Things To Do in Fort Smith, AR
Founded in 1817, Fort Smith is now the second largest city in Arkansas. As its name suggests, it was originally a military post. Visitors who are history buffs will find plenty to see and do here: There are museums and attractions that focus on a wide variety of specializations, time periods, and cultures. There are also recreational options for the entire family. When looking for other things to do in Arkansas, be sure to look no further than Names and Numbers for a list of all Arkansas has to offer!
Fort Smith Activities and Tourism
Many people taking road trips through Arkansas stop by Fort Smith to visit its Museum of History as well as the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. Those who decide to stay awhile also enjoy the area's many parks, including a waterpark, as well as historical attractions.
Fort Smith Museum of History: Visitors to the area rave about this museum, which has preserved vehicles, memorabilia, and other items on display for viewing. In addition to permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits have focused on the area's music scene, pottery, and motorcycles. A "working" exhibit at the museum is its old-fashioned soda fountain, where visitors can treat themselves to ice cream creations.
Chaffee Barbershop Museum: When Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army, one of his first stops was at the Chaffee Barbershop for a standard "buzz cut." The old barbershop has been restored, and visitors are welcome to check out the place along with a fine selection of Elvis memorabilia.
Parrot Island Waterpark: Take some time to cool off at the Parrot Island Waterpark. Kids of all ages love this place, as do adults. There is a wave pool, waterslides galore, and a children's play area.
Fort Smith Trolley Museum: Trolley fans appreciate this small museum that has some great cars on exhibit. In addition to trolleys, visitors can check out antique locomotives, streetcars, train engines, buses and more.
Fort Smith Visitor's Guide
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Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Arkansas – Alma, Barling, Bonanza, Central City, Fort Smith, Greenwood, Hackett, Kibler, Lavaca, Van Buren; Oklahoma – Arkoma, Cedars, Moffett, Muldrow, Pocola, Roland