Fort Smith CVB
Experience Fort Smith
In a valley cradled by the Ozarks and Ouachitas, Fort Smith (1817) hugs the Arkansas River at the state’s northwestern edge. From a bluff overlooking the convergence of two rivers, history watched events unfold here that would inspire iconic works of literature and film like True Grit, Lonesome Dove, and others. Today, groups can relive this rich heritage at a multitude of historic sites and museums, and through frequent cultural demonstrations and reenactments. Start your tour at Miss Laura’s Visitor Center—a former bordello—and then walk along the Trail of Tears or stand where infamous outlaws were brought to justice at Fort Smith National Historic Site. Or, tour a timeline of architectural history by foot or motorcoach at Belle Grove Historic District before visiting the military barbershop where Elvis received his famous, "buzz cut heard around the world."
Fort Smith also offers groups ideal access to the best outdoor features that The Natural State has to offer. Cruise through the Ozarks by train, plan a fall foliage driving tour on the Nation's top scenic byways and motorcycle routes, enjoy a relaxing lunch at a park situated on the edge of the Ouachitas, and more.
Here, groups will even get the unique chance to explore a new international art destination through a growing downtown collection of urban contemporary art created by world-renowned street artists. Whatever your interests, the Fort Smith community has a passion for hospitality and we can't wait to share authentic experiences with your group that make traveling worthwhile.
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