Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith

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  • October 4, 2017
    This intro movie started it off and was very good. I learned the the west was wild. Marshalls were needed and serve a great role. The Indians got pushed off their land, got screwed again. Some of our ...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    I had not scanned this scene in decades and was impressed by the changes and upgrades. There is a walking trail from the Cemetary and old courthouse site to the old original fort site nearer the river...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    My Husband and I stopped by this park while we were in Ft. Smith because we had a little time to kill. We were impressed. Very pretty place on the Arkansas River that separates Arkansas and Oklahoma. ...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    Little known historic site. Most locals don't even know about it. Beautiful walking path overlooking the river. Historical building where fort smith started
  • May 18, 2017
    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.
  • May 12, 2017
    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.
  • March 20, 2017
    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.
  • April 18, 2017
    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.

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