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The Clinton Presidential Center and Park
The Clinton Presidential Center and Park -- America's 12th Presidential Library – is now officially open. Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in the River Market District of downtown Little Rock, the $160-million-dollar structure contains 20,000 square feet of library and museum space, including an authentic replica of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room. Exhibits in the museum are designed by Ralph Appelbaum and Associates of New York. Among its numerous notable achievements, Appelbaum and Associates created the powerful exhibits at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The Clinton library contains the largest collection of presidential papers and artifacts in U.S. history.
The center is situated in a 30-acre city park, which replaces an industrial site of old warehouses and vacant space. Also part of the Clinton Presidential Center and Park, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is located within the park in the renovated 1899 Choctaw Station. Additionally, future plans include the renovation of the abandoned Rock Island Railroad Bridge near the library as a pedestrian crossing over the Arkansas River. The facility is estimated to attract 300,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Toll-Free Hotline - 1-866-PRES-LIB and 1-866-773-7542.
Getting to the Center - Take Exit 140 A and B or exit 141 A off Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock’s River Market District. The Clinton Center is located east of Interstate 30 and is easily visible from the highway when crossing the Arkansas River. The Center is within 10 minutes from the Little Rock National Airport.