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Fort Smith National Historic Site

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Address: 301 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901
Phone Number: 479-783-3961
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Beautiful location, convenient walking distance from downtown

I have lived in Ft. Smith for the past 40 years. Each time I visit the exhibit building I learn something new. Basically, I am a ho-hum so what sort of guy, but I was entranced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have lived in Ft. Smith for the past 40 years. Each time I visit the exhibit building I learn something new. Basically, I am a ho-hum so what sort of guy, but I was entranced to find that such an ordinary seeming town has such a fascinating history. The facility is situated on a lovely wooded park overlooking the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I like to go to the Fort Smith Historic Site too walk around and think of all the history that this site could tell you if it could talk like what it was like on the frontier and what was good to eat back then I really like to walk down to the Arkansas river and think about If I... More 

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Thank OneBourbonOneBeer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful learning experience for us both! We had a great time exploring and learning and talking to others. Would love to go back.

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Thank Nicole N
Chandler, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice walk through a very clean & relaxing environment. The trails were large enough for our family to enjoy walking together & talking with friends. The lake was nice. Bicyclist were taking a dip to cool down. It would be a great place for a picnic

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable walk along the Arkansas River! The best part of Fort Smith outdoors! Nearby restaurants and a farmers market added to the enjoyment!

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Thank TravelRDNo
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We visited the jail and the gallows and walked around the park. It is probably the best touristic site in Fort Smith.

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Thank Evaristo-Lopez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

So much history here in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Be sure to check out the famous gallows as well as Judge Parker's courtroom. Miss Laura's will also provide you with some entertaining and scandalous info on this town's past.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I was on a trip to Oklahoma, and stopped here briefly before traveling over the state line. The grounds of the historic site are kept up quite nicely, and have both outdoor and indoor exhibits. We arrived shortly after the conclusion of a very bad rainstorm, but fortunately were able to walk around outside and enjoy all that the park... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The hike along side the Arkansas River, downtown Fort Smith. Just got better. The trail has been extended and lights added for evening walk abouts. There are two beautiful sculptures along the new trail and more to come.it is a nice one hour paved walk down and back from the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What a learning experience! Beautiful walkways and shaded areas to stop and take in the views of the river. Places to read about the history of Fort Smith and the "Hangin Judge". This is a great historical place to stop.

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