Little Rock, Arkansas, is the riverside capital city and heart of the the Natural State. Arkansas has been home to many notable Americans, including President William J. Clinton, poet Maya Angelou, and Samuel P. Massie, the first African American professor at the U.S. Naval Academy. Explore the stories of these trailblazers and enjoy many engaging attractions and a top-notch dining scene, all in Little Rock.
The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau has all the resources and information needed to plan a memorable trip to Arkansas’ capital city. Visit littlerock.com to learn more.
Be immersed in history, visual arts, and performance at Little Rock, Arkansas’ numerous museums. The newly renovated Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts houses an international collection of over 14,000 works spanning seven centuries. Groups can take a docent-led or self-guided tour of the museum’s rotating exhibitions, installations, and performing arts experiences year-round. At Esse Purse Museum, visitors learn about women’s history through the lens of handbags and their contents. One of two purse museums in the world, Esse showcases the dynamic fusion of fashion, gender, and self-expression.
Nothing defines a city quite like its food and drink scene. In Little Rock, groups can find craft and cultural cuisine around every corner. An expansive list of Southern-style restaurants, local eateries, craft breweries, distilleries, bars, and cafes help give Little Rock the title of “Dining Capital of Arkansas.” Visit iconic establishments like James Beard Award-winner Lassis Inn, sip whiskey at Arkansas’ first legal distillery since Prohibition at Rock Town Distillery, or enjoy dinner and drinks at Lost Forty Brewing.
Get an insider’s look at the Arkansas State Capitol on a tour of the state’s government center and marvel at its towering dome modeled after the United States Capitol. Interpretive signs and displays throughout the building guide visitors through Arkansas’ history and heritage. On the doorsteps of the Capitol, reflect on the historic Testaments sculpture—a civil rights memorial commemorating the group of nine African American students who courageously integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957.
Featured Image: Aerial view of Little Rock; Credit: Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau