There’s never been a better time to tour Little Rock – the vibrant metropolitan area of 500,000 people is home to historic landmarks, an energetic downtown entertainment district, restaurants, nightspots and specialty shopping, making Little Rock perfect for group tours and vacation get aways.
Little Rock is in the geographical center of the state and is the hub of business, arts, government and healthcare in Arkansas. The Clinton Presidential Center and Park features the largest presidential library in the nation, archiving 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million e-mail messages, and 79,000 artifacts from the Clinton presidency. Adjacent to the center, the newly opened Clinton Presidential Park Bridge offers pedestrians and bicyclists an amazing passage along the Arkansas River and the views of the flourishing Bill E. Clark Wetlands project.
History buffs can check out the Little Rock Central High School National Park Site, and learn how the Little Rock Nine changed the course of civil rights in 1957. The Old State House Museum and Historic Arkansas Museum offer glimpses into the past, while the newly renovated Museum of Discovery's $9.2 million expansion is a modern scientific and technological treat for all ages. The city’s arts community is vital and growing as evidenced by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Ballet Arkansas and the Arkansas Arts Center. Outdoor enthusiasts love Little Rock’s public parks, zoo, public and private golf courses, and the Arkansas River Trail, which features the Big Dam Bridge, the world's longest pedestrian and bicycling bridge built for that purpose.
Little Rock's downtown River Market District is truly a gem – in the last decade, the abandoned warehouse district has undergone a transformation into a vibrant dining, shopping and entertainment community that entices visitors with an atmosphere of relaxation and fun. Farmers' Market vendors fill the streets with fresh produce and handmade arts, while the River Rail System's electric trolleys take passengers throughout the district as they dine, shop, dance, and explore the neighborhood.
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