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Find Heifer Int'l, Little Rock, AR, Green and, Frugal Vacation

Updated on September 15, 2014
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Lori has traveled Arkansas from the backwoods to the Capitol. She knows the confusion of multiple road names and designations. Frugal travel

Heifer International Successful Brownfield Project

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Courtesy - Heifer Int'l HeadQuarters Little Rock, ArkansasHeifer Int'l Parking Lot design no ground water pollution!Big Dam Bridge - connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock ArgentaHeifer from the side where grey water is cycled through man made wetlandHeifer Sculpture w/ Headquarters in the backgroundCourtesy of Clinton Library at Night State House Museum - Wm J Clinton Avenue, Little Rock  courtesy Downtown Little Rock
Courtesy - Heifer Int'l HeadQuarters Little Rock, Arkansas
Courtesy - Heifer Int'l HeadQuarters Little Rock, Arkansas | Source
Heifer Int'l Parking Lot design no ground water pollution!
Heifer Int'l Parking Lot design no ground water pollution! | Source
Big Dam Bridge - connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock Argenta
Big Dam Bridge - connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock Argenta | Source
Heifer from the side where grey water is cycled through man made wetland
Heifer from the side where grey water is cycled through man made wetland | Source
Heifer Sculpture w/ Headquarters in the background
Heifer Sculpture w/ Headquarters in the background | Source
Courtesy of Clinton Library at Night
Courtesy of Clinton Library at Night | Source
State House Museum - Wm J Clinton Avenue, Little Rock  courtesy Downtown Little Rock
State House Museum - Wm J Clinton Avenue, Little Rock courtesy Downtown Little Rock | Source

How Heifer Feeds the World

Heifer International Headquarters is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. If you don't know Heifer, but you are of a charitable heart, learn all you can. Heifer does fund raising like any Charity, but they do things quite different.

Have you ever heard that saying, "Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day, teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime?" Heifer International operates along this same philosophy.

When Heifer solicits funds, it is in for agricultural purchases, which go to third-world countries, tribes in poverty, and other parts of the world, where entire villages are starving for lack of food.

Heifer's unique program makes gifts of chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits, heifers, and even the Noah's Ark Menagerie; which is a whole lot of critters. Not only do they provide the livestock and fowl, but they go along, and assist the communities they help, with growing their herds, and becoming a agri-business.

Heifer Ranch, is located in Perryville, Arkansas, about 45 minutes from Little Rock. You could do both the ranch and headquarters in one day, but for the full experience, take a couple of days, stay at the ranch overnight, and then hit the headquarters.

Contact Heifer and request their Catalog, or save postage and paper and view it on-line.

The Link is below. When you come to Arkansas, make sure you come to the Headquarters, and the Ranch. You will realize that goodness does exist in the world, and it is easy to be a part of it.

Heifer International

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Heifer International gps coordinates 34.74505,-92.25866:
1 World Ave, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA

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Heifer International Headquarters, Little Rock, AR

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Heifer Ranch, Perryville, Ar:
Heifer Learning Center at Heifer Ranch, Heifer Rd, Perryville, AR 72126, USA

get directions

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Little Rock Marriott - gps coordinates 34.74854,-92.27153:
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA

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(501)906-4000, address for gps coordinates 34.74854,-92.27153. For the back entrance, is La Harpe Blvd. $5 River Market Parking 34.74785,-9226655

Zero Water - Zero Toxins facility

The Heifer Parking Lot design is most amazing. Everyone knows cars drip oil, and exhaust juice. They leak, and whine and make nasty little messes everyplace they go.

Part of the Brownfield Revitalization program for Heifer was, when they revitalized the Superfund property, where Heifer Headquarters now sits. Initially, they formed a committee, and did lots of homework and planning to make this facility as green as possible, and really cleaned up this area.

Heifer International Headquarters is called a ZeroWater facility. They recycle ALL their water. Around the property are wetland marshes, created to use and reuse all of the waste and water.

Oil and other toxins from autos cannot escape their encapsulated parking lot system. Whether or not you take the "tour" you can go see the Headquarters grounds, and certainly check out the innovative parking lot design!

Heifer Ranch: Talk Heifer To Me

About Heifer International

Heifer International, Making A Difference for 70 Years

The Big Dam Bridge

This beautiful pedestrian bridge spans the Arkansas River from Little Rock to North Little Rock walking and bike trails. This is a new bridge, completed in 2006. It is 4226 linear feet. The first cyclists crossed the bridge in September 2006 - they were Mayor Jim Daley (City of Little Rock) and Mayor Patrick Hays (City of North Little Rock). It is a place of weddings, 5 & 10K walks and the first 107 year old person took a Birthday Stroll, on September 30, 2007 - Ms. Ruth Lincoln

Look!

  • Anniversary?
  • Proposing to your Best Friend?
  • Need to get Away?
  • Want some romance?
  • The economy kept you home bound?

Then come to Little Rock. There is so much to do in walking distance, friendly people, and at very affordable prices. Come see us now, ya hear?

Arkansas Queen Dinner Cruise - Easy on the Pocketbook

Specials Right now - Cruise, Dinner for Two - Dance, or just sightsee

Prices subject to change. For Information

call (501) 372-5777

A Few Other Spots To Check Out On Your Vacation

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Converted to a pedestrian / bicycle bridge, has an elevator. Right next to the Clinton LibraryThe Little Rock Nine "Testament" by John Deering
Converted to a pedestrian / bicycle bridge, has an elevator. Right next to the Clinton Library
Converted to a pedestrian / bicycle bridge, has an elevator. Right next to the Clinton Library | Source
The Little Rock Nine "Testament" by John Deering
The Little Rock Nine "Testament" by John Deering | Source

See "Testament" of the Little Rock Nine, Little Rock, AR

Less than two miles from the Heifer International headquarters, is the Arkansas State Capitol, in front of the Capitol, are the statues of the Little Rock Nine, sculpted by John Deering. This is free, and unencumbered.

Tour the Diamond Bear Brewery

Less than a mile from the Downtown River Market, Diamond Bear Brewery offers Free Tours

Diamond Bear offers both public and private tours of their brewery. Tours are at 3:00 p.m. CST on Saturday & Sunday.

During the tour samples of their award winning beers are offered to visitors over the age of 21, and have root beer for those under 21 or who do not wish to partake.

Group tours can be scheduled by calling the brewery at (501)708-2739. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the tour starts. They look forward to seeing you, and offer great customer service.

Walk and Bike the Arkansas River

Relax, enjoy a pedestrian business area, where after relaxing and resting all day, play all night long. Downtown Little Rock have many alternatives to driving. Have fun, hit every bar up and down Bill Clinton Avenue: there is the Famous Willie D's, Underground Pub, Sticky Fingerz Rock 'n Roll Chicken Shack, the Flying Fish, Bill Street Bar and Grill, the Flying Saucer.

If you cannot afford the Peabody, there are more moderate hotels within walking distance of the Green Corridor - Comfort Inn and Suites downtown Little Rock, and visible from I-30...Enjoy

 

The River Rail System - No Car Needed

Fare:
Persons age 4 & under Free

Persons age 5 thru 11 $0.50 per boarding

Persons age 12 thru 64 $1.00 per boarding

Persons age 65 & above $0.50 per boarding

Persons with disabilities $0.50 per boarding

Day Pass $2.00 (unlimited rides for one calendar day)

3-Day Pass $5.00 (unlimited rides for 3 consecutive calendar days)

20-Ride Card $15.00
Exact fare please, drivers do not carry change.

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8:30 a.m. - MidnightSunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Green: Begins at the River Market, travels to Commerce Street, to 2nd Street, to Spring Street, to Markham Street, onto President Clinton Avenue., and back to the River Market. Average loop time: 15 minutes.

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      2patricias, thank you for sharing the information about Send a Cow! I am going to look into it. This does a heart good!

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      2patricias 

      6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      Heifer International has a sister organisation here in the United Kingdom. It is called Send a Cow - originally it was called Send a Cow to Africa. In the early years they did send cows to Africa, but now they have a breeding programme in Africa. They have also expanded to more than just cows. I think it is a brilliant charity. A family must have training in how to take care of the cow, and must undertake to give the first heifer to another family (the other family also receives training.)

      The other places you describe sound wonderful. I'd love to visit Little Rock.

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Dear MsKatiem2,that is a long time. It is a different Arkansas, but a lot the same. Of course, you will let me know when you hit town. :0) The very best to you. Thank you.

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      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      The more I read your work on Little Rock Arkansas the more I want to come pay a visit. My daughters have never been to Arkansas, although it was my Dad's hometown, he died young and my daughters never met him. It may be a good time to go back after all these years. I haven't been since I was my youngest daughters age. Oh the years... Peace :)

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you prasetio30! It is so nice to have you come and visit my Hub, take a look, and leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!

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      prasetio30 

      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This is a beautiful place in Arkansas. I never heard about Heifer before. But I believe this place was amazing. I love the pictures. Good work, my friend. Vote this up.

      Prasetio

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