Creative Date Spots in Little Rock, AR

April 20th, 2023 by

Calendar with "Date Night" circled

Sure, you could go eat at Olive Garden… again. You could stay in and binge-watch The Office. But why not shake things up? You and your partner deserve something special! 

Landers Toyota has been in Little Rock, Arkansas, for a long time. We know that our city is full of exciting activities, local events, and hidden gems that make for the perfect Little Rock date night. It’s a fantastic place to try something new and spark a little romance! Whether you’ve been married for 20 years or are trying to impress your crush, you’ll want to check out these creative date spots.

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Artsy Dates

Looking for something peaceful and refined? A date where you can express yourself and have lots of time to talk with your partner? Then these artistic activities are for you!

Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

501 East Ninth St, Little Rock, AR 72202

Formerly the Arkansas Arts Center, this newly renovated museum offers a delicious in-house restaurant and free admission! Even if you’ve been before, you’ll want to revisit to see its extensive updates and new state-of-the-art exhibits.

The Painted Pig

5611 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72207

This DIY art studio has been a local date night staple for almost 15 years. Here, you can paint your own mug, plate, vase, garden gnome, and more. You can even try your hand on the pottery wheel at their sister location, The Muddy Pig.

Little Rock Mural Tour

Load up in your fuel-efficient RAV4 Hybrid or Corolla Cross and get ready to be blown away! Little Rock has dozens of mesmerizing murals — some are larger than life, some are thought-provoking, and some are just plain gorgeous. What could be better than cruising with your partner and celebrating local artists?

A blue Toyota Corolla parked in front of a mural in Little Rock, AR

Active Dates

Tired of lazy date nights? Ready to get up and moving? You and your partner are sure to make some memories with these active adventures!

Little Rock Climbing Center

12120 Colonel Glenn Rd. #7000, Little Rock, AR 72210

These rock climbing experts will keep you safe and having fun no matter your experience level. Plus, every Friday night from 7-10 p.m. is the “Cheap Date” special: belay lessons, gear rental, and two-day passes for just $45.

Arkansas Skatium

1311 South Bowman Rd, Little Rock, AR 72211

Roller skating and ice skating are two classic date activities for a reason — they are easy to pick up and are so much fun! On Thursdays, the Skatium offers a $7 admission “Cheap Skate” night.

Arkansas Equine Adventures

Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock, AR 72223

Time to trade in the Sequioa for a saddle! This company offers unforgettable trail rides around Pinnacle Mountain for just $60. Plus, 100% of their profits go toward rescuing at-risk horses.

Other Outdoor Adventures in Arkansas

A man and woman riding horses together

Brainy Dates

Want to put your mind to the test? If you and your partner love to geek out together, you’ll have a blast with these educational experiences. 

Mystery Mansion Escape Room

2122 S Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72206

Mystery Mansion is unlike any escape room you’ve ever seen. They’ve got trap doors, hidden rooms, holograms, electromagnetic sensors, and a variety of exciting themes.

Museum of Discovery 

500 President Clinton Ave Suite 150, Little Rock, AR 72201

You’re never too old for science! The Museum of Discovery is fun for all ages, and they often hold an after-hours, adults-only event called “Science After Dark.”

Trivia Night

“I’ll take Great Dates for $1,000, Alex.” There are a lot of trivia nights that happen around Little Rock, but two locations we suggest are Flying Saucer (Tuesdays at 7 p.m.) and Flyway Brewing Company (Mondays at 7 p.m.).

A group of friends playing trivia at a bar in Little Rock, AR

We wish you and your partner a wonderful date and many more to come! When your anniversary comes around, consider getting them the ultimate gift — a new car from Landers Toyota in Little Rock, Arkansas!

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