Traveling by foot is probably the most popular mode of transportation for exploring downtown Little Rock’s River Market District and North Little Rock’s Historic Argenta Arts District. Both areas are perfect for walking and browsing with a very wide variety of things to see and do. There’s outdoor art showcased in the Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and Art Along the River, both decorating President Clinton Avenue in the River Market. Several art galleries and theatrical venues line North Little Rock’s Main Street in Argenta, showcasing visual and performing arts. If your timing is right, you can catch the Arkansas Travelers baseball team in action at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock, or enjoy a concert by nationally known entertainers in Verizon Arena. The Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in Verizon has some cool interactive exhibits.
In Little Rock you can also visit four museums – the Old State House, Historic Arkansas, Discovery and Clinton Presidential Library. The Central Arkansas Nature Center is in the middle of them all, with Heifer International’s Heifer Village near the Presidential Center. If you get too hot, just head over to the splash pad to cool off. And don’t miss the opportunity to see the “little rock” at La Petite Roche Plaza, where the landmark that gave the Capital City its name is preserved and explained.
The River Rail Trolley makes accessing both locations easy. If you prefer to stroll, you can take one of the two pedestrian bridges — Junction and Clinton Presidential Park —which connect the north and south shores spanning the Arkansas River. But it you’re looking for a new way to get around, you can hop on a Segway. Arkansas SegTours Mobile Segway Service offers a 1 ½-hour outing focusing on the riverfront areas of both cities. (They also offer a tour of Two Rivers Park in west Little Rock.) Segway of Arkansas highlights downtown Little Rock and provides customized tours and trail rides. Guided tours are available by reservation. Visitors can choose from either a 75-minute or two hour excursion, both of which feature various Capital City destinations.
As they say in infomercials: “But Wait! There’s More!” Bobby’s Bike Hike Tours and Rentals lets you pedal your way through the downtown districts. The company offers guided bike tours and rentals. Numerous special events pack a very busy calendar offers several different venues for viewing. The tours and bicycles are for all ages and all fitness levels. Fikes Bikes, based in North Little Rock, offers rentals for all ages if you want to go it on your own. The latest addition to the mix is Little Rock Pedicabs and Rock Town Rickshaws. Both companies offer excursions aboard these giant tricycles.
Choose your favorite way to explore the Twin Cities’ downtowns and enjoy. There’s enough to keep you busy for quite some time by providing hours of fun.