Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Little Rock, Arkansas

We have really enjoyed our stay here at the Maumelle Corps of Engineers Park in Little Rock.  We liked it so much we extended our stay another four days for a total of twelve days.

We have found plenty to do.

There is the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. It is recognized for the part it played in the desegregation of public schools in the United States.  The Visitor's Center is across the street from it.  I thought one of the most interesting things was watching the film clips of the events from 1957 and looking outside the window where everything took place.

We also went to the Clinton Presidential Museum in downtown Little Rock on the Arkansas River.

There were some permanent exhibits like this full size Oval Office.

Our favorite part of the museum was the Chihuly Glass Exhibit.  The pieces were absolutely gorgeous! You could walk right around them. I was sure careful knowing many of these pieces are thousands of dollars each.

Little Rock had one of the best Farmer's Markets we have ever been to.

We loved it so much we went both Saturdays.

Our campground is just two miles down the road from Pinnacle State Park.  One night we took a sunset boat cruise that was very enjoyable.  Pinnacle Mountain is also here and we hiked it.

There is also a new distillery in town that we toured.

It was interesting to hear how they made their bourbon, scotch, gin, and moonshine.  There was a tasting at the end, most of our group was not into the hard stuff, but we all sure did like their Arkansas Lightning with flavors such as Peach, Blackberry Cobbler, Grape, Apple Pie, and the Lightning Hot that tasted like cinnamon red hots.

We also visited the State Capitol Building

as well as the Old State House.

We loved our stay here.  Little Rock has approximately 193,000 people, so it has a lot of activities and shopping that you find in cities, but it's not crazy big with crowds and traffic.  We are really loving Arkansas!

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