• Expect the Unexpected

    Expect the Unexpected

    Discover Vibrant street art and timeless architecture. Captivating live theatre and symphony productions. Unique art galleries and heritage exhibits…
  • Have an Adventure

    Have an Adventure

    Explore Journey through the Arkansas River Valley, go on a train excursion through The Ozarks, tour Arkansas Wine Country, and experience nature at its best.
  • Step Back in Time

    Step Back in Time

    Heritage Witness the past come back to life through stories and reenactments of infamous outlaws, fearless lawmen, brave soldiers, the Trail of Tears and more.
  • Experience the Nightlife

    Experience the Nightlife

    Go Out! Enjoy live entertainment, modern lounges, relaxed pubs and sports bar, showing off your line dancing skills, or hitting a jackpot at an area casino.
  • Spend Time Together

    Spend Time Together

    Play Make a splash at our new waterpark, meet a furry friend as you tour a local farm, and enjoy many other family-friendly activities and attractions.

Experience Fort Smith!

This is where the New South meets the Old West! In Fort Smith, visitors are able to relive 200 years of history, explore a diverse natural landscape, and discover modern attractions and amenities inside of America’s original gateway to The Wild West. Recognized as a, “Top Ten True Western Town,” by True West magazine, Fort Smith has played a significant role throughout our Nation’s history – especially during its frontier days – and provided inspiration to literature and film classics like, “True Grit,” and many others. In Arkansas’ second-largest city, the past has always ensured the future, enabling Fort Smith to become a destination offering experiences that are as diverse as its history is colorful.

Visitors will also enjoy a thriving arts & culture scene, exciting nightlife and entertainment, unique shopping opportunities, family-friendly events and festivals, and a very diverse selection of restaurants that represent cultures from all around the world. With so many ways to Experience Fort Smith, you’ll do more than make lasting memories for your family or group – you’ll make history! After all, that’s kind of our thing.

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Bridging Borders and Time

A Bicentennial Portrait of Fort Smith

200 years in the making...2018 will mark Fort Smith's Bicentennial Year. To help celebrate this historic event, the City of Fort Smith is publishing this stunning limited-edition book. The 248-page coffee table book offers beautiful new photography that captures the bustling Fort Smith of today, as well as rare historic photos that chronicle the colorful past of the Nation's original gateway to The Wild West and inspiration behind True Grit, Lonesome Dove and more.

$46.00 (includes tax)

Available at Miss Laura's Visitor Center and the Fort Smith Museum of History