Full August 2013 Edition - Leisure Group Travel


Full August 2013 Edition - Leisure Group Travel

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Little Rock’s River Market District makes a good shopping stop.

Artist Cafe opens its doors at 5 p.m. and dinner is served

from 5 to 7. There’s always music, and the first of three scheduled

storytellers begins at 7. The show is broadcast later on

World Radio Network.

On the opposite side of the Arkansas River, Little Rock has

much to see and do. Regardless of your politics, the William

J. Clinton Presidential Center provides an extraordinary look

at both the man and the presidency. Although the library portion

exists to house the presidential archives, the majority of

guests come to view the exhibits, including “The Campaign,”

“Inauguration” and “White House at Work.”

The year was 1957 and it was the beginning of another

school year at Little Rock’s Central High School. However, it

was more than a constitutional struggle when the Little Rock

Board of Education decided to gradually integrate the city’s

schools. Turning ordered desegregation into violence, Gov.

Faubus ordered the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the

entrance of African-American students to the high school.

President Eisenhower followed by ordering the 101st Airborne

Division to Little Rock. A large media presence in these early

days of television broadcast the events across the nation. The

National Park Service operates the Little Rock Central High

School National Historic Site and Visitors Center. Although

the original building is still an operational high school, tours can

be arranged by appointment.

There are many other attractions in Little Rock, including

the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Heifer Village,

Arkansas State Capitol, Old State House Museum and Historic

Arkansas Museum. The Arkansas Arts Center features

a world-class collection in addition to live theater, films

and dining. Sounds like you might need to plan an extra day,

or two. LGT



The Heart of Historic Hot Springs National Park

Let Julie Pennington show your group all

of Northwest Arkansas – Crystal Bridges

Museum of American Art, Clinton House

Museum, Botanical Garden, Butterfield

Stagecoach Route and much more. Her

enthusiasm for Fayetteville is contagious.

Experience it for yourself.




Relax at The Arlington

Thermal baths and spa.

A national park

outside any door.

Great dining choices.

Twin cascading

outdoor pools.

Championship golf.

Private beauty

and facial salon.


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