Discover top things to do in Little Rock like touring the Arkansas State Capitol

Want to explore Little Rock while staying outside the urban bustle? The Country Inn & Suites off I-30 in Bryant is about a 20-minute drive from downtown highlights like the Museum of Discovery and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum. Tour the neoclassical Arkansas State Capitol, catch a big-name concert at Simmons Bank Arena, or visit Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site to discover why the city is a key stop on the US Civil Rights Trail. The capital is brimming with family-friendly activities, like biking over the Big Dam Bridge along the Arkansas River Trail and watching the penguin feedings at the Little Rock Zoo. If you’re looking for things to do between your on-site meetings, clear your head with a walk in Bishop Park or browse for bargains at the Outlets of Little Rock.

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Arkansas State Capitol

14.64 mi / 23.55 km from the hotel
From the marbled floors to the top of the 213-foot rotunda, the Arkansas State Capitol is an extraordinary example of neoclassical architecture. Take a tour to see how the building blends the state’s past and present while also shaping its future.

Arkansas State Fairgrounds

13.21 mi / 21.26 km from the hotel
This expansive complex hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including livestock shows, concerts, and competitions. If you’re visiting in October, don’t miss the annual state fair.

Simmons Bank Arena

16.06 mi / 25.85 km from the hotel
In addition to concerts featuring current superstars like Bruno Mars and legendary performers like Bruce Springsteen, this multipurpose entertainment venue hosts events like ice shows and rodeos.

Museum of Discovery

15.81 mi / 25.44 km from the hotel
This science museum showcases interactive exhibits like Tornado Alley Theater, where visitors can experience the sensations of a tornado blowing by and learn more about the tornado that passed through Little Rock in January 1999.

Big Rock Mini Golf & Fun Park

6.21 mi / 9.99 km from the hotel
A ropes course, a go-kart track, and more than 30 arcade games are just some of the attractions at this 7.5-acre amusement complex. If your kids are hungry after finding their way out of the Amazing Maze, you can treat them to hot dogs or pizza.

River Market

15.74 mi / 25.33 km from the hotel
Browse the summer farmers market or see a concert at this downtown hub by Riverfront Park. You can enjoy lunch from one of the global vendors in Ottenheimer Market Hall and rent bikes at Rock Town River Outfitters to cycle along the Arkansas River.

Big Dam Bridge

14.06 mi / 22.62 km from the hotel
Spanning more than 4,000 feet over the Arkansas River, this local landmark provides pedestrians and cyclists with stunning views of the surrounding area. Stop by at night for a glimpse of its award-winning LED lighting.

Bishop Park

2.14 mi / 3.44 km from the hotel
Spend the day at Bishop Park to take part in an array of fun-filled activities, like swimming in the on-site pool, running around the splash pads, or having a family picnic. You’ll also find extensive athletic facilities and a walking trail.

Downtown Little Rock

15.3 mi / 24.62 km from the hotel
From family-friendly museums to global eats at the River Market and biking along the Arkansas River, Little Rock’s vibrant downtown offers something for everyone. Stroll around the Quapaw Quarter to see elegant late-1800s mansions and churches.

Little Rock Zoo

12.83 mi / 20.65 km from the hotel
Watch the penguins enjoy a meal and catch a ride on the train or antique carousel during your visit to this zoo, which is home to hundreds of animals, including rhinos, apes, and an array of big cats.

Outlets of Little Rock

5.78 mi / 9.3 km from the hotel
Spend the day hunting for bargains on popular brands like Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Cole Haan, and Banana Republic at this outlet mall. When you need to refuel, stop by one of the on-site eateries for pizza, burgers, or Chinese favorites.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum

16.06 mi / 25.84 km from the hotel
Housed in the Clinton Presidential Center, this collection provides a look at the life and legacy of Bill Clinton, the 42nd US president. Explore replicas of the White House Cabinet Room and the Oval Office during your visit.