Little Rock's Attractions, Facilities Draw Global Guests
With international destinations like the Clinton Presidential Center, Central High School National Historic Site, Heifer International and the longest originally constructed pedestrian/bicycle bridge in the world (Big Dam Bridge), Little Rock offers full-service convention facilities, over 6,000 hotel rooms, over 900 restaurants, and communities rich and diverse in culture, attractions, recreation, shopping and entertainment.
The work of internationally known "starchitects," innovative, award-winning, locally-based talent, and historically significant legends join to give the region an architectural showcase as diverse as its economy and people.
With more than 100 shopping centers, malls and major retail destinations, there are more than eight million square feet of retail in the county.
The region has one of the most diverse, creative and robust restaurant scenes of any market in the nation, with more than half of Little Rock and North Little Rock's over 900 restaurants operating as independents. Additionally, respected national chains continue to capitalize on the region's strong, but discriminating, dining demand.
According to Bob Hupp, Producing Artistic Director of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, "No American city of Little Rock's size enjoys such broad access to the professional arts. Any given day of the week brings diverse and nationally respected offerings offerings in music, theatre, the visual arts and dance."
With two of the country's leading film festivals within an hour's drive of each other, the region hosts destination festivals and fairs, celebrating the best of the arts, entertainment, film, literature and Americana.
For more information, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800.844.4781, North Little Rock Visitors Bureau, 800.643.4690, Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.