Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith

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  • Personally I don’t think you can ever go wrong spending time at historical sites. This one is definitely worth a visit. When we entered the Visitor’s Center, we were immediately welcomed by the Park R...  more »
  • Like most national park sites Fort Smith does a nice job of explaining the history of the area - but what sets it apart is that history. It is not a one hit wonder. There are exhibits telling about th...  more »
  • Recently 20yr and 10yr old daughters went to the museum together. My oldest needed to do a report for school and I thought the younger would like in too. After 30 mins of eyerolls and “no you can’t ta...  more »
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  • Super fun and interesting. We first saw a detailed video of the history of the town and it was very informative. We then saw the jail where they used to keep all of the criminals. It was very interesting. My two favorite parts were seeing Hanging Judge Parker's court room and the Gallows. To think that thousands of people were hung and killed there is just unbelievably sad and very cool at the same time. I would recommend a visit to this place for anyone of any age and gender.
  • I actually stopped here because I was looking for a place to picnic off of I-40. So it turned out to be a good place to stop for lunch. It was only a few minutes off of the interstate. And offered some interesting history and a good place to get in a walk before getting back on the highway. Everything was clean and everyone was helpful and nice.
  • Walk here almost every evening. Most beautiful view of the river in the evenings at sunset. Updates to trail lighting and historical markers are awesome. Great exercise trail while decompressing from a long day.
  • Always love this place. We frequent at least 3 times a week for the beautiful walking trails and the awesome history lessons.
  • I'll start by saying I LOVE History. So, I'm sold off the bat. Park Ranger Cody's passion is inspiring. The combination of rich history & Ranger Cody's pure enthusiasm conveying that history is golden.

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