State Capitol – Little Rock, Arkansas
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A trip to Little Rock, Arkansas guarantees the same warm fuzzy feeling you get from watching a feel good movie. The city is a melting pot of culture, art, history and natural wonders and there’s bound to be something interesting for everyone to try.
For those who love the outdoors, the city has several parks including the Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Follow the trail that leads to the summit and be rewarded with a breathtaking view from the top. You can also take a guided tour of the Arkansas Arboretum where you’ll find yourself in awe at the diversity of woodland flora. If you prefer a more laidback activity, you can have a picnic at Maumelle Park while waiting for the sunset at Arkansas River.
Culture vultures can visit the Arkansas Arts Center to view works by Paul Signac, Van Gogh and Cezanne to name a few as well as artworks by contemporary artists. There are also a handful of museums to explore. The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History is worth visiting for its history while, the Arkansas Museum of Discovery is perfect for kids who have a penchant for science and technology.
History buffs will enjoy a visit to the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park. It is one of the more popular tourist spots in Little Rock. It houses the Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, which provides an intimate glimpse into Clinton’s Presidency through exhibits and displayed artifacts from his term as president.
If you have kids who aren’t too keen on going to museums, you always have the option of taking them to Little Rock Zoo or to theme parks. Magic Springs/Crystal Falls is highly recommended. It has a water park and a theme park so you get to enjoy both for the price of one. And when your day is done, unwind at the River Market District with its wide selection of bars, restaurants and hotels to experience the nightlife this side of the country.
With an agreeable weather all year round and a wide range of activities and destinations to choose from, a Little Rock vacation is bound to be one you’ll never forget.