Experience Fort Smith

In a valley cradled by the majesty of the Ozarks and Ouachitas, Fort Smith is nestled along the banks of the mighty Arkansas River. 200 years ago, it served as the gateway to the West, and over the course of 200 years has blossomed into a destination offering what is best described as a syzygy of nature, heritage, and modernity. Here, visitors can relive a history that inspired True Grit, explore the Ozarks by train, discover the newest international destination for urban contemporary art, visit the army base barbershop where Elvis got his infamous buzz cut, and much more.