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 Rooms8,000

Statehouse Convention Center Square Footage: 220,000

Distance From Airport to Downtown: Five miles

(Photo by Jancin Stewart/Flickr)

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