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

Hope Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Graham-Gaughan-Betts Home

Built for Major Joseph M. Graham and his wife Mary Washington (first cousin of George Washington) in 1856, this home served a...

Charlotte Street Historic District

Historic Victorian downtown homes, library, museum, art gallery; reserved tour or self-guided tours ...

Herman Davis Memorial State Park

One-acre park that surrounds the monument of Private Davis, who was fourth on General Pershing's list of World War I's greate...

Riverfront Park

The original "little rock" where settlers first came to this area is located here; park contains a history pavilion, amphithe...

Tour of Historic Arkadelphia

Self-guiding driving tour through the historic district of homes listed on the National Register; some date to the 1840s. Bro...

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