Little Rock Flights:
Flights to Little Rock
Named after a small rock formation on the Arkansas River which was historically used as a landmark, Little Rock has grown to become the capital and largest city of the US state of Arkansas, in the Southern region of the USA.
Flights to Little Rock are served by the Little Rock National Airport (airport code: LIT). From South Africa flights to Little Rock are indirect with either one or two stops depending on the airlines. For example, one stop flights to Little Rock from South Africa are provided by Delta Air Lines via Atlanta. Other airlines, such as BMI, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and British Airways offer travellers two stop flights to Little Rock from South Africa.
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The Tourist Attractions in Little Rock:
The little rock which the city was named after would make a good tourist attraction today but unfortunately it was blown up and used as construction material! However, the site where the rock once stood on the Arkansas River is still important and tourists can visit Riverfront Park in downtown Little Rock to see it.
The Old State House
Little Rock has a good selection of historical to visit and amongst these is the Old State House. This was the former capitol building until the new one was built and now features an interesting museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Arkansas State Capitol Building
The building which replaced the Old State House as the Arkansas State Capitol Building was built in 1915 and was modelled on the US Capitol in Washington DC. The Arkansas one is in fact so similar that it has been used as a double several times in movies due to the fact that because of security it’s easier to film here! Tours of the Arkansas State Capitol are offered when there are no sessions being held though the grounds of the building and its monuments can be visited at any time.
More History in Little Rock
As well as the above two attractions, Little Rock features numerous other historical attractions too. The Quapaw Quarter for example, is a district next to downtown Little Rock where you’ll see many grand 19th century Victorian houses. The Governor’s Mansion is one of these and can be visited throughout the year, though bear in mind that tours must be arranged in advance.
You can find out more about the history of Little Rock and Arkansas in the city’s museums. These include the Historic Arkansas Museum and Ernie’s Museum on Black Arkansas. The Central High School National Historic Site and Museum, Little Rock National Cemetery, and Mount Holly Cemetery are just some of the other historical sites in the city.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Just outside Little Rock is the attractive and popular Pinnacle Mountain State Park. Outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and birdwatching are available here. The hike up the Pinnacle is popular for the far reaching views over the Arkansas River.
When Should You Visit?:
The Southern location of Little Rock gives the city a humid subtropical climate with hot and humid summers. The average high temperature in July (the hottest month) is 34C (93F) though with high humidity levels this can feel even hotter.
Autumn and spring are very pleasant as the temperatures are warm and less humid, whilst winters range from mild to cool.