If you are planning a trip to Little Rock, or you live in Arkansas, you should consider a day at the State Capitol Building. The building is 230 feet tall and modeled after the United States Capitol building. It is more than 100 years old and has been featured as a stand in for the U.S. Capitol in many movies. There are several monuments featured on the grounds surrounding the monument including statues honoring law enforcement, military veterans, and representatives of the Confederate soldiers and prisoners. The building is located on Capitol Avenue in downtown.
The building is open Monday through Friday from 7 am until 5 pm and on the weekends and holidays from 10 am until 5 pm. There are guided tours available, but you can also stroll through on your own. The public tours are free, but you can arrange to have a private tour if you are interested in learning more. If you are visiting the city, this is one of the best places for photographs. You can take a tour of the building where President Clinton spent a good deal of his time when he was Arkansas governor, or you can take a walk over to the Old State House or a tour of that building.
Arkansas, and Little Rock, may not be the first on your list of United States vacation destinations, but there are a number of recreational activities that would make for a great trip. There are 600,000 acres of lakes in the state so there are plenty opportunities for sailing, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and more. One of the most popular past-times in the state is fishing. The mountain fishing lakes are some of the cleanest in all of the world because they are fed by cold-flowing springs and creeks from the mountain. If fishing is not your thing, hop on a boat and enjoy the day on one of the numerous state lakes. There are fishing charters, party boats, raft rides, and jet-ski rentals.
The state is also home to a number of fantastic spas, a staple during any relaxing getaway. Known as The Natural State, residents and visitors of Arkansas embrace massage therapy and spa treatments for their effect on well-being and health. The Hot Springs National Park located in DeSota features the Buckstaff Bathhouse and the Quapaw Baths and Spa on Bathhouse Row. Both incorporate the healing benefits of the hot springs into their facilities. If you will only be in a town for a short time, or you live there and you are looking for an afternoon treatment, there are a number of relaxing day spas that offer massage, body wraps, and facials.
Outdoor activities are the name of the game in Arkansas. After a visit to the state Capitol building in Little Rock, go for a hike in one of the numerous parks, enjoy a round of golf, go mining for quartz crystals or diamonds, or enjoy a trek through a limestone cavern. Little Rock is a charming city that features all the best Arkansas has to offer.