Little Rock, Arkansas: Little Rock's Little RockThe city's historical namesake has been returned to the spot where it was first seen.
- Ottenheimer Plaza, Little Rock, AR
- In Riverfront Park, behind the Little Rock River Market and to right of "Junction Bridge," an old railroad, now pedestrian, bridge across the river. From north: I-30 exit 141A, immediately south of river. Bear right, following signs for 2nd St. After two blocks turn right onto Rock St., then drive two blocks to Ottenheimer Plaza and Riverfront Park. You'll see the bridge and parking to the left. From the south: I-30 exit 141A. Follow signs for Clinton Ave. The ramp merges onto 2nd St., which quickly dead-ends. Turn left, then left again onto Clinton Ave. Drive 4 blocks. Turn right onto Rock St., then drive two blocks to Ottenheimer Plaza and Riverfront Park. Bridge and parking on left.
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We had a hard time finding anyone in Little Rock who had ever heard of Little Rock's little rock (and take it from me, you will begin to question your own sanity after you have wandered in circles asking strangers it they know where the little rock is.). So before you head down to the river, make sure you read the directions on RoadsideAmerica.com. They will get you where you need to go. Or better yet, you can visit the USS Razorback (another RoadsideAmerica.com attraction in North Little Rock) and then walk across the very cool Junction Bridge to admire the little rock.
Remember, the little rock was originally the top part of that rock that still sits in the water between the little rock and Junction Bridge. So don't forget to get a photo of the little rock so that the source rock will be visible in the background of your photo. To get that shot, you will need to face West. So on a sunny day it is better to get your photo before you are looking into the sun.
Photos taken, homage paid, you can now walk away secure in the knowledge that you have seen a part of Little Rock's history that most Little Rockers do not even know exist.[Gary Epperson, 09/10/2011]