City of Little Rock website
Convention and Visitor Bureau website
In 1686, Frenchmen established the first European settlementon the lower Mississippi. Near the Arkansas River, it was known as ArkansasPost. The area became American soil in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase.
Lone cabins, then towns began appearing at scattered points alongthe rivers and Native American trails that were the main wilderness travelroutes.Among early settlements were Batesville and Washington, whichlater became a gathering place for those seeking to free Texas from Mexico.
In 1819, Arkansas became a territory with Arkansas Post as itscapital. Two years later, the capital was moved to a central location, thefledgling settlement of Little Rock.
Things to see in Little Rock Arkansas
Little Rock Central High School Museum andVisitor Center
Little Rock High School, now Central High School NationalHistoric Site, is a national symbol of the often intense struggle over schooldesegregation.
Located across the street is the Central High Museum & VisitorCentre.
A striking Neoclassical building in downtown Little Rock, theCapitol was completed in 1915 and modelled after the United States Capitol.
The six solid brass doors, purchased from Tiffany’s of New Yorkat a cost of $10,000, are now estimated to be worth more than $250,000. Builtbetween 1899-1911.
This mountaintop respite is the flagship of the state parkssystem. The park encompasses 2,658 acres of rare natural beauty -- an abundanceof unmarred woods, ravines, streams, springs, spectacular views and interestingecological formations preserved almost as French explorers found them 300 yearsago.Spectacular waterfall on a beautiful mountaintop with cabins, a lodge, swimmingpools and hiking trails.
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