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Fort Smith Museum of History, Fort Smith
(3.9/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
The mission of the Fort Smith Museum of History is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret objects of historical significance relevant to the founding and growth of Fort Smith and the region.

Visitors may view a time line of Fort Smith history including artifacts belonging to John Rogers, Benjamin Bonneville, Judge Isaac C Parker and William O. darby, founder of the Darby's Rangers in World War II. A 1920's soda fountain offers old fashioned ice cream sodas, floats and sundaes. Learn about U. S. Marshal Bass Reeves and African American history in Fort Smith. View a saddle that belonged to outlaw Belle Starr
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  • Nothing real special, a lot of it is under construction setting up new exhibits and during repairs you started out at a working soda fountain and an old pharmacy then go through a small hall that has ...  more »
  • We had a really nice day touring the museum and eating ice cream in the old fashioned ice cream fountain in the "pharmacy." There is a lot to see; the museum is well lit so it made touring the venues ...  more »
  • This museum was a disappointment. I saw things that did not actually pertain to Ft. Smith. I hope it continues to grow and bring in more authentic articles of that period. 
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  • Very interesting. My boyfriend and i had a blast looking around and learning
  • An incredible step back in time. This museum is very well put together. Worth a visit!
  • They have a good amount of exhibits and voice guided tour. I wish they had actual guides.
  • None of the employees knew wtf was goin on...
  • Lots of great history.