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Ideas for taking a Spring Break in Little Rock

Posted on May 8, 2019

Here’s what you need to know about Little Rock. We rock Spring Break. Whatever you and your family are looking for, rest assured you can find it here.

Old State House Museum-girls standing by the fountain
Step back in time 
Little Rock is steeped in history and heritage. Just take a look at some of the places you can visit.

Historic Arkansas Museum – Situated in Little Rock’s original neighborhood, HAM is now in the heart of a bustling downtown, where living history actors bring a bygone era back to life.

Old State House Museum – Arkansas’s first state capitol building is the oldest standing state capitol west of the Mississippi River. Take a tour and see the beautiful First Ladies gown exhibit.

Little Rock Central High NHS-embracing the future
Learn from the past, look to the future 
Little Rock is home to six sites on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail that spans 14 states and the District of Columbia. Check out a few of them here.

Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site – A Top Ten U.S. Civil Rights Trail designation. Little Rock Central High School is the only site within the National Park Service with a functioning high school. It is scene of the 1957 desegregation crisis, where nine brave African American students broke down racial barriers.

Clinton Presidential Center – One of only 13 presidential libraries in the U.S. Tour the center to learn about the life and legacy of our nation’s 42nd president. While there, see exact replicas of the Oval Office and Cabinet Room. Grab lunch at 42 Bar and Table to make your visit complete.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center – Located in the historic Ninth Street District. Little Rock’s “Little Harlem” was home to the city’s most prominent African American business owners and entertainment halls like Dreamland Ballroom, where Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and other greats played.

Little Rock Zoo-a boy and his penguin
Let the family fun commence 
Little Rock has tons of fun for the kiddos. From tinkering studios to trampoline parks, the whole family can get in on the action.

Museum of Discovery – A top STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) center, the museum has more than 90 hands-on, interactive exhibits. It even comes complete with a simulated tornado.

Riverfront Park – This 33-acre green space is home to La Petite Roche (The original “Little Rock”), sculpture garden, pedestrian bridges (colorfully lit every night), a giant postcard selfie station and much more.

Little Rock Zoo – Visit Arkansas’s largest zoo complete with penguins (yep). While you’re there ride a fully restored wooden carousel and the Diamond Express miniature train.

Pinnacle Mountain-at the summit
Get outdoors
 Urban outdoor adventure awaits you and your group. Just minutes from downtown puts you in the middle of nature. Now that’s worth a look.

Pinnacle Mountain State Park – Climb, hike, paddle and mountain bike your way to fun. Stop at a local restaurant and fill your picnic basket, and you have a memory-making day for sure.

Arkansas River Trail –  Check out 17 miles of fun along the scenic Arkansas River. The loop is connected by multiple pedestrian bridges, including the Big Dam Bridge, North America’s longest pedestrian- and bicycle-intended bridge. Rent a bike or kayak for a leisurely way to experience central Arkansas’s piece of Natural State goodness.

There are so many great things about Little Rock that you really do need to pack your bags and hang out for a few days. You’ll see why Livability.com just named it one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. And don’t forget Fido. Expedia just gave the city a thumbs up for being one of the most dog-friendly vacation destinations in the U.S. Restaurants, shops, attractions and more await you. And your stay won’t break the bank. Little Rock is very affordable. Many local attractions offer free admission, lots of the nature stuff is free and even the vintage electric streetcar that rolls through downtown is free.

Don’t take our word for how great Little Rock is, though. Come see us and have a Spring Break to talk about for years to come. See you when you get here!

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