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“Fun time with out of town guests”

Fort Smith Trolley Museum
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Fort Smith
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We took friends to the Trolley Museum and trolley ride. Was quite fun for our friends. This was our first visit also.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

The ride goes about a dozen blocks through town as the conductor shares about the history of the fort and the city- a great history lesson for kids! The "museum" is outside with a gift shop and a friendly herd of cats inside (very kid-friendly).

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We just took the trolley ride which is $4 a person & included the ride, historic information & a tour of another trolley in a really cool old station building. The ride was fun and we really liked the conductor. He did a great job of telling the history with humor. Warning, the trolley has the most horrible screeching sound. It was a fun thing to do once. I'm not sure it would be very exciting for kids unless they had the trolley robbery going on.

Thank JE0928
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Before I go into my review, let me preface it with I understand there's not a lot of track for a trolley to traverse. But the experience could have been so much more inclusive, educational, and entertaining had there been some forethought into what they're trying to offer the public.

Very little information is readily available about the trolley, and the stops. Once we did learn about the trolley, the trolley car route was not consistent that day. So we walked all the way from Garrison Street to the trolley Museum, then sent further down to catch the trolley.

Once we did board, our conductor was a very young gentleman, who spent most of his time explaining to us about the vandalism, the cost of repairs, and very little on the history and the education about the trolley in the area.

I had a nine-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy who was absolutely ecstatic for the journey, but we were all completely let down by the shortness of the route and the lack of information and entertainment… Just a continual scolding not to touch this not to do that and about all the cost that their volunteer organization incurred.

We did pay for our tickets, and made a considerable donation that day. But it would have been nice for my children to have learned something about what a trolley was, what it was used for, when it was retired, just something about this novelty that is still being displayed in a very up-and-coming town in the state of Arkansas.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This is a very odd place that seems to not be ran well at all. We walked into an open building and found no one, we did see a couple broke down trolleys and such. So we wandered over to where the trolley stop is and finally found a group of teenagers who told us to wait there. My best guess is they were there on community service, they quickly headed off behind some old trains and either lit up a joint or someone else nearby did, the smell gives it away, lol. Finally found someone dressed in some conductor type clothes and he said a trolley would be bye soon. We actually did manage to ride the trolley but it really leaves a lot to be desired. It is more of a history lesson than a ride. The kids were begging to get off. Unless you are just really bored, I would stay away from here.

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