A Tour of Bill Clinton Sites in Little Rock, AK

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Everyone knows that Clinton was born in Hope, but he spent a lot of his Arkansas time in Little Rock. The obvious place to start is the Bill Clinton Presidential Center and Library.

Clinton was governor for a while; you can visit the Arkansas State Capitol and Governor's Mansion to see where he worked and lived as governor. He also spent a lot of time at some ​little-known places around the city. Here are a few off the path places that he used to visit when he lived here.

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    This steakhouse in Arkansas is a favorite restaurant of Clinton, even now. Located at 1023 West Markham St. in Little Rock it shows that Clinton was a down-home kind of guy. This place is a popular gathering place for politicians.

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    Broadway McDonald's

    Who can forget all the jokes about Clinton and McDonald's? It's true, Clinton would stop at the McDonald's in downtown Little Rock (701 S. Broadway) all the time. It was on his jogging route, and he had to stop and grab a snack (namely hamburgers and Egg McMuffins). Back in the days of Phil Hartman's Bill Clinton, Saturday Night Live would often do sketches about Clinton and his McDonald's habit

     

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    Jog Like The President

    Despite his bad eating habits, Clinton tried to stay healthy by jogging every day. His route took him from the Governor's mansion at 18th and Center through downtown Little Rock.

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    Clinton frequently golfed at this private club. The Chenal Country Club is located at 7 Chenal Club Boulevard in Little Rock. He sometimes golfed with the little people at the Rebsamen Golf Course on Rebsamen Park Road. That course is open to the public.

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    The Old State House

    This site served as the backdrop for Clinton's victory announcements both times he won the Presidency. It's located at 300 W. Markham and hosts a museum.

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    Community Bakery

    Insiders say that Clinton had a sweet tooth and often stopped at Community Bakery. They have the best cakes. Clinton's fave was located at 1200 Main Street. They also have locations on Markham and Shackleford.

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    The Clinton's Old Houses

    The Clinton's lived in a few houses in downtown Little Rock throughout the years. The first was at 5419 L Street, which they lived in from 1977 to 1979. They then moved to 816 Midland Street in Hillcrest.

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    Dunbar Recreation Center

    This polling center was where Clinton voted when he was Governor. This is also where he voted for President in 1992. It's located at 1001 West 16th Street.

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    Campaign Headquarters

    The old Gazette building is where Clinton and Gore headed their campaign in 1992. It's located at 112 West 3rd Street. This historic building was headquarters for the Arkansas Gazette, once the oldest newspaper West of the Mississippi.  It's now the home to eStem Elementary School.

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    The Arkansas Justice Building

    A lot of people forget that Clinton was actually Attorney General for a while. While he was, he had an office in this building located at 1500 West 7th Street. It is occupied by the Arkansas Supreme Court, the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the court clerk's office, a court library, the Attorney General's Office, the Arkansas State Judicial Department, the Worker's Compensation Commission, and the Arkansas State Transportation Commission.