Who are some famous people from Little Rock? Arkansas?
G. M. (Broncho Billy) Anderson actor, Little Rock
Maya Angelou author and poet, Saint Louis
Helen Gurley Brown editor, Green Forest
Glen Campbell singer, Delight
Johnny Cash singer, Kingsland
Hattie Caraway first woman elected to the US Senate, Jonesboro
Eldridge Cleaver black activist, Walbaseha
William Jefferson Clinton Governor and 42nd President of the United States, Hope
Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean baseball player, Lucas
Jimmy Driftwood Folk singer/songwriter, Mountain View
Orval Faubus former governor, Combs
John Gould Fletcher writer, Little Rock
John Grisham author, Jonesboro
John H. Johnson publisher, Arkansas City
Scott Joplin musician, composer, Texarkana
Alan Ladd actor, Hot Springs
Tracy Lawrence singer, Foreman
Douglas MacArthur 5-star general, Little Rock
Dick Powell actor, Mountain View
Mary Steenburgen actress, North Little Rock
Edward Durrell Stone architect, Fayetteville
Jermain Taylor, middleweight boxing champion, Little Rock
Jerry Van Dyke actor, Benton/Malvern
Sam Walton founder of Wal-Mart, Newport
Where is the Little Rock Visitors Information Center at Historic Curran Hall located?
615 E. Capitol Ave.
Off Interstate 30, Exit 140 West at Sixth Street or Exit 140 East at Sixth/Ninth Streets
Where can I request a Little Rock Visitor's Guide?
The Little Rock Visitors Information Center at Historic Curran Hall
How can I request a Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau media kit?
Complete our Media Kit request form
What are some of the best things about Little Rock?
What are the most popular tourist stops?
- A twenty minute drive will take you to any location in Little Rock
- Centrally located in Arkansas - all Arkansas attractions are within a two-three hour drive from Little Rock
- Centrally located in the United States
- Little Rock has big city attractions with a home town feel
A few of the popular tourist stops in Little Rock are:
Where do the majority of Little Rock's visitors come from?
- River Market
- William J. Clinton Presidential Library
- Central High School National Historic Site & Museum
- Aerospace Education Center and IMAX Theater
- Old State House Museum
- Arkansas Arts Center
The Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau manages and operates the Little Rock Visitor Information Center in Historic Curran Hall. Within its first year of operation, the Center was visited by all fifty states.
In addition, Little Rock hosts international events such as the American Taekwondo Association's World Championships annually. Arkansas is a world leader in rice production and has well-established international trade. Because of this, many international tourists find their way to Little Rock and the shores of the Arkansas River.
What are some of the things that shouldn't be missed when visiting here?
From the bustling and colorful downtown River Market to the picturesque Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock's many attractions offer something for all tastes.
How easy of a sell is Little Rock as a tourist destination?
Little Rock has, within the past few years, become known both regionally and nationally as a destination. This status is being solidified with the completion of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park and with the current construction of Heifer International.
What are some of the hidden secrets of the area?
Little Rock is a river city, situated a stone's throw from the Arkansas River. Its diverse topography offers visitors a broad spectrum of recreational outlets; whether you're in the mood to traverse a trail-topped mountain, canoe a swiftly flowing river, fish in a trout-rich lake, ride horses on a working cattle ranch, or simply stroll through a tree-lined park.
Are any of the staff members native to Little Rock? Does that give them an edge in their job?
Many staff members are native to Little Rock, and if not, after becoming acclimated to Little Rock's southern hospitality, you'll feel like you're a native.
How many flights in and out daily at the Little Rock National Airport?
There are approximately 90 flights in and out of the Little Rock National Airport daily.
How many sleeping rooms are available in Little Rock?
There are approximately 6,499 sleeping rooms available in Little Rock.
What is the amount of exhibit space in the Statehouse Convention Center?
82,796 square feet.
What is the auditorium seating?
The Robinson Center Music Hall's seating is 2,609.
What is the annual budget?
LRCVB's annual budget is $12,611,000.
What are some of Little Rock's annual events?
Some of Little Rock's annual events are the Little Rock Marathon, Riverfest, Little Rock Air Force Base Air Show, the American Taekwondo Association's World Championships, the Arkansas State Fair and the City of Little Rock's Big Jingle Jubilee.
What are some of your sports facilities?
Little Rock has many diverse sports opportunities. Some of the area sports facilities include the Alltel Arena, Barton Coliseum, War Memorial Stadium and Burns Park Tennis Center.
What are your value seasons? High season?
Little Rock's value seasons are July and August and December, January and February. Little Rock's high seasons are March, April and May and October and November.
What are your sports teams?
- The Arkansas Twisters - arena football
- The Arkansas Rim Rockers - basketball
- The UALR Trojans - basketball
- The Arkansas Travelers - baseball