Art lovers in Little Rock, visit the Arkansas Arts Center to take in some of the finest art attractions on display in the city. One of the leading cultural institutions in the state, the AAC is home to works by artists like Picasso, Edgar Degas, Rembrandt, Odilon Redon, Van Gogh, Jackson Pollack, and many others.
Forget a tour bus, take a ride down the river on the Arkansas Queen for a look at Little Rock and its skyline attractions from the water. Observation decks aplenty guarantee the best views of the city while cruising down the Arkansas River. While you're riding along, the captain will enlighten you with facts about the city and the role that the steamboat has had in the growth of America. Can't go wrong with an educational and fun adventure down the river!
Take the kids back to the days of the skating rink at the Arkansas Skatium. Head out on Friday or Sunday night to hear music hits from when you were young, both nights the DJ spins oldies, disco, 80s and everything in between. Don't worry about buying skates, you can rent a pair there - all you need to bring are your skating skills.
Tour the Arkansas State Capitol and get a closer look at the state's history and government operations. The beautiful building is almost 100 years old and features portraits and bronze busts of past governors, murals, the official state seal, and an exquisite cupola covered in 24-karat gold, among other attractions and facets of interest. While visiting the capitol, be sure to walk the grounds around the building. The land surrounding the capitol holds various memorial statues and figures, along with flourishing gardens.
Step into the presidential library commemorating the 42nd President of the United States at the Clinton Presidential Center. There are over 2 million pictures throughout the center, as well as 80 million pages of documents, and 79,000 artifacts from Clinton's time in the White House. Must see features of the library include attractions like full size replicas of the Clinton-era Oval Office and Cabinet Room.
Let the kids burn some energy while you burn some calories at the Jim Dailey Fitness & Aquatic Center. Work on your fitness on one of the machines, or play games like basketball, badminton, table tennis, and volleyball. Bring your swimsuits with you, there are two pools on site - inside or outside?
Take the kids to monkey around with the animals at the Little Rock Zoo. The zoo is home to over 725 animals, living in habitats that mimic their natural environments. Giraffes, gorillas, rhinos, alligators, flamingos, bears, elephants, bobcats, tigers, lemurs, and zebras are just a few of the animals you'll see throughout the zoo. While you're traveling through the zoo's exhibits and attractions, take a ride on the train or stop to play at the park for even more fun.
Roller coasters, water rides, live entertainment, and attractions - Magic Springs & Crystal Falls has all the necessary elements for a fun family outing. Enjoy the flips and spins of roller coasters like The Hawk and the X-Coaster, while the kids scream on rides like Lil' Leapin' Lizards. After you're tired of rides, head over to Crystal Falls and splash around in the wave pool or plummet down a water slide. Had enough excitement for one day? Catch a show at the Timberwood Amphitheater where Randy Travis, REO Speedwagon, and Kansas have all performed.
Show the kids that learning can be fun at the Museum of Discovery. Exhibits are geared toward the subjects of science, math, and technology. Bug Zoo, Energy!, Imagination Station, Worlds of the Forest, and Room to Grow are just a few of the interactive exhibits that encourage learning through fun. Recent renovations are bringing even more exhibits and attractions to the museum in January 2012.
Explore everything that Little Rock's River Market has to offer. Entertainment, attractions, delicious dining, shopping, art galleries, and family fun are just a few of the elements that make the River Market an interesting place to hang out. Catch a concert at Riverfest Amphitheatre, explore the Clinton Presidential Center, play around in Riverfront Park, or eat at one of the area's fine restaurants - you will love the time spent at the River Market.
Spend some time hanging out and exploring the attractions at Riverfront Park. The 33-acre park sits along on the south bank of the Arkansas River and is home to a number of sculptures, gardens, state historical information, the Junction Bridge landmark, and much more. There's plenty to see and do as a family at this park, we recommend you set aside a day or two to really experience it.
Brave the waves in the wave pool, shoot through water slides, and bum around in the lazy river at Wild River Country water park. The state's largest water park offers 12 rides and attractions, meaning there are plenty of opportunities for adults and children to make a splash. If you're worn out and water logged, play a family game of volleyball on the sand court to dry off.