Brush Up on the Little Rock Basics
Capital city & most populous city in Arkansas
The city derives its name from a rock formation found downtown along the Arkansas River. The formation was named “La Petite Roche” (the little rock) by the French explorer Bénard de la Harpe, who discovered it in 1722. Visitors can view the rock at La Petite Roche Plaza. The park includes a path that leads to the base of the Junction Bridge Pedestrian & Cycling Walkway where interpretive panels explain the importance of the site.
Navigate like a native with this pronunciation guide!
|Commonly Mispronounced||Correct Pronunciation|
|Rodney Parham Road||PAIR-um|
Making the drive to and from nearby major cities
*Mileage estimates via Google.com/Maps
Central Arkansas experiences all four seasons; pack accordingly.
|SPRING||73º average high|
|SUMMER||93º average high|
|FALL||75º average high|
|WINTER||31º average low|
Little Rock's coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 30.8°. In July, the warmest month, the average daytime temperature rises to 92.8°.