In The River Market

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Posted on June 10, 2021
The United States Civil Rights Trail connects more than 100 sites across 14 states, allowing visitors to witness the destinations and landmarks that defined the American civil rights story. When the U.S. Civil Rights Trail debuted in 2018, six Little Rock locations were included, and Little Rock was named one of the trail’s Top Ten destinations. Read More
51 Unexpected Things to Do in Little Rock

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Posted on June 01, 2021
On Tuesday, May 4, the Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau turned 51! We had hoped to celebrate our big 5-0 in 2020, but…well, you know…Hey, now we’re back with 51 unexpected activities to do around town. These are a few hidden gems we’ve gotten to experience over the past 51 years. Read More
Start Your Summer in Little Rock

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Posted on May 14, 2021
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Attractions

  • La Petite Roche Plaza (The Little Rock)

    400 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, AR, 72201

    This rock outcropping discovered in 1722 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Benard de la Harpe was referred to as the"Little Rock" to distinguish it from the "Big Rock" upstream. It is one of the most important landmarks in Arkansas.

  • H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden

    101 E. Markham St., Little Rock, AR, 72201

    The H.U. Lee International Gate and Garden is an oasis of Korean culture, in the heart of downtown Little Rock.

  • Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden

    Riverfront Park, Little Rock, AR, 72201

    This dynamic sculpture garden is located north of the Little Rock Marriott Hotel and east toward the River Market. Here you will find a collection of over 70 public art sculptures placed in beautiful surroundings along the bank of the Arkansas River.

Dine & Drink

  • Hurts Donut

    Their huge donuts break all the rules with their uniform-free toppings!

EVENTS

Ottenheimer Hall

For many, the River Market district is the lifeblood of Little Rock's downtown scene. It is a place to do business, grab a marvelous meal, meet up with friends or catch some great Arkansas live music. No matter who you are, or what you’re after, the River Market district is sure to be a good time. 

The River Market also stands as the unofficial cultural center of Little Rock. On any given day you'll find international cuisine, skilled Arkansas artists practicing their crafts and Arkansas live music - be it a one-man band in the River Market pavilion, local and regional artists at a Jazz in the Park concert or a national act in the amphitheater. 

Also enjoy the Little Rock sculpture garden, one of the many museums in the district, catch the Farmer's Market or shop for clothing and more in nearby boutiques. The River Market is a short walk, or streetcar ride, from most downtown hotels, making it one of the best spots to eat, shop, play and stay in Little Rock!