Bill Clinton Presidential Walking Tour in Little Rock (Self Guided), Little Rock

Bill Clinton, one of the American presidents, lived in Little Rock. Besides the Capitol and Governor's Mansion, you can see many other places where he spent time while living in this city. These places reveal a lot about the character, hobbies and job of this outstanding person. Take this self-guided tour to explore Clinton's favorite attractions in Little Rock.
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Bill Clinton Presidential Walking Tour in Little Rock Map

Guide Name: Bill Clinton Presidential Walking Tour in Little Rock
Guide Location: USA » Little Rock (See other walking tours in Little Rock)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • Arkansas State Capitol
  • Doe's Eat Place
  • Campaign Headquarters
  • Clinton Presidential Center and Park
  • Broadway McDonald's
  • Community Bakery
  • Governor's Mansion
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Arkansas Supreme Court

1) Arkansas Supreme Court

Bill Clinton studied law and was Attorney General for a period of his life, before he was elected governor of Arkansas and president of the USA. Arkansas Supreme Court or Justice Building, near the Capitol of Arkansas is the place where he served as an attorney. His offices were in this very building.
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Arkansas State Capitol

2) Arkansas State Capitol (must see)

Arkansas State Capitol was designed by St. Louis architect George R. Mann. Construction took 16 years – from 1899 to 1915. The Capitol was built on the site of the state penitentiary and prisoners helped construct the building. They lived in a dormitory that was left on the Capitol grounds while construction was taking place. The exterior of the Capital is made of limestone, which was quarried in Batesville, Arkansas. Total construction cost was $2.2 million with today's value of the building being $320 million. The front entrance doors are made of bronze, which are 10 feet (3 metres) tall, four inches (10 cm) thick and were purchased from Tiffany's in New York for $10,000. The cupola is covered in 24 karat gold leaf. The Arkansas State Capitol grounds has multiple monuments and memorials representing various parts of the state's past and present.

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Doe's Eat Place

3) Doe's Eat Place

Doe's Eat Place was Clinton's favorite steak house in Little Rock, and remains his favorite restaurant until today; this shows that he was a down home kind of guy. Many politicians in Little Rock like this restaurant and meet there for a cup of coffee and sometimes for dinner. Doe's Eat Place became especially famous in1992, when the presidential election took place. It was located near the Clinton campaign headquarters and the capital building. Inside the restaurant you will see many photos of Clinton on the walls.
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Campaign Headquarters

4) Campaign Headquarters

When Bill Clinton headed his campaign, the Campaign Headquarters of 1992 were housed in the old Gazette building. It is situated in downtown Little Rock. In the past, this building was the headquarters for the Arkansas Gazette. The Gazette was one of the first newspapers in the west part of the Mississippi River. This building was registered as a National Historic Sight.
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Clinton Presidential Center and Park

5) Clinton Presidential Center and Park (must see)

The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park was established by Clinton and includes the Clinton Presidential Library, the offices of the Clinton Foundation, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. It is situated on 17 acres (69,000 square meters) of land located next to the Arkansas River. The main building cantilevers over the Arkansas River, echoing Clinton's campaign promise of "building a bridge to the 21st century".

With a 68,698-square-foot (6,382.3 square meters) floor plan, the library itself is the largest presidential library in terms of physical area. The archives are the largest as well, containing 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million e-mail messages, and 79,000 artifacts from the Clinton presidency. The Clinton Library is also the most expensive, with all funding coming from 112,000 private donations. The museum showcases artifacts from Clinton's two terms as president and includes full-scale replicas of the Clinton-era Oval Office and Cabinet Room.

The world headquarters of Heifer International is located just beyond the library. A hands-on, global education facility, Heifer Village is home to interactive exhibits that provide a stimulating and challenging educational experience for people of all ages.

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Broadway McDonald's

6) Broadway McDonald's

Do you know that Bill Clinton likes McDonald's? There are many jokes about Clinton and McDonald's in the USA. The Broadway McDonald's in the center of Little Rock is the one where the president liked to stop every morning after jogging, as it was on his jogging route.
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Community Bakery

7) Community Bakery

Community Bakery was another favourite eatery of Bill Clinton. The people you will meet there can tell you that he liked sweets and dropped in here very often; it is not surprising as this bakery has such delectable cakes. There are two more such bakeries in the city but this was Clinton's favorite.
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Governor's Mansion

8) Governor's Mansion (must see)

The Arkansas Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Arkansas and his family. The mansion is included in the Governor's Mansion Historic District, a district that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Before 1950, Arkansas had never had an official residence for its governor. In 1947, Act 257 of the Arkansas General Assembly established a Governor's Mansion Commission with an appropriation of $100,000.00. The architectural style of the mansion is Georgian Revival, colonial type. The main material of the exterior is brick. Construction began in December 1947 and the Governor's Residence became operational officially on January 10, 1950.

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Walking Tours in Little Rock, Arkansas

Create Your Own Walk in Little Rock

Create Your Own Walk in Little Rock

Creating your own self-guided walk in Little Rock is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Walking Tour in Little Rock

Museums Walking Tour in Little Rock

There are many different museums in Little Rock city, the capital of Arkansas State. You can visit the History Museum, Clinton Museum, and of special interest is the Discovery Museum. Take this self-guided tour to visit the most popular museums in Little Rock.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 Km or 2.7 Miles
Landmarks Walking Tour in Little Rock

Landmarks Walking Tour in Little Rock

There are monumental historical landmarks in Little Rock. The landmarks are mainly located in the downtown area of the city. The most prominent among them are Capitol Building and Historical Little Rock Central High School. Take this self-guided tour to explore the main landmarks of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Little Rock Downtown Introduction Walk

Little Rock Downtown Introduction Walk

There are monumental historical landmarks in Little Rock. The landmarks are mainly located in the downtown area of the city. The most prominent among them are Capitol Building and Old State House Museum. Take this self-guided walk to explore the main landmarks of the city but also the interesting shopping and entertainment sights.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 Km or 2.9 Miles