Little Rock became the capital of the Arkansas Territory in 1819 and of the state of Arkansas in 1836.
Little Rock is the capital and the largest city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The The Metropolitan Statistical Area(MSA) includeds the Little Rock, North Little Rock and Pine Bluff.
Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called la Petite Roche (French: "the little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.
East Little Rock
The eastern edge of Little Rock is sparsely populated but is a vital economic area, as Little Rock National Airport and Little Rock River Port are both located here.
* Aerospace Education Center, 3301 E Roosevelt Rd.
* Little Rock Audubon Center, 4500 Springer Blvd.
Many of Little Rock's most interesting attractions are found in its downtown area.
* Arkansas State Capitol, Woodlane St. and Capitol Ave.
* Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Ave.
* Central Arkansas Library System Main Library, 100 Rock St.
* Central High School National Historic Site and Museum, 2125 Daisy L. Gatson Bates Dr.
* Daisy Bates House, 1207 W 28th St.
* EMOBA (Ernie's Museum on Black Arkansans)
* Heifer International Center, 1 World Ave.. Located next to the Clinton Presidential Center, a nonprofit dedicated to caring for the earth and ending hunger and poverty. Visit their internationally recognized Green Headquarters building that has earned the highest LEED award. This is a great place to visit for everyone of all ages.
Heifer Village, located behind the Heifer International Center, is an interactive museum and learning center designed to educate the public about a pristine, unspoiled world without poverty and hunger, the stated goal of Heifer International.
* MacArthur Park - Which includes Arkansas Arts Center and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.
* The Old State House, 300 W Markham.
* Peabody Hotel Ducks.
* William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Park, 1200 President Clinton Ave. The 11th Presidential Library of the National Archives and Records Administration, and the largest in the system, is dedicated to the fellow Arkansan and the 42nd President. A huge collection of memorabilia from Clinton's two terms as President, including a replica of the Oval Office. Look also for the Clinton School of Public Service - it is housed in an old Rock Island station built in 1899.
* War Memorial Park - Little Rock Zoo and War Memorial Stadium.
North Little Rock
* Argenta Historic District.
* Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum.
* Burns Park.
* Little Rock Air Force Base.
* The Old Mill.
* Verizon Arena - Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Museum.
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