Accommodations

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The AREON 2020 Annual Conference is being held in North Little Rock at the Wyndham Riverfront hotel.  The Wyndham is located at #2 Riverfront Place, North Little Rock, AR, which is directly across the Arkansas River from last year's conference venue.  Access to the hotel is convenient from Interstate-30 and via the Main Street Bridge that crosses the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Accommodations

Conference attendees can book their reservations at the Wyndham Riverfront at a special conference group rate of $99 per night plus taxes.  You may do so online or by calling the hotel directly at 1-866-657-4458.  Be sure to mention that you are a part of the AREON 2020 Conference if calling in order to receive the conference rate.  Additional guests staying in the same room may incur an additional charge per person.

Among the amenities offered by the hotel are complimentary buffet breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, 43-inch flat screen TV, refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, in-room safe, desk, ergonomic chair, bathroom amenities, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.  Rooms are available with a choice of double beds or king beds.  Parking is free.  There is a limit to the number of rooms available at the conference rate, so book early in order to not lose out on the opportunity or choice.  Additional details are provided online.

Dining

Besides a number of great restaurants in the North Little Rock and Little Rock metro areas, the Wyndham Riverfront also has two restaurants if you wish to dine at the hotel.  The Riverfront Steakhouse offers an expansive dinner menu, ranging from sirloin steaks to seafood platters.  AREON provides breakfast as a part of the conference and workshop days, but guests are also entitled to a free hearty breakfast at the Riverfront Steakhouse.  Benihana serves up Japanese favorites like teppanyaki steak, chicken, and shrimp, as well as creative sushi rolls.  

Attractions

If you have free time during the conference or want to expand your stay to see the sights in the Little Rock area, there are a number of attractions near the hotel.

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum

  • Home of the USS Razorback submarine
  • Open Wednesday through Sunday each week
  • Located ~2 blocks from the Wyndham
  • Website

Dickey-Stephens Park

  • Home of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team
  • First 2020 season game is scheduled for April 9, 2020
  • Located 1 block from the Wyndham

Simmons Bank Arena

  • Concerts and events
  • Located ~3 blocks from the Wyndham
  • Website

River Market

  • Eclectic mix of international food vendors and shops
  • Located in Little Rock near the Marriott hotel
  • Website

Museum of Discovery

  • Arkansas's premier science center
  • Special focus on children and young children, but fun for the full family
  • Located in Little Rock near the Marriott hotel
  • Website

Heifer Village and Urban Farm

  • A hands-on, global education facility featuring the Village and Urban Farm
  • Located in Little Rock near the Clinton Library and Muesum
  • Website

Historic Arkansas Museum

  • A museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage
  • Communicates the early history of Arkansas and its creative legacy
  • Located in Little Rock within easy driving distance
  • Website

Old State House Museum

  • The Old State House Museum is the original state capitol of Arkansas. 
  • Transitioned into a museum in 1947, it provides a number of permanent and temporary exhibits of Arkansas history and artifacts.
  • Located across the Arkansas River near the Marriott Hotel
  • Website

William J. Clinton Library and Museum

  • Collection of President Clinton's papers and artifacts
  • Located in Little Rock alongside the Arkansas River in a unique building
  • Website

Little Rock Zoo

  • The premier zoo in Arkansas
  • Website