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A little about Fort Smith

"Where the New South Meets the Old West" is much more than a slogan. We're passionate about where we're going, where we've been and how this frontier border town shaped westward expansion. The pioneer spirit that transformed Fort Smith into the second largest city in Arkansas is still alive in our citizens, today. We embrace our colorful heritage and showcase its influence in our architecture, our art and our special brand of hospitality that we can't wait to share with you and your family.

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The history of Fort Smith

The scrappy border town of Fort Smith, Arkansas emerged around the area’s first frontier fort, established in 1817, which promoted peace between Native America's warring Osage and Cherokee tribes. Perched on a bluff that overlooks the Arkansas River, visitors will find the remains of the first fort at the Fort Smith National Historic Site . Here, visitors can explore the history of the Trail of Tears and Civil War in Arkansas.

Contact Information

612 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Businesses in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Here is a collection of downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.


Aspen Hotel & Suites


We will exceed your expectations


Beland Manor Bed & Breakfast


21 years of serving our guests


Donut Palace


Made Fresh Daily


Emmy's German Restaurant


The finest in old-fashioned German fare


Jerry Neel's B-B-Que


Over 35 years of BBQ


Taliano's Italian Restaurant


When you're thinking Italian, think Taliano's!


The Rib-Eye Steak and Seafood House


Hand cut Steaks and delicious Seafood


McP Hot Yoga Studio


All ages and skill levels


Mr. Johns Lifestyle Salon and Spa


Serenity you crave in a world class environment


Belle Starr Antiques


Specializing in vintage/antique wares


BrickCity Emporium


20,000 square feet of shopping and dining


Confectionately Yours


The choice for special occasion treats


Now and Then Shoppe




Popped Popcorn Company


31 flavors of gourmet popcorn!


Chateau Aux Arc

Winery / Brewery

We work incredibly hard to bring you the best


Mount Bethel Winery

Winery / Brewery

Family owned and operated