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Fort Smith was established as a western frontier military post in 1817, when it was also a center of fur trading. Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas–Oklahoma state border, situated at the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau rivers, also known as Belle Point.

Fort Smith Museum of History

The Fort Smith Museum of History presents the history of Fort Smith and the surrounding region. The exhibits illustrate the contributions of Fort Smith’s citizens to the cultural, political, and economic development of the area. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
TEL - 479-783-7841

Fort Smith National Historic Site

At Fort Smith National Historic Site explore life on the edge of frontier and Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, scandals, outlaws, and lawmen who pursued them.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
TEL - 479-783-3961

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum facilitates nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibitions and rotating exhibits of works by local and regional artists.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
TEL - 479-784-2787

Museum of Chaffee History

The Museum of Chaffee History houses the largest collection of Fort Chaffee artifacts in the United States with extensive photographs, documents and displays that chronicle Fort Chaffee’s role in five wars, multiple resettlement operations, major motion pictures and other aspects of U.S. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
TEL - 479-434-6774

The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

The Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center is on 170 acres of land offering recreational and educational programming. Exhibits focus on the Ouachita and Ozark mountains, a life-sized oak tree exhibit crawling with game and non-game animal displays and a 1,200-gallon aquarium.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family TEL - 479-452-3993

United States Marshals Museum

Though the physical building that will house the U.S. Marshals Museum is under construction and not yet open, the Museum provides resources and outreach programs throughout the United States. 

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Outreach, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities COST - Fee, Free GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family ARKANSAS
Fort Smith
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TEL - 479-242-1789

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