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Fort Smith

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Historic Sites · Cemeteries · History Museums
Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 86,209. With an estimated population of 87,443 in 2012, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 298,592 residents that encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian and the Oklahoma counties Le Flore and Sequoyah.Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, Italy, site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna, fought by United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby.Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers, also known as Belle Point. The city began as a western frontier military post in 1817 and would later become well known for its role in the settling of the "Wild West" and its law enforcement heritage.
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Fort Smith National Historic Site ©
Historic Site
Fort Smith National Historic Site
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Fort Smith National Cemetery ©
Cemetery
Fort Smith National Cemetery
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Duration: 2 hours
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center ©
Outdoor Activity
Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center
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Duration: 2 hours
Fort Smith Museum of History ©
History Museum
Fort Smith Museum of History
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

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Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel ©
Religious Site
Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel Bella Vista
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Hidden gems in Fort Smith

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Fort Smith Trolley Museum
3.6
Duration: 2 hours
Parrot Island Waterpark ©
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Parrot Island Waterpark
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
St Scholastica Monastery
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St Scholastica Monastery
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Fort Smith

The Clayton House ©
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The Clayton House
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Chaffee Barbershop Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Chaffee Barbershop Museum
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Fort Smith

The Park at West End ©
Park
The Park at West End
3.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Fort Smith

Massard Prairie Battlefield Park ©
Battlefield
Massard Prairie Battlefield Park
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Duration: 2 hours

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