Bill Clinton's Little Rock, Little Rock

Bill Clinton's Little Rock (Self Guided), Little Rock

Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States and the former Governor of Arkansas, has strong ties to Little Rock, where several significant locations mark his legacy. Besides the Capitol, you can see many other places where he spent time while living in the city. These locations reveal a lot about his character, hobbies, and job.

The Clinton Presidential Library stands as a symbol of his presidency, showcasing exhibits and archives that reflect his time in office. This landmark not only serves as a museum but also as a center for education and public programs.

During his political campaigns, Bill Clinton's Headquarters in Little Rock played a vital role. It served as a strategic hub for organizing his campaign efforts and rallying supporters behind his vision for the country.

For a taste of local cuisine with historical significance, visitors can dine at Doe's Eat Place. This restaurant holds a special place in Clinton's heart, as he frequented it during his time in Arkansas. Its cozy ambiance and delicious steaks make it a beloved spot among locals and visitors alike.

In a more casual setting, the Broadway McDonald's holds its place in Clinton lore. They say that Clinton, during his presidency, used to make impromptu stops here, showcasing his down-to-earth demeanor and connection to everyday people.

For a sweet treat or a quick bite, Community Bakery is a must-visit. This charming bakery offers a variety of pastries, sandwiches, and coffee, providing a cozy spot for locals to gather and enjoy a taste of Little Rock.

Last but not least, the Governor's Mansion is a symbol of Clinton's political journey in Arkansas. His former residence, during his time as governor, holds historical significance in the state's political landscape.

Exploring these locations offers insight into Bill Clinton's legacy and his connection to Little Rock. Whether you're interested in history, politics, or simply enjoying good food, these spots provide a glimpse into the life of one of America's most recent leaders.
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Bill Clinton's Little Rock Map

Guide Name: Bill Clinton's Little Rock
Guide Location: USA » Little Rock (See other walking tours in Little Rock)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 Km or 3.5 Miles
Author: vickyc
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Clinton Presidential Library
  • Bill Clinton Campaign Headquarters
  • Doe's Eat Place
  • Broadway McDonald's
  • Community Bakery
  • Governor's Mansion
Clinton Presidential Library

1) Clinton Presidential Library (must see)

The Clinton Presidential Library is a beautiful, modern building near the downtown area of Little Rock. When you enter the presidential library, your eyes will be met with many items and artifacts that tell the story of the presidency of Bill Clinton, which took place between 1993 and 2001. This facility is educational, entertaining, and intriguing for everyone, especially history lovers.

Some of the objects that can be viewed at the Clinton Presidential Library are films, videos, timelines, Clinton's personal items, interactive rooms, and more. Each visitor will also have the opportunity to observe several replicas of how the Cabinet Room and Oval Office looked during Clinton's presidential terms.

The focus of the Clinton Presidential Library is domestic and foreign policy as well as what life was like in the White House in the 90's. The objective is to preserve the historical items of Bill Clinton and provide a glimpse into his time serving as the 42nd President of the United States.

Why You Should Visit:
To learn about Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, and his well-known policies and time spent in the White House.
Bill Clinton Campaign Headquarters

2) Bill Clinton 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.
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.
Broadway McDonald's

4) 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.
Community Bakery

5) 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.
Governor's Mansion

6) Governor's Mansion

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.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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.
Little Rock Introduction Walking Tour

Little Rock Introduction Walking Tour

Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, is a cultural, economic, government, and transportation center of the State. Sitting on the south bank of the Arkansas River, it became the capital of Arkansas Territory in 1821 and was incorporated as a city in 1831.

The name "Little Rock" (French: La Petite Roche) was coined by the French explorer and trader Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles
Little Rock History Walking Tour

Little Rock History Walking Tour

Lying in the heart of the State of Arkansas, separated from its sister city of North Little Rock by the Arkansas River, the city of Little Rock boasts an abundance of cultural attractions and monumental landmarks, which have been luring tourists for more than a century. Among them are a bunch of family-friendly locations that saw momentous events in American history.

One such notable site is...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 Km or 2.4 Miles