North Little Rock offers delightful diversions, points of interest and plenty of Southern hospitality. You will find great outdoors in our 1700-acre Burns Park, one of the largest city parks in the nation. We have the photogenic Old Mill, seen in "Gone with the Wind" . A water theme park, non-stop shopping at McCain Mall, the largest shopping center in central Arkansas, Lakewood Village (McCain's neighbor). Specialty shops, antiques and restaurants in abundance. Our Verizon Arena is an 18,000-seat multi-purpose facility that hosts a variety of special events including concerts, circuses, community gathering, conferences, conventions and much more.
Lakeshore Dr. and Fairway, Historic re-creation of an 1880's water-powered grist mill, the Old Mill was seen in the opening scenes of the classic movie "Gone with the Wind" and features sculptures by Dionicio Rodriguez. 501-791-8537
Verizon Arena The Arena has witnessed the creation of the vibrant development of an entertainment destination along both sides of the Arkansas River that brings together the twin cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock. Situated in North Little Rock, the Arena first opened in October of 1999, as Alltel Arena and immediately became the focal point for sports and entertainment in Central Arkansas. It features a seating capacity of 18,000 and meeting and conference space of 28,000 square feet.
Known now as Verizon Arena, the facility is publicly owned by the Multi-Purpose Civic Center Facilities Board for Pulaski County. From its inception the Arena was funded by a combination of local, state and private monies. It is considered the crown jewel in the development of Little Rock’s River Market and its expansion of Little Rock Convention Center. The Arkansas State Capitol presides over the district, which includes the Clinton Presidential Library, the North Little Rock Main Street Restaurant Row and Art District.
In addition to providing a venue for sports and concerts, the Arena provides space for meetings, banquets, conventions and exhibitions. It has 29 luxury suites with both long terms leases and per event rentals. The Verizon Arena offers full in-house catering with its outstanding chef and catering staff.
Since its beginning, Verizon Arena has been highly successful in providing people of all ages and backgrounds with the best in entertainment and convention facilities, making it the premier Arena of choice for now and the future.
McCain Mall is a 2-level regional mall anchored by Dillard's, JCPenney, and Sears. For all of your shopping needs, McCain Mall features more than 80 specialty stores including favorites such as American Eagle, Old Navy, Victoria's Secret, Buckle and Gymboree. You'll also enjoy great food at Chick-fil-A and other eateries, as well as IHOP and Carino's Italian Grill!
Wild River Country I-40 and Crystal Hill Rd. A 23-acre water theme park featuring the "Arkansas Ocean" and a collection of other water amusements. 501-753-8600.
A joint project of the City of North Little Rock and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, this large, modern boat launching ramp, called the North River Landing, on the Arkansas River is two blocks from Verizon Arena. The 60-foot wide ramp is located beside the Interstate 30 bridge over the river and opposite Little Rock's Riverfront Park. 501-758-1424.
North Shore Riverwalk Our very own Riverwalk offers a wide variety of adaptable uses for events ranging in size 12 to 6,000. The Riverwalk includes a picturesque promenade featuring the Arkansas River and Little Rock skyline. The site offers a built-in speaker system, amphitheatre pad, utilities and permanent restroom facilities. 501-758-1424
The Arkansas River Trail unites Little Rock and North Little Rock. This 15 mile trail offers Little Rock and North Little Rock citizens and visitors a wonderful recreational opportunity. The 4226 linear foot Pulaski County Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge (Big Dam Bridge) over Murray Lock & Dam connects the scenic riverside trails.
Historic Sites Argenta Historic District contains many of the city's earliest structures, including city hall, bridges, churches, a military post, a mill. For information and tour map, call: 501-371-0755.
Camp Joseph T. Robinson Exit 150 off Interstate 40, turn left onto Charles Boyer, turn right onto Military Rd and follow straight to the gated entrance. Camp Robinson dates back to 1917 and the closing days of World War I when it was known as Camp Pike. Museum on site. Free admission, hours vary. call: 501-212-5100.
The River Rail Streetcar, Ridin' in the Rocks, Central Arkansas Transit Authority's River Rail Electric Streetcar system. As in the 1940's, Little Rock and North Little Rock has the electric streetcars traveling the downtown city streets again. River Rail has four replica vintage trolleys (see photos) operating over the downtown track.
Recreational Opportunities abound at North Little Rock's Burns Park as well as Sports Activities along with a unique Urban Equestrian Trail, Scenic River Trail, Emerald Park Mountain Bike, and Multi Use Trails as listed in our Brochure. (PDF)
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