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The Empress’ Guide to Halloween Happenings

October 19th, 2011 by Lisa

The Empress invites you to stay in the luxury of an 1888 Gothic mansion (some say we have our own ghost) while visiting some of Little Rock’s spookiest Halloween attractions.  The Haunted Cathedral runs from October 22-31 at EMOBA’s Cultural Center and has haunted mazes, floors that fall from beneath you and a carnival atmosphere.  The Haunted Hayride is at Immaculate Heart of Mary School (October 21 and 22) .  Don’t forget Boo and The Zoo for some kid friendly fun and then hit Boo Bash at The Peabody on October 29 for an all adult Halloween extravaganza!  We cannot wait to experience all the fun times that this creepy holiday has to offer and we hope that you can join us!!!

P. Allen Smith offers Inspiration at The Garden Home Retreat

September 9th, 2011 by Lisa

Let your inner gardener flourish!  P. Allen Smith, the much admired gardening expert, is inviting you to tour the Garden Home Retreat at Moss Mountain Farm in Roland, AR.  After touring the gorgeous gardens and inspired interiors, you are certain to head home with ideas to beautify your own garden or home.  The tours take place on September 16, October 28 and November 18 and a seasonal plated lunch is included.

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A trip to the Garden Home is a perfect activity to plan during your stay at The Empress!

Frighteningly Fun Tour!

July 7th, 2011 by Lisa

According to its website, “It is the objective of Haunted Tours of Little Rock to show you places located in the city’s Historic District, The Quapaw Quarter, where our prominent citizens once lived…….and some still do.” The Empress is proud to be a part of the tour, which takes you into the Hornibrook Mansion and up to the “haunted card room”, where you might be lucky enough to play a hand with Mr. Hornibrook.
If you can’t make the ghost tour, join us for our regularly scheduled tour, offered every day at 11:30 and 3:00.  The cost is $7.50 and includes a tour of all three floors of The Empress of Little Rock  and an overview of its history.