Things to Do

Local Newspapers

Arkansas has two major news sources for state-wide and national news: Arkansas Democrat Gazette and the Arkansas Times.


Little Rock has plenty of shopping options.  Whether you are going to be here for a few days or a few weeks, you will be able to find the things you need or might want.  Use the links below to find our more information about shopping in Little shopping-littlerock-uamsRock.

Little Rock shopping
Park Plaza Mall
Midtowne Little Rock
Pleasant Ridge Town Center
The Promenade at Chenal
UAMS Bookstore
The Heights

Natural  Foods and Groceries

If you are going to be staying in Little Rock for an extended period of time, you will need to know where to buy groceries and natural foods.  There are several Kroger locations, a Whole Foods, and a Fresh Market.  Small,  neighborhood grocers within a couple of miles of UAMS that also offers seasonal local produce include:

Terry’s Finer Foods located at 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd Little Rock, AR 72207grocery-stores-uams

The Hillcrest Farmers Market currently consists of 140 vendors offering a wide variety of locally grown in-season fruit, produce, gifts, arts and crafts, and flowers, and is open every Sunday from 9 am until 2 pm.

Farmers’ Market with local produce, located at the River Market in downtown Little Rock, is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm, May through October.

The Argenta Farmers Market in North Little Rock, featuring produce from Arkansas family farmers, is open every Saturday from 7 am to 12 noon beginning in April.

Day Spas

Being away from home for extended period of time while undergoing medical treatment can be stressful for patients and caregivers.  Day spas offer a variety of services to help you rejuvenate and relax.  Day Spas within close to proximity to UAMS include: Caracalla – The Body Spa, Rejuvenation Clinic Day Spa, Ava Bella Day Spa, AB Mackie salon, and Massage Envy Spa.


When patients come to Little Rock, it is important that they not only know where to eat, buy food, and where to stay, but also where to find entertainment. Little Rock has several movie theaters, some of which offer foreign and independent films.

Find out more by checking out Mr. Movie Times and  Market Street Cinema.

About Arkansas

It is no accident that Arkansas is called the “Natural State.”  Walking paths, mountain trails, waterfalls, caverns, and scenic drives abound.  The beautiful lakes, clear streams, and fall foliage are breathtaking.  We also have many fascinating arkansas-petitmountain-uamshistorical sites and spectacular golf courses.  The name Arkansas is from the Sioux Indian (Quapaw) word “acansa” meaning “downstream place” or south wind. Little Rock, the capital city, is located near the center of the state and on the south bank of the Arkansas River. Arkansas is in the middle of what is commonly referred to as the Sunbelt.  We have several areas parks and entertainment venues. In Arkansas, we have more to offer than most people realize.

To learn more about Arkansas, use the following links:

State of Arkansas website
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism