The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, Dickey-Stephens baseball park, the North Shore Walk and the METRO Streetcar are all found riverside along the border or North Little Rock. Spend the day absorbing history, riding original and refurbished streetcars, and then finish off the day watching the Travelers play in Dickey-Stephens park! In the summer there are usually fireworks and a children’s play area (complete with bouncy castles!) to keep the whole family entertained.
The downtown Argenta Historic District is lined with locally owned bars, restaurants and shops. Four Quarter Bar has shuffleboard and the best Cosmos in the state! Stop by Capeo for authentic Italian fare and some limoncello. Or check out the Argenta Drug Company! It’s the oldest continuously operating pharmacy west of the Mississippi – built in 1887!
The Old Mill
The Old Mill is a must-see in North Little Rock. A charming little park located in Lakewood neighborhood, it contains an authentic reproduction of an old water-powered grist mill. It actually appeared in the 1939 classic, “Gone With the Wind”!
Though it’s electrically powered now, you can still watch the mill turn and there’s a huge population of friendly ducks to feed in the park’s pond. The magical, tree-shaped concrete structures and hidden bridges make it feel like an enchanted forest. The atmosphere makes it a very popular spot to take wedding pictures, fantasy-themed Instagram shoots, prom pics, and senior headshots.
Wild River Country
North Little Rock is also home to Arkansas’s largest water park! Wild River Country has a vast assortment of slides and rides, a lazy river, a wave pool, delicious concession areas, and splash pads in a safe area for young children.
They also hold special events like adult-only nights, concerts, and special pizza parties. You can rent the whole place out for a birthday, a school event, or a church youth group gathering.