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Best things to do in Little Rock

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Library
“Whether you have ever been to a Presidential Library or not, go to this one. It's a unique blend of library, archives, events, and education, including a replica of the White House's Oval Office and Cabinet Room. Before you go, check out the current exhibits and the educational activities, including the lecture series at the adjacent Clinton School of Public Service: (https://clintonschool.uasys.edu/events/) If you have time, eat lunch or have happy hour and dinner on the patio at 42, the cafe overlooking the Arkansas River. And don't miss the gift shop on your way out - it's a dream for political junkies, historians, and artists alike! ”
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Café
“This cafe has a quaint garden area where you can sit. For its produce it is in cooperation with local farms . ”
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Bridge
“Experience the longest pedestrian and bicycle bridge in North America, built specifically for that use. This impressive structure was named the Big Dam Bridge because of its massive 4,226 foot span built atop Murray Lock and Dam. Elevated up to 90 feet above the Arkansas River, the Big Dam Bridge connects over 14 miles of scenic riverside trails in the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, and assists in the connection of 70,000 acres of various city, county, state and federal park land. It’s one of several Little Rock bridges that serve bicyclists and pedestrians. The trail provides cyclist and pedestrian access to the Clinton Presidential Center, the River Market, museums, restaur”
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Store
“Visit Little Rock's main art museum, which has a terrific permanent collection and a world-class collection of works on paper. The museum is located just a few blocks to the South in MacArthur Park. Admission to the permanent collection is free, but some traveling exhibitions require an admission fee. Art lovers will be in heaven, and those who don't love art might discover that maybe they do.”
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Plaza
“Clinton Library, Arkansas Game and Fish Museum, Central Arkansas Library Museum, Heifer International, Museum of Discovery and Farmers Market are all located within 2 blocks of each other. With the exception of the Clinton Library and Museum of Discovery, these amazing museums have free admission. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, pastries, people and love the big windows to people watch! The staff is always pleasant. It is right on the main thoroughfare in Hillcrest. ”
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Science Museum
“Great hands on science museum for kids/teens and adults. Also check out the free game and fish museum right beside Museum of Discovery. There is also few access to splash park, playground and a walk across the river bridge just a few blocks away at the River Market.”
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Shopping Centre
“Dillard's, Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, Banana Republic, Aldo... It's a mall, with lots of shopping places.”
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Shopping Plaza
“Enjoy the many restaurants and shopping opportunities or take in a movie at Little Rocks #1 outdoor mall.”
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Food
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“This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. This is a phenomenal place for good beer. ”
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Store
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“Personalized salads and great pizzas. The gelato is excellent as well. Locally owned. Addictive. ”
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Restaurant
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“GREAT food and grown-up drinks! Check out there reverse happy hour starts late in the evening until closing. ”
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Dive Bar
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“Named among Esquire's "24 Best Bars in America" as a dive bar. Tucked in the neighborhood and the old bar in in Little Rock. A truly unpretentious bar with events and entertainment that appeals to a diverse group of ages and music lovers and poetry and standup comedy,.... ”
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Zoo
“The Little Rock Zoo is the perfect sized zoo - big enough that there is plenty to see, and small enough that it feels intimate and you can really connect with the animals. It's obvious that the animals are very well cared for here and it's not rare to run into a Keeper who will visit with and educate guests about these magnificent creatures.”
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German Restaurant
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“Delicious food, locally sourced, with a German twist, in an old house in Hillcrest.”
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American Restaurant
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“Small house with great seasonal changing menu and casual atmosphere and nice patio, also good wine and drinks”
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