Experience Fort Smith, Arkansas

Experience Fort Smith, Arkansas, Fort Smith, Arkansas (B)

There are a TON of fun things to do in Fort Smith! Over the years, Fort Smith has truly revitalized into “historical cool”. Fort Smith offers parks, an emerging food & art scene, a taste of the Wild West and history that isn’t boring. Fun Facts about Fort Smith:

- In 1817, Fort Smith was established as a military outpost. By 1858, it was a division center for the Butterfield Overland Mail Route. 

- Before he was President, Zachary Taylor was Commander of the garrison in Fort Smith. The home he lived in

- When Elvis was inducted into the Army in 1958, he famously had his hair cut at Fort Chaffee. The chair in which “the haircut heard around the world” occurred can be seen in the Chaffee Barbershop Museum

- Arkansas became the first southern state to allow women to vote. On November 13, 1917, Dymple Johnson voted in the special Mayoral election in Fort Smith making her the first southern woman to vote. 

Continue reading to find out why Fort Smith, Arkansas should be on your list of places to visit and all things to do that you can’t miss! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Experience Fort Smith, Arkansas
Guide Location: USA » Fort Smith
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Nicole Claesen
Read it on Author's Website: https://suitcaseandamap.com/2019/10/19/experience-fort-smith-arkansas/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site
  • Creekmore Park
  • The Park at West End
  • Parrot Island Waterpark
  • Darby House
  • Clayton House
  • Fort Smith National Cemetery
  • River City Bistro
  • Taliano's Italian Restaurant
  • Fort Smith Museum of History
  • Fort Smith Trolley Museum
  • US Marshalls Museum
  • Home2Suites 
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Miss Laura’s Visitor’s Center 
  • Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
  • Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 
  • Chaffee Barbershop Museum