About Central Arkansas

Conway

Hendrix College is located in Conway, Arkansas, a city of 60,000 people and the second-fastest growing city in Arkansas. Despite its growth, the city still maintains a small-town feel and provides for a very safe environment. Conway is a mix of the progressive and the picturesque. The traditional downtown shopping district is a 10-minute walk from campus. Just to the north and west of campus you will find opportunities for great outdoor adventures in the Ozark Mountains, and just to the south of Hendrix you will find the cultural amenities of Little Rock, Arkansas' capital city.

Toad Suck Daze
Toad Suck Daze in
downtown Conway
Lake Conway
Lake Conway

The Ozark Mountains

Conway is at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Cadron Settlement Park is located just a few minutes northwest of Conway. With a view of the Arkansas River and several hiking trails, it is an ideal place to spend a fall or spring day with friends. Petit Jean Mountain State Park is located about 45 minutes from Hendrix to the northwest and offers activities like hiking the Cedar Falls trail. To the southwest is Pinnacle Mountain State Park which lends itself to the usual park activities along with a starlight concert series and guided wildlife hikes. Close by are a number of streams for canoe enthusiasts of varying skill levels.

Petit Jean
Petit Jean State Park
Pinnacle Mountain
Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Little Rock, the Capital City

Little Rock (metropolitan area population = 600,000) is approximately 30 miles south of Conway. The capital of Arkansas, Little Rock is the state's political and cultural center. It offers great dining and entertainment for all tastes, professional symphony orchestra and repertory theatre, art and historical museums, and minor league professional baseball, basketball and football teams. Little Rock also boasts rugby, soccer and cricket clubs.

Rep Theatre
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
River Market
Downtown Little Rock

Resources

Conway

Official site for the City of Conway - www.cityofconway.org
Conway Area Chamber of Commerce - www.conwayarkcc.org
The Log Cabin Democrat (Conway newspaper) - www.thecabin.net

Arkansas

Little Rock

Cultural and Recreational Attractions

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