Little Rock, Arkansas is located on the Arkansas River, in the Ouachita foothills. Little Rock is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Arkansas.
Just northwest of the city limits is Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water. The city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Little Rock will probably be remembered by many as the capital of President Clinton's home state. Yet, before this "claim to fame", Little Rock attracted visitors to its wonderful setting on the banks of the Arkansas River, surrounded by the Quachita Mountains. The city boasts over 50 parks and is only a short drive from Hot Springs National Park, renowned for its hot mineral springs. With an abundance of lakes and the River, the Little Rock area is a water sports paradise. It's easy to see why Arkansas is called "The Natural State".
When at last you pull yourself away from all the natural beauty, you will find a wonderful variety of activities within Little Rock. As the state capital, Little Rock is a cultural center with a variety of theatres, museums, galleries and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Children will discover a host of activities including the Children's Museum, Little Rock Zoo, Museum of Science and History, The Aerospace Education Center and an appealing historic area. This includes The Quapaw Quarter, The Arkkansas Territorial Restoration Center, Old Mill and Old State House. Just a short drive from downtown you will find the State Fairgrounds, where you can easily spend a full day of fun.
The River Market District is fast gaining a reputation as a target destination. A lively array of people gather for a variety of entertaining things to do, from the library to the Science and History museum to a multi-purpose arena.
Whether a single adventurer or couples, groups or the whole family, travelers are discovering that Little Rock is truly a place for a memorable vacation.