Central Arkansas

With all the cultural amenities of a thriving metropolitan area within arm’s reach and the tranquility of nature just minutes away, Central Arkansas really is the best of both worlds. The capital city of Little Rock and its surrounding cities are home to restaurants, museums, shopping, nightlife and plenty of places to enjoy the outdoors, including 6 state parks and numerous regional and municipal recreational areas.

Katherine Stewart

Central Arkansas travel writer Katherine Stewart enjoys exploring everything the area has to offer—from the big can’t-miss attractions to the hidden gems, both indoors and out.

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Visitors to Little Rock’s Museum of Discovery have long appreciated Kevin Delaney’s special brand of “scientainment.” As the museum’s director of visitor experience, he’s responsible for making sure your kids have a blast hanging out at the museum and marveling at demonstrations wherein he blows things up, sets things aflame, sends things flying and even creates …
Heads up to a few fun things happening in Central Arkansas this week! Movie buffs are in for a treat, as two local theaters are screening American classics. On Tuesday, January 10, Riverdale VIP Cinema presents the 1979 comedy The Jerk, which was co-written by Steve Martin and provided his first starring role in a feature film. Showtime …
Along with the excitement that always surrounds the dawning of a new year, the first week of January offers some interesting events flying low under the social radar. Did you resolve to try more new things in 2017? This should get you started. The month of January is Restaurant Month in North Little Rock, which …
Wintertime is eagle-watching season, and January brings events and opportunities to go eagle-spotting in Central Arkansas! The main attraction this month is Petit Jean State Park‘s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday January 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We talked to park interpreter BT Jones, who outlined some of the …
  “We try not to be a booze cruise,” says Trey Moore, owner of Arkansas Brews Cruise, a new brewery tour service based in Little Rock. It’s a funny thing to say for a guy who is about to lead a van full of people on what is ostensibly a three-hour bar-hop. Moore counsels that …
The touring production of the Broadway musical Elf may be the biggest news in theatrical events this week, but it’s not the only thing happening on a stage near you. Whether you couldn’t snag tickets to the all-but-sold-out show or Elf just isn’t your thing, these special events in Conway and at Wildwood Park for the …
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are two of the most popular holiday shopping days of the year, but a third option is trending in a big way: handmade holidays. Whether you want to make it yourself or support a local artisan by shopping a craft fair, we’ve got you covered on gifts made with …
What’s better than an afternoon browsing your favorite boutiques for unique holiday gifts? Supporting small businesses while earning the chance to win prizes while you’re at it! Local businesses in Little Rock’s Southside Main Street district and up the road near the Main Street Creative Corridor have collaborated to create a small-business scavenger hunt for …