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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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A beautiful place.

We had a great day at National Historic Site. Doesn’t matter if you are visiting Fort Smith for the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fort Smith, Arkansas
via mobile
Nice park to spend some time and stretch your legs

It was historically interesting to see the gallows and the architecture of the old buildings. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda S
Mabelvale, AR
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301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1938
+1 479-783-3961
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a great day at National Historic Site. Doesn’t matter if you are visiting Fort Smith for the first time or if you are local, you always will have a beautiful view. There are a lot of history information in the way of a...More

Thank RoScheid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was historically interesting to see the gallows and the architecture of the old buildings. This would be a good stop for people with pets too. I believe this listing is for the park area around the historical museum so the park is free and...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would probably have given Fort Smith a higher rating, but we visited Little Rock High School earlier that day and were emotionally drained. This is our fifth time traveling cross country so my advice is to do one nice visit a day. Squeezing in...More

Thank jazzie F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Ft. Smith to visit a friend and had down time so we went to the fort and learned a lot. I didn't realize how pivotal Ft. Smith was on the Trail of Tears. We walked the grounds on a stunning fall day...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you enjoy history you'll have to see Fort Smith. What started out as a military insulation turned into a one stop law enforcement complex. It was where outlaws were brought after capture to be housed, judged and if need be executed. US Marshalls like...More

Thank majdad04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed seeing and reading the history of Fort Smith. It really is the history of so many movies made about the Wild West's marshals, bounty hunters, and the Indians of the area. The museum located in the courthouse and jail is full of artifacts....More

Thank ssimpson316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little video to watch explaining area. Courtroom was neat, nice walking outside towards the river. Small gift area to purchase items. $7.00 for admission.

Thank CheriLynn94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being here in November was simply amazing. Beautiful leaves. Overall a very interesting site. Plenty of well-kept walk paths with great information and pictures. The Trail of Tears overlook has a gorgeous river view. Staff was very helpful. I would like to go again with...More

Thank ChuckLoonz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of history and very well presented. Great place for families to experience the early expansion of the western history.

Thank Wincie H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My wife and I stopped here on the way out of Arkansas, after visiting Mount Magazine State Park. This is a very compact park, which was good for us since we didn't have a lot of time to visit. The visitor center is very nice...More

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Lise L
26 November 2017|
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Yes we seen some and they had no problem i think you have to clean up the mess is all