Little Rock, AK has been in and out of the news for decades. Most recently getting press for being the birthplace of former President Bill Clinton and the new William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, it’s natural that a trip here would take on some historical flavor. There’s more to Little Rock than hillbillies, that’s for sure!
One of the places to visit when you travel in the USA if you are interested in American History is the Central High Museum and Visitor’s Center. While the School itself is a beautiful piece of architecture, the events that took place in this school that started the desegregation of whites and blacks in America in 1957.
See the Civil War from another perspective when you visit the Old State House Museum. It’s the oldest state capitol building in the district and holds much of the proud state’s history. Not only is the price of admission right (free!) but the exhibits of the past can take hours to explore. The building itself is impressive and if you are a fan of historical architecture, this should not be missed.
Civil War buffs shouldn’t miss the Historic Arkansas Museum, which as preserved several homes and shops as a part of a living history museum that takes you back to the days before the Civil War. A tour of the houses is possible, and one place of interest may be the Hinderliter Grog Shop, the oldest building in the area dating back to 1827.
After you get your fill of history, a trip down to the River Market District is next in line. This indoor market is open year-round and is the place to go for unusual souvenirs, great products, and even better food. A family group would have fun here as there is an adventure playground as well as countless places to stroll about if you are done shopping. The outside artwork present terrific photo opportunities.
Nature trekkers would love to take in Maumelle Park, which is in the Pinnacle Mountain valley and spend a few days out in the beautiful wilds. Complete with camping spots with all the amenities and pretty picnic areas for those out on a day trip, it attracts hikers, campers, and fishermen as well as families on vacation.