From sporting events to the performing arts, there is plenty to do in Conway. Residents and visitors alike can find a variety of entertainment venues as well as free and ticketed cultural events throughout the city.
From fastfood to fine dining, italian to good ol' southern cookin', Conway is full of eateries to sate your appetite. As the City of Colleges, it is no wonder Conway has such a wide palate when it comes to dining. Good eating isn't far from anywhere in the city.
The natural beauty in the area makes Conway a great place for an outdoor adventure. Possibilities for fishing, boating, swimming and other water sports are nearby, as are hiking trails and picnic and camping areas.
Whether you’re searching for something specific or simply in need of retail therapy, you’ve come to the right place. With merchants located throughout the city, Conway has become a shopping destination for central Arkansans.The Interstate 40 corridor is home to numerous department stores, furniture stores and specialty shops. Antique stores, clothing and jewelry boutiques, and high-end consignment shops line the streets of downtown Conway. The city’s core features a growing mix of shopping centers. On the west side of town, national and local retailers provide residents with convenient neighborhood shopping.
Where to Shop & Eat
In Conway, you are never far from a great shopping opportunity. Whether you are searching for something specific or simply in need of a little retail therapy, you've come to the right place. Over the past 20 years, Conway has introduced a vast number of unique shopping experiences - including nationally known brands and independently owned boutiques not available in other communities - to accommodate the city's growing population. Today, Conway's shopping opportunities attract regular shoppers from 40-50 miles away, expanding its "retail footprint" into a number of neighboring counties and making Conway a regional shopping destination.
Downtown Conway has an eclectic mix of more than 30 one of- a-kind specialty boutiques, exclusive retailers, home decor stores such as Park Hill Horne and Pazzaz Interiors, antique stores, jewelry stores such as Fletcher Smith's jewelers, consignment shops, and restaurants - all within walking distance of each other.
The Interstate 40 corridor features department stores and furniture stores, specialty shops, and national chain restaurants. The area is home to major, open-air shopping centers, including Faulkner Place, Ridge Plaza, and two of the city's largest shopping centers: Conway Towne Centre and Conway Commons.
Conway Towne Centre was one of central Arkansas’s first shopping centers located outside of Little Rock and North Little Rock, opening in 1986. The 80,000-square-foot center is located at the intersection of Highway 65 and Interstate 40 in the northeastern part of the city. Tenants include national retailers, local and chain restaurants, and a 12-screen movie theater.
Conway Commons spans nearly 700,000 square feet, making it one of the largest shopping centers in the state. The center features a variety of department stores, specialty stores, and restaurants.
Pickles Gap Village, a quaint little village in northern Conway, is made up of gift and souvenir shops, antique and specialty shops, a restaurant, and a fudge factory
Midtown is home to a growing mix of restaurants, retail, and grocery stores.
West Conway provides convenient neighborhood shopping experiences with a mix of nationally and locally owned retailers, including the Conway Marketplace shopping center.