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The Best Things Do in Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, is an ideal mix of traditional and modern and the perfect place to soak up history while indulging in a burgeoning foodie scene and enjoying the great outdoors. There truly is something for everyone here, no matter how old you are or what you're into. As they say, big things happen in Little Rock.

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01 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

Little Rock was a pivotal city for civil rights. Little Rock Central High School was home to the Little Rock Nine, nine African-American teenagers who were among the first in the south to attend a desegregated high school. The reception to the Little Rock Nine caused such a reaction in the city that the president ordered the National Guard to safely escort the students to their classes. Today, the building is no longer a school but functions as a museum that takes a sobering look at tolerance and diversity.

Little Rock Central High School gnagel / Getty Images
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