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Central Region- Arkansas River/Big Dam Bridge-A pedestrian and bicycle bridge

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Day 1

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Experience for yourself the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the world - the Big Dam Bridge.  The bridge opened with much fanfare in 2006.  The tour will start on the Little Rock Side of the bridge where you will walk the 3/4 miles across the scenic Arkansas River.  Please wear comfortable shoes.
 
The bridge was built and designed for recruiting jobs and families to the area and also to promote healthy lifestyle choices for its residents. The 3,463-foot bridge links 25 miles of bike-hike trails in the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, as well as connecting two recreation areas-Murray Park and Cooks Landing. With the approaches, it measures 4,300 feet.

The riverfront tour continues with Dickey-Stephens Field, which just opened on April 12, 2007. Tour the newest minor league baseball stadium in the U.S., with 5,500 fixed seats along the river front in North Little Rock. The park was built with $32.6 million, financed by a sales tax in North Little Rock and revenues from the Arkansas Travelers, who recently relocated from  Ray Winder Field in Little Rock.

The Arkansas Maritime Museum includes USS Razorback Submarine, where guests learn about her wartime service, her activities during the Cold War and Vietnam and her service in the Turkish Navy as TCG Muratreis. Visitors can see how submariners lived, where they slept (next to their torpedoes), where they ate, and where they worked. You will be using the same hatches and ladders that the crew used when the Razorback was an active duty submarine. You need to be able to climb down and up a 10-foot vertical ladder to enter the submarine. Participants should not be claustrophobic.

Interested in this tour? Contact North Little Rock Visitors Bureau at 501.758.1424 or visit http://www.northlittlerock.travel/

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