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Central Region- Dynamic Duo (Little Rock and Hot Springs)

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Day 1

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Welcome to Arkansas's capital city - Little Rock! Explore the territorial, statehood, and confederate heritage at the Old State House and Historic Arkansas Museum, as well as the Arkansas State Capitol building. The famous Little Rock Nine's story is displayed in a restored 1950s gas station across from Little Rock Central High School.

Check out the Empress Bed and Breakfast in the historic Quapaw Quarter, considered to be the finest and most expensive house in Arkansas when it was built in the early 1900s. Little Rock offers a variety of lodging options, in addition to the greatest concentration of restaurants and entertainment in the state. Try Murray's Dinner Playhouse for Broadway caliber, buffet-styled dinner theater, or venture out to West Little Rock for shopping galore. Wake up to the fresh aromas of the River Market pavillion, filled with eateries, fresh flowers, and gifts. Great food, entertainment, and local retailers line President Clinton Avenue to make up the heart of the River Market district. The largest archival in American Presidential history is displayed in the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, also in the River Market. The Clinton Center includes the museum, archival collection, an authentic reproduction of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room, educational and research facilities, and Cafe 42, a casually eclectic restaurant. The Center is located in a 30-acre park in downtown Little Rock on the banks of the Arkansas River. Before leaving, stroll over to the Clinton Museum Store, just on the edge of the River Market, it'll be worth the stop!

Take a small drive over the river and visit the U.S.S. Razorback and the maritime museum on the banks of the Arkansas River in North Little Rock. After visiting the musuem, go back in time and explore the Old Mill in North Little Rock.  The Old Mill is the sight of many picturesque views and can even be seen in the opening credits of the highly acclaimed "Gone With the Wind".



Day 2

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One of the nation's oldest and most visited National Parks, Hot Springs" The Spa City," is home to thoroughbred racing at Oaklawn Park, three lakes, two state parks, numerous art galleries, a plethora of antique shops, and most notably, thermal spa bathing. Stroll along famous Bathhouse Row, which features seven architecturally significant buildings, and bears testimony to the city’s glory days as America's foremost spa. Take in a scene of Hot Springs from the clouds atop the Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

Hot Springs' newest attraction, Garvan Woodland Gardens, is a 210-acre botanical garden featuring springs, streams, waterfalls, roses, daffodils, an impressive collection of Japanese Maples, and thousands of additional plantings, all on the shores of scenic Lake Hamilton. Get there by way of duck - land and water sightseeing excursions all in one vehicle! Spend the evening exploring the arts of Hot Springs on a Gallery Walk - a four-block area of downtown filled with art galleries, restaurants, and shopping.  Rise early to indulge in one of Hot Springs' finest spa facilities.  Located in historic hotels, on Bathhouse Row, and elsewhere in the city, your group will love complete pampering.

From the Mid-America Science Museum to the Magic Springs/Crystal Falls theme and water parks, Hot Springs offers activities for every kind of group. Hot Springs is also the boyhood home of former President Bill Clinton with a number of sites relating to his youth in the city, and tales to be told about the 42nd President of the United States.

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