705 Museum Road
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: (501) 329-8548
Fax: (501) 329-8546
Arts & Museums
Located in the historic old 1896 jail on the Faulkner County Courthouse grounds, this museum shows the historical development of Faulkner County's prehistoric to present inhabitants with exhibits including artifacts, equipment, household items, clothing, historic and modern crafts, and photographs.
The Arkansas National Guard Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Camp Pike and Camp Robinson.
This traditional gallery is filled with beautiful artwork created by lesser-known artists from across the country and even around the world. Here you can view (and even buy) serene landscapes and realistic portraits in a variety of media, such as oil, watercolor and pastel. Each piece is framed in an exquisite wooden or metal frame worthy of exhibition on its own. This gallery also offers framing services to the public. The rates are reasonable, and the selection of frames and matting are exceptional.
If your tastes run beyond the average still life or landscape, come view the art in this gallery/frame shop. Here you will find surreal landscapes reminiscent of Dali, vivid watercolor portraits that go beyond Impressionism, and pleasing abstract work. Once you find something that will accent your home, you can select the frame you want from among several styles and materials. The helpful staff will be more than happy to aid you in selecting matting to accent your artwork's colors.
The Local Color Gallery hosts works of over 20 artists in and around the Arkansas area. Suited for both the experienced art observer and the novice, the works have a proper mix of the simple and the breathtaking. Classic oils, pastels, watercolors and other mediums are used to adorn the canvas and beyond. The gallery hosts a range of events from time to time, providing timely updates for the works on its walls. At times, the simple becomes a breath of fresh-air. Nothing underlines that more than the Local Color Gallery.
Artifacts on display tell of Jacksonville's military involvement from the Civil War to current day.
See where Bill Clinton governed before becoming president. The Arkansas State Capitol Building's design was actually intended to be the Montana State Capitol after a competition was held to find a new design. However, the Montana capitol was never built, and the architect brought his design to Arkansas instead. The rest is history. The neoclassical building is made of Arkansas limestone, has a large dome and bronze front doors from Tiffany New York. Today, for visitors the capitol has exhibits on Arkansas' history, culture and government. At Christmas, come see the towering tree that fills the rotunda, as well as the lights decorating the outside of the capitol.
The Arkansas Maritime Museum tells the heroic tale of the USS Razorback. The legendary submarine came back without any major damages after its various escapades in World War II and the Vietnam War. It was later sold to Turkey in the 1970s. Restoring the legend of the ship became essential and hence was brought to the Little Rock in 2004, to be displayed in the Maritime Museum. The graphic account of the war means children are advised against the tour. Hours vary as per season. Entry fees apply.