Clinton Presidential Library
America's 12th Presidential Library is situated on the banks of the Arkansas River in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock. The $160 million dollar structure contains 20,000 square feet of library and museum space and has earned great reviews from the crowds who have visited since its dedication in 2004. The library, which is located in a 28-acre city park, contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history and includes an authentic replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Café 42, which gets its name from Clinton's place in line of U. S. presidents, features dishes made from recipes found in the Clinton Center Cookbook and offers an eclectic menu for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday with a Sunday brunch. The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is also located within the park in the renovated 1899 Choctaw Station. 501-370-8000.
While in Little Rock, visit the famous Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This is a major U.S. Civil Rights landmark and is still a working school. “The Little Rock Nine” made history in 1957 by becoming the first African-Americans to enter a segregated school. Then Governor Faubus used the state’s National Guard to block desegregation causing President Eisenhower to send in federal troops. Located in a renovated Mobil Service Station across the street from the school, the center features a permanent exhibit, “All the World is Watching Us: Little Rock and the 1957 Crises”. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/chsc/