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.