Little Rock Convention Center
The Little Rock Convention Center is a convention center located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.
In an area known as the Statehouse Plaza, there are actually two convention centers - the Robinson Center and the Statehouse Convention Center. The Robinson Center is well known for its large performance theater, but it also has an exhibition hall and meeting rooms. The Robinson Center adjoins the DoubleTree Hotel, making it a great place for corporate meetings and dinners. The Robinson Center is easily recognizable by its tall columns and grand staircase entry.
The Statehouse Convention Center adjoins the Peabody Hotel. It has larger exhibition halls and meeting rooms, as well as the Wally Allen Ballroom. Many trade shows, exhibitions, and conferences are held here because the facility is so versatile. There is actually 82,892 square feet of exhibit space contained in the Governor's Halls of the convention center. There is an art gallery outside the entrances to the Governor's Halls. The Wally Allen Ballroom has 18,362 square feet which can support theatre, classroom, or circular seating configurations. Banquets are one of the many possibilities for this room. Former president Bill Clinton and current president George W. Bush have both visited this room. The spacious foyers between the exhibition halls are ideal for silent auctions or social gatherings. The Rotunda (7,228 sq.ft.), a multi-purpose area which is located at the foot of the stairs/escalators leading to the Peabody Hotel, contains the Osage, Quapaw, and Caddo meeting rooms. On the first floor is the Toltec Lobby (4,600 sq. ft.), which has a multi-purpose workroom. The Atrium (4,784 sq. ft.) is a pre-meeting area that has 38 foot glass panels and showcases Arkansas art. Press conferences and registrations often occur here.
The Little Rock Convention Center is located on the original site of the three-story Anthony House hotel, which stood from 1840 until it burned down in 1875.