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“Worth the stop”

Fort Smith Museum of History
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Fort Smith
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Albany, New York
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Worth the stop”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

It's always fun to walk through some local history of towns we visit. The first floor pharmacy and old fashioned soda fountain were great. The museum was recommended to us by a trolley driver in Little Rock and it was worth our time. Lots of Fort Smith history and plenty of things to keep kids interested.

Visited October 2013
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Flower Mound, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A lot to see and a lot to learn”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

The museum has a lot to see other than the pharmacy that many have mentioned and that is truly awesome, on the 3rd floor they recreated the stores that existed, parts of the court house and lots of information on Fort Smith's history and the Native American exodus. There are some videos concerning different subjects mainly based on the wars that can be chosen by the visitors, a collection of old phones and switch boards, clothing from different eras and even some designer pieces worn by political figures hailing from Fort Smith. And some interesting facts about a certain soda and its link to Fort Smith. The fee is very reasonable. We spent 2 hours and could have easily spent a 3rd hour.

Visited July 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome pharmacy/soda fountain”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

This museum could be much better. The walk through portions could certainly be enhanced by interactive features and/or better written descriptions & story lines. The pharmacy and old fashioned soda fountain, however- are the best! Something everyone in fort smith should experience.

Visited August 2013
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Lumberton, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Nice, but nothing unusual”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I hate to give this museum a "3", but there wasn't anything there that we haven't seen already. Keep in mind, we have been to tons of museums, so if you aren't a museum buff, you will likely have a better experience. There's lots of antiques, but again, nothing you haven't seen a million times. If you are in the area, you may want to stop in. Otherwise, I wouldn't make a special trip to this museum.

Visited August 2013
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Huntington, Arkansas
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Kids enjoyed the hands-on part of the museum and the old fashioned soda fountain. Good film about William Darby.

Visited July 2013
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