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Fort Smith Museum of History

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Address: 320 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: (479)783-7841
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Enjoy while you visit the Fort Smith National historic Site

Gives a great history of Fort Smith and there is an old fashion drug store with working soda fountain.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Gives a great history of Fort Smith and there is an old fashion drug store with working soda fountain.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped here to visit their Old Fashioned Soda Fountain - not many of those left. I felt this wasn't a true Soda Fountain but a mock up display. A true soda Fountain has seating along the counter. The ice cream was expensive, as expected. The display rack against one entire was was completely empty. The worker said the director... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited the museum during a family trip to AR. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The collection is impressive and covers a wide range of events, people and subjects. Each member of our family came away with a unique experience and favorite exhibits. Be sure to visit if you are in Fort Smith!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

We read the reviews and we're hoping for a little adventure... But got there and found out soda fountains not working, trains not currently running except on weekends, and were greeted by less than friendly employees. At that point, we decided to call it a day with this attraction.

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Hot Springs
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Conveniently located. Interesting history of the "birth of Ft. Smith" and the changing of times. Allow a couple of hours to wonder through to see everything.

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Red Wing, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There is quite a bit of reading to do so make sure you have a few hours to spend at this museum. The museum has many exhibits. One of the exhibits on the second floor relates to the history of capital punishment in Ft. Smith and a warning is posted just off the elevator for those who may wish to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This building provides a indepth tour of this very historic city. It is a tad crowded, however, if you take the time, you will be able to see it at your leisure. The staff is friendly and very knowledge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Very interesting museum on the history of ft smith and arkansas.....would definitely recommend it. It would be good for a school field trip.

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

This musuem has a lot of great exhibits but it has so much that cannot be seen because there is not enough room. I hope one day they can build a bigger builder down town or buy a bigger building down town and repurpose it. Overall, great history to learn of Fort Smith and it is educational and fun for... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I went to this museum a couple of months ago because it had been a LONG time (elementary school trip). It is really nice and has a lot of exhibits. I actually got to see a picture of what Garrison Avenue looked like whenever my great-grandmother came through Fort Smith around 1905. I met a nice family from Australia that... More 

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