Comfort Inn West
300 Markham Center Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205
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This city park has something for every member of the family, from picnic tables to tennis courts and a playground. There are two full-sized basketball courts located under the shade (and noise) of Interstate 630. Basketball games take place from early in the morning until after dark. A special feature of this park is the skate park complete with bowl. It is colorfully decorated with graffiti art, and is open to anyone daring enough to "take the plunge."
Boyle Park is a 250-acre (101-hectare) urban park located in Little Rock. It is named after Dr. John F. Boyle who donated the land to the City of Little Rock in the year 1929. It features various known intact examples of the famous Civilian Conservation Corps rustic architecture. The park is mostly unimproved woodland consisting of a small pond, a playground, open meadows, woods, hiking and biking trails. The park also has the Rock Creek flowing across it.
Connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock, the Big Dam Bridge spans Murray Lock and Arkansas River at 4,226 feet (1,288 meters) long. With the bridge limited to foot traffic, it makes for an ideal walking and cycling path, with parks connected on either side. The view from the bridge is unlike any other and provides a different perspective of Little Rock and is the longest pedestrian only bridge in North America. Throughout the year, various races and cycling tours take place here.
The Little Rock Zoo is the wildest place in town. With over 500 different species on display, the zoo is home to exotic tigers, lemurs, tortoises and elephants. Children will want to visit Kiddieland and take a small train to ride around the park. The Zoo Café, located within the park, serves hot dogs, nachos and cold drinks. Open daily.
Fun for the whole family, Murray's Dinner Playhouse is a popular Little Rock entertainment venue. Open since 1967 under various names, Murray's serves up great laughs and stellar cuisine six days a week. Shows range from light-hearted comedies like 'Til Beth Do Us Part and classics like Steel Magnolias and South Pacific. The cuisine is highly influenced by whatever show is in production, so expect to see a different buffet each time. Whether you're visiting with the whole family or with a significant other, Murray's Dinner Playhouse is sure to entertain.
This pleasant and popular park, located four miles from Cantrell Road, features two playgrounds, two soccer fields, eight pavilions and plenty of shaded picnic areas. Just south of Murray Lock and Dam, the park is on the banks of the Arkansas River. It offers a boat launch for fishermen and pleasure cruisers alike. There is plenty of parking here. A bike lane runs out to the park from Cantrell Road, providing a nice alternative to city traffic. Murray Park also has a dog park.
North Shore Riverwalk, is located by the River Arkansas. Set amidst a picturesque setting, it is one of the popular venue for varied events. Music lovers throng to see the Edgefest festival. The American Heart Association's Annual HeartWalk 2008, fund-raiser held here was a huge success. It can accommodate nearly 6,000 people. Events are held throughout the year, including the May Riverfest.
Just west of Downtown Little Rock lies the popular and historic neighborhood of Hillcrest. On the National Register of Historic Places, Hillcrest was established at the end of the 19th Century and continued to grow throughout the beginning of the 20th Century and beyond. One main characteristic of the area is the wide variety of interesting and aesthetically pleasing architectural styles of the homes. Within the Hillcrest Historic District are landmarks like Little Rock's former town hall. Hillcrest in recent years has become a hub of entertainment as well with numerous bars, restaurants, shops and galleries, among other things.
Nestled between where the Arkansas and Little Maumelle Rivers meet, lies a 1000 acre (400 hectares) park. Here at Two Rivers Park, locals and visitors alike can partake in a variety of outdoor activities, from horse back riding and cycling to leisurely walks and even gardening! Located within this lush parkland is the Garden Center where residents can rent out garden tracts and plant and weed to their hearts content.
If the humid Arkansas heat gets you down, cool off at Wild River Country water park. The park offers everything from the Lightning Bolt: —a wild ride down a straight slide: —to the Lazy River, a pool for inner tubers that winds around the park's center. Young children can play in the special Tad Pool area. Refreshment stands are located throughout the park.
The Thomas R. McGuire House is located at Little Rock, Arkansas. It was built between the year 1905 C.E and 1915 C.E by architect Thomas R. McGuire. It had a concrete block construction and was made from handcrafted and locally manufactured materials. This property got added to the National Registrar of Historic Places on December 19, 1991.
Located in Little Rock, the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is run in partnership with Little Rock public schools and the National Park Service. It has a visitor center that displays a film commemorating the Little Rock Integration Crisis that gained national attention in 1957. It also has various exhibits centered around the Civil Rights Movement. Apart from this, there is a garden which has nine trees planted in honor of the Little Rock 9, who were at the center of the Little Rock Integration Crisis. Entry is free and guided tours are available on prior booking. Check the website for more information.