Ever see those big yellow trolleys cruising the downtown area and wonder, “What are those?” Three replica vintage streetcars operate on the 3.4-mile route linking some of the most vibrant destinations in the River Cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock.
The streetcars operate on an overhead power supply and travel across the Main Street Bridge over the Arkansas River to connect the two cities. Passengers not only have great views of the river and the Little Rock skyline, but are quick to spot the U.S.S. Razorback , a World War II submarine now owned by the City of North Little Rock and anchored on the river’s north shore. METRO Streetcar operators provide information on historic sites, restaurants, museums and current community events from your vantage point on the heated and cooled streetcar.
Among the points of interest along the streetcar route are the 220,000-square-foot Statehouse Convention Center, the River Market, numerous loft apartments, hotels, two city halls, the historic Argenta neighborhood, the 18,000-seat Verizon Arena, the state-of-the-art Dickey Stephens Park, the Historic Arkansas Museum, Arkansas Museum of Discovery, the main branch of the Central Arkansas Library System, two chambers of commerce, courthouses, the Robinson Auditorium concert hall, First Security Amphitheater, dozens of office buildings, fascinating shops and art galleries.