Little Rock adds military history tour to local virtual and driving tours

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Vietnam Veteran's Memorial at the Arkansas State Capitol.

The Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau (LRCVB) announced Wednesday (Nov. 11) a Little Rock Military History tour. The package includes local landmarks that honor veterans and fallen soldiers in a virtual or driving tour.

The Little Rock Military History Tour is a collection of 14 monuments, memorials, and museums dedicated to those who have served the country through military service. It includes sites in the metro and the greater Little Rock region, including:

  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Arkansas Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Arkansas State Capitol
  • Arkansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Arkansas Medal of Honor Memorial
  • Arkansas Gold Star Families Memorial
  • Veterans Memorial Bridge
  • Little Rock National Cemetery
  • MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
  • Mount Holly Cemetery
  • Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
  • Arkansas National Guard Museum
  • Jacksonville Museum of Military History
  • Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery

You can visit the tour here.

“Little Rock has a rich military heritage with so many of our own having served our nation,” said Gretchen Hall, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO.

“Over the years, we’ve welcomed many military meetings and reunions groups who truly appreciate that our city honors the men and women who have protected our freedoms. We worked to develop a tour that reflects those places of honor, and a Veteran’s Day launch seemed appropriate,” she added.

This is the fourth virtual/driving tour LRCVB has developed in 2020 featuring some of the city’s amenities.

In the spring, the bureau curated an online mural tour with many art installations previously commissioned by the Little Rock Downtown Partnership. This summer, LRCVB rolled out a virtual sculpture tour highlighting more than 140 pieces of art in Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden and Riverfront Park. LRCVB plans to roll out more sculpture tours showcasing artworks displayed throughout the city. And, most recently, it created an historic church tour featuring nearly 20 churches rich in history and architecture.

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