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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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Red Wing, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was a great museum to take the family and talk about how things were done in the past. Great examples to show the younger generation items from the past. Would recommend this for all ages

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HEBER SPRINGS
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The museum is laid out well and has interesting descriptions of old Fort Smith. I didn't have enough time,as I was with a group,to read all of the information, but I hope to return.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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182 reviews 182 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Liked: Great place to spend a few hours, lots of different things on the history of the area. great for kids looking for a school project while on vacation.

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Northfield, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Reasonably priced with a lot to see. Had a lot of early Fort Smith information. Had the furniture from Judge Parker's Court room. I would recommend stopping here....

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arkansas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited the history museum while we were in town for the fair. It was a very nice couple of hours spent learning about Ft Smith. It had the courtroom of hanging judge Roy Parker and a couple of pictures showing hundreds of people watching a public hanging, and then explained why so many people would show up. We thought... More 

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