Interstate 40 East-West.
Although there is currently talk of extending local bus service to Little Rock, it hasn't happened yet. Currently, you can't really get around town without a car or bicycle.
The mascot of the high school football team is a 'Wampus Cat'. A statue exists at the football stadium.
- EcoFest is a small (2500+ person) festival focused on environmental awareness. It takes place in the fall, usually September.
- Toad Suck Daze is a large (100,000+ person?) festival. It takes place in the spring, usually May.
- The Faulkner County Fair takes place ever fall, usually September. It takes place a little ways outside town at the Expo Center and Fairgrounds. It also includes a parade through downtown.
- Comic Conway is a local comic, anime, and gaming convention. It takes place in the late fall, usually November.
- Chains for the Cure is a local disk golf tournament. It started in 2013, takes place in October, has a small entry fee, donates proceeds to a charity.
- There is a corn maze southwest of town on Lollie Rd where 89N turns north into Sand Gap Rd. The maze is open in the fall season and has various supporting activities such as fair-style food and a children's playground.
- The Pumpkin Patch is southwest of town on Lollie Rd where 89N turns north into Sand Gap Rd. It is open in the fall season with various children's rides and such - and of course pumpkin-picking. It's much more popular than you might expect: there were dozens of cars in the parking lot one October Saturday afternoon.
- During football season UCA has tailgating for several hours before each home game on Bruce Street.
- The UCA physics department has monthly showings in both their planetarium and observatory.
- Reynolds Performing Hall is a performing arts theatre with performances every couple weeks throughout the year.
- Science Night takes place the third Tuesday of every month at The Locals in downtown. It features panel discussions on topics in science. (As of September 2014; it will likely follow the academic year schedule as it is organized by the UCA society of physics students)
- Family-friendly bike rides take place on the last Sunday of every month. They start at 2pm in Simon park, and are organized by the group "Conway Advocates for Bicycles".
- The Tucker Creek Trail is a fully paved recreation trail following Tucker Creek. Aside from one piece not yet build in the middle, it starts off of Tyler Street at Gatlin park and goes south. Eventually it forks and terminates in two places: Wal-mart at Hogan Lane and Reedy Road. This is a popular trail, expect to run into numerous other patrons of the trail.
- The preserve behind Hendrix village. These are unpaved walking trails that meander through the woods behind Hendrix village and the Wal-mart at Harkrider. The woods is actually an engineered basin to handle runoff waters from the local shopping centers, so there are numerous boardwalks and levees.
- The Jewel Moore Nature Reserve. These are unpaved walking trails that meander through the nature preserve at the southern end of UCA.
- The Stone Dam Creek Trail is a short paved trail following the creek through some residential areas and into UCA campus. There is no crosswalk when it crosses Dave Ward Dr.
- There are at least two disk golf courses in town. One is at the southern end of UCA near the Stone Dam Creek Trail and Jewel Moore Nature Reserve. The other is just north of town at Beaver Fork Lake; it's park of a park near Kinley Dr (as of 2014 the park is not labeled on Google Maps).
- Cadron Settlement Park is a typical public park on the outskirts of town with some woodsy trails, picnic tables, and a boat launch.
- Toad Suck Ferry Damsite Park is a typical public park and campground on the outskirts of town. It has few, if any, trails. There are numerous picnic tables, however. This is a popular park, expect to see lots of other people.
The downtown area is small, but fairly pedestrian friendly. Many small-town shops exist, including a mix of clothing and antique stores.
- Mike's Place, 808 Front Street (Across from City Hall and Simon Park). noon-late. Steaks, seafood, and more with a hint of New Orleans. Medium Price.
- Colton's Steak House & Grill, 120 E Oak St, ☎ +1 501 329-6454.
- Jade China Restaurant, 559 Harkrider St, ☎ +1 501 329-5121.
- The Fish House, 116 S Harkrider St, ☎ +1 501 327-9901.
- Stoby's Restaurant, 805 Donaghey Ave, ☎ +1 501 327-5447. A local tradition! Great sandwiches, lighter fare, pies and cakes to die for!
- Pia's Fine Italian Dining, 915 Front St, ☎ +1 501 513-9944.
- Oak Street Bistro.
- The Locals, 1024 Van Ronkle St. 9-8 TWThF; 11-5 Sat. Coffee Shop. It has tables for people to use.
Virtually all of the hotels are near the two main interstate exits (125 and 127), probably around a dozen or so total.
- Best Western Conway, I-40 & 64 E, ☎ +1 501 329-9855, fax: +1 501 327-6110.
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 2370 Sanders St, ☎ +1 501 450-9112.
- Motel 6, 1105 US 65 North, ☎ +1 501 327-6623, fax: +1 501 327-2749.
|Routes through Conway|
|Van Buren ← Morrilton ←||W E||→ Mayflower → Little Rock|
|Van Buren ← Morrilton ←||W E||→ Vilonia → Searcy|
|Springfield ← Harrison ←||N S||→ Mayflower → Little Rock|