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Fort Smith, Arkansas

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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

Darby House Museum

The boyhood home of General William O. Darby, leader of Darby's Rangers in World War II; contains personal military memorabilia of the general; also has tributes to Darby and artifacts from Cisterna, Italy, Fort Smith'

Fort Smith, AR Museums


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 Western District of Arkansas, "Hangin' Judge" Isaac C. Parker's courtroom, reproduction of the 1886 gallows, the "Hell on the Border" jail, the 1846

Fort Smith, AR Historic Sites

Oak Cemetery

Earliest tombstone is that of Captain Gookin, who died in 1842, the same year the city was incorporated. Other personalities buried here include Arkansas Governor William Fishback (1833-1895); Captain John Rogers, founder of the city; and Arthur Erback, husband of Pearl Starr.

Fort Smith, AR Cemeteries

Things to do near Fort Smith, AR

Lake Dardanelle State Park

Two park locations on 34,000-acre lake: Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle. Bass fishing, boat ramps, hiking trails, lak...

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, ...

Museum of Prehistory & History

Regional museum with aspects of local history; exhibits on the people (including Native Americans) and events of the Arkansas...

Crawford County Speedway

Racing modifieds, factory stocks, hobbies, mini-stocks and front-wheel drives on a three-eighths mile clay oval Saturdays at ...

Classic Carriage Tours, LLC

Directions: 4th and Garrison Avenue next door to Goodson's City and historic tours, weddings, anniversaries, company picni...