Little Rock Travel Guide

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Little Rock Things to Do

  • Clinton Presidential Center

    I wasn't too interested in the political exhibits, but the displays of presidential gifts and the holiday events at the White House were very interesting.

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  • robinson center

    joseph taylor robinson memorial auditorium also called the robinson center is named after arkansas senator and governor joseph robinson. this massive greek revival building is home to the arkansas symphony orchestra and hosts traveling broadway plays. joseph taylor robinson memorial auditorium is listed on the national register of historic places.

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  • old state house

    the old state house was built in 1843 and is the oldest existant capitol building west of the misssiisppi. this beautiful greek revival building was designed by architect giddeon shryrock who also designed the kentucky state capitol building. the old state house served as arkansas' state capital until 1911 when the new state capital building was...

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  • oakland fraternal cemetery

    the oakland fraternal cemetery is a historic cemetery located just south of downtown. during the civil war 2,073 union and 416 confederate soldiers were interned here. the oakland cemetery also has a african-american and jewish section. the oakland fraternal cemetery is listed on the national register of historic places and has an excellent...

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  • quapaw quarter

    the quapaw quarter is a section of downtown little rock known for it's historic antebellum and victorian homes. pictured is villa marie built in 1881. villa marie was used as the exterior of sugarbaker designs in the television show designing women. for those interested in architecture the quapaw quarter is a very worth while neighborhood to...

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  • river market

    the river market is downtown little rock's shopping and entertainment district. located on the arkansas river the river market has a public park and a collection of bars and restaurants. a fun place to visit for nightlife in downtown little rock.

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Little Rock Restaurants

  • Doe in the Headlights

    Ambiance: None.Huge Menu: Nope.Drinks: They have what you need.Tables: Checkered picnic style tableclothsAwesome Service: Not really.So why the 5 star rating? A 3.5 POUND porterhouse that the cook prepared to absolute perfection, and the best side of french fries I have tasted in a long time.This place is ALL about the food, and if you are going...

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  • american

    on a recent stay at the capital hotel i decided to have lunch at the capital bar and grill. i ordered a hamburger which was excellent. the capital hotel is expensive but the food at the capital bar and grill was moderately priced. i was so impressed the value and service i decided to have dinner there as well. the capital bar and grill is a very...

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  • cajun

    redbone's is a good cajun/creole restaurant located in the river market entertainment district. good cajun food and the servers were professional. for those who like cajun cuisine redbone's is worth a visit in downtown little rock.

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  • Pizza and Wine

    My 3rd restaurant review almost 2 years after the fact, but again I have some pictures and the bill from the evening to help jog my memory.I had been to Bosco's one other time a few years earlier for lunch while we were down in Little Rock on an audit. So when I had the opportunity to come back again with another co-worker who wanted to see...

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  • going to the well one too many times

    Bosco's is a small brewpub chain with outlets in Memphis, Nashville, and Little Rock. I have now been to the Memphis and Little Rock branches and must say I found them to be very much different. The Little Rock one was a bit less friendly but maybe it was bad timing or hard to compare it to Memphis where we had so much fun just the night before....

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  • Presidential Food

    The Forty Two in the restaurant located on the bottom floor of the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, a local told us about this place and said very few people knew that it was there. They only serve lunch, Mo-Sa 11am-2pm, Sunday Brunch 10:30am - 2pm, when you enter the library tell them that you are just going to the restaurant and their is...

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Little Rock Nightlife

  • irish

    dugan's is a nice replica irish pub located in the river market entertainment district. good beer selection and typical pub food. a nice place to down a guinness or two in downtown little rock. casual.

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  • Juanita's

    Juanita's> has been around almost as long as Little Rock has. It's located downtown and is easily accessible for lunch from the River Market area. However, Juanita's is best known as a bar! It was rated by Marlboro Magazine as having one of the 10 best margarita's in America. The dining and bar areas are separate, and many bands, both local and...

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  • West End Smokehouse & Tavern

    This is a great upper class bar on the West side of town. Sometimes there is live music, but there are always plenty of people, beer and pool tables.I wouldn't recommend the food. You might fit in better here if you're dressed a little better than Jeans & a T-shirt.

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Little Rock Transportation

  • Rent a car!

    After living here for 18 years I can say there's really no way to get around without a car. The buses are almost always late and the lines are confusing with few opportunities for transfers. There's a trolley downtown but it goes 10mph and is only good if you don't feel like walking across the river. As for getting to Little Rock it's best to fly...

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  • You'd better have a car.

    It's a lot of country here. If you like big city life, you are in the wrong place. The closest you will get to city life is on McCain Mall area in North Little Rock and or Shacklford in West Little Rock. Black people beware of racism when looking for a job or going to Cabot and other areas outside city limits. Don't act on it, just try to ignore it...

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  • public transportation situation

    the public transportation system in little rock (buses) is extensive but extremely unwieldy and time-consuming. as a practical matter, it is almost impossible to get anywhere in or around the city without a car.

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Little Rock Shopping

  • Central High School National Historic...

    The Central High Museum Shop is like many National Park Service shops and features gifts and books which tell the stories and commemorate the history of the Little Rock Nine and the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. There is a collection of commemorative items as well as civil rights and black history books. I didn't buy anything at...

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  • A Great Place to Buy Some Gifts!

    My friend took me to this shop awhile ago and we just went back last month. It's got a lot of great gift items at reasonable prices and the best part is it is a shop supporting free trade with other countries. All of the items are marked with what country they came from. This is what their website says about the store:'Ten Thousand Villages is part...

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  • The Arts

    The River Market District is mainly located along President Clinton Avenue and extends from the convention center to I-30. Along it you find several art galleries that sell ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and many other things of that nature. There is also an outdoor market area near the river where vendors bring jewelry, clothing, sunglasses,...

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Little Rock Local Customs

  • Arkansas Repertory...

    Arkansas Repertory Theatrehttp://www.therep.org/

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  • People in Little Rock like to...

    People in Little Rock like to eat, and we do so because there are all sorts of wonderful restaurants here. Due to Little Rock's position as the only real outpost of civilization between Memphis and Dallas, New Orleans and St. Louis, it has attracted a disproportionate number of incredible chefs. Enjoy their food, because they do a great job cooking...

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Little Rock Warnings and Dangers

  • central high....

    so i realize central high is one of our few tourist destinations but be warned, the neighborhood it's in is terrible. there's one gas station a few blocks away that's famous for having like 5 murders in a few years span, and generally anywhere south or west of there is generally icky. if you go east though you get to the quapaw quarter which is a...

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  • Clinton

    The William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library.His legacy is everywhere here....A bit too too much for this Yankee to handle.... I guess every place needs a local hero.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Little Rock Tourist Traps

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    by frankcanfly Updated Sep 22, 2002

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    Go see the Arkansas Riverblades play a game of Ice Hockey at Alltel Arena!!!

    Unfortunately, spectator turn-out is low, but that means you can choose almost any seat you want!!

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Little Rock Off The Beaten Path

  • green grass, blue sky

    for a relatively large city, little rock has a tremendous number of beautiful parks that are within the city limits and easy to get to. look at the city map on the parks website to find them, and you will see that they are everywhere!

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  • allsopp park -- walking trails,...

    one of the most wonderful places to go walking is allsopp park, which is bounded by cantrell road and kavanaugh boulevard on the north and south, and by cedar hill road and allsopp park road (called hillcrest avenue at its intersection with kavanaugh boulevard) on the east and west.marked trails wind through the trees and are manageable even if you...

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  • only two hours north, and well worth the...

    the little town of mountain view, arkansas, is just a two-hour drive north from little rock and is unlike any other place i have ever been. wonderful music, crafts, and people! see my separate page on mountain view, arkansas, for more detailed info.

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Little Rock Favorites

  • another 600 miles I reckon

    Memphis had been such a great stop that our initial trepidation about heading north rather than directly west now seemed foolish. It's funny how a few great ribs and beers can do that. But really the ulterior motive for that detour north had been to get on a different route heading west all along. I had not been in two states in the US and we were...

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  • Riverfront Park

    The Arkansas River runs through Little Rock, and it wouldn't be right if the city didn't have a park along the river downtown, which it does on both sides of the river. On the downtown side the riverpark begins by the Clinton Library and continues up to the convention center and hotels, and maybe further. However, I was a bit disappointed with the...

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  • Barges on the Arkansas

    A view of barges traveling up the Arkansas river. The view is from my apartment in downtown Little Rock.

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