Local Area Attractions Near Little Rock North / Jct. I-40 KOA Journey
Clinton Presidential Center
You might want to plan to stay with us two days so you have time to see the Clinton Presidential Center . It is only 10 minutes from our campground. Hours are Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday - 1 p.m. - 5 p. m. The Center welcomes visitors from around the world and offers tours.
State Capitol Building
A replica of our Nation's Capitol Building with marble stairways. Visitors are welcome.
Arkansas State Archives History Commission (genealogical research)
You will find State Archives located in the State Library next to the Capitol building. Enter from the lower rear entrance and take the elevator up one floor to the archives. Open 8am - 4:30 pm Monday - Saturday. 501-682-6900
Burns Park is the largest attraction with its 1,575-acres it is one of the nation's largest city parks nestled along the Arkansas River. This heavily wooded area is a natural haven for birdwatchers, picnickers, hikers and joggers. Burns Park sports a 36-hole, Championship golf course. You will find a lot to do at this park it offers the following amenities:
- Burns Park Hospitality House for gatherings of up to 200 people, complete with kitchen and air conditioning
- Picnic areas all with washrooms, water, grills, and playground equipment
- An adult baseball complex with three lighted diamonds
- A women's softball complex with five lighted diamonds
- A boat-launching ramp on the Arkansas River
- 30 RV hookups and pods
- 11 pavilions
- 200 picnic tables
- An amusement park: 501-753-7307
- Playground equipment for the handicapped
- 17-field soccer and rugby complex
- 15 pavilions
- 7-mile Scenic River Trail
- Equestrian trails
- 36-hole disc golf course
- 36-hole golf course
- Batting Complex: 501-753-2413
- Bonzai BMX track
- 5-mile Cub Scout trail
- Miniature golf
- Ski complex
- Basketball court
- Covered bridge
- 10-mile Boy Scout trail
The Burns Park Tennis Complex
There are six indoor and six outdoor lighted, concrete courts. The complex includes handball and racquetball courts. 501-791-8585
There are 18 golf courses in the greater Little Rock Area, two of them are within two miles of us.
Burns Park Golf Course
Two 18-hole golf courses are located in beautiful Burns Park, a 1500 acre city park. It is only two miles east of our campground. Senior green fees are $8.00 and $12.00. Add $10.00 to rent a cart. Call 501-791-8587 or 501-785-5800.
The Country Club of Arkansas
The Country Club of Arkansas sets a new standard for a quality golf experience unique to the area. The Country Club combines the private club feel with the accessibility and value of a daily fee course. The Club is located only two miles west of our campground. 501-851-0095.
The Old Mill
An authentic re-creation of an old water powered gristmill dating to 1828, is one of the city's most popular attractions. Diocinio Rodriquez of Mexico City, an Aztec descendant, performed artistic concrete work on the mill. Visitors can tour at their own pace. There is no admission charge. Many weddings are held there, because the Mill makes such a beautiful setting for those types of special occasions. Located in the Lakewood residential area and accepted into the National Register of Historic Places, the Old Mill is featured in the opening scene of the classic film, "Gone with the Wind." Dionicio Rodriguez of Mexico City created the mill with concrete. Visitors may tour at their own pace (there is no admission charge), and many weddings are held here because the Mill is such a beautiful setting. The Old Mill is located at Lakeshore Drive and Fairway Avenue in the Lakewood residential area about 10 minutes from our park.
This beautiful spot may be one of the best-kept secrets in North Little Rock. The 135-acre park, located on Scenic Drive behind Pulaski Technical College, is one of the most scenic parks in central Arkansas. It features almost a mile of paved trails, several overlooks high above the Arkansas River and a mile of switchback trails that tie in with the Scenic River Trail.
The Laman Public Library
The Laman Public Library contains more than 250,000 volumes, 130 periodical subscriptions, records, tapes, and large-print books. The library has extensive reference and genealogy departments, a new children's wing as well as children's programs and special events/exhibits year-round. Laman Library provides computerized services as well as Internet access. Any citizen with a computer and modem can dial the library and connect with the World Wide Web.
The North Shore Riverwalk
The North Shore Riverwalk offers a wide variety of events ranging in size from 12 to 6,000 and includes a picturesque promenade featuring the Arkansas River and the Little Rock skyline. It is also the site of the Arkansas Renaissance Festival, Riverfest and numerous other events. The site offers a built-in speaker system, amphitheater pad, utilities and permanent restroom facilities. The North Shore was built with a combination of city, county, state, and federal funds. The facility is 266,600 square feet.
Offering a "little pond" to a couple of "big fish" - the USS Hoga and USS Razorback - land-locked North Little Rock is vying to bring a flavor of the open sea inland by featuring the two vessels and their role in U.S. naval history as the main attractions of its future maritime museum on the north shore of the Arkansas River. The Hoga, a 100-foot-long tugboat, won a special citation from Admiral Chester Nimitz for its rescue work during the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and later served as a fire-fighting boat for the city of Oakland, California from 1948 to 1993. The 311-foot Razorback, one of only two surviving submarines present at Japan's formal surrender in Tokyo Bay in September 1945, was the longest serving sub in maritime history with duty in World War II, the Cold War and Vietnam, capping its career as the Murat Reis in the Turkish Navy until becoming decommissioned March 1, 2002, after more than 58 years of activity.
Museum of Discovery
Marvel at the wonders of nature, science and history with exhibits that are both informative and entertaining. The interactive exhibits cover a wide variety of topics. The exhibits are both hands-on and high energy. The Museum of Discovery hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. closed every Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's and Easter.
The Old State House, Territorial Restoration, City Tours
The Old State House Museum is the oldest standing state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. Visit The Old State House online for information.
Calvary Cemetery (Civil War)
Call 501-663-2242 for information.
The Arkansas River Trail
For the bikers & hikers this is a must do activity. Bring your bikes and your walking shoes. You will be on the trail almost immediately as you go out of our driveway. Already a popular place to be and it is approaching completion. When completed, the Arkansas River Trail will reach from downtown Little Rock to Pinnacle Mountain State Park on the southern shore, and from downtown North Little Rock to Cook's Landing on the northern shore. A fourteen-mile loop will be created by a pedestrian bridge across Murray Lock and Dam and a renovated railroad bridge near the Presidential Library Center and Park. All together this project will offer approximately 24 miles of trail in Central Arkansas. This trail will also connect to the 225-mile Ouachita Wilderness Trail in Pinnacle Mountain State Park adding an additional 17 miles to this nationally recognized trail. Whether you are an athlete, need to lose weight, want to get outside or just want to walk your dog, the river trail is a place for all people.
Kids bring your skateboard so you can skate at Fergusons indoor skatepark in Little Rock on Main Street. They have lots of ramps, guarter pipes and a halfpipe with kikers and funboxes sets of stairs.
This beautiful bicycle/pedestrian bridge spans the Arkansas River above the dam connecting 15 miles of scenic riverside trails. Fish the flowing river on one side and still water on the other. Only 1.5 miles from our KOA.
Hot Springs National Park
People have used the hot springs here for more than two hundred years to treat illnesses and to relax. Both rich and poor came for the baths, and a town built up around the Hot Springs Reservation to accommodate them. Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Aerospace Education Center Imax Theater
Arkansas' #1 entertainment and education attraction. Conveniently located at the Little Rock National Airport, the Aerospace Education Center is home to the state's only IMAX Theater and the world's FIRST EpiSphere Digital Planetarium.
A new state-of-the-art multi-purpose facility located in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. This beautiful arena has a maximum seating capacity of 18,000 for basketball and all the amenities to make it a point of pride for everyone in the Natural State. In addition to being the home court for UALR basketball, this facility also hosts the Arkansas Twisters Arena Football 2 Team, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Champions on Ice figure skating exhibition, concerts and a number of other exciting quality attractions. Box office 501-975-9000 Fax 501-975-9001