Conway is one of the state’s best Arkansas college towns and has lots of things to do for visitors. With three universities in town, the city is filled with people of all ages and personalities.
The Hog Wild Family Fun Center has been entertaining families since 2008. It’s a great place to spend some time with your family or friends and has go-karts, bumper cars, laser tag, and even a mini-golf course.
The Baum Gallery
Located on the University of Central Arkansas campus, the Baum Gallery is one of the most popular art galleries in the area. It exhibits student work and artwork from professional artists in a variety of genres.
The gallery hosts unique, carefully curated exhibits that allow visitors to bask in the beauty of these stunning works. The museum also organizes visiting exhibits to encourage visitors to engage with what these works mean on a deeper level and to learn more about their background.
A trip to Conway is a must for any avid fan of classical music. You can enjoy excellent performances from the Conway Symphony Orchestra, which is composed of local pre-professional and professional musicians.
The Faulkner County Museum
If you are looking for a way to explore the history of Conway and its surrounding areas, the Faulkner County Museum is a great place to start. The museum is located in the former Faulkner County Jail and has a number of different exhibits that tell the stories of Conway’s past.
Aside from the museum, visitors can also visit Cadron Settlement Park, which is home to a replica of the blockhouse tavern that served travelers along the Arkansas River in the 1800s. The park also includes miles of hiking trails and historic markers that will let you know more about the people who once lived here.
Founded in 1992, the Faulkner County Museum is funded by a voluntary county millage. It focuses on the prehistory, history and culture of the area and houses a variety of artifacts and collections.
The Hog Wild Family Fun Center
The Hog Wild Family Fun Center is an indoor fun center where kids can enjoy a variety of activities and attractions including laser tag, bumper cars, and mini golf. It also has an arcade with over 50 games and offers a variety of birthday party packages.
The former Crystal Palace Skating Center is currently being remodeled into the Hog Wild Family Fun Center. It is located at 3000 S. 70th St and is scheduled to open mid-March.
It is owned by Buddy and Miranda Grimes who created the franchise in 2008 in Russellville. They started out in a 4,000 square foot building and within a year expanded the Russellville location and then moved to Conway.
The new Fort Smith Hog Wild has more than 70 arcade and redemption games, with all new video games like a 7-foot-tall Pac-Man game and Terminator: Salvation where you help Arnold Schwarzenegger search for a job. There are also all new bumper cars and a miniature golf course that glows in the dark.
Mike’s Place is a family-owned restaurant that is known for its fun and entertaining decor. Its menu features a variety of American comfort foods.
The owner, Michael Coats, has a lot of experience in the hospitality industry. He started in the business as a bartender at the Conway Country Club while he was attending college.
He has worked his way up to running a couple of restaurants in Conway. He says the key to his success is the staff and the culture.
The restaurant employs 160 people, all of whom work together to produce a quality product that is consistent and top-notch. The owner also promotes a weekly manager’s meeting where all employees bring suggestions to be considered for the restaurant’s menus.
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