One Tank Travels: 25 Free Things to do in Central Arkansas

This One-Tank Travels is definitely going to be one of the best deals you’ve ever heard of. The only cost, besides your one tank of gas, will be for dining, and lodging if you make it a multi-day adventure. Below are 25 free activities or destinations in Central Arkansas just waiting for you and your family to enjoy. You know, old Ben said it best…”A penny saved is a penny earned.” Especially today. With the summer travel season in full swing and kids out-of-school, everyone is looking for a bargain without sacrificing fun. 

Dining options are plentiful for all locations mentioned here, ranging from fast food and major chain restaurants to local favorites.  The same goes for lodging, with budget, medium-price and upscale properties available.

Here are just some of the free things you can do in Central Arkansas. This is, by no means, a comprehensive list.

1)      The Old Mill, North Little Rock (top photo)

2)      Free programs at Central Arkansas Library System locations, Little Rock 

3)      Central Arkansas Nature Center, Little Rock

4)      The Old State House, Little Rock

5)      Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock

6)      Little Rock Central National Historic Site, Little Rock

7)      Little Rock Civil War Campaign Driving Tour

8)      Quapaw Quarter Driving Tour, Little Rock

9)      Hillcrest Historic District, Little Rock

10)   Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery, Lonoke (2nd photo)

11)   River Market District, Little Rock

12)   Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock

13)   Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock

14)   Burns Park, North Little Rock

15)    Cadron Settlement Park, Conway (3rd photo)

16)   Free programs at the Laman Library, North Little Rock (4th photo)

17)   Argenta Historic District, downtown North Little Rock

18)   Beaverfork Lake, Conway

19)   Arkansas River Trail, Little Rock and North Little Rock

20)   Junction Bridge, Little Rock and North Little Rock

21)   Clinton Presidential Bridge, Little Rock

22)   Two Rivers Park Bridge, Little Rock and North Little Rock (5th photo)

23)   Big Dam Bridge, Little Rock and North Little Rock

24)   Presidential Park Wetlands, Little Rock (bottom photo)

25)   Heifer International Heifer Village, Little Rock

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