5 Things To Do In Riverdale, Little Rock

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9 February 2017

Little Rock‘s Riverdale area is a lovely and vibrant place any time of the year. The neighborhood is in close proximity to downtown, dotted with some of Little Rock’s most prestigious boutiques, antique shops, restaurants, and surrounded by beautiful parks all offering a splendid view of the Arkansas river. The neighborhood is one of the most desired residential areas and is also very popular among tourists.

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Arkansas River Trail

The Arkansas River Trail offers outdoor recreational opportunities, conservation and wellness. It is an 88-mile loop through the Natural State passing by the Clinton Presidential Bridge and in close proximity to the Big Dam Bridge. Either for a jog, biking, or simply walking, the trail is primarily flat and offers recreational opportunities for people of all ages, fitness levels, interests and health conditions.

Rebsamen Golf Course

The Rebsamen Golf Course is a popular place for citizens and visitors of the Riverdale area of Little Rock. The course is kept in good shape and offers picturesque views along the Arkansas river. The golf course ranks better than most average public city-run venues. It is fairly long, and it has sand and water traps to challenge even the best of players. Prices are reasonable for a gold course of its level.

Address & telephone number: 3400 Rebsamen Park Rd, Little Rock, +1 501-666-7965

Historic Downtown River Market

The River Market District is the lifeblood of Little Rock. It’s an all-in-one place where you can do business, grab something to eat, meet up with friends, enjoy live music or just take a stroll through is numberless worldwide cuisine stands. If you are an art lover, you will find at the River Market District some of Arkansas’ best craftsmen, and it is populated with extravagant boutiques and stands with fresh produce. It is truly one of Little Rock’s gems.

Address & telephone number: 400 President Clinton Ave #200, Little Rock, +1 501-376-4781

Exclusive Boutiques & Antique Shops

Riverdale is in the heart of Little Rock, and it has some of the best exclusive boutiques and antique shops in the city. The revitalization of SoMa and the ongoing efforts in the River Market have brought forth a handful new boutiques and shops that are brimming with great locally made goods. About Vase is one where you can always get fresh flowers and experience creativity. The Barakat Bespoke is your ultimate gentlemen’s haberdashery, and the Bear Hill Interiors is an interior design team that incorporates classic forms and timeless sensibility in beautifully comfortable rooms. Whatever your likes and hobbies are, you will find some enriching knowledge or wonderful gifts among the Riverdale gem stores.

Country Club at Little Rock

The Country Club at Riverdale, Little Rock was not originally part of the city plan. In 1927 the Arkansas River flooded the area and it ripped the farmland apart. The flood destroyed the levees that held the river in check and left only a narrow strip of sandy land along the base of the south river bluffs. After the disaster, the farms never recovered, and that’s how the Country Club came to be. The place has a significant historical meaning and value for the citizens of Little Rock, and perhaps you will sense it if you stop by for a quick cup of coffee.

Address & telephone number: 4200 Country Club Blvd, Little Rock, +1 501-664-1531