Tour Little Rock: Discover These 11 Unique Places

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 12:13 am  

The Little Rock region is full of surprises. Here are 11 of them.

  1. 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 speaker series in the world, drawing 39 ambassadors, 21 Pulitzer Prize recipients and seven Nobel Prize winners to the podium. The center, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2014, has drawn more than 3.3 million visitors, had an economic impact of more than $3.3 billion.
  2. Little Rock Air Force Base, also referred to as Team Little Rock, executes, generates and supports unrivaled combat airlift – anywhere, anytime. Team Little Rock is the cornerstone of C-130 combat airlift excellence: inspiring leaders, strengthening partnerships and developing the future by training all U.S. Department of Defense and 47 allied nations’ aircrews and maintainers.
  3. Stephens Inc. is one of the largest privately-held, independent financial services firms in the world.
  4. 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.
  5. The Big Dam Bridge is a connecting structure that is a vital part of the 88-mile, Arkansas River Trail loop that runs through Little Rock and North Little Rock. The bridge covers 4,226 linear feet across the Murray Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River.
  6. The UA 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.
  7. 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.
  8. At 1,700 acres, Burns Park is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation, more than doubling Manhattan’s Central Park.
  9. Little Rock’s Rose Law Firm is the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River, tracing its origin to 1820, before Arkansas statehood.
  10. The private, Tom Fazio-designed Alotian Club, ranked by Golf Digest as the 27th best course in the nation and No. 1 in Arkansas for 2015-2016, played host to the prestigious Western Amateur in 2013.
  11. CHI St. Vincent, 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 St. Vincent West.



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