Central Tourism Associations
One of the great things about Central
Arkansas is the variety of activities available within a short distance—it’s possible to spend a day on the trails and a night on the town without driving more than an hour from one adventure to the next. The Central Arkansas region is served by the Heart of Arkansas and Red River tourism associations, both of which are excellent resources for learning about everything the region has to offer and assistance in planning a visit.
If you’re looking for an urban experience, look no further than Little Rock
, Arkansas’s capital city and home to such unique cultural attractions as the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
and the world headquarters of Heifer International
—as well as abundant shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. The 88-mile River Trail System
running alongside the Arkansas River in Little Rock and North Little Rock will take you back to nature, but if you really want to get lost in the woods, Pinnacle Mountain
is within city limits. Less than an hour away is Petit Jean State Park
, Arkansas’s first state park. You might recognize North Little Rock’s Old Mill
from its appearance in the opening scene of Gone with the Wind, and Benton’s Gann Museum
is the only known building in the world made of bauxite. And where else are you going to see world championship toad racing than at Conway’s annual Toad Suck Daze
festival? Whether you’re planning a weekend or a whole week, Central Arkansas’s many options will keep you hopping!