Theres a lot to see and do in Downtown Little Rock! Start with a trolley ride in the River Market District to get a lay of the land, and then make your plan to hit the hot spots. Tour the Clinton Presidential Center, test your thinking skills at the Museum of Discovery and step back in time at the Historic Arkansas Museum a real village from the 1800s.
A walk from the Clinton Center can take you to the newly restored Clinton Presidential Park Bridge over the Arkansas River or through the William Clark Wetlands to Riverfront Park.
Just a short distance away is historic MacArthur Park, the city's oldest park, home to the Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. And, if you have a dog, it's the best place to go! The MacArthur Unleashed Dog Park has recently opened, to the delight of our canine friends.
Head east and you'll find your way to the Arkansas State Capitol Building, home to Arkansas state government since 1911.
Traveling south on Main Street from Markham will take you by the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and on to SoMa, a unique historic commercial district home to an assortment of eateries, shops, and a new purse museum, Esse.
Stay a While!
If you find you get around to seeing and doing everything in a day's time, why don't you stay a while? Check out some of the best accomodations Little Rock has to offer!
See the Sights
Hop on the River Rail Streetcar System to see the sights in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. These Replica Birney Trolleys are much like those used in the 1940s. Each trolley seats 44 people and offers a wheelchair lift and air conditioning. Hop on at one of many locations such as Alltel Arena, the Statehouse Convention Center, the Robinson Center, the Clinton Presidential Center, the Global village Center of Heifer International and Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock.
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Finding Your Way
Need directions or need a recommendation for dinner? Find a Downtown Navigator and they will help you find your way!
The Downtown Navigator program, provided by the Downtown Partnership and Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, is an all-volunteer program charged with the mission to aid downtown guests. The program was implemented for the Clinton Presidential Library following its opening in 2004, and is returning for its ninth summer to assist visitors that will be in Little Rock for conventions or leisure. Downtown Navigators help answer visitors questions on entertainment, dining, and local attractions. They can be found wearing a distinctive Navigator uniform. All Navigators are trained in large group assistance, the history and geography of downtown, and hospitality and customer service skills. Downtown Navigators are available to assist every Saturday during the summer months in the River Market District.
The Downtown Navigator program is a fun program and a great way to make our guests feel welcome in our city!
DO YOU WANT TO BE A DOWNTOWN NAVIGATOR? Visit our "Contact Us" page and tell us you are interested and we will send you guidelines and an application. Or you may call 501-375-0121 for more information.