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Fort Smith National Historic Site

Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: 479-783-3961
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Fort Smith
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My wife and I were astonished at the history of Fort Smith! !! This was an awesome informative museum! It tells so much in detail about what all went on in Fort Smith. A must see if you're visiting the Fort Smith area!!

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Cameron, OK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great History of the Fort Smith Wild West Era and it was neat to interact with the museum and be able to witness the jail and feel the inmates that are there in spirit! :-)

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Russellville, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was delicious. Price reasonable. Different options compared to other Mexican food. Staff helpful with making choices. Will be sure to eat here any time in Ft Smith

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Cleveland, Georgia
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290 reviews 290 reviews
66 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The place is fantastic. The gallows and prison were moving. The grounds are well kept. The rangers were helpful and informative. I spent a couple of hours wandering. It was more than worth the time. A valuable lesson in American history and our expansion westward.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I absolutly loved the history and learning more and more about my heritage. I didn't have any dislikes at all!!!!

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San Diego, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
103 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We spent the whole day here and could have stayed longer. Start by seeing the movie at the park visitor center, which is in the restored fort building, so you get an overview of why this is a National Historic Site. Then ask for a tour, they'll tell you some stories of the good and bad men and women who... More 

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Oregon, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Liked: New museum and being asked to send in pictures of my Father's days during the 50'5. Dislike: Could no longer enter the main area without a military active/retirement id.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was born and raised here in Fort Smith, The fort is a piece of our history us locals love to share with tourists. This is a great place to have a family outing and reconnect with nature.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Really enjoyed the grounds and seeing this piece of history. Lots to see all in this one location. We ran short on time so did not get to see it all but the parts we did see were very historic from Judge Parker's chambers to the restored hanging Gallows. Especially enjoyed the outdoors walking trails and Trail of Tears Overlook.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great family day out. Visit the old fort and walk on the Arkansas river banks. There are reenactments and site tours. Great fun young and old.

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