SportsEvents Magazine

JAN 2018

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t January 2018 57 Bentonville In the northwest corner of the state is Bentonville. In addition to great facilities, the city has a regional airport that services 14 direct destinations with more than 40 flights a day. Hotel rooms: 2,100 Major facilities: Bentonville High School offers a football stadium, basketball/volleyball court and multipurpose facility. Tiger Arena is a multipurpose 1,700-seat arena. Philips Park has five baseball fields, two softball fields and two soccer/football fields. Memorial Park houses 12 lighted tennis courts, five baseball fields, six softball fields, four T-ball fields, seven soccer fields, two multipurpose fields, two basketball courts, four sand volleyball courts, one skate/bike park and an Olympic-size pool. Contact: Visit Bentonville, www.visit See Ad On Page 62 Conway Located in the heart of the state—about 25 miles from Little Rock—Conway is a vi- brant town with state-of-the-art, city-owned athletic facilities for baseball, softball and soccer, as well as indoor facilities that can be used for basketball, volleyball or other indoor activities. Hotel rooms: 1,472 Hotel tax rate: 10.75 percent Major facilities: City of Colleges Park has five lighted softball fields. Centen- nial Park Soccer Complex has 12 fields. Don Owen Sports Complex has three basketball courts, three lighted adult softball fields, six T-ball fields and six volleyball courts. McGee Center offers three basketball courts and six volleyball courts. Conway Station Park features nine baseball fields. Contact: Conway CVB, See Ad On Page 59 Centrally located, affordable and scenic, Arkansas is the place to play. The Natural State offers world-class facili- ties, outdoor amenities, beau- tiful attractions and plenty of Southern hospitality. "Improve your game at any of our sports training facilities or soak in natural spring waters," said Tamora W. Williams, group travel consultant for the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. "Whether to com- pete train or relax, Arkansas is the place for your next sport- ing event. Game on!" n See Ad On Page 58 ◄ Biking in Fort Smith SITE SELECTION GUIDE: ARKANSAS ARKANSAS MUST SEE: Daisy Airgun Museum Located in downtown Rogers, Ark., is the Daisy Airgun Museum. The nonprofit muse- um preserves and promotes vintage prod- ucts and artifacts of the Daisy company. Visitors can tour the museum to learn about the Daisy story and its history, and purchase collectables and souvenirs. A highlight of the museum is seeing the BB gun used by Ralphie in "A Christmas Story." n Photo courtesy of The Rogers Daisy Airgun Museum

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