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Fort Smith, Arkansas

Fort Smith, Arkansas

On the banks of Arkansas River, Fort Smith celebrates its Wild West history at museums like the National Historic Site, through preservation of numerous historic homes and through annual festivals, such as its Old Fort Days Rodeo, held each spring. Downtown, Garrison Avenue is full of shopping, dining, arts and entertainment venues.

Fishing opportunities abound with the Arkansas River Navigation System, which has created scores of quiet inlets and bayous filled with many kinds of native Arkansas fish. The Ft. Smith area also has a reputation as a bird sanctuary. Other outdoor recreational opportunities such as hiking and canoeing can be found nearby at Devil's Den State Park and the Mulberry River.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and near the junction of Interstates 40 and 540, Fort Smith is 5 miles from Van Buren, 47 miles from Arkansas wine country, and 63 miles from Fayetteville.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

U.S. National Cemetery

When the first Fort Smith was laid out in 1817, land was set aside for a military cemetery. Granted national status in 1867, the 21-acre U.S. National Cemetery contains almost 10,000 graves -- among them Judge Isaac Parker and "Darby's Rangers" founder William O. Darby. The colorful "

Fort Smith, AR Cemeteries

Fort Smith River Park

Playgrounds, Miniature Golf, Skateboarding, Walking Trails, Fishing, Boating, Bird Watching. Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Swimming. The new Fort Smith Bikeway connects you to parks, libraries, schools and universities, and to transit system bus stops.

Fort Smith, AR Parks

Fort Smith Air Museum

Aviation displays include a pilot's license signed by Orville Wright, Piper J-3 Cub, P-51

Fort Smith, AR Museums


First Tee of Fort Smith

50-acre site designed by Glen Day-Alan Blalock Golf Design, which features a six hole, 1147 yard, par 24 executive length golf course. The course uses U-3 bermuda grass on all the tees and fairways with 328

Fort Smith, AR Golf Courses

Things to do near Fort Smith, AR

Fort Smith National Historic Site

The site, which just underwent a $7 million renovation, contains the remains of two frontier garrisons, Federal Court for the...

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Magnolia/Willow

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Links, The

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Fianna Hills Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

First Tee of Fort Smith

50-acre site designed by Glen Day-Alan Blalock Golf Design, which features a six hole, 1147 yard, par 24 executive length gol...