Little Rock is only a couple of hours away but for some reason, I've never checked out the downtown area until this past weekend. What a great downtown area!

My husband and I went to Little Rock to see Dwight Yoakam in concert and yes he was fantastic! Of course, he sang all his hits but he also talked about the Bakersfield sound and he told us some stories behind the songs. He sounded great. He still does his famous little dance moves and when he does the girls still go wild...me included.

Lisa Lindsey, Townsquare Media
Lisa Lindsey, Townsquare Media

The next day we decided to check out downtown Little Rock. There is a lot to do in downtown with a ton of restaurants, shops and museums.  A great way to get your bearings of the area is to take one of the trolley cars.

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Lisa Lindsey, Townsquare Media

Yes, a real cable trolley car! The driver pointed out historical sites and other places of interest.  From the River Market area to the courthouses and the Bill Clinton Library to the old log cabins sitting in the middle of town. Oh, and the trolley cars are free through 2019 too!

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Another cool thing to check out is the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. We didn't get the chance to tour since it was closed due to President's Day, but it's on my list for the next visit.

There's a tug boat and a submarine you can tour. Both of these were used during WWII.  According to their website:

the tugboat Hoga, designated a National Historic Landmark and recognized for her efforts during the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941; and the submarine USS Razorback, which was in Tokyo Bay during the formal surrender of Japan, ending World War II.

 

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There is plenty to do in Little Rock. We plan on going back and spending a few days exploring more of this great town!