Local Attractions

Exploring Little Rock

There are surprises around every corner near our hotel. The Little Rock Marriott is centrally located to major attractions.

Arkansas Old State House Museum – The Old State House Museum is the original state capitol building of Arkansas and the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Since 1833, when construction began, the building and its grounds have witnessed many of the most important events in Arkansas history. Today, the museum’s exhibits and events are open to the public.

Clinton Presidential Center Dedicated to continuing President Bill Clinton’s lifetime commitment to advancing opportunity for everyone, instilling responsibility throughout our society, and cultivating a shared sense of community. The Clinton Center presents a unique perspective of the work – past, present, and future – of President Bill Clinton. From interactive exhibitions to engaging programs, we offer a variety of year-round, educational and cultural opportunities for visitors of all ages. The Clinton Center features permanent exhibitions that chronicle American history at the turn of the 21st century, engaging and family-friendly special exhibitions, 30-acres of public park, an award-winning on-site restaurant, and museum store with a selection of unique memorabilia and gifts.

Little Rock Zoo The Little Rock Zoo has long been one of Arkansas’s great treasures. It all began modestly in 1926, with just two animals — an abandoned timber wolf and a circus-trained brown bear. Today, we have grown to include nearly 400 animals representing 200+ species, many on the endangered list. The Zoo itself, has become one of the state’s greatest educational and conservation resources. Many exotic worlds are yours to explore at the Zoo. Experience the majesty of elephants and rhinos. Marvel at the strength and beauty of lions, tigers and jaguars in our Big Cat Habitat. Monkey around at Spider Monkey or Lemur islands. Or slither around to the Reptile House to go face-to-fang with a deadly reptile. And don’t forget to check out the Lorikeet Landing exhibit, where you can feed these beautiful birds nectar!

Old Mill A historic re-creation of an 1880’s water-powered grist mill. It is in the opening scenes of the classic movie “Gone With The Wind.” It features sculptures by Senor Dionicio Rodriguez and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (Site #86003585). A highlight for visitors traveling Arkansas is the Old Mill, a favorite attraction that provides both a glimpse of history and a very beautiful photographic opportunity. (Don’t forget to bring your camera!)  The Old Mill is located in the T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, at the corner of Fairway Avenue and Lakeshore Drive in North Little Rock.