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Historic Attractions

Witness 200 years of history come back to life through stories and reenactments of outlaws, lawmen, soldiers, Native Americans and other historical figures that played an important role in the development of Fort Smith's unique history. Tour Miss Laura's Visitors Center – a former Old West bordello – and then retrace the footsteps of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves and the vile outlaws he brought to justice at the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Explore decades of diverse architectural styles preserved by Fort Smith's beautiful historic districts and grandiose churches. You can even visit the Army base and barbershop where Elvis Presley received, "the haircut heard around the world," after joining the U.S. Military. When you travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas, you won't just learn about history, you'll relive it. Start planning your experience and check out all of the historic attractions that are located throughout the city and close by, below.

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Miss Laura's Visitor Center
2 North B Street
479-783-8888 or Toll-Free: 800-637-1477

Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue
479-783-3961

The Clayton House
514 North 6th Street
479-783-3000

A&M Railroad & Excursions
100 South 4th Street
479-751-8600 or Toll-Free: 800-687-8600

The Park at West End
Garrison Avenue and 2 Street
479-784-2368

Bass Reeves Monument
200 Garrison Avenue
479-783-8888

Zachary Taylor Chimney
22 North 13th Street
479-785-7982

FUTURE HOME: National U.S. Marshals Museum
14 North 3 Street
479-709-3766

Garrison Avenue

Fort Smith Trolley Museum
100 South 4th Street
479-783-0205

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Interactive Timeline: Downtown Fort Smith Historic Plaques