Introduction to Benton, Arkansas
Benton, Arkansas, in Saline county, is 21 miles SW of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 149 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. This city is located in the Little Rock - North Little Rock area. About 21,906 people reside in Benton.
The Europeans first arrived in Arkansas during the expedition of Hernando De Soto, a Spanish explorer, in the year 1541. The city of Benton was first settled in 1833. It was chartered when Arkansas became a state in the year 1836. The city was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a Senator from Missouri.
Benton and nearby Attractions
- Saline County Public Library
- Benton Square Shopping Center
- Bernard W Holland Park
- Penny Arcade
- Gann Museum
Things To Do In Benton
Benton city has a range of shopping centers including the Lincoln Square Shopping Center, Benton Square Shopping Center, and Ferguson Plaza Shopping Center. There are many churches in Benton including the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Saint Matthews Episcopal Church, and Spring Creek Missionary Baptist Church. There are several parks, such as Lyle Park and Bernard W Holland Park, coupled with recreational facilities. Penny Arcade'is an amusement park that tourists will enjoy. Old Fashioned Day is a local festival held in the city of Benton.
Adams Field is the nearest airport to Benton city.
Benton Higher Education
Otts Aviation is located in Benton. There are other higher education institutes that can be attended from this city such as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Henderson State University.