Plan

Getting Here

However you choose to travel, it is always easy getting to Fort Smith, Arkansas!

 

BY ROAD 

Going East on I-40 from Dallas, Oklahoma City, or Tulsa areas:

Exit off I-40 onto US-64 at Exit 325 in Roland, OK. Continue to follow US-64 E for 6 miles, crossing over the Arkansas River bridge and proceeding onto historic Garrison Ave. Take an immediate left by the Ferris wheel at N. 2nd Street. (If you miss this exit, take a left at one of the other streets intersecting with Garrison Ave. downtown.) Go two blocks to N. B St. Turn left (it's a one-way street), drive to the end of the street and turn left into Miss Laura's Visitor Center.

Going West on I-40 from Little Rock:

A few miles past Alma, Ark., exit off I-40 towards Van Buren/Fort Smith onto I-540 S/US-71 S. Drive 8.4 miles, then take Exit 8A for Rogers Ave./AR-22 W. Turn right onto Rogers Ave., and head northwest for 3.3 miles. Make a slight right onto Garrison Ave. Take a right at one of the cross streets (N. 11th to N. 2nd) off Garrison Ave. Go two blocks to N. B St. Turn left (it's a one-way street), drive to the end of the street and turn left into Miss Laura's Visitor Center.

Going West on I-40, just past Van Buren, Arkansas:

Exit off I-40 at Exit 1 towards Dora/Fort Smith. Turn left onto Dora Rd. Continue for about 4 miles, then keep left at the fork and continue merging onto US-64 E towards Fort Smith. Continue for less than 2 miles, crossing over the Arkansas River bridge onto historic Garrison Ave. Take an immediate left by the Ferris wheel at N. 2nd Street. (If you miss this turn, take a left at one of the other streets intersecting with Garrison Ave. downtown.) Go two blocks to N. B St. Turn left (it's a one-way street), drive to the end of the street and turn left into Miss Laura's Visitor Center.

Going South on I-540 from Northwest Arkansas:

45 miles south of Fayetteville, take a slight right following signs for Fort Smith/Van Buren onto I-540 S/US-71 S. Drive 8.4 miles, then take Exit 8A for Rogers Ave./AR-22 W. Turn right onto Rogers Ave., and head northwest for 3.3 miles. Make a slight right onto Garrison Ave. Take a right at one of the cross streets (N. 11th to N. 2nd) off Garrison Ave. Go two blocks to N. B St. Turn left (it's a one-way street), drive to the end of the street and turn left into Miss Laura's Visitor Center.

The Scenic Route(s):

Scenic byways lead to Fort Smith through the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests and the Boston and Ozark Mountains. 


BY SKY

The beautiful Fort Smith Airport (FSM) terminal offers daily regional jet service from Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta with connections Worldwide!

You can book flights to or from Fort Smith through American Airlines or Delta Airlines


Fun Fact: When the final section of I-49 is complete, making a contiguous Interstate route from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, I-49's North-South route will intersect with I-40's East-West route in the middle of the United States, at Fort Smith!