Things to Do in Little Rock Metro
Little Rock Central High School
Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site was the site of struggles over school desegregation in 1957. Nine African-American teenagers were entering their first day of school at a time when desegregation of the schools was just beginning. That day went down in the history of the Civil Rights movement as being a pivotal event. The U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division was brought to Little Rock to escort the nine students into the school on the next day.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Pinnacle Mountain State Park is located just over a mile from the northwest edge of Little Rock, AR, in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The primary natural feature of the 2,000 acre park is Pinnacle Mountain with an elevation 1,011 feet.
William J. Clinton Presidential Library
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world to its grounds each year. Opened in 2004, the Center is home to the Little Rock offices of the Clinton Foundation, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Big Dam Bridge
Elevated up to 90 feet above the Arkansas River, the Big Dam Bridge connects over 14 miles of scenic riverside trails in the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, and assists in the connection of 70,000 acres of various city, county, state and federal park land. It’s one of several Little Rock bridges that serve bicyclists and pedestrians. The trail provides cyclist and pedestrian access to the Clinton Presidential Center, the River Market, museums, restaurants and more.
One of the best public parks in the country, Little Rock’s Riverfront Park offers an abundance of outdoor activity. Riverfront Park stretches eleven blocks on the south bank of the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock. The Park provides 33 acres of urban parkland for outdoor events, leisure activities and a glimpse of the state’s history.
Two Rivers Park
Located at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers, 1000-acre Two Rivers Park offers recreation including walking, biking, horseback riding and family activities. The park features an open space/field, restrooms, pavilion, canoe launch, fishing stream, picnic tables, plenty of parking and paved, earthen, mountain bike & equestrian trails. A Community Garden, owned by Pulaski County, offers county residents garden tract rentals.
Museum Of Discovery
The Museum of Discovery is Arkansas’s premier science and technology center, and our mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive environment. Our museum is the oldest in the state of Arkansas, founded in 1927. We became the Museum of Discovery in 1998 when we moved to our River Market location. Thanks to a $9.2 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, we debuted 90 new, interactive, hands-on exhibits in 2012.
Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Dan West was a farmer from the American Midwest and member of the Church of the Brethren who went to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War as an aid worker. His mission was to provide relief, but he soon discovered the meager single cup of milk rationed to the weary refugees once a day was not enough.