Introduction to Conway, Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas, in Faulkner county, is 24 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 135 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 43,167 people lived in Conway.
Asa P. Robinson founded the City of Conway. He came to the town shortly after the Civil War as the Chief Engineer for the Union-Pacific Railroad, which was then known as Little Rock Fort Smith Railroad. As part of his compensation, he was deeded a tract of land in this area. He selected the land near the railroad for a depot. Around the area of the depot, he laid off a town site in honor of an Arkansas Family and named it Conway Station.
Conway and nearby Attractions
- Historic Arkansas Museum
- MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
- Arkansas Arts Center
- Old State House
- Toltec Mounds
Things To Do In Conway
The city has many museums such as the Faulkner County Museum. One can visit the Games 4 U and Laundry City Amusement and Theme Parks. Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Woolly Hollow State Park, Cypress Creek, Gentry Lake, and Beaver Lake are also worth visiting. While in the city, one can visit the Torreyson Library as well as the Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library.
The Little Rock AFB Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Conway Higher Education
The University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.