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Central: Central Arkansas hotels & motels.

Central Arkansas is the throbbing heart of Arkansas. Little Rock, the capital city, is the first capital President Clinton called home. The population of central Arkansas, including Pulaski, Saline, Faulkner and Lonoke counties, exceeds 500,000.

Major attractions

* Air Force Base. The base is the home of the largest C-130 fleet in the country. Tours available with two months notice. In Jacksonville. Call 988-3601.

* Burns Park. The second-largest city park in the country, it includes a golf course, tennis courts and picnic area. In North Little Rock. Call 758-2400.

* The Arkansas Arts Center. Collection of 6,000 objects, including a nationally recognized collection of European and American drawings. In Little Rock. Call 372-4000.

* Arkansas Museum of Science and History. Third-oldest building in Little Rock, it displays historic and scientific collections. In Little Rock. Call 324-9231.

* Arkansas Riverboat Co. A 150-passenger paddle wheel excursion boat available for parties, luncheon or dinner cruises. In North Little Rock. Call 376-4150.

* Arkansas State Capitol. A scaled-down version of the nation's capitol in Washington. There is no admission charge for the 45-minute tour. In Little Rock. Call 682-5080.

* Little Rock Zoo. A 40-acre zoological garden, the zoo houses more than 600 animals in a tree-shaded atmosphere. Call 666-2406.

* Old State House. The site of President Clinton's acceptance speech, it is a museum of Arkansas history with permanent and changing exhibits. In Little Rock. Call 324-9685.

* University of Arkansas at Little Rock Planetarium. Contains a Minolta star projector, allowing realistic simulation of night skies. Call 569-3259.

* Wild River Country. A 23-acre water theme park with attractions appealing to all ages. In North Little Rock. Call 753-8600.

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Title Annotation:Special Events & Meeting Planner; tabular data only
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Article Type:Directory
Date:May 31, 1993
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