Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith

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  • My wife and I stopped here on the way out of Arkansas, after visiting Mount Magazine State Park. This is a very compact park, which was good for us since we didn't have a lot of time to visit. The vis...  more »
  • We visited the Fort Smith National Historic Site expecting to make a short stop and learn about the fort as an outpost for the Western Expansion. Instead, we spent a majority of the day here learning ...  more »
  • We went into Ft. Smith thinking we were look for antiques and lunch and ended up spending an afternoon - first was the free trolley ride. Next was a visit to the National Park site and Museum. So fasc...  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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