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Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Tennessee TN

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Clinton Presidential Center (or Library) is housed in a wonderful modern two-storey building on the riverfront in downtown Little Rock. From the huge windows you can see the bridges crossing the river. There are exhibits about President Clinton's early life, with photos, and about the amazing changes he made during his presidency. He especially worked hard on education, which is the most important thing for our next generation. It's interesting to read about how a weeklong summer program he attended in Washington DC when he was 16 influenced his life so much, since he met Senator Fulbright there, who later went on to open up many opportunities for Clinton. There is a movie in the theater about Clinton's life. And there are letters you can read from famous people such as Mr. Rogers to Clinton- fascinating!
After, eat at Forty Two, downstairs with expansive views of the river. It is fancy but affordable, which is a nice change! The food is good but the service is slow. 
Walk west along President Clinton Ave and you will pass some good restaurants as well as River Market, a food court with many international choices. There are some homeless people and the downtown is not as pretty as I expected, but one visit you shouldn't miss is the Old State House Museum.

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Secret Service exhibit.
Secret Service exhibit.
Clinton before going onstage for the second presidential debate, 1992.
Clinton before going onstage for the second presidential debate, 1992.
Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, a time of economic distress and a deep yearning for change.
Bill Clinton was elected in 1992, a time of economic distress and a deep yearning for change.
At Yale Law School in 1973, Hillary and Bill, fellow students, both participated in moot court.
At Yale Law School in 1973, Hillary and Bill, fellow students, both participated in moot court.
Creations from Hillary's childhood. "I want to either be a teacher or a nuclear physics scientist."
Creations from Hillary's childhood. "I want to either be a teacher or a nuclear physics scientist."
"A realistic approach to student government. Bill Clinton, candidate, president of the student council."
"A realistic approach to student government. Bill Clinton, candidate, president of the student council."
In Fall 1966, Bill Clinton was an employee of the United States Senate, working for Senator Fulbright.
In Fall 1966, Bill Clinton was an employee of the United States Senate, working for Senator Fulbright.
Bill Clinton followed in Senator Fulbright's footsteps and was a Rhodes scholar during his senior year.
Bill Clinton followed in Senator Fulbright's footsteps and was a Rhodes scholar during his senior year.
Hillary and Bill, the young couple.
Hillary and Bill, the young couple.
Hillary Clinton had this dress designed for the 1997 Presidential Gala and 14 Inaugural balls all attended in one night!
Hillary Clinton had this dress designed for the 1997 Presidential Gala and 14 Inaugural balls all attended in one night!
Blue boxes containing presidential records. The room is modeled after the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin.
Blue boxes containing presidential records. The room is modeled after the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin.
Bill Clinton, a music fan, often chose the performers for White House events.
Bill Clinton, a music fan, often chose the performers for White House events.
Recreation of the Cabinet Room in the White House, where presidents make tough decisions.
Recreation of the Cabinet Room in the White House, where presidents make tough decisions.
"I am going to focus like a laser beam on this economy," 1993.
"I am going to focus like a laser beam on this economy," 1993.
"As we begin the new millenium, let our gift to the future be a new effort, together across party lines, to clean our air, to ensure safe water, and to preserve healthy, thriving lands."
"As we begin the new millenium, let our gift to the future be a new effort, together across party lines, to clean our air, to ensure safe water, and to preserve healthy, thriving lands."
Strengthening NATO and building a global community.
Strengthening NATO and building a global community.
Letter to President Clinton from Mr. Rogers.
Letter to President Clinton from Mr. Rogers.
Accomplishments in Education...41% increase in the number of Head Start (free preschool) slots.
Accomplishments in Education...41% increase in the number of Head Start (free preschool) slots.
Restaurant at the Clinton Presidential Center.
Restaurant at the Clinton Presidential Center.
View from the restaurant.
View from the restaurant.
Outdoor area at the restaurant.
Outdoor area at the restaurant.
Dining with a view of the river.
Dining with a view of the river.
Fountain near the entrance to the museum, on a cold April day.
Fountain near the entrance to the museum, on a cold April day.
 

Directions

Clinton Presidential Center is located at 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Open Mon-Sat 9-5, and Sun 1-5. Closed Jan 1, Thanksgiving, and Dec 25. 
Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, military, and college students, $6 for youth, and free for active military and children aged 5 and under.

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