11 Places Unique to Little Rock

by Capital Assets Staff  on Monday, Mar. 18, 2013 12:00 am  

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

Only around Little Rock will you find these destinations that stand out on their own.

  • The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service offers the world’s first and only Master’s Degree in Public Service and one of the finest speakers series in the world.
  • The Little Rock Air Force Base is the world’s premier C-130 Hercules training facility, training all Department of Defense and 38 allied nations’ aircrews and maintainers.
  • Stephens Inc. is one of the largest, privately held, independent financial services firms in the world.
  • The Arkansas Arts Center continues to grow one of the most unique collections of works on paper in the world, featuring original sheets by Cézanne, van Gogh, Pollock, O’Keeffe, Saar, Rembrandt, Rubens, Signac and Dove.
  • The Big Dam Bridge traversing the Arkansas River, is the longest constructed pedestrian and bicycle bridge in the world.
  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Donaghey College of Engineering & Information Technology offers the only Master’s in Information Quality in the nation and the discipline’s only Ph.D. in the world.
  • Little Rock Central High is not only a National Historic Site and Museum Visitors Center, but is consistently ranked as one of the top high schools in the nation.
  • At 1,700 acres, Burns Parks is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, more than doubling Manhattan’s Central Park.
  • Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm is the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River, tracing its origin to 1820, before Arkansas statehood.
  • The private, Tom Fazio-designed Alotian Club, ranked by Golf Digest just behind Augusta National and Pine Valley as the nation’s third best golf retreat, will host the prestigious Western Amateur in 2013.
  • St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock’s first hospital and part of the Catholic Health Initiatives, features a number of points of access throughout central Arkansas, including the world-renowned Longevity Center and recently opened St. Vincent West.



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