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.

Benton's Historic Courthouse
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Benton's Historic Courthouse

200 North Main Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-315-8272Visit Website
Gann's Building Museum
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Gann's Building Museum

222 Market Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-778-5513Visit Website
Hernado DeSoto Trail Marker
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Hernado DeSoto Trail Marker

200 North Main Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
Shoppach House
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Shoppach House

503 North Main • Benton, AR 72015
501-315-8272Visit Website
The Royal Theatre
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The Royal Theatre

111 South Market • Benton, AR 72015
501-778-3456Visit Website
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Tyndall Park

913 E Sevier Street • Benton, AR 72015 • Map