Free Things to Do in Little Rock
The capital city’s namesake – the little rock – is now the center of this beautiful area with interpretive plaques and innovative landscaping.The story of the “little rock” — Benard de le Harpe, who is believed to have travelled about 50 miles above the present sites of Little Rock and North Little Rock, described the area when writing about his journey. He noted a landmark on the north bank of the Arkansas River, which he referred to as the “French Rock” (now known as “big rock”). The first outcropping of rock along the riverbanks above its mouth on the south bank came to be known as the La Petite Roche — “Little Rock.” The city of Little Rock was incorporated just over 100 years later.
The arts flourish in Little Rock, Arkansas with the gallery at the Arkansas Arts Center, offering free admission and housing one of the most-acclaimed collections of works on paper in the country. Performing arts opportunities are abundant, as are fine and casual dining, with a wide variety of restaurant options.