Central Arkansas

With all the cultural amenities of a thriving metropolitan area within arm’s reach and the tranquility of nature just minutes away, Central Arkansas really is the best of both worlds. The capital city of Little Rock and its surrounding cities are home to restaurants, museums, shopping, nightlife and plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors, including 6 state parks and numerous regional and municipal recreational areas.

Katherine Stewart

Central Arkansas travel writer Katherine Stewart enjoys exploring everything the area has to offer—from the big can’t-miss attractions to the hidden gems, both indoors and out.

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“A Certain Sound: Speaking Truth to Power,” Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church) *In partnership with Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church – Bishop McKenzie of Dallas, Texas serves as the 117th elected bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and was the first woman elected bishop in the denomination’s …
A brand new shopping experience dedicated to showcasing the tremendous variety of artisans and products made in The Natural State comes to War Memorial Stadium the first weekend of April. Arkansas Made – Arkansas Proud will feature more than 100 vendors offering everything from fine arts to furniture produced in every corner of the state. Vendors will …
Baseball fans are well aware that the Travs’ season opener is just two short weeks away, on Thursday, April 6th. Many fans like to plan attendance around special events taking place at the park, especially for perennially popular events like Clunker Car Night, $1 Hot Dog Night, any game that ends in fireworks and games with …
Spring has sprung and all of Central Arkansas is celebrating with numerous opportunities to get out and enjoy it. Check out these enticing invitations to get outdoors! April 6 Does anything say “spring” like the opening day of baseball season? The Arkansas Travelers will play their first game of the year at Dickey Stephens Park …
Aspiring historians take note! The office of U.S. Senator John Boozman will host a workshop for the Veterans History Project (VHP) on March 18 at 1 p.m. at the Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park in Scott, Arkansas. The VHP is the world’s largest oral history archive, housed at the Library of Congress and containing more …
Fans of outer space, music, science and fun in general should blast off to the University of Central Arkansas on Saturday, March 11 for the Conway Symphony Orchestra‘s performance of the classic interstellar orchestral work Gustav Holst’s The Planets. But this is not your average symphony performance—there’s a full schedule of space-based activities planned pre- and post show. …
  The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state’s largest non-profit professional theatre company, has announced their 2017-2018 lineup. This will be their 42nd season and their first fully under new Producing Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany, who in a statement said the season might be “more varied than ever before,” a notion that fits with the Rep’s …
Food…glorious food!! Arkansas is home to some legendary restaurants, wonderful chefs, and amazing, tasty fare. And although the state has all varieties of halls of fame, it wasn’t until 2016 that the Department of Arkansas Heritage decided there needed to be an Arkansas Food Hall of Fame. Rightly so…and about time! The Arkansas Food Hall …