guests will discover an exhibit hall, aquariums, a gift shop, a theater and educational programs inside this 16,232-square-foot facility. Exhibits highlight the many recreation options that Arkansas’ fish and wildlife resources offer. Wildlife can be seen along the Arkansas River bank, which the center overlooks. Admission is free. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Performing Arts/Theatres

Argenta Community Theater
405 N. Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 353-1443 | ArgentaCommunityTheater.com

The Argenta Community Theater (ACT) is a nonprofit organization committed to serving the community through education and advancement of the performing arts. The facility offers a unique versatility unlike any other in Arkansas and is an excellent venue for all different types of events. Check dates and times of events on website or email Info@ArgentaCommunityTheater.com. For booking inquiries, please email SWaters@ArgentaCommunityTheater.com.


Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre
501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 372-4000 | ArkansasArtsCenter.org

Recognized by The Drama League as one of the best regional theater companies in America, Children’s Theatre is the only professional company in Arkansas that produces children’s literary works for the stage. Since 1979, Children’s Theatre has been creating exceptional theater for family audiences. Performances take place 7 p.m. F, 2 p.m. Sa and 2 p.m. Su. Ticket office is open only on performance days and opens one hour prior to curtain.


Arkansas Repertory Theatre
601 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 378-0405 | TheRep.org

Founded in 1976, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest nonprofit professional theatre company. A member of the League of Resident Theatres, The Rep has produced more than 350 productions including 40 world premieres in its 377-seat theatre located in its historic building in downtown Little Rock. Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany leads a resident staff of designers, technicians and administrators in the creation of six to seven productions for an annual audience in excess of 70,000 for productions and educational programming. The Rep employs acclaimed guest artists from across the country to produce works, created, rehearsed and built in downtown Little Rock, ranging from world premieres to contemporary comedies and dramas to the classics of dramatic literature.


Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 7328, Little Rock
(501) 666-1761 | ArkansasSymphony.org

The ASO is a nonprofit professional orchestra serving Arkansas. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F.


Ballet Arkansas
520 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 223-5150 | BalletArkansas.org

An essential part of the Arkansas arts community for 40 years, Ballet Arkansas is proud to be the state’s foremost professional ballet company. Through the presentation of a vibrant and diverse repertory featuring classical, neoclassical and contemporary works by world-renowned choreographers, Ballet Arkansas provides a captivating audience experience. Ballet Arkansas is committed to creative collaboration, community outreach, high quality dance education and the evolution of arts programming across the region. The productions of Ballet Arkansas promise to enrich the lives of all in attendance and inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative ideas, and superb educational programs. Please contact Ballet Arkansas directly at Info@BalletArkansas.org to inquire about booking a performance, a special appearance, or renting our studio space.


CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave., Little Rock
(501) 320-5715 | RonRobinsonTheater.org

The CALS Ron Robinson Theater is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue in the River Market district, on the Main Library campus. The theater hosts programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers and children’s activities.


Jazz in the Park
400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-2552 | RiverMarket.info

Jazz in the Park offers free, family-friendly entertainment in downtown Little Rock’s Riverfront Park. In partnership with Art Porter Music Education, Inc., the event features local jazz artists. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome in the cozy confines of the natural stone amphitheater at the History Pavilion. Wednesday nights, April and September.


The Joint
301 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 372-0210, (501) 372-0205 | TheJointArgenta.com

The Joint is a unique theater and coffee shop that offers custom coffees and blended drinks as well as pastries and snacks. Use the free Wi-Fi and relax in the cafe or out in the courtyard. Then return for cocktails in the evening while you enjoy a variety of entertainment Tuesdays through Saturdays. Open 7:30 a.m. until late Tu-F and 8:30 a.m. until late Sa.


Movies in the Park
400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 375-2552 | MoviesInTheParkLR.net |

Visitors to Riverfront Park’s First Security Amphitheater can relax with friends and family and take in a free movie on the big screen. The free family event provides a variety of options from animated favorites to comedy and acclaimed dramatic feature films. Wednesday nights, June-July.


Murry’s Dinner Playhouse
6323 Colonel Glenn Road, Little Rock
(501) 562-3131 | MurrysDP.com

Murry’s Dinner Playhouse has offered an all-you-can-eat buffet and Broadway’s best comedies and musicals since 1967. Tickets range from $23-$37 and includes dinner, show, coffee, tea and tax. Full bar available. Open 6 p.m. Tu-Sa. Sunday and special Wednesday matinees open at 11 a.m., show starts at 12:45 p.m.


Robinson Performance Hall
426 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 370-3246 (booking information) (501) 376-4781 (main) | RobinsonCenter.com

Arkansas’ premier performing arts facility, Robinson Center celebrated its grand re-opening in November 2016 after completing a $70 million, 28-month long re-imagining and expansion. Its state-of-the-art, 2,222-seat Robinson Performance Hall is the performance home to a number of our city’s performing arts partners, including the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Arkansas and Celebrity Attractions’ Broadway Theater Series.

ATTRACTIONS

Amusement / Water Parks

Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock
(501) 455-3750 | BigRockFunPark.com

With 36 holes of miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats and batting cages, we are the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors! We have an indoor arcade with our 30 games and prizes. Enjoy an afternoon with family or a night out with your date. Fun for all ages! New attractions include High Ropes course and Giant Maze! Large party house available for groups and families with a lot of “extras” with bookings. Beer and wine available for purchase. See website or Facebook for current (seasonal) hours.


North Little Rock Funland Amusement Park
25 Funland Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 753-7307 | NLRPR.org

Amusement park with rides for various ages and two pavilions. Call or email Funland@NLRPR.org for more information and reservations. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sa, 1-6 p.m. Su and by appointment only W-F.


Wild River Country
6820 Crystal Hill Road, North Little Rock
(501) 753-8600 | WildRiverCountry.com

Cool off during steamy summers at this sprawling water park, which includes slides, a wave pool, tube rides, a kids’ area, a lazy river and more. The summer season begins in May, check our website for days and hours of operation. Please visit our website for the most current hours of operation.


Animals

Arkansas State Fair
2600 Howard St., Little Rock
(501) 372-8341 | ArkansasStateFair.com

The Arkansas State Fair, a 10-day event in October, hosts livestock shows, carnival food, music and entertainment. Other events take place here year-round including circuses, musical performances, motor sports, robotics, flower & garden shows, and hunting, antique, gun and knife shows. Open Oct. 11-20, 2019, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Heifer International Campus
1 World Ave., Little Rock
(501) 907-8800 | Heifer.org

Visit barnyard animals at the Heifer International campus! Our Urban Farm features animals that Heifer provides to families around the world including goats, alpacas, chickens and more. In addition, the 3-acre farm is home to a community garden and beehives. Our campus is also home to Heifer Village, which introduces visitors to the possibility of a world free from hunger and poverty. Our campus offers free on-site parking and is within walking distance of the Clinton Library and downtown attractions. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
(501) 889-5124 | Heifer.org/Ranch

Get a firsthand look at Heifer’s work in the United States at Heifer Ranch in Perryville. The Ranch is a sustainable farm that offers day, overnight and multi-night experiences for all ages. Whether you immerse yourself in the Heifer Global Village, spend a day working alongside our farmers or enjoy a farm-to-table meal in our dining hall, your experience is sure to inspire and educate. Email Reservations@Heifer.org to craft your meaningful visit and to support Heifer USA’s work.


Little Rock Zoo
1 Zoo Drive, Little Rock
(501) 661-7200 | LittleRockZoo.com

The Little Rock Zoo is where learning lives. More than 700 animals representing more than 200 species call it home — mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Families will especially enjoy the Arkansas Heritage Farm and Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe. Admission is $12.95 for adults, $10.95 for those 60 and older and military members/veterans, $9.95 for children ages 3 and up, and free for children 2 and under. Winter hours Oct. 1 through Feb. 28: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; summer hours March 1 through Sept. 30: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Razorback game days at War Memorial Stadium.


Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 907-0636 | AGFC.com

Guests will discover an exhibit hall, aquariums, a gift shop, a theater and educational programs inside this 16,232-square-foot facility. Exhibits highlight the many recreation options that Arkansas’ fish and wildlife resources offer. Wildlife can be seen along the Arkansas River bank, which the center overlooks. Admission is free. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Bowling Alleys

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge
315 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 353-0775 | DustBowlLounge.com

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge is an eight-lane bowling alley in booming downtown Little Rock. The 8,000-square-foot facility, which includes a lounge, full-service bar, karaoke room and private VIP room with two lanes, is a retro-inspired tribute to the classic bowling alleys of the 1970s. Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. M-F and noon-2 a.m. Sa-Su.


Children / Family

Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
(501) 227-4333 | ArkansasSkatium.com

Arkansas Skatium in west Little Rock offers roller and ice skating, parties (public and private), group events and a snack bar. Open M-F for school groups 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance. Please check our website for public hours.


The Wonder Place
10301 N. Rodney Parham Road, Suite E2, Little Rock
(501) 225-4050 | TheWonderPlace.com

The Wonder Place is a creative play space for children age 0-8. It isn’t simply a destination, but a place that encourages children to wonder and explore. We have a variety of imagination stations, including a treehouse, water-table, infant/toddler area and more. The toy store is filled with mind-stimulating and creative toys. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa.


Educational Experiences

Central Arkansas Library System-Main Library
100 Rock St., Little Rock
(501) 918-3000 | CALS.org

Main Library is located at Library Square, Central Arkansas Library System’s campus in the River Market District. The library offers an expansive area for children and teens, a computer center with internet access, and the Nexus Nook, a local coffee shop and seating area with Wi-Fi. Nationally acclaimed literary figures and other speakers are featured throughout the year at special events and during the Arkansas Literary Festival. Also, at Library Square are the Bookstore at Library Square, the library’s used bookstore which includes Jimmy’s Serious Sandwiches; the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, which houses art galleries and a research room dedicated to the study of Arkansas; and the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, a state-of-the-art movie theater with films, music performances, children’s activities and speakers. The Main Library is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. M-Th, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. F-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Heifer International Campus
1 World Ave., Little Rock
(855) 948-6437 | Heifer.org

The Heifer International Campus in downtown Little Rock introduces visitors to the possibility of a world free from hunger and poverty. Visitors will enjoy hands-on and interactive exhibits in Heifer Village that provide a fun and educational experience for all ages. Visitors can also visit our animal friends at the Urban Farm, take a tour of Heifer LEED-certified headquarters building, enjoy a meal at Cafe@Heifer and shop ethically sourced goods at Shop@Heifer. The Heifer International Campus offers free on-site parking and is within walking distance of the Clinton Library and downtown attractions. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
(855) 948-6437 | Heifer.org/Ranch

Get a firsthand look at Heifer’s work in the United States at Heifer Ranch in Perryville. The Ranch is a sustainable farm that offers day, overnight and multi-night experiences for all ages. Whether you immerse yourself in the Heifer Global Village, spend a day working alongside our farmers or enjoy a farm-to-table meal in our dining hall, your experience is sure to inspire and educate. Email Reservations@Heifer.org to craft your meaningful visit and to support Heifer USA’s work.


Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center
4800 W. 10th St., Little Rock
(501) 978-3870 | CALS.org

The Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center is a vibrant, happy place that generates programs geared toward preschool, elementary and middle school students featuring the library’s teaching kitchen, theater, greenhouse and teaching garden.


Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 396-7050 | MuseumOfDiscovery.org

Located in the River Market District, the museum offers hands-on exhibits for the entire family. Visitors can explore the wonders of nature, science, technology, engineering, arts and math through interactive, dynamic experiences. Group rates are available for field trips, birthday parties and rentals. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. Free for children under 1 and museum members. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. Open on Mondays when school is out.


Escape Rooms

Mystery Mansion Escape Room
2122 S. Broadway St., Little Rock
(501) 486-8463 | MysteryMansionEscape.com

Historic mansion beckons you to come try to beat the clock and escape in 60 minutes. Check out our website and our reviews. Open by reservation on our website.


Golf

Balboa Golf Course
111 Balboa Way, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-1504 | ExploreTheVillage.com

Balboa is the longest course. Fairways, tees and roughs are Common and Bermuda grass, and the greens are a blend of Penn Cross and Crenshaw Bent grass. If you like fast, well-maintained greens and walker-friendly, this is your course.


Coronado Golf Course
199 Surtidor Way, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-2355 | ExploreTheVillage.com

Coronado is the only executive-length par 62 course with no sand in Hot Springs Village. It is walker-friendly and perfect for a quick round of golf.


Cortez Golf Course
299 Cortez Road, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-1590 | ExploreTheVillage.com

With its great elevation changes, Cortez is known as the shot-making course in Hot Springs Village. It demands that players hit the landing areas. It has Hybrid Bermuda in the fairway, tees and roughs and Crenshaw Bent Grass greens.


DeSoto Golf Course
102 Clubhouse Drive, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-0001 | ExploreTheVillage.com

DeSoto’s front nine is majestic in the spring with flowering cherry trees and azaleas. Some noteworthy holes are No. 6 Par 5 and No. 7 Par 4 and No. 14 known as the wedding cake hole. If you like Bermuda greens and some challenge, this course is for you.


Granada Golf Course
250 Maderas Drive, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-3095 | ExploreTheVillage.com

Granada is known for its scenic views and rolling hills although it does not lack in challenging holes. The last hole No. 18 Par 4 is Granada signature hole with a meandering waterfall that stretches the length of the fairway.


Isabella Golf Course
110 Iniciador Way, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-5505 | ExploreTheVillage.com

Isabella has 27 holes with three nine-hole courses: Niña, Piñta and Santa Maria. It is player friendly and has wide fairways with challenging elevated greens. Piñta’s No. 9 Par 4 has an incredible view of the fairway with the clubhouse behind the green.


Magellan Golf Course
451 Ponce De Leon Drive, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-4497 | ExploreTheVillage.com

Magellan is a short course. The fairways can be placement shots with Bermuda elevated greens. It has a great practice area complete with driving range, sand trap and chipping and putting green.


Ponce de Leon Golf Course
300 Ponce De Leon Drive, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-4250 | ExploreTheVillage.com

Ponce is known for being long, narrow and hilly. Ponce’s finishing hole is a Par 4 with rolling hills, and the green is protected by 2 large sand traps.


Historical Sites & Landmarks

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center St., Little Rock
(501) 324-9805 | ArkansasGovernorsMansion.com

The Governor’s Mansion is a historic home located on 8 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens. Eleven governors and their families have called the Mansion home since it was opened in 1950 including Bill and Hillary Clinton. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours available by appointment. Weekdays only. Call to schedule.


Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
120 Riverfront Park Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 371-8320 | AIMMuseum.org

The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum is home to two historic World War II vessels: the tugboat USS Hoga, which was in Pearl Harbor during the attack on December 7th, 1941, and USS Razorback, which was present in Tokyo Bay for the formal surrender of Japan in 1945. Hoga is a National Landmark and Razorback is the longest-serving submarine in the world. A guided tour of the submarine takes visitors through seven watertight compartments, where they see firsthand how submariners lived, slept and worked. Call for availability.


Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
3 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock
(501) 313-4158 | ArkSportsHallOfFame.com

This facility salutes the state’s sports legends and the more than 400 inductees into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame since its formation in 1958. The museum gives a historical look at sports in Arkansas, focusing on football, baseball, basketball, tennis, golf and racing and the careers of Arkansas natives, including Cliff Lee, Mark Martin, Torii Hunter, Stacy Lewis, Scottie Pippin and John Daly. Open by appointment only. Call (501) 313-4158 to book.


Arkansas State Capitol
500 Woodlane Ave., Little Rock
(501) 682-5080 | SOS.Arkansas.gov

See lawmakers at work and enjoy exhibits on the people and events that have shaped the state. Schedule a guided tour or explore the building and landscaped grounds on your own (guides available at the first-floor visitor center). Don’t miss the grand bronze doors crafted by Tiffany & Company, as well as the monument to the Little Rock Nine on the north plaza. Guided tours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. M-F. Self-guided tours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.


Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site 
2120 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive, Little Rock
(501) 374-1957 | NPS.gov/CHSC

In September 1957, Central High School became a battleground for school integration when the Little Rock Nine tried to attend the formerly all-white Central High. Visitors may take self-guided walks along Park Street to view and photograph Central High’s architecture. Visitor Center with films and exhibits, open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Guided walking tours of Central’s interior are by reservation, M-F, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Central High is still a public school and is not open to the general public except by NPS guided tours.


Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 374-4242 | ClintonPresidentialCenter.org

The Clinton Center is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs and lectures throughout the year. Most importantly, the Clinton Center is a reflection of the work—past, present and future—of the 42nd President of the United States. Popular exhibits include a full-scale replica of the Oval Office and a reconstruction of the Cabinet Room. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 324-9351 | HistoricArkansas.org

Explore seven galleries featuring historical exhibits, contemporary Arkansas-made, exhibitions by Arkansas artists and an interactive children’s gallery. Permanent exhibits: Arkansas Made Gallery, We Walk in Two Worlds: The Caddo, Osage and Quapaw in Arkansas and The Knife Gallery: American Bladesmith Society Hall of Fame. Parking and admission to the galleries are free. Explore a pre-Civil War neighborhood including the Hinderliter Grog Shop c.1827, the oldest surviving structure in Little Rock, as well as an 1850s farmstead. Guests can encounter living historians portraying residents of the neighborhood every day on the historic grounds. Guided tours of the grounds are available on Monday and Tuesday or guests can explore the grounds at their own pace on self-guided tours Wednesday through Sunday. Join us for 2nd Friday Art Night from 5-8 p.m. for new exhibit openings, live music and free refreshments. Unique Arkansas-made gifts are available in the Museum Store. Admission to the grounds is $2.50 for adults, $1 for children under 18, $1.50 for senior citizens (free admission on the first Sunday of each month). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. The historic grounds tours are held M-Sa: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Su: 1-4 p.m.


Historic Curran Hall-Little Rock Visitor Information Center
615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 371-0076 | Quapaw.com

Conveniently located in downtown Little Rock, Historic Curran Hall, built in 1842, is the city’s only antebellum home open daily to the public. It is home to the official Little Rock Visitor Information Center and should be your first stop when visiting the Capital City! Our award-winning Marjem Ward Jackson Historic Garden is meticulously maintained by the Pulaski County Master Gardeners. The Little Rock Visitor Information Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Sa, and 1-5 p.m. on Su. Stop by during those hours to tour the house and garden. Historic Curran Hall, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, is managed by the Quapaw Quarter Association and welcomes weddings, parties, photography sessions, business meetings, intimate gatherings, receptions, and dinners, hosted both inside the lovely historic home and on beautifully landscaped grounds. For rental information please call (501) 371-0075 Ext. 2 or email CurranHall@Quapaw.com. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Su.


The Little Rock | La Petite Roche
North end of Rock Street in Riverfront Park, Little Rock
LittleRock.com

Dubbed “la petite roche” by 18th-century French explorers, Little Rock’s namesake is still visible from Riverfront Park. The rock outcropping is said to be the point where the Ouachita Mountains first touch the Arkansas River. Open daily.


Mount Holly Cemetery
1200 S. Broadway Ave., Little Rock
(501) 376-1843 | MountHollyCemetery.com

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mount Holly Cemetery is the final resting place of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Gould Fletcher and executed Confederate spy David O. Dodd, as well as five Confederate generals, 10 former Arkansas governors and six U.S. senators. The earliest birth-date recorded is that of Peter LeFevre, born in Canada in 1750. Call for information.


The Old Mill
3800 Lakeshore Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 791-8537 | NorthLittleRock.org

National Historic Landmark located in North Little Rock, this re-creation of a water-powered gristmill is known for being in the film Gone with the Wind. Free admission, handicap-accessible. In 2018, voted one of “Top Arkansas Attractions” by USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice and won TripSavvy Editor’s Choice Award for Historic Attraction. Open 6 a.m.-30 minutes after sunset.


Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 324-8642 | OldStateHouse.com

Arkansas starts here. Already under construction when Arkansas became a state in 1836, the Old State House represents more than 180 years of Arkansas history. It served as the state capitol until 1911 and is a National Historic Landmark. The building is now home to a museum highlighting the fascinating history of Arkansas. Featured exhibits include “First Ladies of Arkansas: Women of Their Times,” which explores the lives and work of Arkansas’s First Ladies. The Governors Gallery, an exhibit exploring the lives of Arkansas’s governors past and present, has been redesigned and will reopen to the public in Summer 2019. Admission is free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F, for field trips and tours, but they must be scheduled in advance.


Outdoor Fun

Allsopp Park
3700 Cedar Hill Road, Little Rock
(501) 371-4770 | LRPR.org

Allsopp Park features popular mountain biking and hiking trails and a 7-acre activity area with a ball field, playground, pavilion and tennis courts. Open dawn-10 p.m. daily.


Arkansas River Trail & the Big Dam Bridge
Little Rock, North Little Rock
ArkansasRiverTrail.org | BigDamBridge.org

The Arkansas River Trail is a 17-mile loop of road and paved trail that runs from Riverfront Park in downtown Little Rock to the Big Dam Bridge in west Little Rock, where it traverses the river to North Little Rock, passing key landmarks and breathtaking scenery and wildlife along the way. Open daily.


Burns Park
Interstate 40, Exit 150, North Little Rock
(501) 791-8537 | NorthLittleRock.org

With 1,700 acres, Burns Park is one of the largest city-owned parks in the country. The park boasts ballfields, hiking trails, an amusement park, an accessible playground, a BMX bike track, two party pavilions, two-disc golf courses, playgrounds, soccer fields and an overnight RV campground. There are also picnic areas, a tennis and racquetball complex and a golf course. Open 6 a.m.-midnight daily.


Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
(800) 366-4664 | GarvanGardens.org

Garvan Woodland Gardens is the botanical garden of the University of Arkansas, located on beautiful Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs. The Asian garden is ranked as the fifth best in North America. Check out the new $1.8 million Tree House in the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden. Roam throughout 210 acres of woodlands with beautiful flowers, streams, waterfalls, and unique architectural bridges. Be amazed by world-renowned Anthony Chapel and the Celebration Garden, where over 200 weddings a year take place. Kids of all ages love the Model Train Garden next to the Chipmunk Café, which offers gourmet salads, sandwiches and wraps from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. February 1-mid-November and 3-9 p.m. during Holiday Lights, mid-November through December 31. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the month of January.


Julius Breckling Riverfront Park
LaHarpe Boulevard & President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
(501) 371-4770 | LittleRock.gov

Beautifully landscaped Riverfront Park is the site of many festivals. The park is downtown off LaHarpe Boulevard along the south bank of the Arkansas River. Other features include the First Security Amphitheater, the nearby River Market district, the Peabody Adventure Park and the Ozark Pavilion. Call for information.


MacArthur Park
601 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 371-4470 | MacarthurParkLR.com

MacArthur Park is the city’s oldest municipal park. This historic downtown park houses the Arkansas Arts Center, MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Fire House Hostel & Museum. Outdoor facilities include brick promenades, a pavilion available for rental, the scenic Contemplation Gardens, fishing pond and a dog park with water feature. Also, Bike Polo programmed on original tennis courts. MacArthur Park hosts the MacArthur 5K in the spring and fall festivals. Open daily.


Murray Park
5900 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock
(501) 371-4770 | LittleRock.com
Alongside the Arkansas River, Murray Park has eight busy pavilions, three soccer fields, grass and sand and grass volleyball courts, a boat dock and a dog park. Murray Park is also a popular site for numerous fishing tournaments and has access to the Arkansas River Trail and the Big Dam Bridge. Open dawn-10 p.m. daily.


North River Landing
100 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 758-1424 | Arkansas.com

A joint project of the City of North Little Rock and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, this large, modern boat launching ramp on the Arkansas River is two blocks from Verizon Arena. The 60-foot wide ramp is located beneath the Interstate 30 bridge over the river and opposite the Little Rock Riverfront Park. Launch into the Arkansas River for fishing or water sports. Open sunrise-sunset daily.


Pinnacle Mountain State Park
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock
(501) 868-5806 | ArkansasStateParks.com

Hike the park trails for views of the Arkansas River, and stop by the visitor center for interactive displays on Arkansas’ natural wonders. A playground and Kingfisher Trail will tempt those with young children who can’t make the steeper hike. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, park interpreters give guided hikes and wildlife presentations. Open 6:30 a.m.-one hour after sunset year-round; Visitor center: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving


Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott
(501) 961-9442 | ArkansasStateParks.com

Arkansas’ tallest remaining prehistoric American Indian mounds are preserved at this National Historic Landmark site 20 miles outside Little Rock. The mounds and an earthen embankment are the remains of a ceremonial and governmental complex inhabited from A.D. 600–A.D. 1050. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tu-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Wildwood Park for the Arts
20919 Denny Road, Little Rock
(501) 821-7275 | WildwoodPark.org

Wildwood Park for the Arts is home to unique botanical gardens and a bird sanctuary situated on 105 acres, ideal for walks (leashed dogs welcome) and runs, with lakeside gazebo, forest pavilion, formal and wild gardens, plus a 625-seat theater complex. In addition to arts education programs, Wildwood produces annual festivals, including Wine & Food FEASTival, Wine Reserve Dinner and LANTERNS!, a mid-winter, nighttime event featuring cultures from around the globe. Admission is charged only festival weekends. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Racing & Gaming

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
2705 Central Ave., Hot Springs
(800) 625-5296 | Oaklawn.com

Oaklawn is Arkansas’s favorite place to play! Play hundreds of new games like live blackjack, live poker, roulette, craps and a high limits area. Oaklawn is open 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Su-Th and 8 a.m.-6 a.m. F-Sa. Enjoy Thoroughbred racing from late January through early May. Visit Oaklawn.com for post time details.


Sports / Sporting Events

Arkansas State Fair
2600 Howard St., Little Rock
(501) 372-8341 | ArkansasStateFair.com

The Arkansas State Fair, a 10-day event in October, hosts livestock shows, carnival food, music and entertainment. Other events take place here year-round including circuses, musical performances, motor sports, robotics, flower & garden shows, and hunting, antique, gun and knife shows. Open Oct. 11-20, 2019, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock
(501) 664-1555 | Travs.com

The Arkansas Travelers are the Double-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The team plays at Dickey-Stephens Park, which seats 10,000 people and features wide covered concourses, a variety of concession and local craft beer menus and a great view of Little Rock’s downtown skyline and new Broadway Bridge. Family Fun giveaway nights are scheduled throughout the season, which runs April through September. 70 Home games a season and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F. Visit website for schedule.


Little Rock Marathon
500 W. Markham, Room 108, Little Rock
(501) 918-5359 | LittleRockMarathon.com

The Little Rock Marathon, held annually on the First Weekend of March, attracts participants from all 50 states and over 40 different countries. The Little Rock Marathon is famous for the world’s largest finisher’s medal and unique race themes that change each year. Annually on the first weekend of March each year.


Tours & Transit

404 Tour Co.
404 E. Third St., Little Rock
(501) 404-0404 | 404Tour.com

Segway tours of Little Rock’s River Market District. Highlights include Clinton Presidential Center, Heifer International and Riverfront Park. The Segway is fun and easy to ride, and our tour route is scenic and smooth. Check out our great reviews on TripAdvisor and give us a call to schedule your tour. Open 10 a.m.-4:04 p.m. Tu-Sa, and by appointment Su-M. Hours are subject to weather conditions, and the shop may be closed if we are out touring, so please call ahead. Tours are usually available on short notice.


Arkansas Destinations
301 Pepper Ave., Little Rock
(501) 603-0113 | ARDestinations.com

Little Rock’s first destination management company was established in 2000 and specializes in tours, transportation, meetings and events for groups. Rent a trolley or mini bus for your group, getaway or event. We can make it all easy for you. New, The Toddy Trolley, rent a vintage trolley bus and tour local LR/NLR brew pubs. Check website for details.


Dreamland Ballroom and Taborian Hall Museum
800 W. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 255-5700 | DreamlandBallroom.org

Taborian Hall, built in 1916, is on the National Historic Registry. Located on the corner of West Ninth and State Streets in downtown Little Rock, it houses the Arkansas Flag and Banner gift shop on the first floor, the company’s sales offices on the second floor and the must-see Dreamland Ballroom on the top story. This historic gem was featured in the regional Emmy award winning PBS Documentary “Dream Land: Little Rock’s West 9th Street.” Come see the stage that hosted the icons of Rhythm and Blues. Stand among the ghosts of the past and feel the presence of Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Cab Calloway, B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Otis Redding, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and multitudes more that graced the Dreamland Ballroom stage and played late every night from the buildings completion in 1918 through the ‘60s. Tours are available every month. Visit our Facebook page or DreamlandBallroom.org to see times and dates or call (501) 255 5700 to book a private tour, inquire about venue rentals, or set up a photo shoot!


Heifer International Campus
1 World Ave., Little Rock
(855) 948-6437 | Heifer.org/HeiferVillage

The Heifer International Campus in downtown Little Rock introduces visitors to the possibility of a world free from hunger and poverty. Visitors will enjoy hands-on and interactive exhibits in Heifer Village that provide a fun and educational experience for all ages. Visitors can also visit our animal friends at the Urban Farm, take a tour of Heifer LEED-certified headquarters building, enjoy a meal at Cafe@Heifer and shop ethically sourced goods at Shop@Heifer. The Heifer International Campus offers free on-site parking and is within walking distance of the Clinton Library and downtown attractions. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
(855) 948-6437 | Heifer.org/Ranch

Get a firsthand look at Heifer’s work in the United States at Heifer Ranch in Perryville. The Ranch is a sustainable farm that offers day, overnight and multi-night experiences for all ages. Whether you immerse yourself in the Heifer Global Village, spend a day working alongside our farmers or enjoy a farm-to-table meal in our dining hall, your experience is sure to inspire and educate. Visit the website linked above for current activities and hours. Email Reservations@Heifer.org to craft your meaningful visit and to support Heifer USA’s work.


METRO Streetcar
901 Maple St., North Little Rock
(501) 375-6717 | RRMetro.org

METRO Streetcar is a fun, unique way to take in the downtown sights of central Arkansas’ “twin cities.” Spanning the beautiful Arkansas River, the system links some of the most vibrant destinations in Pulaski County, including the Clinton Presidential Center; North Little Rock’s historic Argenta district; the Little Rock River Market and Creative Corridor; and favorite restaurants, hotels, brewpubs, cultural attractions, shops and more. Streetcars run 8:20 a.m.-10 p.m. M-W, 8:20 a.m.-12 a.m. Th-Sa, 11:40 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Su. Check rrmetro.org for schedules and maps. Streetcars are fare-free in 2019! Download the free METROtrack app for real-time arrival information.


Quapaw Quarter Association
615 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock
(501) 371-0075 | Quapaw.com

The city’s early history is encompassed by a 9-square-mile area known as the Quapaw Quarter. The area features the city’s oldest homes (some pre-Civil War) and the Governor’s Mansion historic district with homes dating from about 1880 to 1920. Although they are not open to the public, they can be enjoyed from the street or sidewalk via driving or walking tours. The Quapaw Quarter Association’s mission is to preserve Greater Little Rock’s historic places. The QQA also manages the Little Rock Visitor Information Center at Historic Curran Hall. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-Sa and 1-5 p.m. Su.


Rock Region METRO
901 Maple St., North Little Rock
(501) 375-6717 | RRMetro.org

Pulaski County’s public transit system Check rrmetro.org for route maps and schedules. Download the free METROtrack app for real-time bus information and the free Token Transit app for smartphone fare payment.


Rock Town Distillery
1201 Main St., Little Rock
(501) 907-5244 | RockTownDistillery.com

During the tour you’ll be taken through the whole process of making spirits — from grain to glass. See the aging whiskey casks and learn what makes bourbon, bourbon. Visit the still house where the solid copper pot still distills Arkansas corn, wheat and rye into liquid gold. Next, see the bottling room where all their spirits are packaged. The final stop is in the tasting room for samples of the award-winning local spirits. Full bar with craft cocktails available. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Su, Tu-Th and 11 a.m.-midnight F-Sa. Tour hours: 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tu-Su.


Rock Town River Outfitters
400 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 831-0548 | RockTownRiverOutfitters.com

Bicycle rentals and guided tours of Little Rock. Guided kayak tours on the Arkansas River. Outdoor fun for the whole family of any skill level! Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. W-Sa and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Su. Hours vary by season.