Benton is located in Saline County
(of which it is the county seat) southwest of Little Rock
along I-30 on the banks of the North Fork of the Saline River, just east of theHot Springs National Park
Benton is part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock, Arkansas metro area.
Some local attractions in the Benton area include: Bauxite Community Hall, Hernando DeSoto Trail Marker, Hurricane Creek Battle Site, Gann Museum of Saline County, Andrew Hunter Home and Lyle Park.
For water sport lovers, there are miles of clear, unspoiled rivers and lakes - the Arkansas River, and Saline Rivers; Lake Winona, Norrell, Hurricane, DeGray Lake, Lake Ouachita State Park and three diamond lakes of Hot Springs, which attract thousands of travelers each year.