Located in the heart of the Arkansas Ozark Mountains, this famous old west town is a thrilling travel destination. Now a vigorous city of 80,000 people, Fort Smith is known for accommodating visitors with a blend of “Southern hospitality” and “western
The best way to get to know the city is to begin a car or Charter Bus trip at the Fort Smith Historical site on the ground of the old military installation. Here visitors can spot the history of the area from Wild West fort to “Trail of Tears” way station, to frontier justice
courtroom. Fort Smith then continues its transformation, becoming a World War 11 relocation facility and then a refugee camp. The visitor center at the Historical Site features displays that reflect on the fort’s history from 1817 to 1871.
The tour of Fort Smith continues in the downtown area with the Belle Grove Historic District. The area contains a number of notable residences such as the Darby House, the Vaughn-Schaap House and the Clayton House. Your trip here would not be completed
without a stop at Miss Laura’s Visitor Center, allegedly the only former house of prostitution on the National Register of Historic Places.
Visitors interested in transportation will enjoy both enjoy the Fort Smith Air Museum and the Fort Smith Trolley Museum. Air Museum is located at the Fort Smith Regional Airport Terminal. Back in downtown area , travelers who enjoy a leisurely pace can
ride the restored1926 trolley that makes circuit from Garrison Street to the fort Smith National Cemetery.
Art and culture
The Fort Smith Art Center in the Belle grove historic district is an architectural work of art and rare example of Victirian Second Empire buildings in Fort Smith.The western Arkansas Ballet Company not only offers lavish productions of well known ballets but
also operates a ballet academy and summer ballet instruction for local children and adult. In woking hard to preserve and promote its diverse history , the city of Fort Smith has become a significant site for gatherings today-tour groups ,reunions ,business meetings ,vacationing single families and conventions. Fine accommodation and ground transporting services like Charter Bus including Motor Coach, Mini Bus, School Bus, Entertainer, Executive, Limo Bus, Double Decker, Passenger Van and Public Transit are easily available to make your trip more enjoyable.
The historic Belle Grove District in downtown is a home to specialty and antique stores and is a central location for souvenir shopping.