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Fort Smith Museum of History

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Address: 320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1937
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a walk in the past

The Fort smith museum of history is very interesting and educational concerning the region's history. Of which, there is plenty. Privately funded and maintained it is a local... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love seeing the history of days gone by. They had a great selection from every era. Really interesting articles on people from history like William odarby it's worth the stop if your in the area

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort smith museum of history is very interesting and educational concerning the region's history. Of which, there is plenty. Privately funded and maintained it is a local treasure.

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is in our hometown. So we have been there on a number of occasions. I have gone on several occasions with my son during his years of being a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout. School trips. Bringing friends to learn about our city who were visiting from out of state. This museum has a clear and excellent... More 

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Thank pastorphillipm
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Make sure you stop by The Museum of History. Located in a historical building you will experience things like a 100 year old apothecary, old cars and historical finds from Fort Smith residents. Have an old fashioned ice cream soda and travel back to a time when everything made sense.

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Thank Bonnie W
Raleigh N C
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94 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing real special, a lot of it is under construction setting up new exhibits and during repairs you started out at a working soda fountain and an old pharmacy then go through a small hall that has old phones and an operators set up then it does the history of a man was involved with the Rangers. Then furniture and... More 

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Thank Ellen E
Sun City Center, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a really nice day touring the museum and eating ice cream in the old fashioned ice cream fountain in the "pharmacy." There is a lot to see; the museum is well lit so it made touring the venues easy. There is an elevator to the second floor, which I found nice, since I have a difficult time with... More 

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Thank Linda J
Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This museum was a disappointment. I saw things that did not actually pertain to Ft. Smith. I hope it continues to grow and bring in more authentic articles of that period.

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Thank Pam M
Muldrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

got to Visit this place the Museum of History, very interesting, and go check it all out lot's of History there, the Hanging Gallows, Judge Parker's court room, the old fort on the river bank.

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I went to the museum on the notion that I had 1 hour to tour it. Unfortunately, it was only 10 minutes until closing. I wasn't disappointed, just a bit of miscommunication, it happens. The reason I am giving a Terrible rating is because of the "lack luster" welcome I received. When it was noted that the museum would close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very well put together. Very historical and organized to take you from early times to later years. Lots of videos to watch that helped follow the history better. So much happened in Fort Smith.

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