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 near Fort Smith, Arkansas

Sylamore Creek Trail

Located in the Ozark National Forest, this 14-mile trail is named for the scenic, free-flowing stream it follows past waterfa...

Lucky 13 Starlight Outdoor Cinema

Movies shown on a 17-foot-by-25-foot "screen" painted on the wall of a historic building. Audience encouraged to dress in a c...

Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway

The Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway includes 35 miles of Ark. 21 from the Ozark National Forest southern boundary north of Clark...

Little Rock Central High School

The site of a major test in 1957 of the Civil Rights act where nine (the Little Rock Nine) African-American students integrat...

Delta Cultural Center

Museum in restored depot and storefront tells the story of efforts to settle and cultivate the fertile Delta region along the...

Fordyce Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...