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Little Rock, the State Capital, is located in Pulaski County and it is the county seat. It lies north of Pine Bluff along Highway 67, on the banks of the Arkansas River.

Bernard de la Harpe, who explored the river in 1722, named the river bluff La Petite Roch. In 1820, land speculator William Russell staked out a townsite that was incorporated in 1831.

Today, Little Rock, population 183,133, is the largest city in Arkansas. The area's temperature ranges from a mean low of 40 degrees in January to a mean high of 81 degrees in July. Leading non-manufacturing employers are state and federal government, and public schools. Top manufacturing employers are AFCO Steel, Inc., A.G.L. Corporation and AMERON Protective Coatings Group. Little Rock is home to historic Quapaw Quarter and the Arkansas Territorial Restoration Center, as well as the Arkansas Repertory Theatre and Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It is nicknamed the City of Roses.

Little Rock is part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock, Arkansas metro area.

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Antique Shops and Shows Keith James Lamps |
Arkansas Counties Pulaski County |
Arkansas State Parks Pinnacle Mountain State Park |
Art Arkansas Arts Center | Decorative Arts Museum | Robinson Center Music Hall |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Josolyn House B&B | Pinnacle Vista Lodge | The Hotze House | Arkansas State Hospital |
History Arkansas Territorial Restoration | Villa Marie |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Arkansas Excelsior Hotel | Best Western Inntowne |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Charlotte John Real Estate Company | Dusty Edwards Management and Realty | McKay And Company | Rainey Realty |
Wildlife Viewing Bellevue Animal Clinic |

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10/17 Coming to The area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.