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  1. April Key C. Rode
    August 27, 2019 @ 1:15 am

    Thanks for this one I am taking note while I am reading your post as I am preparing for our road trip to Texas next year. Arkansas is in our route and will be spending some time in there too. Great article.

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

      It was a really good stop. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Arkansas but was pleasantly surprised. There is also an area about an hour west of Little Rock called Hot Springs. They have a Science and Discovery Museum and Hot Springs National Park (with actual hot springs). It was on the list as a possibility, but we ran out of time.

      How far will you travel on your road trip?

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  2. Mindy Silva
    August 27, 2019 @ 1:15 am

    I’m glad to see you made the best of your travels despite the weather. I found on our road trips that weather seems a little unpredictable as well. I live in Southern California so we have sun almost year round.

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 11:23 pm

      We have a wide variety of weather here so I’m sure it’s a much bigger change for you after experiencing sun year-round. It certainly keeps things interesting! What do you do when you run into less than favorable weather conditions? Especially if you’re traveling with your kids?

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  3. Aditi Sharma
    August 27, 2019 @ 4:53 am

    We’ve not visited Little Rock yet but I’d love to do so someday, especially after reading this informative travel guide. I love exploring local markets during our travels so I’m sure I’ll be heading to River Market District during our trip there. Great tip regarding visiting the Market on a rainy day when the crowds tend to be less. The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium sounds like a fun experience too – over 200 beers with 75 on the tap – wow!

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

      So far my favorite market is the Milwaukee Public Market. This is one is on a much smaller scale, but still has a lot to see. The city was basically empty while it was raining.

      I highly recommend the Flying Saucer. With that many options, there’s a beer there for everyone! They even tried to showcase a few of the local breweries which made me like it even more.

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  4. Smita
    August 27, 2019 @ 7:44 am

    The free streetcar looks so cool and it’s free, really?! And omg, the chocolate sack (not sure about the name being really appetising though!) – Belgian chocolate, raspberry and vanilla – absolutely to die for!

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 11:19 pm

      It really was free! I was suspicious of it myself, but when we got on the operator just welcomed us and kept moving. Depending on who is driving the tours can vary, but it was a very pleasant way to see the major parts of the area. You can always get off at a stop and get back on later.

      We laughed about the name “chocolate sack” for about a week. It was a fine dining restaurant so I’m surprised they didn’t choose something a little more elegant, but it was, in its most basic form, chocolate formed into the shape of… a paper sack. hahah

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  5. WanderlustBeautyDreams
    August 27, 2019 @ 12:41 pm

    Never been to Arkansas but looks like a fun place to visit!

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 11:14 pm

      This was our first time! I was sure what to expect, but we found a lot of cool activities!

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  6. Vijayanta
    August 27, 2019 @ 2:40 pm

    Loved your post as it is all about food 😊. I would want to try the brunch you guyz had. My favourite part of the post was idea to keep the streets clean. It was indeed very smart.

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 9:39 pm

      I highly recommend the brunch! It was a nice treat. A little heavy for everyday dining though.

      I was really impressed with the cleanliness of the city. They’re definitely doing something right!

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  7. Josy A
    August 27, 2019 @ 4:26 pm

    It looks like you had a fun time, even if it was a bit soggy! I sometimes find the rainy days can be the best, because you expect less, but manage to do so much!

    You have been making me drool with all that food. The chocolate sack sounds amazing (although it look super rich!) Out of curiosity, what made the restaurant seem not your style?

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 9:38 pm

      We usually try to power through the rain or at least take advantage and do some inside activities we maybe wouldn’t have gotten to. What are your favorite things to do when the rain rearranges your plans?

      The chocolate sack was very rich and we were unable to finish the whole thing, but it was a cool opportunity. It was a fine dining establishment. We tend to stick to more casual dining restaurants and were clearly underdressed, but everybody was so nice.

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  8. Mirela | The Travel Bunny
    August 27, 2019 @ 4:56 pm

    The breweries must’ve been fun to visit (delicious, too!). Not really into the brunch, it seems really heave compared to what I’m used to having for brunch in local restaurants.

    Bravo on the scratch map! And to many more. 😉

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 9:33 pm

      Breweries are one of our favorite stops during our travels! They usually have good food and really cool, laid back atmospheres. I agree that the brunch was really heavy. We don’t normally eat like that, but it felt like a “when in Rome” kind of scenario.

      Thank you! 🙂

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  9. Carol Colborn
    August 27, 2019 @ 7:26 pm

    We didn’t have a lot of time but we actually spent most of it at the River Market District but we also took some time to visit the statue of the children near the capitol, the Clinton’s first stone house, and the Clinton Presidential Library.

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    • dcastonguay
      August 27, 2019 @ 11:28 pm

      How did you like the River Market? I enjoyed the outside farmers market more than the food shops inside the building. My boyfriend had been to a lot of the Clinton activities on a prior trip so we skipped them, but he seemed to enjoy them.

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  10. Jim
    August 28, 2019 @ 1:51 am

    I was totally sucked into this post just from reading about the cat head sized biscuits! The food all looks so yummy…trying to convince my wife to take a road trip from Chicago to Little Rock!

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    • dcastonguay
      September 6, 2019 @ 2:31 am

      Thank you so much! I hope you can convince her! There are plenty of other cool stops along the way. Let me know your favorite things if you do end up going!

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  11. Brianna
    August 28, 2019 @ 10:34 am

    That cigarette bin is really clever! I wonder if anyone actually counts them and reports back on which superhero won 🙂 It upsets me when smokers throw the butts onto the ground, so anything to encourage them to actually throw them away gets my stamp of approval!

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    • dcastonguay
      September 6, 2019 @ 2:29 am

      I’m not sure! That would definitely be a dirty job. This seems like such a great idea and I’m surprised other cities don’t do it.

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  12. Evelyne at CulturEatz
    August 28, 2019 @ 12:04 pm

    Well you definitely made the best of a bad weather day. Bowling is a great idea. So much yummy food. The Airbnb beer experience love it. The lights on junction bridge are amazing.

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