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Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery was a military camp used for training of soldiers. In the year 1862, an epidemic broke out in the camp and killed 1500 soldiers. The camp is name after the then Brigadier General Allison Nelson, also among those affected by the epidemic. This cemetery is the final resting place of these soldiers and in order to respect them, a memorial was erected at the spot. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This spacious, green park is just across the street from the historic Old Mill. Play frisbee or volleyball, have a picnic or throw bread to the ducks in the pond. Note the unusual sculptures scattered throughout the park, which include a hollow tree-trunk shelter and a flower-basket planter. The sculptures were created around 1933 by Mexican artist Dionicio Rodriquez, who also created the "wooden" bridge at Old Mill, which is just across the street.
Nestled in the T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, Old Mill is a popular attraction in North Little Rock. It is reminiscent of a 19th-century water grist mill though it was built in 1933. You will find artifacts dating back to the 1800s. It is also a much photographed site.
Old Mill has been called the most picturesque spot in North Little Rock. The actual mill, which operated in the 1800s, provided the background for the opening scenes of 'Gone With the Wind'. Today, visitors can explore the inside of the mill or sit on the surrounding mushroom-shaped benches and watch the waterwheel churn. In the spring and early summer, flowers decorate the banks of the pond. You can take in the scenery while enjoying lunch at one of the numerous picnic tables in the surrounding TR Pugh Memorial Park.
William F. Laman Public Library's main library on Orange Street is on the former site of the City Hall and fire station. It has a fine selection of adult and children paperbacks as well as DVDs. This library overlooks a man-made pond, water features and landscaped plaza.
The Argenta Arts and Historic District is a vibrant community in North Little Rock. It features several historic buildings including the city hall, post office, Baker House and Faucette Building, that are district landmarks. Explore the area and visit parks, galleries, restaurants and boutiques for a glimpse of the local culture.
Argenta Drug Company opened its doors in 1887 and has the distinction of oldest of its kind in the state that has been in continuous operation. Owned and run by David Chu and his wife Joy Noble since 1986, it has a 1950s look though it still retains many of its old pharmacy elements. It is a local attraction for its long-standing history.
The USS Razorback, or the SS-394 is a Balao class submarine of the United States Navy. With 53 years of active duty, it is one of the longest serving existing submarine in the world. This diesel electric submarine served United States during the World War II and then served Turkey for many years. The state of Arkansas adopted it in 2004 and it is now docked at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock where she is open to the public.
Little Rock is full of beautiful homes with rich historic stories. This one, listed on the National Register of Historical Places, is no exception. Built in 1896, this Victorian-style home is now the headquarters for the North Little Rock Junior League. Take a tour and imagine what life was like over 100 years ago in Little Rock. Come see the house at Christmastime when it is beautifully illuminated and dressed with holly. Admission rates vary, depending on the time of year. Call to schedule a tour.
As the headquarters of Heifer International, an organization dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger through the donation of livestock and agricultural lessons around the world, Heifer Village is truly a Little Rock gem. Here you can tour the eco-friendly, green building, which is located next to natural wetlands. Groups of 10 or more can contact the village for tour, event and program information that can include hands-on exhibits, scavenger hunts and more. This is a great educational attraction for families that help educate the public on global issues and other cultures, a must visit for the Little Rock area!
The Clinton Presidential Center is a monument to the 42nd president of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton. This $200 million library offers visitors a view of the controversial former President that is as complicated and as multi-dimensional as the man himself. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the U.S. economic expansion, balancing the budget and the budget surplus, NAFTA; they're all there. The Center also has a lot to say about the scandals that rocked the Clinton presidency, including the historic impeachment that preoccupied the country in his second term. The Clinton Presidential Center does provides a well balanced portrait of this elemental and larger than life charismatic leader of America and the free world.
You will find it hard to believe that this beautiful setting is classified as a city park. Here you can enjoy a tangled jogging trail that overlooks the river and skyline, or take in a sunset over the river at the edge of a charming old stone quarry. Park facilities include a pavilion and picnic tables, as well as plenty of parking. This is a choice location for a relaxing afternoon away from the city.