5 miles, Fort Smith Regional Airport (FSM)
Scope Out Fort Smith
Ride a trolley, hit the casino, or cool down at a water park
Arkansas’ second largest city lives up to its slogan “where the New South meets the Old West” with an enticing offering of modern attractions and historic landmarks. Looking to tap into the past? Experience frontier life at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, visit the Chaffee Barbershop Museum where Elvis Presley got his famous Army buzz cut, and ride a 1930s electric trolley at the Fort Smith Trolley Museum. You can also enjoy a treat from an early 20th century soda fountain at the Fort Smith Museum of History or tour the elaborate Victorian-style Clayton House. For the best of today, check out contemporary exhibitions at Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, try your luck at Choctaw Casino – Pocola, or sample local beers at the Fort Smith Brewing Company. Kids love the slides, wave pool, and lazy river at Parrot Island Waterpark as well as the wildlife watching area and aquarium at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center.