Cheer on the Razorbacks in Arkansas
Little Rock Arkansas is known for its involvement during the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s. People in this town are big fans of local football and their former governor who went on to become President of the U.S.: Bill Clinton.
Bring your family here to learn a bit about history at Little Rock Central High School and browse through Clinton's presidential archives. You can even cheer for the hometown heroes, the Razorbacks football team.
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Drive your Little Rock rental car to 350 North Razorback Road to catch the University of Arkansas Razorback football team for a home game. The first time the team played on this field was on Sept. 24, 1938, when they beat Oklahoma A&M by 20 points. The stadium was expanded before the start of the 2001 season to better accommodate the massive influx of fans.
Today, the facility holds 80,000 people. The most attended the stadium has ever been was on Sept. 25, 2010, when 76,808 people packed the stands to see a game against rival Alabama. The stadium is conveniently located right off of Interstate 49 near Fayetteville. Be sure to stop by Championship Alley in the east concourse to see the conference championships and other awards that the Razorbacks have won.
The west concourse is dedicated to "Bowl Alley" so visitors can see the different teams that have won college bowls, and "All-American Alley" is located in the South end zone concourse, where you can learn all about the Razorback players who have gone All-American. Don your red and white, and head to Arkansas to cheer on the UA football team.
William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Want to learn about Bill Clinton? This facility is entirely dedicated to the former president and his family. Here, you can visit the Clinton Library to see papers and records of what Clinton worked on while he was in office. Take a tour of the archives and then learn about the president's:
- Vice President
- Who Clinton visited during his terms in office
Learn about his family’s commitment to sustainability and education and follow their life in the
White House through the many interesting permanent exhibits here. You can even pretend to be the leader of the free world yourself in the full-size replica of the oval office.
Little Rock Central High School
Drive your Little Rock rental car to 2120 West Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive to see a place that resides in the history books. Little Rock Central High School was at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement when the Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision was approved. Nine African American students were the first to attend an all-white high school in 1954.
The National Park Service maintains the facilities, with Park Rangers leading guided tours at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays. It is recommended that visitors reserve tickets more than two weeks in advance to ensure they will be able to see the school. The history books really come alive when you can walk the halls where major events you've studied actually happened.