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Central Arkansas is packed with history, culture and recreation. Visit Little Rock Museum of Discovery, the Burns Park Funland and gorgeous parks!

Little Rock Zoo

Little Rock

Museum of Discovery

Little Rock

Central Arkansas Nature Center

Little Rock

Burns Park/Funland

North Little Rock

Woolly Hollow State Park

Greenbrier

Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

Scott


Little Rock Zoo

Little Rock

The restored historic Spillman Engineering Over the Jumps Carousel, gift shop, Cheetah Outpost, Lorikeet Landing interactive exhibit where guests can feed the birds a cup of nectar, Penguin Pointe exhibit, Wild Wonders Animal Show. The historic Works Projects Administration “big cat” house has been converted to Café Africa, a full-service restaurant. Over 750 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians call nationally accredited facility home. Other attractions include special programs, a petting zoo and miniature train rides. Practices green initiatives with recycling and Green Team program

Address

Little Rock Zoo
One Zoo Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205-5403

Phone: 501-666-2406
Fax: 501-666-7040


Arkansas Museum of Discovery

Little Rock

Amazing You, dealswith the human body; Discovery Hall, where physics, engineering and math are investigated; and Earth Journeys, which examines global earth processes and extreme weather in Arkansas. Learn about “Amazing Airways,” how to build things in the “Tinkering Studio,” play with a puzzle of the Arkansas River, visit the “Extreme Weather Station,” and view a huge topographic map of the state. "Tornado Alley,” where visitors can “ride out” the 1999 twister that hit Little Rock while listening to memories of those who experienced it; “Room to Grow”; Window of Wonder (WOW) Gallery; and live animal habitats. Named by Mensa Society in 2013 as one of the nation’s top 10 science museums.

Address

Arkansas Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-396-7050
Toll Free: 800-880-6475
Fax: 501-396-7054


Central Arkansas Nature Center

Little Rock

Riverfront Park location overlooking the Arkansas River; provides many watchable wildlife opportunities within an urban area; exhibits highlight the role of fish and wildlife management and projects conducted throughout the history of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; a portion of the Arkansas River Trail crosses the grounds; beds of Arkansas native plants are a major part of the landscaping; exhibit hall, aquariums, gift shop, theater. The sustainable building constructed to become recertified in the future as an official LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) structure; green features include using daylight to illuminate the interior spaces; all cardboard, aluminum, glass and paper are recycled.

Address

Central Arkansas Nature Center
602 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: 501-907-0636
Fax: 501-907-0638


Burns Park Funland

North Little Rock

Old-fashioned amusement park with carnival rides such as the Scrambler, Tilt-A-Whirl, helicopters, mini-coaster, Lil Eli Wheel Ferris Wheel, space shuttle, etc., along with Argenta Belle miniature train rides. Open Wednesday-Friday, by appointment only; Saturday 10a.m.-7p.m., Sunday 1p.m.-6p.m.; available for parties, birthdays, groups.

Address

Burns Park Funland
Funland Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72116

Phone: 501-753-7307


Woolly Hollow State Park

Greenbrier

Thirty-one Arkansas state parks provide campgrounds. Campsite choices range from primitive hike-in tent sites to those with water, electric and sewer hookups. Located throughout the state, the parks showcase the diversity of Arkansas’s geography and scenery. Campsites are available by reservation or on a first come basis. Reservations can be made in person and by telephone at each park, or booked online at www.ArkansasStateParks.com. A non-refundable reservation fee is required to confirm campsite reservation. A nightly fee is charged per site. It is necessary to register at the park visitor center before occupying a campsite. Pets are allowed in campgrounds but must remain on leash.

Address

Woolly Hollow State Park
Hwy. 285
Greenbrier, AR 72058

Phone: 501-679-2098
Fax: 501-679-4616


Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park

Scott

Interprets cotton agriculture in Arkansas from statehood in 1836 through World War II, when agricultural practices quickly became mechanized; Museum depicts how cotton was grown, picked and processed; Restored 1920s gin shows the ginning and bailing process, including full-sized mules and wagon on the scales; Seed Warehouse #5 and new exhibits tell the story of the Robert L. Dortch's seed business.

Address

Plantation Agriculture Museum State Park
4815 Ark.161 South
Scott, AR 72142

Phone: 501-961-1409
Fax: 501-961-1579