Historical & Awesome Things to do in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas offers a variety of vibrant nightlife, exciting entertainment, and amazing dining. Visit one of the south’s most charming and historical cities and see what these top things to do in Little Rock are all about.

Grab brunch at The Root Cafe

The Root Cafe believes in building a community through local food. That’s why all of the ingredients they use are from nearby farmers, ranchers, and businesses.
Location: 1500 Main St.
Hours: Sunday: 9am-2pm, Tuesday: 7am-2:30pm, Wednesday- Friday: 7AM–2:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM, Saturday: 8AM–3:30PM, 5:30–8:30PM, Closed Mondays

Lay down the law at the Arkansas State Capital Building

Tour the center of The Natural State and get a glimpse of the people who shape Arkansas.
Location: 500 Woodlane St.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm, closed Saturday & Sunday

Explore the historical Clinton Presidential Library

Whether you’re a fan or not there is something for everyone to enjoy at this historical library.
Location: 1200 President Clinton Ave
Hours: Sunday: 1pm-5pm, Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm


Get ready for some big-time entertainment at the River Market District

Hit up the farmer’s market, the dining, or the live music. The River Market is always lively.
Location: 400 President Clinton Ave
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 7am-6pm, closed Sundays


Hike around Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Looking to escape the city? Easily jet out and enjoy the views of one of Arkansas’ most beautiful hiking spots.
Location: 11901 Pinnacle Valley Rd, Roland
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 6:30am-8pm


Rest up at the H.U. Lee International Gate & Garden

It might not seem like much to most, but there is some incredibly neat history behind this spot. Read up, rest up at the fountain, and enjoy the gorgeous entrance.
Location: 101 E Markham St.
Hours: Open 24/7

Humble yourself at Little Rock Central High School

Educate yourself on the humbling history of the desegregation of public schools in the United States following the well-known trial Brown vs. Board of Education (1954).
Location: 1500 S Park St & 2120 W Daisy L Gatson Bates Dr (Historic Site)
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm

Photo credit: U.S. National Park Service


Skip the diet and visit Original Fried Pie Shop

Because who doesn’t want to try a fried pie!?
Location: 1321 T P White Dr, Jacksonville
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 9am-8pm

These top things to do in Little Rock are just the start of what this city has to offer. Have you visited Little Rock? What would be the first on your list?


Little Rock Arkansas offers a variety of vibrant nightlife, exciting entertainment, and amazing dining. Visit one of the souths most charming and historical cities and see what things to do in Little Rock would make the top of your list.


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    June 14, 2017 at 5:06 PM

    Now I’m craving a fried pie, sigh! Thanks for sharing 🤗

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      Kallsy Page
      June 21, 2017 at 1:01 PM

      Us too, Courtney! They’re are so many flavors. 😀

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    June 15, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    That photo of Pinnacle Mountain is outrageous! I never knew there were so many wonderful things to do in Little Rock – I’m going to need to try that fried pie, ASAP.

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      Kallsy Page
      June 21, 2017 at 12:59 PM

      Still dreaming about the fried pie! Thank you for reading, Flo!

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    Linger Abroad
    June 16, 2017 at 2:34 AM

    LIttle Rock looks like a pretty interesting place and historic place. Didn’t realize that the case of Brown vs. Board of Education surrounded the LR Central High School, so nice to brush up on my history of very significant events. But if nothing else, some of those food choices look great too.

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      Kallsy Page
      June 21, 2017 at 12:57 PM

      You most definitely need to add Little Rock to your list of places to visit! 🙂

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