Benton

Historically entertaining

To say that this small town has a rich history in an understatement. A former aluminum-mining town, Benton has become a diverse and charming community in Central Arkansas. Well aware of its important role in the state’s history and eager to preserve and showcase this role, Benton keeps the old-fashioned in fashion. It’s no wonder that antiquers from all over the region flock to Benton for some of the best shopping in the state. 

Water, water everywhere!

Outdoor fun in every season is what The Natural State is all about, and Benton is a great place to play in the water. Fishermen will love the rich diversity of the Saline River and can expect to find everything from walleye to rock bass to crappie beneath its surface. If scenery is what you seek, look no further than Sunset Lake, a great place to fish from the pier or just sit and watch the sunset, hence the name! For a vigorous workout or just pure kid fun, come on over to Benton’s new Riverside Park, a sports and aquatic complex with everything you need to keep the mind, the body and the kids fit and happy.

THINGS TO DO IN BENTON

From trail rides to trade shows, Benton is a small town with big ideas and bigger plans. Weekend warriors will find armies of smallmouth bass ready to tangle on the Saline River and plenty of lodging when it’s time for a little R and R. Culture seekers will find galleries and downtown studios galore, as well as a steady stream of shows and events at the Benton Event Center. Families and travelers of all ages can settle down and just have fun right here in Benton.

Abe's Ole Feed House
Dining

Abe's Ole Feed House

510 Highway 5 North • Benton, AR 72019
501-794-2219Visit Website
America's Best Inn Benton
Lodging

America's Best Inn Benton

1221 Hot Springs Road • Benton, AR 72015
(501) 776-1515Visit Website
Benton's Historic Courthouse
Attractions

Benton's Historic Courthouse

200 North Main Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-315-8272Visit Website
Best Western Benton
Lodging

Best Western Benton

17036 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72019
501-778-9695Visit Website
Dining

Boss Barbecue

703 W. South St. • Benton, AR 72015
501-315-3196Visit Website
Brown's Country Store & Restaurant
Dining

Brown's Country Store & Restaurant

18718 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72019
501-778-5033Visit Website
Dining

Buffet City

1516 Military Rd. • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-776-9888Visit Website
Burger Shack
Dining

Burger Shack

107 S. Market St. • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-778-2266Visit Website
Lodging

Capri Hotel

15631 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72015
501-778-8216Visit Website
Lodging

Cedarwood Inn

16600 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72015
501-315-2305Visit Website
Days Inn Benton
Lodging

Days Inn Benton

17701 I-30 • Benton, AR 72015 US • Map
501-776-3200Visit Website
Eat My Catfish
Dining

Eat My Catfish

1205 Military Rd. #7 • Benton, AR 72015
501-909-2323Visit Website
Gann's Building Museum
Attractions

Gann's Building Museum

222 Market Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-778-5513Visit Website
Dining

Garry's Drive-In

619 Cox St. • Benton, AR 72015
501-315-9555Visit Website
Shopping

Giggles-N-Wiggles

312 South St. • Benton, AR 72022
501-847-9992Visit Website
Habitat for Humanity Restore of Saline
Shopping

Habitat for Humanity Restore of Saline

124 S. Market St. • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
Hernado DeSoto Trail Marker
Attractions

Hernado DeSoto Trail Marker

200 North Main Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
Lodging

Holiday Inn Express Byrant- Benton Area

7223 Alcoa Road • Bryant, AR 72015
501.778.8400Visit Website
Dining

Hunan Place Tea Garden

15904 Interstate 30 N. • Benton, AR 72019
501-315-9068Visit Website
I-30 Travel Park
Camping

I-30 Travel Park

19719 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72015
(501) 778-1244Visit Website