Things to do in Little Rock

The hub of Little Rock is the bustling River Market District featuring restaurants, shops, bars, nightlife, museums and hotels as well as the area's main library. 

Focal points in the city include the Clinton Presidential Center & Park, the nearby world headquarters of Heifer International, and the Central Arkansas Nature Center. The Clinton Presidential Park Wetlands are nearby as well, with boardwalks winding throughout the preserve in downtown Little Rock. In the vicinity you'll also find the family-friendly Museum of Discovery, which features an interactive indoor playground for young and old. 

Arts and culture mavens will love the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in MacArthur Park and the ESSE Purse Museum on South Main street, the only American museum dedicated to the art of the handbag. 

You can also visit the historic Little Rock Visitor's Center at Curran Hall and learn more about the city. Don't miss La Petite Roche Plaza in Riverfront Park on the Arkansas River. 

Some historic sites in the city include Historic Arkansas MuseumOld State House MuseumMosaic Templars Cultural CenterMount Holly Cemetery, MacArthur Museum of Military History, and Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, where nine African American students made history in 1957. 

The Little Rock Zoo is a treat for families seeking a leisurely and scenic stroll. Don't miss taking a whirl on the Over the Jumps Carousel, the only one still in existence in the world. 

Just to the west of town is Pinnacle Mountain State Park, a day-use facility close to town which everyone likes for its birds-eye view of the city from its summit as well as a variety of nature trails around the base. Overlooks at the park provide views of the water portion of the Trail of Tears route and, on a nice day, you're likely to see plenty of hikers on their way up to the top to check out the next-level view.