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
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Abe's Ole Feed House

510 Highway 5 North • Benton, AR 72019
501-794-2219Visit Website
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Boss Barbecue

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

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

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

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

1205 Military Rd. #7 • Benton, AR 72015
501-909-2323Visit Website
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Garry's Drive-In

619 Cox St. • Benton, AR 72015
501-315-9555Visit Website
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Hunan Place Tea Garden

15904 Interstate 30 N. • Benton, AR 72019
501-315-9068Visit Website
La Hacienda
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La Hacienda

17401 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72015
501-776-9959Visit Website
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La Michoacana

2202 Military Road • Benton, AR 72015
501-778-4636Visit Website
Pasta Jack's
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Pasta Jack's

1314 Green • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
Rib Crib
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Rib Crib

1600 Military Road • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-778-9600Visit Website
Salem Dairy Bar
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Salem Dairy Bar

6406 Congo Rd. • Benton, AR 72019
501-794-3929Visit Website
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Sin Sin Restaurant

622 Gertrude • Benton, AR 72015
501-778-5541Visit Website
Smokey Joe's Bar-B-Que
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Smokey Joe's Bar-B-Que

824 Military Road • Benton, AR 72015 • Map
501-315-8333Visit Website
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Taqueria Azteca

1526 Highway 5 North • Benton, AR 72019
501-794-1487Visit Website
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Yummers! Diner

15630 Interstate 30 • Benton, AR 72019
501-315-3234Visit Website