Historical Attractions in LITTLE ROCK with kids

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Little Rock, Arkansas!)

Little Rock is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Natural State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Little Rock’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Little Rock when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Aerospace Education Center

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    (3 miles) Little Rock

    Since opening in June of 1995, The Aerospace Education Center has been dedicated to becoming an invaluable resource for Arkansas'teachers and students. Through Its changing exhibits, educational ...

  • Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park

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    (14 miles) Scott

    Arkansas's tallest remaining, prehistoric American Indian mounds are preserved at this National Historic Landmark site near Little Rock. The mounds and an earthen embankment are the remains of a ...

  • The Ozark Folk Center

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    (79 miles) Mountain View

    Our past is our present to you. Come and join us as we make crafts and music from the time between the Civil War and WWI. Learn crafts and music from people who spend their lives preserving and ...

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  • Arkansas Museum of Discovery

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    (1 miles) Little Rock

    Kids can ignite their passion for technology, math and science at this super fun Arkansas museum filled with interactive and hands-on exhibits - great for the whole family!

  • Plantation Agriculture Museum

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    (11 miles) Scott

    Explore the historic 1912 building filled with exhibits that showcase the history of cotton from 1836 through to WWII!

  • Arkansas Railroad Museum

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    (40 miles) Pine Bluff

    A treat for railroad buffs however young, featuring Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, with friendly informative tours!

  • The Gangster Museum Of America

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    (46 miles) Hot Springs

    Learn all about the gangsters of our time: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, and Owen Vincent Madden, as well as see Al Capones 1928 Cadillac !

  • Mid America Science Museum

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    (50 miles) Hot Springs

    The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive ...

  • Playtime Pizza

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    (7 miles) Little Rock

    Get ready to have some fun in our two story attraction and game arcade! Our attractions include an indoor go-kart track, bumper cars,blacklight mini golf,laser tag and 6 mini-bowling lanes. Our ...

  • Little Rock Zoo

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    (2 miles) Little Rock

    Over 700 animals to explore in this wildest classroom in Little Rock! Great educational experiences for kids AND animal fun!

  • National Park Aquarium

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    (46 miles) Hot Springs

    A great collection of fish and reptiles at this Arkansas aquarium, with over 300 creatures to explore! Great family fun in Hot Springs.

  • Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo

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    (47 miles) Hot Springs

    Enjoy getting close up and personal with alligators, and other animals such as lemars and wolves in this animal-tastic Arkansas attraction!

  • Magic Springs Theme Park

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    (44 miles) Hot Springs

    Runaway mine trains, twisters, plunges, and a TON of family fun at this thrilling Arkansas Theme Park AND Water Park! Who's ready for an adventurous family day out!

  • Wild River Country

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    (6 miles) North Little Rock

    Arkansas water fun for the whole family, with wave pools, thrill rides, lazy rivers and toddler play areas! Great summer fun for kids

  • Crystall Falls Water Park

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    (44 miles) Hot Springs

    Family fun in Arkansas with this family friendly water park! With thrill rides, family rides and kids activity area.

  • Historic Taos Trolley Tours

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    (28 miles) Taos

    Wind your way carefree through the scenic streets of Taos, NM starting with a tour of the historic Taos Plaza. Check out the picturesque shops, museums and other places of interest along the way. ...

  • Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat

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    (50 miles) Hot Springs

    Your Belle of Hot Springs Riverboat ticket is your passport to beautiful Lake Hamilton. Sit back and relax aboard the Belle, a 250 passenger riverboat, and enjoy the captain's narration as he ...

  • The Wonder Place

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    (5 miles) Little Rock

    Kids under 8 can use their imagination and creative role play in a space specifically designed for them.

  • JumpZone

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    (10 miles) North Little Rock

    7 HUGE inflatables at this North Little Rock indoor play and party center, where active kids can have fun, and well, BOUNCE!

  • Hog Wild Events

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    (48 miles) Hot Springs

    Great open play and birthday party inflatables at the Arkansas indoor play center, with special nights and infants go FREE!

  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park

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    (12 miles) Little Rock

    Pinnacle Mountain is a day-use park dedicated to environmental education, recreation, and preservation. Located just west of Little Rock, this natural environment was set aside in 1977 as Arkansas\'s ...

  • Woolly Hollow State Park

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    (37 miles) Greenbrier

    Nestled in the Ozark foothills, this state park is a serene getaway overlooking lovely Lake Bennett, 40-acres for fishing and swimming at the park's swimming beach area. A snack bar and bathhouse ...

  • Lake Catherine State Park

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    (44 miles) Hot Springs

    The park features a launch ramp, standard pavilion, picnic sites, playgrounds, laundry and trails. Gifts, groceries, snacks and ice are available for sale daily at the visitor center that overlooks ...

  • Petit Jean State Park

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    (44 miles) Morrilton

    Petit Jean State Park is the place to be if you are looking for something to do. Guests are never lacking somewhere to go, or something to do at a visit to Petit Jean. Hiking Trails: Get ...

  • Lake Ouachita State Park

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    (50 miles) Mountain Pine

    Surrounded by the Ouachita National Forest, Lake Ouachita is known for its scenic natural beauty and the clarity of its waters. These pristine waters form the largest manmade lake within Arkansas's ...

  • Greers Ferry Lake

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    (57 miles) Heber Springs

    The Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red river area of Arkansas offers exceptional opportunities to explore the great out-of-doors. Whether your tastes run to fishing, boating and other fun on the water ...

  • Mount Magazine State Park

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    (82 miles) Paris

    At 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas's highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Graced with ...

  • Delta Heritage Trail

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    (90 miles) Watson

    The paved trail stretches through a shaded canopy of native hardwoods, alongside agricultural fields, and across many streams. Wildlife viewing and birding opportunities abound along the route. The ...

  • Crater of Diamonds State Park

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    (93 miles) Murfreesboro

    An amazing family day out to the only diamond-producing site open to the public in the entire world! A beautiful geological "gem" in Arkansas to explore.

  • Great River Road State Park

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    (95 miles) Rosedale

    Situated inside the Mississippi River levee and bordered by the majestic Mississippi river on its western edge, Great River Road State Park offers magnificent views of the \"Fathers of Waters\" from ...

  • Altitude Trampoline Park

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    (9 miles) Little Rock

    Indoor bouncing fun in Little Rock with this trampoline park, with wall to wall trampolines, dodgeball and a kist zone! Great fun for active kids!

  • Thunder Lanes

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    (41 miles) Pine Bluff

    Bowling fun in Arkansas, with great ten pin bowling, as well as parties, leagues and youth programs!

  • Panther Valley Ranch

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    (44 miles) Hot Springs

    Our horseback riding is by reservation and is always led by a guide. If lodging please make reservations to ride when making your lodging reservations. Safety is our number one priority for this ...

  • Thrills On Wheels

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    (44 miles) Searcy

    Skating Center and Arcade, place for family fun. Thrills on Wheels also provides speed skating facilities.

  • Painted Rock Ranch

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    (54 miles) Royal

    Painted Rock Ranch is located on beautiful Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs, Arkansas. Painted Rock Ranch maintains a working horse ranch, with centrally located equestrian facilities for both care ...