Little Rock Zoo is off I-630 exit 4 at 1 Zoo Dr. The zoo displays more than 725 native and exotic animals on 40 acres. Highlights include the Laura P. Nichols Cheetah Outpost, Laura P. Nichols Penguin Pointe habitat, and ape, big cat and Lorikeet Landing exhibits. A zoo train ride also is available (weather permitting).
Pets are not permitted. The 1924 Arkansas Carousel, a rare over-the-jumps antiquity, has been restored as the centerpiece of the zoo's visitor center.