Scenic spring drives in North Little Rock

Sometimes you just need to go for a drive, get some fresh air, see the sights. Maybe you have a baby who will only nap in the car, kids that need to get out of the house, or want to pass some time chatting with loved ones and enjoying the breeze. You don’t even have to get out of the car to enjoy spring!

Argenta Arts District

Photos: Casey Crocker, Arkansas Tourism

Every winter, the Argenta Downtown Council, residents and volunteers join together planting tulip bulbs in the flower beds in the downtown Argenta Arts District. Now those flowers are in full bloom for everyone’s enjoyment on Main Street.

Nearby Curbside Dining: Argenta Nutrition, Crush Wine Bar, Flyway Brewing, The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, Mugs Cafe, Nana’s Organix

Burns Park

Burns Park is probably hands-down the most scenic drive in North Little Rock, with winding roads and scenic spots along the way including an old log cabin and covered bridge.

Nearby Curbside Dining: American Pie Pizza, Boudreaux’s Bar & Grill, Grampa’s Catfish & Seafood, The Hybrid Kitchen, Maumelle Hub

The Old Mill (now temporarily closed)

Photos: Casey Crocker, Arkansas Tourism

The Lakewood neighborhood of North Little Rock is beautiful this time of year, with plenty of flowers at The Old Mill and beautiful views of the lakes. The Old Mill has won several awards in the past couple of years for its beautiful landscaping by the Arkansas Master Gardeners. The park is closed to the public as of 3.31.20.

Nearby Curbside Dining Spots: 360 Fit Nutrition, American Pie Pizza, BJ’s Market Cafe, Blue Coast Burrito, Crazy Hibachi, David’s Burgers, Eat My Catfish, Jason’s Deli, Lakewood Fish & Seafood House, Las Palmas, Moe’s Southwest Grill, North Bar, Tacos 4 Life, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

St. Joseph Center of Arkansas

Photos: St. Joseph Center of Arkansas

A drive down Camp Robinson takes you to the St. Joseph Center of Arkansas, an historic building that was once an orphanage and is now a center for sustainable farming. The garden is blooming, and it’s a peaceful place. It is currently only open to the public on Fridays for its drive-through farm stand (order online in advance: https:/

Nearby Curbside Dining: Jacob’s Wings & Grill, Larry’s Pizza, Las Delicias, Littlefield’s Cafe, North Little Rock Nutrition Hub, Original Scoop Dog, The Popcorn Spot, U.S. Pizza