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Top Choice American in Little Rock

South on Main

This wonderful spot is a gastronomic pet project of The Oxford American, the South's seminal quarterly literary magazine. It embraces the foodways of the region with a verve and dynamism that is creative and delicio…
Museum in Little Rock

William J Clinton Presidential Center

This library houses the largest archival collection in presidential history, including 80 million pages of documents and two million photographs (although there's not a lot related to a certain intern scandal). The …
Chinese in Little Rock

Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co

Look, when we got to Little Rock we weren't expecting blow-me-away Chinese food either, but then Three Fold comes along with its braised-chicken–noodle bowls, handmade dumplings and steamed buns, and for a minute, e…
Park in Little Rock

Riverfront Park

This park rolls pleasantly along the Arkansas River, and both pedestrians and cyclists take advantage of it. It's a truly fine integration of a landscape feature (the river) into an urban setting. The most noticeabl…
Theater in Little Rock

Ron Robinson Theater

Run by the Central Arkansas Library System, this theater shows eveyrthing from children's plays to classic horror movies. Of special note are occasional shows by the Arkansas Sounds (www.arkansassounds.org) project,…
Market in Little Rock

River Market District

Our favorite shopping stroll in Little Rock in this district, an area of studios, galleries, restaurants and pubs along the riverbank. The Ottenheimer Market Hall is a good starting point for exploring the area.
Live Music in Little Rock

White Water Tavern

The White Water manages to line up some excellent acts for its small stage, with bands ranging from straight-up rockers to alt-country heroes to indie poppers to hip-hop MCs. When the music isn't playing, this is an…
Theater in Little Rock

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

'The Rep' is one of the South's most energetic little regional theaters. They have a fantastic slate of shows, ranging from off-Broadway musicals to quirky indie shows.
Historic Site in Little Rock

Little Rock Central High School

Little Rock's most riveting historic attraction is the site of the 1957 desegregation crisis that changed the country forever. It was here that a group of African American students known as the Little Rock Nine were…
American in Little Rock

Big Orange

Sometimes you need a burger, and not just a burger but the sort of meat between two buttered buns that leaves you in a state of post-carnivore frenzy bliss. Enter Big Orange, which serves variations on the theme ran…