Little Rock Tourism

Visit Little Rock - Best of Little Rock

Arkansas State’s capital, Little Rock, is located almost right in the centre of the state. Not just politically, but the city is set in the centre even in geographical terms. On one side of the city, you will see flat planes with abundant farmland and one the other, there are tall mountains covered with wilderness. Despite this diversity, Little Rock is city that tries to capture the best of opposites. On one hand, there are serious museums and buildings from the Civil War era, while on the other, there are amusement parks and fun activities to do all day long. You could easily be hiking on a very beautiful nature trail in the morning and come evening, could be sipping wine at one of the vineyards. You may admire the replica of the Capitol Hill in the morning, and stretch your vocal chords in one of the many live performances that dominate the nightlife of the city. When in Little Rock, you can never say no to any experience. Little Rock is named after the rock formation used as a marker for river crossing. These rocks were also known as ‘Le Petit Rocher’ in the 18th century. This city was made the capital of Arkansas in 1819. From then, the city has evolved to be a thriving center of economic and cultural growth. Probably the most famous citizens to have called Arkansas home is the former President of the United States, Bill Clinton. The Clintons served as a governor of the state and for two terms in the 1980s. Their daughter Chelsea was born in Little Rock. Winthrop Rockefeller, grandson of John D. Rockefeller, served as a Republican governor of Arkansas and resided in Little Rock. What makes this city popular today is that this is one of the best places to go on a vacation with your family. Much of the activities held here are group or family oriented and hence, families often spend much of their time out here. Kids can have fun on their own while adults sit back and relax. There is fun, there is a little history, and there definitely is a great atmosphere beckoning you for a visit to Little Rock. Looking for a family getaway? Little Rock may be your answer.

Little Rock Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Little Rock tips for your visit

  • Time zone: UTC -06.00
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Electricity: 120 V, 60Hz. Adapter is required as power sockets are of type A and B.
  • Internet: Free Wi-Fi is available in public places and hotels.
  • Security: emergency number: 911
  • Non-emergency actions – 311
  • Fire department - 371-4829
  • Highway conditions - 569-2374
  • Tipping: 15% of the restaurant bill.
  • 5-10% tips are expected by everyone in the service sector.
  • Most of the parks and recreation areas in town are disable-friendly. Wheelchairs can easily navigate their way in parks and on the town bridges.  
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Facts and Stats for Little Rock*

  • Pollution Statistics in Little Rock

    Know the pollution level of Little Rock before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 7.69 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.57 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 4.17 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.29 (Very Low)
  • Little Rock: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Little Rock for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Little Rock.

    • Burglary and Theft 53.26 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.48 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 48.91 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.91 (High)
    • Attacks 47.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 73.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 72.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 31.52 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 51.09 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 47.73 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.45 (High)
  • Living in Little Rock - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Little Rock is 180.29 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 42 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 83.34 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 14.35 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25.57 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 71.51 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 68.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 1.79 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 106 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Little Rock

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Little Rock

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.97 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.54 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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