Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:33 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 119
Little Rock, AR - Whats to do there?

We are planning to spend a day in Little Rock to break up a trip to Memphis. What should we be sure not to miss? A place to eat, something to see or do.
AccessMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 03:34 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 119
Where should we stay with our Classic 345?
AccessMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 03:40 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,486
Images: 19
I've traveled that area for 30 years and I can't even think of a gas station I'd visit twice. There are many places in Ark. I could recommend, depending upon what you like to see and do, but I don't know of anything in Little Rock. A place that size must have someplace good to eat, though. Perhaps someone with more knowledge will help.

Mark
j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 04:30 PM   #4
Contributing Member
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,164
Images: 4
Can't help you

To me, Little Rock is a place to stay away from and, if I can't stay away, to get by as quick and painlessly as possible. It usually works out that I stop a little short of LR and have to go through at morning rush hour. The rush traffic coming in from the south is horrific. Fortunately, in a few weeks, I will be going through on a Sunday morning which shouldn't be bad.

Be aware that the truck traffic on the interstate between LR and Memphis is terrible. Lots of trucks at way above the speed limits. A good friend almost lost his life there. I avoid that streatch whenever possible.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 05:23 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Silvertwinky's Avatar
 
South Shore , Kentucky
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 537
Images: 17
Canít say that I know of anything in Little Rock but if you want to take an extra day or two I recommend that you visit Eureka Springs! It's a very old town and lots of things to do & see. I think your only about 50 miles south of Branson as well.

In Eureka Springs there is a very large outdoor drama based on the last two weeks of the life of Christ. It's awesome to see I highly recommend it if you have the time.
__________________
Visit our church on the web!

"A safe camper is a Happy Camper"

Bill & Donna

Air Forums Member # 2360
Silvertwinky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 05:37 PM   #6
Contributing Member
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,164
Images: 4
As bumpy as I-10 is, I would sure take I-10 and I-55 to Memphis from Houston in preference to I-45, I-30, and I-40. Shorter and avoids the nasty I-40 traffic between Little Rock and Memphis.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 07:02 PM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
FlynG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 30
I R a rezdent in AR

What to do in Little Rock...There are the normal casual dining places, Tia's texmex, Cozy Mels more seafood texmex, Tony Romas, etc. Most of the good ones are on the west side of town off Markem ST. There are some good places more trendy to eat on the River Front Market area too. That is just N. of the I30 bridge. I wouldn't take any kind of MH or TT down there though.

Here are more attactions than I could list...URL=http://arkansas.com/]State Website[/URL]

Beware I40 and I30 are undergoing major repair each way out of Little Rock. DO NOT come through I40 Conway-Little Rock anytime near rush/crawl hours. I40 is one of the worst roads I've ever been on except for down in Mexico. I have seen three different 18 wheeler trailers with a broken backs between Conway and Memphis.

If you travel on down to Hot Springs, AR. There are more visitor attactions to see. Hwy 7 from there up to the Buffalo River area is a beautiful but narrow winding drive. Eureka Springs is up that way too.
__________________
FlynG

Working in one aluminum tube while wishing for another.
FlynG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 07:15 PM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
hhuber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 206
Images: 8
I must agree with all of the comments about Little Rock.
It's about as bad a spot as you can get. Hot Springs is
pretty close by. If there was a way you could stop there instead
I would definately do it. Bathhouse Row is really amazing. There are several very good restaurants in the area. I'd try to stop there. I think its about 1 hr.

Heidi
hhuber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 08:08 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,486
Images: 19
If you just want to knock around in that general direction, Hot Springs has a lot of attractions. Queen Wilhelmina, Mt. Magazine, and Petite Jean Mountain state parks are all gems. You can dig for diamonds in the only diamond mine in the United States at Crater of Diamonds state park. Washington, Ark. is a unique little town. Eureka Springs is probably a bit out of your way, but good for an entertaining day. If you enjoy hiking, Ark. has some of the best in the country - no exageration. I particularly enjoy the Buffalo river but that is because I am more familiar with it.

Ark. is arguably the most underappreciated vacation destination in the US. That may be because it is so unbearable during prime vacation months. However, my camping season is just starting, and we will spend a lot of it in north and north central Ark.

Mark
j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2003, 10:29 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
Chas's Avatar
 
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 949
Images: 22
Maybe if you're a big "Slick Willie" (Bill Clinton) fan you could check out his library on the banks of the Arkansas River. Maybe it is done by now? Other than that I would probably pass on Little Rock. Hot Springs is worth seeing, pretty much all the country from there on up to Missouri is the best Arkansas has to offer. The Ozarks can't be beat, Eureka Springs, Newton County, Scenic Hwy 7, The Upper Buffalo National River, spent most of my childhood chasing around those hills, hunting, drinking, smoking, etc., many fond memories!!

Chas
Chas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2003, 08:03 AM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
1972 25' Tradewind
Rogers , Arkansas
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 57
A great place to stay is Maumelle Park. It's a Corps of Engineers park on the Arkansas River. You will need reservations 501-868-7453. Reasonably close to the park location are two good resturants, Cothams and Capers. Capers is on the upper cost scale and Cothams is in the middle. Here is a good resource for construction on I-40, http://www.arkansasinterstates.com. Sights to see are varied and this URL is a good resource http://www.littlerock.com
pepper48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2003, 08:05 AM   #12
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 119
Wow! We changed our plans and now we are going thru Vicksburg, MS then up to Memphis to avoid Little Rock. I really appreciate the heads up info.
Any additional comments on I 20 to I 55 to Memphis would be appreciated.
AccessMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2003, 08:34 AM   #13
Contributing Member
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,164
Images: 4
Vicksburg

Quote:
Originally posted by AccessMaster
Wow! We changed our plans and now we are going thru Vicksburg, MS then up to Memphis to avoid Little Rock. I really appreciate the heads up info.
Any additional comments on I 20 to I 55 to Memphis would be appreciated.
I really enjoy Vicksburg. I even towed my trailer around the battlefield the first time I went through there. You can stay at the RV park at the casino by the river.

I-10 has some pretty bumpy stretches, butunless you hit Baton Rouge at rush hour, there should be no traffic problems. I really like the stretches through the swamps on I-10. Lots of good Cajun food, also.

Since you are going through Vicksburg, you could take the Natchez Trace from Natchez about halfway up to Vicksburg. I have driven the Trace several times and really enjoy it. I always get great mileage on there because of the speed limit and no traffic. Natchez is well worth a visit.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2003, 10:03 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,486
Images: 19
Vicksburg is a good stop, but I'm like Pahaska, I'd come up through Natchez (What is that unfinished plantation home there, Longwood? Something like that. Well worth the visit. Also the Natchez indian mounds and museum. Also the old quarter of the city.) and either take the river road up to Vicksburg, or the Natchez trace up to where ever it is convenient for you.

Do not miss the reconstructed gunboat at the Vicksburg battlefield.

Mark
j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2005, 09:50 AM   #15
72 Argosy 24
 
tkchase's Avatar
 
1973 24' Argosy 24
McComb , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 17
LOL, Wow!! Obviously no one here really know Little Rock at all. But each to his own.
tkchase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 03:39 PM   #16
3 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 119
Please note that the date of this thread was in August of 2003. Sounds like you have some positive thoughts regarding Little Rock.
Would you care to share them?
How are the Highways now?
Maybe 2006 is a good year to see what Little Rock has to offer. The adivce I got in 2003 resulted in an excellent vacation to Natchez, MS and the Louisiana plantations.
AccessMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2006, 03:57 PM   #17
Contributing Member
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2018 Interstate Grand Tour Ext
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7,164
Images: 4
Second thoughts

I spent a couple of days in LR this summer and, while I still hate the daily traffic jams, I appreciate the place a lot more than before. We went to the Clinton Library, the Market, and had a good home-cooked dinner at a restaurant the hosts at the RV park recmmended.

We stayed in a great COE park on the river a few miles east of the city with easy access. I don't remember the name, but I recommended the park in the campgrounds area of this forum. Big trees and river at every site.
__________________
John W. Irwin
2018 Interstate GT, "Sabre-Dog V"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 07:33 AM   #18
3 Rivet Member
 
Tamara's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 118
Images: 24
Searching back through this older thread I found a few recommendations for Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas - we will be traveling there for a week-long vacation in mid May. Any recommendations for places to either

1) Fish for catfish or bass
2) Hike
3) Eat/drink
4) Sight-see

are much appreciated!

We have reservations at the Buffalo Point campground in the park. We hear good things about fishing at Bull Shoals, but also wondered if there is any decent fishing on the river - especially if there are places where you can fish from the bank. (Some of us like to go off on our own and fish without being tied to a car or limited by the rest of the family's activities, though we will also be taking a boat or a canoe). We plan on doing a float trip or two on the river, will probably hop over to Eureka Springs for a day trip (been there before, cute town), would like to find a good flea market or antique mall, and hopefully get some moderate hiking or biking in.

Thanks for any suggestions!
__________________
<-><-><-><-><-><-><->
Tamara
"Airabelle" - '66 Overlander International 26'
"Mod-Pod" - '77 Argosy Minuet 6.0
Tamara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 09:57 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 1,486
Images: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tamara
Searching back through this older thread I found a few recommendations for Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas - we will be traveling there for a week-long vacation in mid May. Any recommendations for places to either

1) Fish for catfish or bass
2) Hike
3) Eat/drink
4) Sight-see
Buffalo point is a beautiful spot. Do take seriously any warnings about flash flooding. The Buffalo can rise at an amazing rate. In addition to Bull Shoals there are several lakes that offer good fishing. Norfork, to be sure. Greer's Ferry is not far south. At Eureka Springs you are practically on Beaver Lake.

1. The Buffalo is not a particularly wide river anywhere, so bank fishing, for either bass or catfish, can be done. Finding a profitable location is another matter - this is one reason floating is so popular. Check with local bait shops, park rangers, or just ask around the campground.

2. There are some very nice trails at Buffalo point itself. Be sure to take the one up to the bluff just below the restaurant. Elsewhere, there are hundreds of miles of trails. Do a websearch or better yet buy one of Tim Ernst's books (http://www.cloudland.net/).

3. Beats me. Several good places in Eureka Springs, but elsewhere food can be scarce.

4. You might enjoy the Ozark Folk Center in Eureka Springs (http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/). The Folk Center is something you have to really take the time to enjoy - to just quickly walk through would be disappointing. You have to talk to the craftspeople, sit and listen to the music, and just get into the spirit of the place. There is always someone (or a group, or several groups) playing music at the courthouse in Mountain View on weekends). Some people find Blanchard Springs Cavern to be very enjoyable (http://www.umsl.edu/~joellaws/ozark_...s/blanchrd.htm).

Hope you have a good trip.

Mark James
__________________
'85 Sovereign, 25'
j54mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2006, 10:20 AM   #20
3 Rivet Member
 
Tamara's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 118
Images: 24
Great tips Mark, thanks so much! The caverns would be fun, we always enjoy caves. Will check into the other lakes you mentioned for fishing, appreciate the input very much!
__________________
<-><-><-><-><-><-><->
Tamara
"Airabelle" - '66 Overlander International 26'
"Mod-Pod" - '77 Argosy Minuet 6.0
Tamara is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minuet Front Window Rock Guards overlander64 All Argosy Trailers 54 12-01-2003 09:13 PM
If it's NOT a rock guard, what is it called? tiniree Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 7 05-14-2003 05:52 AM
Walbernized the rock guards and... Kistler Our Community 12 03-10-2003 07:12 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.