Woodlane and Capitol Ave, Little Rock Arkansas
The beautiful old statehouse was the capitol from 1836 to 1911. The present capitol building was built in 1911. Construction began in 1899. There is a choice of self guided or audio tours. Exhibits on Arkansas' history, culture and government are open to visitors and change throughout the year.
Other History nearby:
(Little Rock) Arkansas Governor's Mansion
(Little Rock) Arkansas State Capitol
(Little Rock) Arkansas Territorial Restoration
(Little Rock) Baker House Bed & Breakfast
(Hot Springs) Bathhouse Row
(Bauxite) Bauxite Museum
02/05 Coming to The Little Rock 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.