Travel RN Tips: Cultural Centers of Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock is a great place for a travel nursing assignment for many reasons. Countless parks, a lovely riverside, and quaint neighborhoods create a warm and beautiful atmosphere. Frequently missed, however, is the wide variety of cultural centers spread throughout the city. Little Rock is home to a number of world class facilities that are worth visiting again and again.

Whether you’re an art lover, history buff, or just looking for a fun indoor activity on a rainy day, there’s something for everyone here! Read on for our list of ways to experience the culture of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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William J. Clinton Presidential Center & Park

Located on 17 acres of land next to the Arkansas River, the Clinton Library is the largest presidential library in the country, containing 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million emails, and 79,000 artifacts.

Arkansas Arts Center

A haven for the arts, this facility includes pieces from artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Redon, Wyeth, and Degas. A particular highlight is the large collection of Paul Signac drawings and watercolours, specially displayed in separate gallery.

Museum of Discovery

Housed in a historic building along the River Market District in downtown Little Rock, this museum focuses on STEM education. Virtually all of the exhibits place a focus on interactivity, and the museum features a large live animal collection.

Historic Arkansas Museum

Dedicated to celebrating the history of Arkansas, this museum includes a pre-civil war neighborhood, art and artifacts made within the state, and the oldest home still standing in Little Rock.

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Little Rock skyline and the Arkansas River

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History

Utilizing a building which originally formed Little Rock’s first military installation, and owing its name to being the birthplace of the Legendary General Douglas MacArthur, this facility focuses on Arkansas military period from the territorial period to the present.

Quapaw Quarter

This area of the city, known for containing the area’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, is home to over 200 separate homes and buildings that are currently in the National Register of Historic Places. The Quarter includes excellent examples of Craftsman, Antebellum, and Victorian style architecture.

Old State House Museum

Originally the Arkansas state capitol building until 1912, this building has been renovated as a museum of Arkansas history, including collections of battle flags, inaugural gowns of the First Ladies of Arkansas, pottery, and African-American quilts.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

This institution has the objective of collecting, preserving, interpreting, and celebrating African American history in the state of Arkansas. A noteworthy exhibit is the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, located on the second floor.

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