There's so much to see and do in Arkansas. Arkansas's mid-continental location places it within 550 miles or 40 percent or the country's population. The state is served by major Interstates (I-30, 1-40 and I-55), and the Little Rock National Airport and XNA Airport near Fayetteville, have regularly scheduled flights by major airlines. Spectacular scenic highways and byways crisscross the state. Six national park sites and 51 state parks preserve natural, historic and cultural aspects of Arkansas's heritage.
Arkansas offers a wide range of meeting places, with the ability to host large gatherings of 1,500 or smaller groups or 25. They combine modern amenities with historic attractions. Small- to medium-sized centers may be found around the state. Some of Arkansas's larger facilities include: Fort Smith Convention Center, with 140,000 square feet or space; Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, with 66,000 square feet of space: Little Rock's Statehouse Convention Center, featuring 225,000 square feet: Hot Springs Convention Center, with 75,000 square feet: and The Pine Bluff Convention Center, with more than 90,000 square feet.
Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 71201; Tel: 800-872-1259; Fax 501-682-2523; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.arkansasgrouptravel.com
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* Hot Springs city tax: 7.625 percent, hospitality tax: 3 percent. Fort Smith city tax: 8.375 percent, bed tax: 5 percent. Little Rock city tax: 6.625 percent, bed tax: 10.625 percent, restaurant tax: 8.625 percent.
* Accommodations are found in the heart the cities, as well as among first-class luxury resorts, rustic cabins and lodges, or lakefront and riverfront properties