When I say Little Rock what do you think of? The first thing I think of is Bill Clinton and while reminders of the Clinton’s are abundant in Little Rock there is a lot of other great things about the city as well.
Depending on the age of your children you may really enjoy the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. It’s kid friendly, but you would want to rethink this tour if you have really young kids since you have to climb the ladder to get down into the sub and a stroller is out of the question. The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum allows you to explore the USS Razorback (SS-394) submarine, used in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Cold War. This is far from an all-day attraction, it’s only $6 and includes a guided tour of about 30 minutes.
The Arkansas River Trail is a beautiful place to spend the day enjoying the great outdoors. There are several parks along the trail offering a wide variety of hiking trails, bike trails, mountain biking, canoe and boat tours, multiple playgrounds, fishing , picnic sites, pavilions and launch ramps. You simply can’t see it all, so I suggest checking out their website to determine what might be the most fun for your family.
For family fun you might want to visit the Big Rock Fun Park. They offer putt-putt, go karts, bumper boats, batting cages for the little leaguer in your family, lazer tag, and an arcade. My kids love to play putt-putt when we are on vacation
Most of us have heard of Heifer International, but I had no idea about Heifer Village prior to researching Little Rock. First, this is not a great place for smaller kids, but I think older kids would enjoy it. It’s a great opportunity to give kids a lesson in sustainable living and how we can help feed the people of world. The building is beautiful and like 99.9% eco-friendly (or something crazy like that). Best of all is that admission is FREE!
If you need some indoor time then visit The Little Rock Climbing Center. They have rocking climbing fun for all ages and all skill levels. The place is huge and your kids are guaranteed to love it!
For the best burger in town and other delectable entrees try Big Orange. The burgers are to die for, my kids cleaned their plates. They offer chicken, veggie burgers, salads, fries, and of course homemade milkshakes. Another family friendly dining experience can be found at Maddie’s Place. Maddie’s offers great southern cuisine such as homemade mac & cheese, fried alligator, red beans & rice, shrimp, catfish, and the list goes on and on and on.
Don’t forget to take the kids to splash around in the fountains at Peabody Park and walk around the riverfront, or hop on the River Rail Trolley for a ride through historic downtown Little Rock. Hop on and off the trolley for dining, sightseeing or visiting the many attractions in the heart of one of the top family vacation destinations in the South!