Comfort Inn & Suites Airport
4301 East Roosevelt Rd.
Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone: (501) 376-2466
Fax: (501) 376-0253
Pay your respects to those who fought and died for the United States and what they believed in. This cemetery is the final resting place for soldiers who died in every American war, from the Civil War to the Gulf War. Over 22,000 bodies are buried here, many of which have no name to identify them, just a thin marker symbolizing a soldier. On holidays such as Veteran's Day and the Fourth of July, the park is decorated with flags and flowers.
As the headquarters of Heifer International, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger through the donation of livestock and agricultural lessons around the world, Heifer Village is truly a Little Rock gem. Here you can tour the eco-friendly, green building, which is located next to natural wetlands. Groups of 10 or more can contact the village for tour, event and program information that can include hands-on exhibits, scavenger hunts and more. This is a great educational attraction for families that help educate the public on global issues and other cultures, a must visit for the Little Rock area!
The Clinton Presidential Center is a monument to the 42nd president of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton. This $200 million library offers visitors a view of the controversial former President that is as complicated and as multi-dimensional as the man himself. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the U.S. economic expansion, balancing the budget and the budget surplus, NAFTA; they're all there. The Center also has a lot to say about the scandals that rocked the Clinton presidency, including the historic impeachment that preoccupied the country in his second term. The Clinton Presidential Center does provides a well balanced portrait of this elemental and larger than life charismatic leader of America and the free world.
Aimed at preserving the rich history of Little Rock, the Quapaw Quarter Association through education, marketing and advocacy. Throughout the year this association organizes tours of historic homes, neighborhoods and buildings. Most recently tours have included homes on Skyline Drive and Dooley Road in the Park Hill neighborhood. Visit the website to learn more about upcoming tours and information.
The distinguished First Presbyterian Church in the Little Rock region of Arkansas is a historic Presbyterian Church. The ancient Church site was constructed in 1921 and has adapted the Gothic Revival style of architecture. The structure is also a representation of the English Gothic and the Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals.
Built with over 300,000 bricks salvaged from other buildings, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion was completed in 1950. This grand Georgian colonial mansion sits on 8 pristine acres (3 hectares) of manicured herb gardens maintained by the National Herb Society. Visitors can partake in guided tours on Tuesday and Thursday and must be scheduled one day in advance. The tours are completely free and include a visit to all rooms deemed public.
The River Market is the most popular locale in Little Rock, both for tourists and locals. With more than 17 merchants housed inside, you can buy fresh breads, pastries, flowers, coffee and international groceries. There are several cafés located in the market where you can taste Japanese, Italian or local cuisines. Just outside the market you will find even more interesting shops, bars and restaurants. This is the place to come for the perfect souvenir on your trip to the city. Besides, this place is always buzzing with concerts, festivals and other interesting activities, so check the website for further details.
Visit this historical depot, built in the Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean style.
Journey back to the days before the Civil War forever changed Arkansas' history. The Historic Arkansas Museum, formerly known as the Arkansas Territorial Restoration, has preserved five antebellum homes, including the area's oldest building, the 1827 Hinderliter Grog Shop. Guests enjoy a guided living-history tour through the grounds as they learn the history of each building. The museum features several Arkansas art galleries and an interactive children's gallery.
La Petite Roche, French for "Little Rock," is a stone outcropping along the Arkansas River that was named by French explorer Benard de La Harpe. The outcropping was unique enough to be used for navigation and was often used as a boat landing point. When a settlement was established near the rock formation the founders decided to name the town after the landmark. Located in Riverfront Park, this sandstone rock is sometimes also called "Point of Rocks."
Home to a variety of festivals and concerts, this park is the center of activity in Little Rock. Here you can see the actual "little rock" that inspired European-explorer Benard de la Harpe to name the city. Take a break from shopping and visiting museums downtown to watch barges and riverboats float down the lazy Arkansas River. Children can enjoy the playground, while adults check out the history pavilion, which offers background on the park and the city. Bands often perform at the amphitheater. In May the park is filled with the frivolities of the annual Riverfest.
Situated across the Third Street of Little Rock, The Gazzette Building is a significant prominent structure. Popularly known as a landmark that represents the Arkansas Gazette newspaper, the interiors accord with the exteriors of the building.