Arkansas Is Home to Some Great History

Published for Little Rock, Arkansas ( Aug. 20, 2013)

When it comes to natural preserves no state is more focused than Arkansas with fifty-one state parks and numerous outdoor activities for travelers to choose from. Arkansas features a wide variety of lowlands and highlands along with two major mountain ranges, the Ozarks and the Quachitas. Also, there are several good museums and cultural experiences in Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas.

The central point of Little Rock is the Central High Museum and Visitors Center which showcases the history of the movement to stop racial segregation in public schools. The River Market downtown is an excellent place to go if you want to eat at an excellent restaurant, find entertainment or just walk around and do some shopping. For the family travelers there is the Museum and Discovery and the Children’s Museum. For the outdoor individuals there is Burns Park which is one of the largest city parks in the United States. Another excellent option for families is Gator Park which features go-karts, mini golf and other family activities.

There is a variety of accommodation options in Arkansas, from large luxury resorts to lodges to motels to small rustic inns. However, if you are looking for a good historic hotel, consider the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs or the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock.

If culture is your thing then you should visit the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock which has the largest cultural institution in the state and has exhibits located in seven different galleries. Also included are the Arkansas Museum of Art and the Arkansas Children’s Theater. – See more at: