Little Rock Central Region Get Directions Calculate Trip Hot Deals » More Wine tasting room, convenient to Little Rock... free tasting and 10% off purchase of wine bottles Best Western Premier Governor's Suites Reinventing Date Night Private luxury log cabin in Little Rock: sip Champagne in a private hot tub while enjoying the view! Attractions » More Goodwill Stores Quapaw Quarter Carpenter's Produce Lodging » More Little Rock Marriott La Quinta Inn West Residence Inn by Marriott Campgrounds/RVs » More Maumelle Recreation Area & Campground Dining » More Terrace on the Green Cajun's Wharf Seafood Restaurant Browning's Mexican Grill Golf » More The First Tee of Central Arkansas Eagle Hill Golf & Athletic Club Geyer Springs Golf Course Shopping » More Whole Foods Market Moxy Modern Mercantile Arkansas Rice Depot Lakes and Rivers » More Lake Sylvia Arkansas River (Okla. to Little Rock) Arkansas River (Little Rock to Miss. River) Events » More Father's Day Sunset Canoe Float Project Elan Mothers Day Lake Cruise Little Rock River Market Little Rock River Market Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in concert Arkansas State Fair, Little Rock Capital Hotel Bus Tour Capital Hotel Bus Tour Loading Arkansas State Capitol Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock skyline Little Rock skyline in the fall » More Photos Tourism Contacts Heart of Arkansas Travel Association Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau Dog Friendly Little Rock Experience Little Rock Dining Greater Little Rock Chamber of Commerce Little Rock Heritage Tourism Little Rock Visitor Information Center Southside Main Street Clear, 45°F. Learn More The state’s capital city, Little Rock, Arkansas began on the Arkansas River and years later it's still the place to be with the bustling River Market District featuring restaurants, shops, bars, nightlife, museums and hotels as well as the area’s main library. Focal points in the area are the Clinton Presidential Center & Park, neighboring world headquarters of Heifer International with its Heifer Village, and the Central Arkansas Nature Center. All three properties are "green" buildings and offer special tours. The Clinton Presidential Park Wetlands add “green” as well with boardwalks winding throughout the preserve in downtown Little Rock. Right in the vicinity you'll find the family-friendly Museum of Discovery, an interactive playground for both young and old. You can also visit the Little Rock Visitor's Center at Curran Hall and learn more. Don’t miss La Petite Roche Plaza in Riverfront Park on the Arkansas River. The capital city’s namesake – the little rock – is now the center of this beautiful area with interpretive plaques and innovative landscaping.The story of the "little rock" -- Benard de le Harpe, who is believed to have traveled about 50 miles above the present sites of Little Rock and North Little Rock, AR, described the area when writing about his journey. He noted a landmark on the north bank of the Arkansas River, which he referred to as the "French Rock" (now known as "big rock"). The first outcropping of rock along the riverbanks above its mouth on the south bank came to be known as the La Petite Roche -- "Little Rock." The arts flourish in Little Rock, Arkansas with the Arkansas Arts Center, housing one of the most-acclaimed collections of works on paper in the country. Fine and casual dining are abundant, as are performing arts opportunities. Like history? The city of Little Rock doesn’t disappoint. In addition to the Clinton Presidential Center, some of the other historic sites include Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Historic Arkansas Museum, Old State House Museum, Mount Holly Cemetery and MacArthur Museum of Military History. Black history is explored at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and EMOBA, along with the Central High School Museum. A good way to get an overview of Little Rock, AR and its major attractions is onboard a Little Rock Tours state-of-the-art bus. The tours travel throughout town and feature knowledgeable guides and relevant Hollywood and news clips shows on screens throughout the bus. Little Rock’s location in the center of the state also puts in on such historic trails as the Butterfield Overland Trail, the Southwest Trail, the Trail of Tears, and the Little Rock Campaign of the Civil War. These are part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System and offer lots of information about the history of The Natural State. Little Rock, Arkansas has plenty for outdoor lovers as well with numerous city parks offering running/walking trails, fishing, golf courses, sports facilities and picnic areas. Just to the west of town is Pinnacle Mountain State Park, a day-use facility which offers a birds-eye view of the city from its summit. Overlooks at the park provide views of the water portion of the Trail of Tears route. Start planning your vacation to Little Rock, AR!