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“Beautiful grounds”

Fort Smith National Historic Site
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Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Fort Smith
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Located down by the River. There is a park adjacent that we were walking in and were able to walk around the property. Good signage explaining the grounds and I think there is even a audio tour you can dial into somehow. They still have Judge Parker's gallows and if there is a noose visible than it is an anniversary of an actual hanging. Its part of our history. Gift shop was limited and we did not go into any of the actual exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kes1639
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Interesting history of this area's fort and jail. Replica of jail not bad with windows but must have been "hell upon earth" stuck underground. Gallows are visable and court room. This was the terminus of the Trail of Tears.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ki0ki
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Fort Smith riverfront is beautiful along with the park. Historic, beautiful it's good to be in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit there, complete with outfitted tour guide. Allow 1-2 hours if walking the trail (which also leads to Miss Laura’s - allow 45 min or so for there!)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jch920
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Worth an hour or two at most,not much of fort left,museum in old courthouse and mock up of courtroom,film about history of fort,commissary fitted out as it would have been,and a reconstruction of the gallows.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rob-t-35
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