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

Turkey Track Park

Bluegrass and gospel music, jamming session, arts, crafts, food vendors, hog roast, potluck supper; feature several bands, gu...

Hillhigh Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Mulberry River

Considered one of the state's wildest rivers during spring. From its beginnings in the Ozarks to its confluence with the Arka...

Log Cabin Museum

An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site, is furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s; built i...

River Reach Park

Picnicking and fishing are available in this park that overlooks the Mississippi River; an elevated boardwalk leads to the ri...

Gay Nineties Button & Doll Museum

Button mosaics and dolls collected over many years ...


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