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Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith

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  • The grounds are very well taken care of and the museum is very interesting. The kids loved earning their junior ranger badges, and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. We learned a lot. The ...  more »
  • If you enjoy history, this is a nice place to visit. Make sure to watch the video. It explains so much about the fort, it's history and Judge Parker - The Hanging Judge. The gallows give a different v...  more »
  • I had time to kill while in Fort Smith and ended up here. I learned a lot about the history of Fort Smith. It was interesting to see the gallows, the old buildings, and the original fort. I also took ...  more »
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  • Little known historic site. Most locals don't even know about it. Beautiful walking path overlooking the river. Historical building where fort smith started
  • 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 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.

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