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.
Stop spending hours in bed on a weekday morning. You'll want to see Arkansas Alligator Farm and Petting Zoo in Hot Springs for a fantastic zoo experience.
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Stretched across six acres, Scott Pumpkin Patch marks autumn's arrival with a seasonal slate of family-friendly activities. Every year, the family-owned operation situated behind Scott Pentecostal Church presents visitors with wholesome, hands-on amusements, including an animal barn, a playground, and scenic tractor rides that coast leisurely around the property. Families can also partake in bucking barrel contests and rubber duck races as well as an interactive animal nursery, pony rides and face painting . While toddlers play in a designated corn crib, kids will participate in a hay run, plunder a wooden pirate ship playground, or romp through a wooden tractor playground. 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.
Let a little more culture into your life when you plan a visit to MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History in Little Rock.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
There's no better way to get acquainted with culture than with a visit to MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History so stop by today.
When you need something to do on your day off, visit Scott Pumpkin Patch in Scott and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Scott Pumpkin Patch is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!
At the National Park Aquarium, visitors can visit with aquatic creatures without visiting the depths of the ocean. Some highlights of the collection include:
The clownfish: This orange fish is marked with white stripes, and its species has become quite famous thanks to Finding Nemo, (Nemo was a clownfish.)
The tomato frog: When you threaten the bright red tomato frog, it puffs up its body, just as when you threaten a tomato, it turns into a watermelon.
The red-bellied piranha: This fish can be kept as a pet, but it contains multitudes—it's also a voracious meat-eater, and piranhas have been known to attack humans.