Monthly Archives: September 2015

Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center

 Built in 2008, this 16,232 square foot building that is the Witt Stephens, Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center sits on 3.4 gorgeous acres of protected land overlooking the Arkansas River. This complex is within the Julius Breckling Riverfront Park, as well as the River Market District, just adjacent to the Museum of Discovery, giving it…
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Little Rock Zoo

The Little Rock Zoo is one of Arkansas' great treasures and has been since its humble beginnings in 1926 with a mere two animals, an abandoned timber wolf and a circus trained brown bear. Today the park features over 725 animals representing more than 200 species of animals, many of them endangered. This outdoor attraction features…
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River Market

The River Market District is often times considered the heart of downtown Little Rock and has been a prominent social and commerce gathering place since development began in the early 1990s. This is one of the only places in the state that offers such a wide variety of educational, cultural, and just plain fun activities…
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Soulard

One of the oldest neighborhoods in St. Louis, Soulard is the historic French district upon which the city was originally built, making it one of the most important and culturally significant districts in the city. Just five minutes south of the Arch, Soulard is the easy choice for a relaxing walking tour through the city's history…
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Museum of Discovery

The Museum of Discovery, or Donald W. Reynolds Science Center, was built in 1927 as a National History Museum for the state of Arkansas. The structure qualifies as the oldest museum in Little Rock, containing over 14,000 cultural and historical artifacts, as well as several different species of live animals and insects. Explore this museum…
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Heifer Village

Welcome to Heifer Village, the 70-year-old organization (Heifer International) that has helped over 7 million families in over 125 countries become more self sufficient and well-fed! This life-saving enterprise began in 1944 with a man named Dan West, a Midwest farmer who stood at the front line of the Spanish Civil War to help provide…
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Arkansas River Trail

This expansive 88-mile loop through the Natural State of Arkansas is known as the Arkansas River Trail, and it serves as a well-loved tribute to outdoor recreation, conservation, wellness, and the diverse geographies of the central state. The trail covers Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, and Conway, crossing the entire metropolitan area in Little…
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Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail

Your next stop will bring together nicely the entire educational trip around Little Rock, the Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail. This historic trail and walking path stretches from the Old State House to the Statehouse Convention Center along Markham Street. The trail was created in 2011 to acknowledge the sacrifices and achievements made by those who…
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Most Travel-Worthy State Capitals

With 50 states plus a national capital city, avid travelers have a lot on their plate - and bucket list. Capital cities also make for amazing educational trips for student groups and what qualifies those on this list is extra, added qualities of history, attractions, and scenery. So narrow that travel list to the best, brightest,…
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Old State House Museum

Welcome to the Old State House Museum, the original state capitol of Arkansas and the oldest surviving capitol building west of the Mississippi River. This structure was constructed in a Greek Revival style in 1833, the grounds since then seeing some of the most important events in Arkansas history. Among the most well known events recently were…
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