OK, maybe you can’t race the horses yourself but you can head over to the Oaklawn Racing & Gaming club and watch some of the best Thoroughbreds racing. There’s legal gambling on both horses and some electronic gaming including video poker.
Attend the Arkansas Literary Festival
Literary and Arkansas aren’t two things that most people associate with each other, but Little Rock plays host to an amazing Literary Festival every April in the heart of downtown.
Attend First Thursdays in Hillcrest
Hillcrest is one of the most historic and eclectic neighborhoods in Little Rock. It’s home to some great local boutiques and shops who keep their door open extra late on the first Thursday of every month.
Top 3 Things to See in Little Rock
Visit the Clinton Presidential Center
The Presidential Library for the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, calls Little Rock home. Covering 148,000 square feet and hosting a museum, presidential archive, and even a research and education center the Clinton Presidential Center is a must see when in Little Rock.
Bike or Walk the Big Dam Bridge
Spanning the Arkansas River and located over the Murray Lock & Dam is the longest pedestrian and biking bridge in the world. It was actually built for that specific purpose too! It is 14 feet wide and 4,226 feet long. Better be in good shape before taking this walk.
See a Football Game
The University of Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Little Rock to play at the War Memorial Stadium two times each season. If you love football, especially college football, then you owe it to yourself to get to a Razorbacks game if at all possible.