The River Market District is located right in the heart of downtown Little Rock. It sits on the banks of a scenic river. It is a cultural epicenter of the city containing a myriad of international food vendors, shops, and a trolley transportation system that runs through the downtown area. It is a very popular spot among locals and tourists.
Little Rock, AR sits a vibrant market district right on the river on President
Clinton Ave. It is located in the oldest area of the city, the Quapaw Quarter.
The area takes up 10 city blocks and it houses a farmer’s market, local
specialty vendors, many restaurants and food vendors, and an amphitheater. It
is considered the cultural center of the city. It is open Monday-Saturday from
7:00am to 6:00pm.
The River Market was once a very
desolate area that was littered with condemned buildings and vacant properties.
In the early 1990s it was evident that revitalization of the area was badly
needed. A $300 million dollar project was put in place that would overhaul and
connect the scenic area to historic attractions are located there. The Central
Arkansas Library, Riverfront Park, and the Clinton Presidential Library are all
within walking distance of the market. This area is one of the many examples
Little Rock has completed showing their commitment to the revitalization of the