“Dog days” of summer in North Little Rock

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What better place to spend the “dog days” of summer than in Dogtown, a.k.a. North Little Rock, Arkansas?

Yep, it’s going to get hot out there, but trust us: we’re EXPERTS at finding the best ways to cool off and enjoy our beautiful city (we’ve got some ideas below). If you are looking for kid-friendly things to do in North Little Rock, dog-friendly things to do in North Little Rock, dining in North Little Rock, where to stay in North Little Rock….we’ve got you.

Beauty, relaxation, refreshment awaits in North Little Rock, Arkansas. With plenty of outdoor activity, natural beauty, delicious local dining and things to do, you and your crew can count on a fun experience. Come see what we’re up to!

Things to Do

First thing’s first: are you a first-time visitor to North Little Rock? We can answer your questions and help you plan your visit.

Outdoors & Nature

  • Relax at The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park. Free and open to the public, The Old Mill is one of the most beautiful places in Arkansas to enjoy spring color, from cherry blossoms to daffodils, tulips to azaleas.
  • Hike at Emerald Park. For an easy, paved walk, start at the top from Scenic Drive to reach breathtaking views of the cliffs and Arkansas River. For more of a challenge, start at the bottom of the trail at Big Rock Quarry.
  • Experience the Arkansas River with a Rock Town River Outfitters Adventure Guide! Kayak tours are perfect for both experienced paddlers and first-timers.
  • Burn off energy at Burns Park! With miles of trails, disc golf courses, several playgrounds – including the accessible One Heart Playground – and seasonal Funland Amusement Park,

Art & Culture



30sep9:00 am1:00 pmArkansas League of Artists Members' Exhibition2801 Orange StreetEvent Type :Community,Family-Friendly

30sep9:00 am4:00 pmMe and McGee Market10409 Highway 70, North Little Rock, AR 72117Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

30sep9:00 am5:00 pmSt. Joseph Farm Stand6800 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118Event Type :Community,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

30sep9:00 am5:00 pmFaulkner Lake Orchard503 Morris RoadEvent Type :501 Day,Community,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

30sep10:00 am5:00 pmNorth Little Rock/Little Rock Vegfest510 Main StreetEvent Type :Argenta,Family-Friendly,Wine or Dine

The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park
Kayak sunset tour with Rock Town River Outfitters
Kayak the Arkansas River with Rock Town River Outfitters (Photo by Lori Sparkman)
Tour WWII submarine at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Meet the animals and learn about sustainable farming at St. Joseph Center of Arkansas
Rock Region Metro Streetcar
Family-friendly in North Little Rock
Dog-friendly in North Little Rock
Scenic views at Emerald Park
Enjoy live music and relax at Argenta Plaza
Discover beautiful murals all over North Little Rock


In North Little Rock, you’re going to find excellent food – whether you are dining in, dining on outdoor patios or ordering to go! Summer may be hot in Arkansas, but that doesn’t keep us from enjoying outdoor patios and al fresco meals with friends and family.