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Unexpected Attractions

Get acquainted with the city on a Segway tour through downtown Little Rock. Check out the Museum of Discovery in the popular River Market District for a fun encounter with science. Stop by Arkansas’ Old State House Museum for a fascinating walk through history, including a popular display of the governors’ wives inaugural gowns. As one of only three purse museums in the world, the ESSE Purse Museum is one of Little Rock’s hidden gems. Learn how the shape, size and style of a woman’s handbag reflected her social evolution through the 20th century.

 

History-Making Sites

The William J. Clinton Presidential Library offers a glimpse into the former U.S. President’s career and includes replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room as it looked when he was president. Visit Little Rock Central High School, now a National Park site, which documents the role nine students played in the end of school segregation by enrolling and attending the school in 1957. Take a tour of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History; General Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of U.S. forces during World War II, was born in Little Rock. Outside town at the Japanese American Museum in McGehee, learn about the internment camps that were set up in Arkansas after the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

 

Outdoor Wonders

Spanning 1,288 meters across Murray Lock and Dam and the Arkansas River, the Big Dam Bridge is the longest pedestrian- and bicycle-only bridge in North America. Take a walk or ride a bike for fantastic river views. River Mountain Park welcomes hikers on a quiet trail, while the trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park take you to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain for beautiful, long-range views of the Arkansas River and surrounding landscape. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the big cats, apes, penguins and other exotic animals at the Little Rock Zoo.

Fun Fact

The Old Mill in North Little Rock
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The opening scene of “Gone with the Wind” was filmed at the Old Mill in North Little Rock.

Hot Air Balloon over Asheville, North Carolina
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