Things To Do In Little Rock

Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two at Shooters University (Up to 50% Off)

Shooters University

Shooters University

$120 $65

Class concentrates on the Florida and Arkansas conceal-carry laws and the liabilities of carrying and using a firearm

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Little Rock

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

5- or 10-Week Boot-Camp Class at Bodies by Bashay (Up to 56% Off)

Bodies by Bashay

Little Rock

$95 $45

Outdoor boot-camp classes meet four days a week in the mornings and evenings; workouts improve agility, balance, flexibility, and strength

Tour for Two or Four with Gift-Shop Credit at Rock Town Distillery (Half Off)

Rock Town Distillery

Little Rock

$34 $17

Learn about the creation of small-batch artisan spirits from grain to glass

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rental at The First Tee of Central Arkansas (Up to 53% Off)

The First Tee of Central Arkansas

Westwood Pecan Lake

$84 $40

Golfers traverse a nine-hole, 3,428-yard course twice over for an 18-hole round, giving them two chances to conquer each hole

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at D1 Sports Training (Up to $180 Value)

D1 Sports Training

Little Rock

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

Ice Hockey Group Lessons or Skating Outing with Snacks and Drinks for 2 or 4 at Arkansas Skatium (Up to 53% Off)

Arkansas Skatium

West Little Rock

$62 $29

Ice skaters learn hockey basics or pair open-skate outings with hot dogs and drinks

Five or Ten Tae Kwon Do Classes with Optional Uniform at Impact Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Impact Martial Arts

Little Rock

$299 $29

Students develop character and learn self-defense, discipline, and bully prevention skills at family-friendly martial arts school

$59 for One Month of CrossFit Foundations Courses at CrossFit Little Rock ($125 Value)

CrossFit Little Rock

Little Rock

$125 $59

Foundations courses teach proper form and acclimate students to the intense nature of CrossFit workouts

Five-Lesson Introductory Course or Wedding Package with Four Lessons at Beyond Ballroom (Up to 92% Off)

Beyond Ballroom

Little Rock

$316 $25

An expert dance instructor steers pupils through various dance styles; a wedding package choreographs and teaches couples the first dance

One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at FastFit Training & Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

FastFit Training & Fitness

West Little Rock

$75 $34

Trainer Jeff McDaniel leads groups through high-intensity intervals of metabolic exercises within a professional fitness studio

General Admission Pass or Admission to Big Night at Little Rock Fashion Week, July 14, 17–19 (Up to 55% Off)

Little Rock Fashion Week

Multiple Locations

$110 $49

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Little Rock's top designers, including Love R.O.C.S., show off their fall and winter lines during a week of live music and workshops

Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing” at Robinson Center Music Hall on June 18 (Up to 40% Off)

Sesame Street Live!: "Can't Stop Singing"

Robinson Center Music Hall

$38.30 $29.50

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Elmo finds Abby's magic wand and transforms Sesame Street into a nonstop musical montage

Saturday Art Class or a Week of Art Classes for a Child or Teen at Arkansas Arts Center (Up to 55% Off)

Arkansas Arts Center

Downtown

$66 $30

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Teens and kids as young as 6 can learn how to draw animal portraits or create graphic novels; classes vary by age

5 or 10 Classes at Pure Barre (Up to Half Off)

Pure Barre

Little Rock

$90 $51

Classes set to motivating music challenge exercisers with full-body workouts that utilize a ballet barre and small isometric movements

BYOB Art Package for One, Two, or Four at Kathy Thompson Art (Up to 72% Off)

Kathy Thompson Art

Little Rock

$150 $49

Kathy Thompson formerly at the Art Loft provides instruction as participants sip their own beverages and paint canvases

$20 for a Two-Hour Unlimited Fun and Food Package at Playtime Pizza (Up to $51 Value)

Playtime Pizza

Beaver

$51 $20

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Kids and adults bound through play center’s arcade, laser tag, and go-karts, stopping only to grab bites from the expansive buffet

$99 for a Five-Day Kids' Robotics Summer Camp at Robots-4-U ($199.95 Value)

Robots-4-U

Multiple Locations

$199.95 $99

Instructors teach the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with challenging robot kits

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The First Tee of Central Arkansas welcomes golfers with two distinct challenges: a championship-length nine-hole course and a par-3 nine-hole course. The longer of the two, the par-36 Chairman’s course sends golfers swinging across 3,428 yards of fairways lined with sparsely populated groves of trees. A golfer who is confident with a driver or shower-curtain rod can conquer the course’s lengthier holes, which include 539- and 551-yard par 5s and a 475-yard par 4 that is the course’s most difficult, due in part to a water hazard that hugs the left side and a misplaced track-and-field commentator who encourages the use of the flagstick as a javelin. For a more leisurely round, players can test their short iron skills on the par-3 Honors course, which features holes that range from 65 to 113 yards in length.

Along with its public courses, The First Tee of Central Arkansas uses the game of golf to teach local youth life skills through Jack Stephens Youth Golf Academy. The academy reaches out to low-income and special-needs children, providing free access to the program as a means of enriching their lives and preparing them for the future.

1 First Tee Way
Little Rock,
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The Arkansas Arts Center stokes the innate creativity of all its visitors with a close look at artistic expression. Since its creation in 1960, the AAC has amassed a permanent collection of more than 5,300 drawings and paintings (primarily American and European), 1,000 contemporary crafts and sculptures, and 27 lost mittens. Examples of French neo-impressionist drawings share space with the work of old masters, while early modern paintings complement studio-forged glass sculptures and other pieces dating as far back as 1465. Throughout the year, the museum also casts its light on the local community by hosting special exhibitions of established artists and emerging talent.

Outside its gallery, the AAC encourages the community in another way. Through classes and workshops, instructors explain the fundamentals of composition in photography, ceramics, painting, woodworking, and printmaking while helping students create their own pieces. An onsite children's theatre, meanwhile, routinely stages family-friendly shows, and the troupe even offers workshops on the art of acting.

501 E 9th St.
Little Rock,
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When the Little Rock Zoo opened its gates in 1926, it contained fewer animals than many people's homes. At the time, its inhabitants were, in total, a circus-trained brown bear and an abandoned timber wolf. From its formative days, the Little Rock Zoo has expanded dramatically, now home to more than 700 animals from more than 200 unique species. Visitors can witness lions, tigers, and jaguars up close; interact with exotic birds; and carefully navigate spider monkeys' webs. In addition to conserving wildlife, the zoo also preserves a unique antique carousel, one of only four in the world to feature an undulating wooden track rather than conventional moving poles.

1 Zoo Dr
Little Rock,
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Stretched across a 30-acre produce farm and peach orchard, Scott Pumpkin Patch marks autumn's arrival with a seasonal slate of family-friendly activities. Every year, the family-owned operation presents visitors with wholesome, hands-on amusements, including an animal barn, a playground, and scenic tractor rides that coast leisurely around the property. Before heading home, families can stock up on keepsakes, such as photos snapped at themed displays or a perfect pumpkin picked according to its size, weight, and silky singing voice. The onsite farmers' market stocks edible souvenirs, too, ranging from fresh picked pecans and peanuts to jams and jellies.

11221 Craig Road
Scott,
AR
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"When you think of like New York, Milan, and L.A. and all these major cities there’s something that’s missing. It’s a freshness," Brandon D. Campbell told Arkansas Times in 2009, the year he debuted the first Little Rock Fashion Week. It's not that he has anything against the style of those towns—after all, as a TV writer and producer, he worked on red-carpet coverage for networks such as E! and MTV. But throughout his career, he retained a lingering fascination with the creativity bubbling just under the radar in his hometown.

Today, burgeoning clothing designers, up-and-coming models, and local boutiques all shine in the spotlight during Little Rock Fashion Week, exciting audiences with new styles and, as importantly, making connections, both local and national. Models are sourced from the community in an open casting call and selected by a panel of local movers and shakers such as boutique owners, journalists, and strutting experts.

7 Statehouse Plaza
Little Rock,
AR
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Nearly a century ago, the Hippodrome opened as a combination movie palace and vaudeville theater, spending more than 70 years hosting big names such as Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. Following a double-decade period of slow business and bad hairstyles, the Hippodrome closed down in 1990. Now, however, after an exhaustive restoration project that reanimated the theater’s chandelier-lit arches, the mural above the proscenium stage, and the grand-theater boxes that hearken back to opera’s heyday, the Hippodrome reopens to the delight of Baltimore’s cultural landscape.

426 West Markham Street
Little Rock,
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