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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
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+1 479-783-3961
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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History of wild west days

One of the coolest places i have ever been,its take you back to the 1840's and the history of the wild west and the courtroom of Judge Parker.Across the river is Indian Terrority... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your in the reading a lot then it's the place for you..Not really much for keeps to do more for the adults.. The place is great and all but not really for family just a heads up kids will get tired of waiting...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the coolest places i have ever been,its take you back to the 1840's and the history of the wild west and the courtroom of Judge Parker.Across the river is Indian Terrority which is now Oklahoma.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very informative/interesting. The grounds were impeccably maintained as well. I visited in early Spring 2016, & was very comfortable with the atmosphere /enviroment offered there.

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Tomball, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took this trip on the spur of the moment. Really enjoyed our visit and recommend for history buffs along with families. Always fun to visit our historic sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice great museum family oriented. Great historical place. Good food all round this area Really close to the Arkansas River this is a neat thing to visit when coming to Fort Smith

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you have seen the movies Hang 'Em High or True Grit (either the original or the remake), this is a must do. Even if you haven't seen them, its a cool visit.

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

So much history is such a small area. Worth the walk around to see. Luckily for us we visited on a free museum day, which was a lovely surprise. So many artefacts and much memorabilia, beautifully restored and kept.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Awesome historical visit! We had a group of 20 people from 5 years to 50 years old and it was a fun and educational tour for all of us.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This site is in our hometown. We've been there many times, taking visiting family and friends to learn about the genesis of our city. So many people groups and figures are represented there! We strongly recommend going for yourselves and the grounds and view of the rivers coming together is so nice in the different seasons of the year as... More 

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Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed walking the grounds of this historic site and reading the information on the markers. We didn't tour the museum since we didn't bring any money and didn't realize it would cost $7 per person. Regardless, we learned a lot. A little disappointed that none of the original buildings remain standing. Some have been recreated however. Beautiful views of... More 

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