Little Rock Convention & Vistors Bureau

The Ottenheimer Market Hall in the River Market is a favorite lunch destination among locals and visitors.

The bustling hub of Little Rock is situated along the banks of the Arkansas River. It’s home to some of the city’s top attractions, restaurants and recreational activities — all just a trolley ride apart.

The heart of Little Rock’s downtown lies in the River Market. On any given day, the area is teeming with downtown dwellers, employees and tourists, many of which congregate in the Ottenheimer Market Hall. The hall is packed full with food vendors dishing up diverse cuisine — from burgers and Indian food to tacos and vegan fare. A few blocks away is the kid-friendly Museum of Discovery, which has been featured numerous times on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and was recently hailed as sixth-best children's museum in a USA TODAY’s "10 Best Readers' Choice Award" poll.

Explore Little Rock’s history by touring the Old State House Museum, Arkansas’ first state Capitol building turned museum. Downtown is also where you’ll find the Clinton Presidential Center, which features revolving exhibits along with the main library celebrating the country’s 42nd president.

South of the River Market on Main Street is the newly minted Creative Corridor. The area is home to many of Little Rock’s beloved arts and culture institutions including the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and Ballet Arkansas.

Further south, just short of I-630, visitors will find the MacArthur Park Historic District, Little Rock’s oldest park. In addition to a playground, walking trail and a Korean War Veterans Memorial, the park is home to the Arkansas Arts Center (AAC) and the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The AAC is undergoing major renovations and adding 127,000 square feet, which will include expanded studios and education spaces, a black box theater, a family art adventure space and an indoor/outdoor restaurant overlooking the park. The new and improved AAC is set to open in early 2022.

Downtown is also home to a variety of dining and nightlife opportunities. Hot spots include Bruno’s Little Italy, Samantha’s Tap Room & Wood Grill, The Library Kitchen + Lounge, Sonny Williams’ Steak Room, 42 bar and table, Doe’s Eat Place, Heritage Grille Steak & Fin and many more.

There are several popular music venues downtown and the Robinson Center brings large-scale musicals and plays to Little Rock. Agasi 7: Rooftop Bar + Kitchen and The Library Kitchen + Lounge are great spots to enjoy a cocktail after a day spent exploring the city. Or if you’re looking for something livelier, you can sing along with the dueling pianos at Willy D’s, catch the game on of the big screen TVs in Prost or dance all night at DEEP.



  • 42 bar and table at the Clinton Presidential Center
  • Agasi 7: Rooftop Bar + Kitchen
  • Bridges Restaurant & Lounge @ DoubleTree Hotel
  • Bruno's Little Italy
  • Doe's Eat Place
  • Heritage Grille Steak & Fin
  • The Library Kitchen + Lounge
  • Ottenheimer Market Hall
  • Prost
  • Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill
  • Sonny Williams' Steak Room
  • Willy D's


  • Agasi 7: Rooftop Bar + Kitchen
  • Cannibal & Craft (opening spring 2020)
  • DEEP
  • The Library Kitchen + Lounge
  • Prost
  • Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill
  • Sonny Williams' Steak Room
  • Willy D's


  • Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop
    (temporarily located in Riverdale until the museum reopens in 2022)
  • Arkansas Flag & Banner
  • The Bookstore at Library Square
  • Clinton Museum Store
  • The Galleries at Library Square
  • Little Rock Farmers' Market
  • Shop the Rock


  • Arkansas Arts Center
    (currently undergoing renovations with plans to reopen in 2022)
  • Arkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre
    (currently touring throughout the state while undergoing renovations until 2022)
  • CALS Ron Robinson Theater
  • Central Arkansas Library System-Main Library
  • Clinton Presidential Center
  • Dreamland Ballroom and Taborian Hall Museum
  • The Galleries at Library Square
  • Jazz in the Park
  • Movies in the Park
  • Robinson Performance Hall


  • DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock
  • Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Little Rock
  • Holiday Inn Express Downtown Little Rock
  • Little Rock Marriott