Little Rock - Little Rock's Riverside Park: A Glimpse at History's Heartaches

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Little Rock's Riverside Park: A Glimpse at History's Heartaches

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(35 reviews)
45 mins

About the tour

La Petit Roche, “Little Rock,” was first described by French explorer Benard de la Harpe as an outcropping on what is now the Arkansas River. While the capital city of Arkansas looks idyllic now, this city is a site of many of history’s heartaches. One stain of the past involves Little Rock as being on the pathway for the Trail of Tears. On this trail, the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw and Seminole tribes traveled through the state in the 1830s to new lands in the Indian Territory in modern day Oklahoma. Visitors will also see a Civil War river crossing location, and they’ll hear about the Civil Rights battle that took place in the city when a group of nine black students were blocked from entering the formerly all-white Central High School by the Arkansas National Guard, drawing national attention to the civil rights movement. This tour will take place in Riverside Park, visiting local landmarks and markers—including an Indian head carving, a Civil War marker, and a historical sculpture garden. We’ll also see the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge, and the tour will end in Downtown Little Rock for a glimpse of the city.

Meet Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is a best-selling author of over 80 books and an eager traveler. Tricia's travel adventures often start with research for one of her books, yet she's also been known to come up with a book idea just to have an excuse to travel there! Storyteller, history buff and curious adventurer, Tricia loves connecting with people, building friendships and bringing history to life. Tricia has called California, Montana, and Arkansas home. She's lived in Arkansas for ten years and enjoys exploring the area with her family. Homeschooling mom of 10 kids (five still at home!), Tricia believes the best way to learn is through experience, and she's looking forward to help you see her corner of the world in new ways ... and maybe even consider writing stories of your own!"

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Little Rock with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Little Rock. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Cathy Y.

15 March 2021


Janice❤️🇨🇦 B.

12 March 2021

Really good guide and tour.....great helper too!

Kirsty H.

12 March 2021

Tricia is an excellent guide who obviously appreciated and loves her local area and it’s people. She clearly explains the history of the area, and her enthusiasm is infectious. Thank you Tricia and I can’t wait to read your books.

Kate 💙.

12 March 2021

Such an interesting tour. I learned so much and it was lovely that you had your daughter with you. Thank you

Angie B.

12 March 2021

Tricia was so informative and friendly. We homeschool, and are studying American history this year, so this tour was perfect to go along with our history lessons. Thanks again, Tricia!

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