Modeled after the United States State Capitol building, it serves as the states seat of government.
We came through Little Rock on a Sunday, so we couldn't go into the capitol building itself. However, the grounds are beautiful. There are a myriad of gardens and monuments throughout several acres of property surrounding the main building. They include the Monument to Confederate Soldiers, a Liberty Bell replica, Bauxite and Granite Boulders, Confederate War Prisoners Memorial, Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Arkansas Medal of Honor Memorial, Memorial Fountain, Monument to Confederate Women, and the Little Rock Nine Civil Rights Memorial.
We walked the paths and trails and spent some time searching for letterboxes we printed ahead of time.
Even on a weekend, a stop at the Arkansas State Capitol was a great leg-stretcher for the kids on our way out west. The monuments themselves are all powerful tributes to different moments in our nation's history.
The downtown Little Rock area is clean, welcoming, and easy to navigate via vehicle or on foot.
There is quite a bit to do in the Capital Region, and we will be back on a weekday to enjoy even more.