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Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith

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At Fort Smith National Historic Site you can walk where soldiers drilled, pause along the Trail of Tears, and stand where justice was served. The park includes the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Judge Isaac C. Parker presided over the court for 21 years.
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  • This site has good historical content but the grounds are especially nice. Take a stroll at sunset along the river bank. Great place for date night.  more »
  • Lots of history at the fort. From the time settlers were heading west, the Indians being relocated and processed here, to its days hosting the Hanging Judge Parker. Friendly and helpful Park Rangers.  more »
  • We went to the Fort Smith visitor center first, it is an old brothel that has been restored beautifully. We got a free private tour of the history and the house that was one of the best I have ever ta...  more »
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  • Beautifully‚Äč maintained. Ft. Smith's "Central Park". Shaded by old growth trees the walk paths are a welcome Oasis from the hot sun. Nice informative points of interest. And of course the Hanging Judge with his courthouse.
  • Very educational and well preserved. They do charge admission for the inside exhibits though unless you have a pass.
  • Very interesting park. Learned a lot about Judge Parker and the US Marshalls here. Has a nice paved trail to walk around the park and near the river. Spent a couple hours and saw all I wanted.
  • It is worth the stamp. The historic aspect is appealing, but it lacks the visual stimulation of so many other NHP. Do walk down to the river for the view, I found it to be inspiring. It would be a lovely site to live next to. It is well maintained and a good place for walking and running.
  • There is so much here that I did not know. I spent hours reading the signs and learning more about the history. Being able to see the original gallows was amazing.