Little Rock, Arkansas Things to Do - Big Fun, Small Price!
Guests of our Little Rock, Arkansas hotel will enjoy close proximity to many affordable fun things to do during the week and on the weekend. See replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room at the William J. Clinton Library & Museum. Check out the Old State House, the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Take a lunch or dinner cruise on the Arkansas Queen Riverboat. Find out all about these and other Little Rock attractions below.
Little Rock River Market District.
Downtown Little Rock's well-known River Market District is where you'll find a myriad of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Two open-air pavilions, an indoor bazaar, and a 10,000-seat amphitheatre round-out this well-rounded destination. www.rivermarket.info
Historic Arkansas Museum.
Revisit Arkansas' frontier past by paying a visit to the Historic Arkansas Museum. Encounter Little Rock's oldest home in an antebellum neighborhood. Learn how settlers survived through interactions with a living history character. Enjoy local artwork and artifacts by spending quality time at the Museum Center. www.historicarkansas.org
Old State House in Little Rock.
A museum since 1993, the Old State House is the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Construction began in 1833 and it took nine years to complete. In 1969, it was named to the National Register of Historic Places. Twenty-eight years later, it was designated a National Historic landmark. www.oldstatehouse.com
Verizon Arena in Arkansas.
Sporting events and concerts reign supreme at the 18,000-seat Verizon Arena. Catchy Arkansas Diamonds Arena Football matches and top-name performers such as Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and George Strait. www.verizonarena.com
Arkansas Aerospace Education Center IMAX.
The Aerospace Education Center is known for the EpiSphere. This state-of-the-art digital dome theater, which doubles as a planetarium, features many compelling IMAX films. Shows range from "The Living Sea," an in-depth look at the world's oceans, to "Animalopolis" whose stars include singing lions, somersaulting sea lions, and waltzing bears. http://aerospaced.org
Arkansas Arts Center.
Considered the top cultural institution in the state, the Arkansas Arts Center features a whole host of intriguing exhibitions. All year long you'll have an opportunity to experience the permanent collection that's comprised of works on paper and contemporary craft. www.arkarts.com
Little Rock William J Clinton Library & Museum.
Get a real feel for what life was like in the White House at the William J. Clinton Library & Museum. Enjoy replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room, documents, photographs, and videos. Learn about domestic and foreign policy accomplishments as well via a well-documented timeline. www.clintonlibrary.gov
Little Rock Zoo.
More than 600 animals reside at Little Rock Zoo. Kids will especially be drawn to the children's farm and miniature train while everyone will enjoy the exotic animals, which include Bush Dogs, Broad-headed Skinks, and Reeve's Muntjacs, a species of deer that lived more than 15 million years. www.littlerockzoo.com
Old Mill in Little Rock.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Mill in North Little Rock's T.R. Pugh Memorial Park is an historic re-creation of an 1880's water-powered grist mill. It landed in the spotlight in 1939 when it appeared in the opening scenes of "Gone With The Wind."
A great way to experience the Arkansas River and its environs is by taking a lunch or dinner cruise aboard the Arkansas Queen, a three-deck replica of a sternwheeler riverboat. While on the lunch cruise you'll enjoy a Riverboat History video. Dinner cruise participants will be treated to music and have the option of dancing. www.arkansasqueen.com