Whether you're visiting
Little Rock on a family vacation or just need something
to keep the kids busy with this weekend, we know how expensive a family outing
can be. By the time you've paid for parking, admission, food, and souvenirs, an
afternoon out can be a real pain in the wallet. That's why at the Governor's
Suites we're doing our best to help keep your costs down. Not only do we offer
exceptional luxury at reasonable rates, but below is a list of some of our
favourite things to do in Little Rock,
all at the recession-busting cost of $0.
Big Dam Bridge is the world's longest
purpose-built pedestrian and bicycle bridge, extending 3 463 feet across the
Arkansas River. Featuring stunning views at any time of day, we
recommend trying to catch a sunrise or sunset, when the river truly comes alive
Central High School is one of the most
important locations in the history of the American Civil Rights movement. The
site of the first implementation of the US Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of
Education decision, there is now a museum across the street which documents the
historic events of September, 1957.
Arkansas Arts Center is
Arkansas' leading cultural institution, featuring
fascinating exhibitions, a world-renowned art collection, live theatre, a gift
shop and restaurant.
MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
was created to interpret our state's military heritage, and features artefacts,
photographs, weapons, documents, uniforms, and other military items to vividly
military history at home and abroad.
River Market is the place to be during the
summer in Little Rock.
Featuring two open-air pavilions, a 10 000 seat amphitheatre on the banks of the
Arkansas River, and a weekly farmer's market, there's always
something new to see and do.
Pinnacle Mountain offers you the chance to
stand on the summit of one of the highest points in the area, with spectacular
panoramic views. Less adventurous hikers can still enjoy the miles of easier
trails, interpretive exhibits, and visitor's center.
The Old Mill - if you've seen the movie “Gone
With the Wind" you'll recognize the
Memorial Park and Pugh's Mill from the opening
scenes. Stop by the farmer's market at the River Market to pick up a picnic and
spend a pleasant day touring the grounds of this historic recreation, completed
Museum of Discovery is
Arkansas' museum of science and history and offers free
admission from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on the second Sunday of every month. Explore a
collection of exhibits focusing on robotics, exploration, and telecommunications
and participate in hands-on learning activities.
State Capitol is a must-visit for tourists.
Modeled after the US Capitol building, the beautiful architecture features
Arkansas granite and six bronze doors, as well as three chandeliers
crafted by Tiffany's of New York.
Free audio tours are available, and you can call ahead on weekdays to schedule a
free guided tour.