Test your U.S. history in this presidential home town.

By Travel & Leisure
July 11, 2014
Capital Adventures in Little Rock, Arkansas
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Clinton called the capital of Arkansas home for 16 years, 12 of which he was governor. His legacy is still plastered all over the city, from street names and signed photos in restaurants to the stunning Clinton Presidential Library. Little Rock was also an important battle ground for the Civil Rights Movement, and is home to Heifer International’s headquarters. If the kids are suffering from U.S. history overload, be sure to take them for a hike or bike ride along the 15-mile Arkansas River Trail.

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Capital Hotel, Little Rock

This stately downtown hotel is known for its warm, southern hospitality and elegant common spaces thanks to stained glass windows, marble columns, and intricate, tiled floors. Request a two-bedroom suite that also has a parlor; they have upgraded amenities and were designed with families in mind.

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

The life and legacy of our 42nd president is on full display at his dedicated museum and library. Head to the second floor for permanent exhibits on his time in office. The museum also invites rotating exhibits such as works by Dale Chihuly, currently on view through January.

Museum of Discovery

Get motivated about technology, science, and math at this interactive museum with exhibits like Earth Journeys, which explores Arkansas’ geological features, and the Tinkering Studio, where kids learn to build toys and other imaginative objects.