The Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site is where desegregation began in 1957 and while this school is still in use today, people can take guided tours inside and walk along the grounds. The guided tours are offered at nine in the morning and one in the afternoon. Each tour may be different, because the route depends on what is happening at the school at the time. The visitor center is across from the school and is open seven days a week, except for certain holiday. There are multiple brochures available about the history of the school at the visitor’s center, so that people can read about anything that is not covered on the tour.
The exhibits inside the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum tell the story of the entire Clinton Presidency. Visitors can walk amongst photographs and artifacts and watch video clips as well. There is usually at least one temporary exhibit on display at the museum and these temporary exhibits rotate throughout the year. There are many artifacts that are not on display, so that they can be preserved for future generations. However, these items have been photographed and can be seen on their website.
The construction of the original state capitol of Arkansas began in 1833 and many important events happened there before the new capitol was erected. Once this building was no longer being used, it was turned into the Old State House Museum. There are five permanent exhibits and multiple temporary exhibits throughout the year.
This new capitol was completed in 1915 after sixteen years of construction and is a replica of the U.S. Capitol. People who tour the capitol can also walk along the property to see nine bronze statues of the students who attended Central High School during the 1957 crisis and the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.
Heifer Village is an interactive place where people can go and learn about the heifers and other global issues. There are multiple tours available and they also host many different events throughout the year. Everyone can purchase a local item at the Heifer Village Shop before leaving.