Historic Slumber Party

Kerry Kraus

Are you looking for something different and a little bit out of the ordinary for your group to do? The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum has just the answer – an overnight stay aboard the USS Razorback submarine.

This piece of American Naval history was present in Tokyo Bay at the signing of the Peace Treaty ending World War II. Named after the whale, not the University of Arkansas sports mascot, it is the only vessel to have earned battle ribbons in World War II and Vietnam. After being decommissioned, the sub was sold to Turkey where it served for 30 years at the Murat Rels.

The craft complements North Little Rock’s other military history found at the Arkansas National Guard Museum, Camp Robinson, and Camp Pike. The sub is docked at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum on the Arkansas River north shore at 120 Riverfront Park Drive. For more information call 501-371-8320 or visit http://aimm.museum/.

You won’t have to go very far to get a good meal either.  Right next door is The Salty Parrot, an island-themed floating river cafe, open April through October.  Other fine restaurants, such as Cregeen’s Irish Pub and Cornerstone Pub & Grill are just a few blocks away in the Argenta Historic District.  Bill Valentine’s Italian Restaurant is also close-by at Dickey-Stephens Park.
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