The timber wolf and bear who began the Little Rock Zoo have since been replaced by 725 other animals from 200 different species. Little Rock Zoo makes an exciting, educational day trip for the whole family. Hear grizzly bears roar, see monkeys swing, and watch penguins waddle at one of Little Rock’s most popular attractions. The Little Rock Zoo is acclaimed for it commitment to educational excellence and conservation.
A must do for families looking for fun near our Little Rock hotel! Come see Arkansas’ largest water park for a day of fun in the sun. Wild River Country Water Park has over10 different attractions ranging from a lazy river and kids pool to the hear-pounding Cyclone and Vortex waterslides. There is something for everyone!
Hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers of all kinds will no doubt enjoy the pristine environment of this Arkansas State Park. With a focus on environmental education, recreation, and preservation, this park features a rich ecosystem in the Arkansas River Valley, and over 1,000 ft of vertical mountain trails.
Come see the world’s only diamond producing site open to the public. Search a volcanic crater and 37.5 acre plowed field for one of the most sought after gemstones in the world. Rock lovers will also find over 40 additional varieties of stones within the park, all nestled in a pristine natural setting.
The hot springs have been a draw for visitors for over two hundred years. Visitors to the “American Spa” can relax in the historic bathhouses in the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas, after exploring the hiking trails of the surrounding national park.
The bridge is the longest pedestrian/bicycle bridge in North America, and, having won awards for its LED lighting displays, is considered one of Little Rock’s crown jewels. Its non-motoring users are now connected to miles of trails and Little Rock parks on both sides of the river.
Exhibits interpret Arkansas’ military history from its territorial period to the present day. They feature artifacts, photographs, weapons, documents, uniforms and other military items. General Douglas MacArthur is said to have been born in this building, or nearby.
Explore some great Arkansas history housed in a building of Greek revival style. The Old State House, built in 1836, is the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. It can be admired for both its architecture from the outside, and for its permanent and changing exhibits inside.
Relive Arkansas’s frontier days through a tour of five pre-Civil War houses, with actors portraying original residents, and a museum featuring six galleries with a living history theater, and educational areas. Step back in time and view the oldest home still standing in Little Rock and Arkansas-made art and artifacts.
AIMM at Riverfront Little Rock features the submarine USS Razorback, which served in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Cold War. Soon to be transported here will be the historic tugboat USS Hoga which is well known for her actions during the Pearl Harbor attack before being designated a National Landmark. AIMM also has a research library, a theater, and a large museum area.