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

Ben Geren Regional Park Golf Course -Willow/Silo

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

Center for Art & Education

Housed in circa 1912 St. Michael's Catholic Church, the center offers shows, community theater, workshops, lessons, special e...

North Little Rock Historic Sites

Tour includes the Baker House Bed and Breakfast, the Old Mill, City Hall and other historic structures. ...

Wild River Country

Unique water theme park; The Cyclone, Vertigo, the Pipeline, Vortex, the Accelerator and Black Lightning and White Lightning ...

Drew County Historical Museum

Artifacts, antiques in a home built in 1909; two 1800s log cabins; guided tours, activity programs ...

South Arkansas Arts Center

Two visual arts galleries, ballet studio and classrooms for art education. Traveling exhibits...