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Fort Smith National Historic Site

301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Nice place

Nothing special about this place. Only 1 main building still standing. Exhibits were good and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marietta, Georgia
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Very Nice Hotel..Very Friendly Staff.Very Good Buffet Room'are large and roomie. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cherokee Village, Arkansas
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nothing special about this place. Only 1 main building still standing. Exhibits were good and the introductory film was informative. If you are in town visit, but not worth a special trip

Thank rdpine
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very Nice Hotel..Very Friendly Staff.Very Good Buffet Room'are large and roomie. Very Quiet..Parkin is very good

Thank chrisandlee2017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Fort Smith as a diversion from our road trip, and I'm glad we did. Both my husband and I love historical sites, and this one did not disappoint. There is so much historical information and a volunteer who told us exciting stories...More

Thank mkblind
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic job of preserving the site of the original "fort smith" and courtroom, jail and other buildings and memorabilia from the days when this was the last outpost that kept the law for the western frontier of the US.

1  Thank Erickwiggins1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Smith changed hands during the Civil War from the Confederate Army to the zunion Army. The site is very informative, although a little challenging for anyone who is mobility-impaired. Limited parking. Worth a visit, but pretty hot in mid-July.

1  Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to roam around. Take the kids and they could learn something too. A lot of history here to excite the imagination.

Thank 01Display_Name
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see the foundation left from an old fort that was near the river, while viewing the Arkansas river. It is a very pretty area. Information along the sidewalks tell you the history of the area. There are gallows where they hung people back...More

Thank 42noreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a walking trail along the river. It can be very peaceful. You can take and walk your pets. There are historic signs to read about how the Fort came to be.

Thank Leticia A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Fort Smith area, this is a must visit downtown along the river. We walk our dog here quite often. Great also for a leisurely stroll stopping at the designated markers to read about the history of Fort Smith. The trees...More

Thank julannjay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent road trip, we made sure that we visited this historical site. I have to say, it was "well worth taking the time to stop". The park rangers are very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. There is plenty of parking available either in the...More

1  Thank ray m
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Deborah S
8 May 2017|
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Response from CAMOMOMMA2010 | Reviewed this property |
Yes we seen some and they had no problem i think you have to clean up the mess is all
Roma L
13 January 2016|
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Response from jwh916 | Reviewed this property |
As of 5/2017 Adults $7.00 children free National Park Passes acepted.
Ayla M
19 July 2015|
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Response from Vicki C | Reviewed this property |
About an hour unless you get the tour guide. He is very talkative and knows a lot of details that make it all come to life. Add another hour for that part.