Who would have guessed that an RV trip to Little Rock, Arkansas could be so full and rewarding for every family member! Arkansas’ capital city has a lot to offer all ages, with museums, entertainment, outdoor fun and some history thrown in. The food is great too, and even if you have a kitchen right there in your RV, you will want to eat out so you can experience Arkansas cuisine. Find yourself a nice spot to park your RV, such as in downtown North Little Rock at the Downtown Riverside RV Park. Full hookups and a dump station here as well as close proximity to many attractions.
If you have young ones with you, the first stop should be the Peabody Splash Park in Riverfront Park. Children helped design this fabulous park, so you can be sure kids just love exploring, imagining and playing here. Riverfront Park extends a full eleven blocks along the Arkansas River and offers a lovely environment right in the city. Then the whole family should hop onto the River Rail Trolley for a ride to beat them all. You can get off whenever you want to see one of the points of interest along the way, such as some museums or historic buildings.
Of course, the kids love to visit the zoo, and so will the adults! At Little Rock Zoo you’ll discover a whole array of great animals, such as rhinos, elephants and monkeys. Everyone loves the monkeys’ antics! The beauty of the tigers and lions makes everyone take a second glance. At the Children’s Farm the little ones can get right up close to the animals and enjoy the reality of contact with the animal world.
Central High School isn’t just another school in Little Rock. This is where history was made in 1957 as the battle for civil rights raged. See exhibits that show the history of this era when nine African-American students made a national example of their bravery as they faced an angry mob. Little Rock Central High School is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and deemed a historic landmark.
Numerous museums are open for your enjoyment in Little Rock. You can see Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock and marvel at the submarine, the USS Razorback. This sub served the longest period of any sub in the world. At the Historic Arkansas Museum you and your family can view frontier history in a way you may not have imagined. See the oldest home that still stands in the city. Explore the museum to see art galleries and lots of interactive exhibits.
Other places to go include the Clinton Presidential Center as well as the unique Heifer Village. Then before you end off your Little Rock visit, you simply must get to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. You will love spending some time looking out over the Arkansas River Valley! Plenty of hiking trails to keep you in the outdoors and soaking up the sun before you head home. We hope you enjoy your visit to Little Rock!