David Yerby / Ark. Dept. of Parks & Tourism / LRCVB

TOP: Heifer International is headquartered in downtown Little Rock and offers visitors a chance to tour the building and meet animal friends at the Urban Farm. | ABOVE: The newly renovated Robinson Center plays host to a wide assortment of big-name acts like Disney’s The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera. | RIGHT: Little Rock Central High School is one of the city’s most famous tourist destinations. Visitors can tour the place where the Little Rock Nine integrated the school in 1957.

No matter what time of year you visit, you’ll find plenty of activities your family can enjoy together. There are water parks and nature centers, local theaters and ice-skating rinks, trampoline parks and hiking trails, historical landmarks and children’s libraries. When the weather is right, the Little Rock Zoo is a popular choice, boasting cute baby animals for visitors to snap selfies with. The River Market beckons folks in from the heat during the summer to savor delicious and diverse fare in its Ottenheimer Hall Food Court. Other fair weather fun can be had at the city’s only mini golf and go-kart park, Big Rock Fun Park.

When it’s a bit colder or just a tad too hot, head inside the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children’s Library & Learning Center. This state-of-the-art center has a computer lab, teaching kitchen, 165-seat theater and community room — in addition to a collection of more than 21,000 books, CDs and DVDs.

The opportunities to learn about Little Rock, soak in the scenery of The Natural State or simply have fun with your travel companions are endless — the list of attractions on the following pages can prove it.

Amusement / Water Parks

Big Rock Fun Park
11411 Baseline Road, Little Rock
(501) 455-3750

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 for big groups. School year hours: 3-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday; summer hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-9 p.m. Sunday.


North Little Rock Funland
25 Funland Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 753-7307

Amusement park with rides for various ages and two pavilions. Call or email for more information and reservations. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday and by appointment only Wednesday-Friday.


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

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.

Animals

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

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. Monday-Saturday.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
(501) 889-5124

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 - General Inquiries
(501) 661-7222 - Event Inquiries

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 October 1 through February 28: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Summer hours March 1 through September 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

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Art Galleries

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

Argenta Gallery features Southern artists and is open during 3rd Friday Art Walks in the Argenta Arts District from 5-9 p.m. or by appointment.


Barry Thomas Fine Art & Studio
711 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 912-6302
Collection of Barry Thomas original works. Various workshops/classes scheduled throughout the year. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


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

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. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.


Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 320-5700

The Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) art program is located in the Arkansas Studies Institute building, which houses four art galleries. The Butler Center galleries include a retail gallery featuring the work of Arkansas artists, as well as galleries featuring rotating exhibits and works from the CALS permanent collection. Original paintings, pastels, photography, woodworking, sculpture and ceramics can be found in the retail gallery. A percentage of sales benefit the acquisition and conservation of the library’s permanent collection of Arkansas artwork. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Cantrell Gallery
8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
(501) 224-1335

Features art by established and emerging local and regional artists. For 47-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. Monday-Saturday or by appointment.


Gallery 26
2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Suite 1, Little Rock
(501) 664-8996

For more than 20 years, Gallery 26 has been representing some of central Arkansas’ most cutting-edge and innovative artists. They also offer quality custom and do-it-yourself framing. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


Greg Thompson Fine Art
429 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 664-2787

The gallery provides 3,000 square feet of both public and private viewing space with a focus on art by important Southern regionalists, making it a destination gallery for the genre. They offer an in-depth representation of 20th century modern art from private collections around the world, as well as a select representation of some of the top artists from the South. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Open 5-8 p.m. the third Friday of each month for 3rd Friday Art Walk.


Hearne Fine Art
1001 Wright Ave., Suite C, Little Rock
(501) 372-6822

Both first-time investors and seasoned collectors can explore the collection of works by noted artists such as Dean Mitchell, Kevin Cole, Artis Lane, Benny Andrews, Alonzo Ford and Marjorie Williams-Smith. The full-service gallery provides consulting, placement and hanging, searches, appraisals, conservation framing and more. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and by appointment Sunday.


M2 Gallery
11525 Cantrell Road, Suite 918, Little Rock
(501) 225-6257

Located in Pleasant Ridge Town Center in west Little Rock, 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.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.


Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery
108 W. Sixth St., Suite A, Little Rock
(501) 725-8508

Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery has contemporary fine art from some of the best artists in Arkansas, the region and the nation—paintings, sculpture, drawings, photography and mixed media. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.


Red Door Gallery
3715 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock
(501) 753-5227
Fine art gallery and custom framing shop in the Historic Park Hill neighborhood of North Little Rock. Open 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Art Museums

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

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

The Arkansas Arts Center is the city's premier art museum and one of the top attractions by visitors each year in Little Rock. The center is known for its children's theatre, workshops, and visiting exhibits.

Bowling Alleys

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

Dust Bowl Lounge is a premier nightlife spot with retro 1970s-inspired bowling, bars and outdoor patios. Come roll! Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday and noon-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Children / Family

Altitude Trampoline Park
15707 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock
(501) 353-1281

Altitude Trampoline Park has 20,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines in their 35,000-square-foot facility. Great family fun and high-energy entertainment for the whole family. Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday.


Arkansas Skatium
1311 Bowman Road, Little Rock
(501) 227-4333

Arkansas Skatium in west Little Rock offers roller skating and ice skating, parties (public and private), group events and a snack bar. Open Monday through Friday for school groups from 9:30 a.m. up to 3:30 p.m. Reservations must be made in advance.


Jump!Zone
9250 Commerce Cove, North Little Rock
(501) 907-5867

Jump!Zone is an indoor party and play center featuring large inflatables, interactive games and toddler activities. There are moonwalks, bouncers, obstacle courses, giant slides and other interactive games. Food is also available. Admission is $8 for children, parents and children under 2 get in free with one paid admission. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


The Painted Pig Studio
5622 R St., Little Rock
(501) 280-0553

Choose from more than 200 pieces of bisque pottery, grab your favorite colors of paint and let your creativity do the rest. Once you’re done, staff members will glaze and fire it. In 7-10 days, we will call you to pick up your unique piece of art, or we can ship it to you. Walk-ins welcome on most of our crafts, but call ahead if interested in the jewelry. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


Museum of Discovery–Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 396-7050

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 in an interactive, educational environment. Group rates are available for camp-ins, 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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Open on Monday holidays and summer.


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

The Wonder Place is a creative playspace 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 toystore is filled with mind-stimulating and creative toys. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Educational Experiences

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

The Main Library of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) is located in the River Market District. The library offers an expansive area for children and teens and a public computer center with Internet access. Nationally acclaimed literary figures and other speakers are featured throughout the year at special events and during the Arkansas Literary Festival. Also on the Main Library’s campus are the Cox Creative Center, which houses River Market Books & Gifts, the library’s used book store, and Bookends Café, the Arkansas Studies Institute building, 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. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

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. Monday-Saturday.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
(855) 948-6437

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

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–Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 396-7050

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 in an interactive, educational environment. Group rates are available for camp-ins, 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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Open on Monday holidays and summer.

Escape Rooms

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

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

Burns Park Golf Course
30 Championship Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 758-5800

One of the best public courses in the state and located right off I-40, Burns Park offers two 18-hole layouts, a driving range, a clubhouse, meeting/event space, and a golf pro shop. The Championship Course is the longer of the two courses at par 71. The shorter par-70 Tournament Course is perfect for beginners and features a combination of hills, doglegs and nine lakes. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.


Hindman Park Golf Course
60 Brookview Drive, Little Rock
(501) 565-6450

Hindman Park is one of Little Rock’s most challenging courses. The 18-hole, par-72 course boasts a wooded setting with scenic vistas. Thanks to its natural setting, Hindman has been certified an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Call for greens fees and tee times.


Rebsamen Golf Course
3400 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock
(501) 666-7965

Rebsamen Golf Course is located along the Arkansas River, adjacent to Murray Park and five minutes from downtown Little Rock. It offers golfers a par-72, 18-hole championship course and a nine-hole executive course. Ask about weekend rates. Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.


War Memorial Golf Course
5511 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 663-0854

Located in the heart of Little Rock, War Memorial Golf Course features a fast-playing par-64, 18-hole golf course with reconstructed tees and greens. Open 7 a.m.-sunset daily.


Hot Springs Village

The following courses are located in Hot Springs Village, which is home to some of Arkansas’ best golf. These courses are about a one-hour drive from Little Rock.

Balboa Golf Course
111 Balboa Way, Hot Springs Village
(501) 922-1504
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
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
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
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
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
Isabella has 27 holes with three nine hole courses Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. It is player friendly and has wide fairways with challenging elevated greens. Pinta 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
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
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.

Museums, Historical Sites & Landmarks

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

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. The house has many historic and symbolic features associated with the state as well as art and antiques. There is a Grand Hall attached to the house that is the setting for many official dinners and receptions. Tours available by appointment. Weekdays only. Call to schedule.


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

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. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Note: November-March the museum closes at 4:30 p.m. The submarine tour is not recommended for children younger than 5.


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

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. Monday-Friday and one weekend per month.


Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum
3 Verizon Arena Way, North Little Rock
(501) 313-4158

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

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. In early December, the halls are decked for the holidays and choirs from around the state perform in the rotunda. Guided tours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Self-guided tours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends and holidays.


ATA Martial Arts World Headquarters
1800 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock
(501) 568-2821

ATA Martial Arts, one of the largest martial arts organizations in the world, has an exquisite new international headquarters in the Riverdale district of downtown Little Rock. The 45,000-square-foot building is home to the world-class museum, which celebrates the life of ATA founder, Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, and the rich history of Taekwondo. For guests that are touring at their leisure, the ATA museum has stationed televisions to walk you through each decade of the organization’s 49-year history. Those interested in a more personalized tour may call the front desk for more information. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free to the public.


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

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. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

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 listen to the music of the performers that played late into the night during the 1940s and ‘50s. 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. Tours are available every other Saturday. Call (501) 375-7633 Ext. 120 to book a private tour.


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

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.


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

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. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

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.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. 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. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

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. At the National Park Service Visitor Center, located diagonally across from the school campus, visitors can explore exhibits describing the desegregation events that divided the nation. Still in operation by the Little Rock School District, Central High School itself is not open to visitors unless they are on a free ranger-led guided tour, available by advance reservation. 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). One-hour guided walking tours of Central’s interior are by reservation, Monday-Friday, 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.


The Little Rock La Petite Roche
North end of Rock Street in Riverfront Park, Little Rock

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.


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

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. Monday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday.


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

This state-of-the-art facility houses more than 8,000 square feet of interactive and educational exhibits 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, family-friendly workshops and activities, and our signature Family Fun Saturdays. Admission is free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.


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

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.


Museum of Discovery–Donald W. Reynolds Science Center
500 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock
(501) 396-7050

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 in an interactive, educational environment. Group rates are available for camp-ins, 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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Open on Monday holidays and summer.


North Little Rock Heritage Center
506 Main St., North Little Rock
(501) 371-0755

The North Little Rock Heritage Center showcases North Little Rock history. Open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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

National Historic Landmark located in North Little Rock, this re-creation of a water-powered gristmill is known for being in the opening shots of Gone With the Wind and is a hot spot for seasonal photographs and portraits. Free admission, handicap-accessible. Open 6 a.m.-30 minutes after sunset.


Old State House Museum
300 W. Markham St., Little Rock
(501) 324-8641

Arkansas starts here. Already under construction when Arkansas became a state in 1836, the Old State House represents 179 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 “True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley,” which demonstrates how one man’s devotion can result in profound works of art, and “Cabinet of Curiosities: Treasures from the University of Arkansas Museum Collection,” an exclusive look at an extensive collection that has been closed to the public for over a decade. Admission is free. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 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

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Open Monday holidays.


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

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. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott
(501) 961-9442

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Outdoor Fun

Allsopp Park
3700 Cedar Hill Road, Little Rock
(501) 371-4770

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

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. The trail is accessible from both sides of the river and almost anywhere along the route. Two new bridges are also part of the trail, adding even more adventure and convenience — the Two Rivers Park Bridge in west Little Rock and the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, or Rock Island Bridge, near the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. Open daily.


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

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, 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. New in 2017: accessible playground. Open 6 a.m.-midnight daily.


Downtown Riverside RV Park
250 S. Locust St., North Little Rock
(501) 340-5312

Your home away from home at one of America’s most unique RV parks. It is the only RV park located on the bank of the Arkansas River with spectacular downtown views and minutes from dining, entertainment and nightlife. The park can accommodate 61 RVs with water, 50 amp electricity and sewer. On-site manager, gated, free Wi-Fi, clubhouse with washer and dryer, restrooms, complimentary use of Hastings Pavilion. Open 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. in summer (March 13–November 4) and 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in winter (November 5–March 12).


Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Road, Hot Springs
(501) 262-9300

Garvan Woodland Gardens, the University of Arkansas’ botanical garden, is one of eight public woodland gardens in America. The Asian garden is ranked as the fifth best in North America. Check out a kid’s Discovery Backpack at the Welcome Center to explore unique Evans Children’s Adventure Garden, with its soaring 450-foot bridge, cave and waterfall, crawdad holes, and 3,200 tons of boulders for climbing. Kids love the Model Train Garden next to the Chipmunk Cafe, which offers fresh salads, sandwiches and wraps from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily February 1 through mid-November and 3-9 p.m. mid-November through December 31 during Holiday Lights. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the month of January.


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

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

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

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.


North Shore Riverwalk
Willow Street & Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock
(501) 791-8537

On the north side of the Arkansas River, this nearly 3.5-acre park offers picturesque views, lighted walkways and a jogging trail. Families will enjoy the many picnic sites and open play areas. The park is the site for festivals as well. Call for information.


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

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 is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Thanksgiving; closes at noon on Christmas Eve.


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

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Open Monday holidays.


Toltec Mounds Archaeological State Park
490 Toltec Mounds Road, Scott
(501) 961-9442

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. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

Wildwood Park for the Arts is home to Little Rock’s unique botanical gardens and bird sanctuary, situated on a lovely 105 acres ideal for walks and runs, with lakeside gazebo, forest pavilion, formal and wild gardens, and a 625-seat theater complex. With arts education programs year-round, Wildwood also produces park-wide festivals celebrating a diversity of arts. Events include the annual Wine & Food FEASTival, Wine Reserve Dinner and LANTERNS!, a mid-winter, nighttime festival featuring cultures from around the globe. Open free daily; admission is charged only on festival weekends. Field trips 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Performing Arts Venues & Theaters

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

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. Check dates and times of events on website or email Info@ArgentaCommunityTheater.com.


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

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. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. 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

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

The ASO is a non-profit professional orchestra serving Arkansas. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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

An essential part of the Arkansas arts community for nearly 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. To learn more about Ballet Arkansas, our performances and events, and our children’s series and education programs, visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 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

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.


Celebrity Attractions
426 W. Markham, Little Rock
(501) 244-8800; (501) 492-3312

Greater Little Rock is treated to national touring Broadway shows each year, courtesy of the Celebrity Attractions Broadway season. Hours vary with production.


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

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
Cafe - (501) 372-0210
Reservations - (501) 372-0205

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 Tuesday-Friday and 8:30 a.m. until late Saturday.


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

Visitors to the 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

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. Tuesday-Saturday. 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)

Arkansas’ premier performing arts facility, the 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, 2,214-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.


The Weekend Theater
1001 W. Seventh St., Little Rock
(501) 374-3761

The Weekend Theater is a unique black-box theater at the corner of Seventh and Chester streets, producing socially conscious plays in Little Rock since 1993. The theater is decidedly New York in character — apartments upstairs, theater downstairs, pizza joint/microbrewery across the street, and the local fire station across the other. Productions run on weekends only. Tickets range from $12-$20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and shows start at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and select Thursdays. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and shows start at 2:30 p.m. on select Sundays.


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

Wildwood Park for the Arts is home to Little Rock’s unique botanical gardens and bird sanctuary, situated on a lovely 105 acres ideal for walks and runs, with lakeside gazebo, forest pavilion, formal and wild gardens, and a 625-seat theater complex. With arts education programs year-round, Wildwood also produces park-wide festivals celebrating a diversity of arts. Events include the annual Wine & Food FEASTival, Wine Reserve Dinner and LANTERNS!, a mid-winter, nighttime festival featuring cultures from around the globe. Open free daily; admission is charged only on festival weekends. Field trips 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Sports/Sporting Events

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

The Arkansas State Fair, an 11-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 and hunting, antique, gun and knife shows. Open Oct. 11-21, 2018, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.


Dickey-Stephens Park – Home of the Arkansas Travelers
400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock
(501) 664-1555

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. Open 70 Home games a season and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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

Take part in the Little Rock Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Little Rockers Kids Marathon in March each year. Known for having the world’s largest finisher’s medal. A race for every pace. Visit the website or Facebook page for more dates and details.

Tours & Transit

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

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 (mostly) well-separated from automobile traffic. Check out our great reviews on Trip Advisor and give us a call to schedule your tour. Open 10 a.m.-4:04 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday. By appointment Monday-Tuesday. 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 Governor’s Mansion
1800 Center St., Little Rock
(501) 324-9805

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. The house has many historic and symbolic features associated with the state as well as art and antiques. There is a Grand Hall attached to the house that is the setting for many official dinners and receptions. Tours available by appointment. Weekdays only. Call to schedule.


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

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. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Note: November-March the museum closes at 4:30 p.m. The submarine tour is not recommended for children younger than 5.


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

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. In early December, the halls are decked for the holidays and choirs from around the state perform in the rotunda. Guided tours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Self-guided tours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on weekends and holidays.


ATA Martial Arts World Headquarters
1800 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock
(501) 568-2821

ATA Martial Arts, one of the largest martial arts organizations in the world, has an exquisite new international headquarters in the Riverdale district of downtown Little Rock. The 45,000-square-foot building is home to the world-class museum, which celebrates the life of ATA founder, Eternal Grand Master H.U. Lee, and the rich history of Taekwondo. For guests that are touring at their leisure, the ATA museum has stationed televisions to walk you through each decade of the organization’s 49-year history. Those interested in a more personalized tour may call the front desk for more information. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free to the public.


Diamond Bear Brewing Co.
600 N. Broadway St., North Little Rock
(501) 708-2337

Take a free tour of Diamond Bear’s New Modern World Class Brewery and get a behind-the-scenes look at how their favorite brews are made. The tour begins in the back, which is called “The Tap Room.” Here a tour guide will give a presentation on beer history and the brewing process. This is followed by a guided tour through the brewhouse, fermentation farm and packaging areas of the brewery before ending back into a private tasting area for samples and a souvenir pint glass. Normal tour hours are 5 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Bar open until 10 p.m. on weekends.


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

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 listen to the music of the performers that played late into the night during the 1940s and ‘50s. 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. Tours are available every other Saturday. Call (501) 375-7633 Ext. 120 to book a private tour.


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

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. Monday-Saturday.


Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road, Perryville
(501) 889-5124

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 http://www.Heifer.org/Ranch for current activities and hours. Email reservations@heifer.org to craft your meaningful visit and to support Heifer USA’s work.


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

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. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


Lost Forty Brewing
501 Byrd St., Little Rock
(501) 319-7275

Lost Forty Brewing is a craft microbrewery rooted in Arkansas, taking its name from the historic, storied forest that stands on 40 acres of Arkansas’ last truly virgin soil in Calhoun County. Lost Forty aims to craft beers as uniquely Arkansas as the land itself. Offering an in-house restaurant, the Southern American meets German Beer Hall menu is offered seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and a full brunch menu on Sundays. Join them for one of the 12 beers on tap, delicious food and a unique experience. Cheers! Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday.


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

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. Monday-Wednesday, 8:20 a.m.-12 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, 11:40 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Sunday. Download the free METROtrack app for real-time arrival information.


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

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. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.


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

Pulaski County’s public transit system. Download the free METROtrack app for real-time bus information.


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

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 potstill distills Arkansas corn, wheat and rye into liquid gold. Next, see the bottling room where bottling parties are held. The final stop is in the tasting room for samples of the award-winning local spirits. Open seven days a week. Visit website for hours. Tour hours: Monday-Friday tours at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Saturday tours at 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; Sunday tours at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Stone's Throw Brewing
402 E. Ninth St., Little Rock
(501) 244-9154

This neighborhood nano-brewery is the creation of four friends with over 40 years of combined brewing experience. The onsite taproom features 14 drafts, and locally made bar snacks. Visit us @StonesThrowBrewing on Facebook & Instagram and @StonesThrowBrew on Twitter for current selections. Open 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Also available for private events.