Destination: Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas’ largest city mixes history with recently updated venues.
This capital city offers value and first-class hotels and meeting spaces.
Convenient convention center. Just 10 minutes from the airport and blocks from major interstates, the Statehouse Convention Center features the 18,362-square-foot Woody Allen Ballroom, which can be divided into three separate spaces; 82,892 square feet of exhibit space; and meeting rooms of various sizes. Attached to the center is Arkansas’ only Forbes Four Star hotel, the Peabody Little Rock.
A presidential experience. The William J. Clinton Presidential Center offers more than 20,000 square feet of event space, including the 5,000-square-foot Great Hall with a panoramic downtown view and outdoor space in the 18,000-square-foot Scholars Garden.
Offsite options. Looking to get your attendees out of traditional meeting rooms for the afternoon? Explore the Little Rock Zoo, head out on a tour of historic homes in Quapaw Quarter, or take a stroll through River Market District, downtown’s entertainment hub, featuring everything from art galleries to music venues.
Little Rock Fast Facts:
Recent and Future Association Meetings: American Fisheries Society 143rd Annual Meeting, National Association of State Judicial Educators 2013 Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society 27th Annual Conference
Hotel Rooms: 8,000
Statehouse Convention Center Square Footage: 220,000
Distance From Airport to Downtown: Five miles
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