Little Rock Arkansas
Little Rock Arkansas on the Arkansas River got its name after small rock formations found on its banks. Nonetheless, Little Rock grew to become the capital of Arkansas State as well as its most populous city. As a cultural and economical core of the state, L'Petite Rocher provides picturesque urban gardening, numerous sightseeing posts, and records of historical significance, and is overall an extremely upbeat and fun place to visit. Little Rock Central High School National History Site The 1957 desegregation crisis begun when the governor of Arkansas Orval Faubus used National Guard troops to stop 'The Little Rock Nine' (first African-American students) from entry to the Little Rock Central High School. Because of this, the National Historic Site opted for an approach to the Civil Rights Movement which stresses on school integration. Educational lectures and materials are available across the campus. William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum Attracting uncountable visitors year-round, the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and its library and museum feature a replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room as well as alternating exhibitions and a museum store. Museum of Discovery An interactive museum of science, technology and history, the Museum of Discovery homes amazing permanent exhibitions such as Energy!, Imagination Station, Arkansas Indians, Worlds of the Forest and many other. In addition, a changing variety of displays is circulating throughout the year offering new sights ever so often. Big Dam Bridge The monumental Big Dam Bridge (which got its name because of the dam it is built upon) spans over the Arkansas River and is open to pedestrians and cyclists only. Take a walk and absorb Little Rock's skyline. Two Rivers Park Two Rivers Park provides a recreational palette which can satisfy any outdoors lover. Possibilities vary from family activities to cycling, hiking and horseback riding on over 1000 acres of backcountry, forests and water areas. You can even have a gardening session in the Garden of Trees. Riverfront Park Urban green wave of the Riverfront Park enables residents and visitors leisure and recreation 'inside the city walls'. Sculptures are scattered over the park grounds giving it a dignifying charm. Join a volleyball or Frisbee match or read a book in the shade. You might want to check out lineups for the Riverfest Amphitheater because a concert under the night sky is always a good idea! River Market District The culinary and entertainment center of Little Rock, River Market District has everything you might need to have a good time in Little Rock. Stroll among the stalls and tables and grab a bite or purchase a unique piece of jewelry or an antique souvenir. If you are in a mood for live music go to the Cajun's Wharf or piano bars Willy D's and Emie Biggs. If you wish to feel the shaking beat under your feet head south to the Electric Cowboy. After a long fun night, head to the trolleys and drive through the city as the dawn approaches. You are on vacation; sleep can be caught up with at any time. However, the sight of an unknown city waking up is not to be missed!