Little Rock is home to world-class attractions that are exciting and engaging for everyone; from the young to the young-at-heart, there’s a new adventure around every corner.
The Little Rock Zoo is the state’s only facility accredited by the Association of Zoo’s and Aquariums (AZA) and is home to more than 500 animals spread across a 33-acre garden. From alligators and anteaters to penguins, rhinos, tigers and zebras, you can see and learn about these incredible species and how the zoo is working toward their conservation and continued survival.
Even in the heart of the capital city, you’re never far from outdoor fun. The First Tee of Central Arkansas offers a par-3 nine-hole course, a traditional nine-hole course, and some of the area’s best practice facilities open to the public.
Rock Town River Outfitters offers kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals and tours of the Arkansas River in addition to a variety of bikes to explore the Arkansas River Trail. Visit our Outdoor Adventures page to learn more about the city’s amazing parks, trails and recreation areas.
Another of Little Rock’s most popular family attractions is the Museum of Discovery, the state’s premier science and educational center. Named a Top 10 science museum by MENSA, the MOD hosts seasonal exhibits, STEM-themed festivals for the whole family and a monthly Science After Dark event that’s 21+.
One of the museum’s most popular educational programs is geared toward introducing girls between the ages of 12-16 to STEM careers.
They also offer themed summer camps to help kids bridge the gap between brands like LEGO, Minecraft, Pokemon and STEM.
Adventurous families should take note, your next big thrill is waiting for you here. There’s something for everyone, from free climbing, backpacking and spelunking to white-water rafting, mountain biking and ziplining. The best part is, because of our mild climate, you can spend way more time seeking your brand of thrill and enjoying the state’s natural beauty.