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Fort Smith, AR: Home of, "True Grit," & one of True West Magazine's, "Top 10 True Western Towns!" Share your stories/photos as you Experience Fort Smith!

Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau 2 North B St Fort Smith AR 72901 479.783.8888 800.637.1477 479.784.2421 fax

The official page of the Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau, the city's designated marketing organization.

Mission: Promoting Fort Smith destinations, events, attractions and other fun ways to entertain yourself and your family, friends, or group in our fair city. We want you to have a great time in Fort Smith, and we're here to help you have it.

Art on the Border

ART ON THE BORDER announces its 7th Annual Art Show and Sale to be held July 17th & 18th in downtown Fort Smith. Once again it will be held in the Blue Lion and the Riverfront Pavilion.

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Charles Portis, Elusive Author of ‘True Grit,’ Dies at 86

In 1964, during a golden age in print news and the era that gave birth to New Journalism, Charles Portis—established reporter at The New York Herald Tribune—would trade his journalism career in for a small Arkansas fishing shack and no guarantee of success as a novelist. Four years later, "True Grit," would become the most iconic tale of The American West ever told. More than that, it would uncover the important role Fort Smith, Arkansas plays in America's frontier heritage, and...Mr. Portis...we thank you for that gift, friend! #TrueGritTown

nytimes.com The publicity-shy Mr. Portis earned a modest but devoted readership and accolades as America’s “least-known great writer.”

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'Small town, open arms': Traveling author welcomed in Fort Smith

#SmallTownOpenArms ♥️ We dig it!

swtimes.com Nate Timmons has traveled thousands of miles throughout the United States speaking to fathers and father figures for his book. For him, Fort Smith was

The Unexpected

Travel + Leisure magazine puts Fort Smith on their list of destinations thanks to our project with OKUDART and his Rainbow Embassy 🥰🌈

Travel + Leisure Justkids #unexpectedfs #justkidsofficial #arkansas #downtownfortsmith

https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/rainbow-embassy-art-house-arkansas-okuda-san-miguel-justkids

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City of Fort Smith, Arkansas - City Hall

‘Tis the Season, y’all! 🎅 🛷 🎄

All aboard the "Holiday Express" at Creekmore Park. Mayor McGill flips the switch at 5:30 p.m. this evening to light this 20th Anniversary holiday light display. Come one, come all -- the little train runs Monday to Saturday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., December 2 to 21.
#FSParksandRecreation #HolidayExpress #CityWorkingForYou

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Events happening in Fort Smith this week!
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Experience Fort Smith

Congratulations to all of our 2019 GRIT Awards finalists and award recipients! #ExperienceFS #GivingRecognitionInTourism

Neumeier's Rib Room & Beer Garden | Papa's Pub and Pizzaria | Courtyard by Marriott Fort Smith Downtown | The Clayton House | Chaffee Crossing | Cody Faber | U.S. Marshals Museum

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U.S. Marshals Museum

Congratulations to those recognized at the Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 2019 GRIT Awards! We’re honored the Samuel M. Sicard Hall of Honor won the New Horizons Award!

(Experience Fort Smith, Entertainment Fort Smith Magazine, The Fort Smith Convention Center)

VOTING for the 2019 GRIT Awards ends TODAY at 5 PM! If you haven’t already, take a quick moment to vote for your favorite finalists at www.FortSmithGRIT.com!

For those attending the 2019 GRIT Awards Banquet, don’t forget to RSVP today, as well. 🙌

Experience Fort Smith

♫ Pumpkins in patches & haunted attractions, kiddos in costumes & adults-only bashes, candy-filled baskets ward off Silly String, check out this list of fun Halloween things...TO DO in the Fort Smith area, that is!

Experience Fort Smith [Fort Smith CVB] is excited to present our finalists in the 2019 GRIT Awards! Help us determine who this year's award recipients will be and VOTE by October 15, 2019, at www.FortSmithGRIT.com!

Remember, FREE event-to-event trolley shuttle from 10-5 today. Come check out the Fort Smith Fall Festival in Downtown Fort Smith! #ExperienceFortSmith

Home Free

Next week Home Free, country's only a cappella group, is bringing the Dive Bar Saints World Tour to Fort Smith, AR.

Tickets are selling fast so get yours soon to see them at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center on October 1st, 2019!

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Experience Fort Smith

The 2019 Fort Smith Fall Festival kicks off SATURDAY (Sept. 28) in Downtown Fort Smith featuring FREE event-to-event trolley shuttle, food trucks, Old West shootouts, antique machinery and car shows, Civil War weapons demonstrations, tons of local artisans and vendors offering everything from fresh produce and handmade jewelry to vintage and antique treasures, plus MORE! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFS #FortSmithFallFestival

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2019 GRIT Awards Nomination.pdf

Nominate your favorite local restaurants, attractions, hotels, and community leaders for a 2019 Fort Smith GRIT Award! Just download our nomination form and mail or bring to Miss Laura's Visitor Center at 2 North B Street! #GRIT19 #ExperienceFortSmith

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In the wake of historic flooding along the Arkansas River, we couldn't be any happier to welcome clear skies, insanely cool July temperatures, and thousands of music-loving visitors to Fort Smith for the 5th Annual Peacemaker Festival! 🙌

Full Lineup here: https://bit.ly/2GsPQUv

Check it out! Installation of wayfinding signage has officially kicked off in Fort Smith!

Funded by the Fort Smith A & P Commission (3% lodging tax), this is just one example of how the local tourism and hospitality industry positively impacts Fort Smith.

Thanks to the City of Fort Smith streets department for installation support and a special thanks to all who visit Fort Smith! #ExperienceFortSmith

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Jamey Johnson (Rescheduled) | Fort Smith CVB

Due to flooding in the Fort Smith area, the Jamey Johnson concert at Temple Live (originally scheduled for June 9th) has been rescheduled to Friday, July 5th! Original tickets will be valid for the new date!

fortsmith.org Due to the historic flooding in and around Fort Smith, the Jamey Johnson concert has been rescheduled to Friday, July 5th (originally Sunday, June 9th)

Miss Laura's

Miss Laura's Visitor Center is looking for volunteers to guide tours of the historic former bordello and tell visitors about upcoming events and all there is to do and see in Fort Smith and the surrounding area.

This is a unique way to support your community as a brand ambassador of the area's growing tourism and hospitality industry.

If interested, you can send a message to this page, the Miss Laura's page, or call (479) 783-8888.

Armed with a friendly smile and a barrel full of firsthand knowledge, Miss Laura's STARRS set out to make visitors feel welcome and informed of all there is to do and see in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and the surrounding area!

Click the link below to submit our very brief online form and/or call Carolyn Joyce at (479) 783-8888!

[06/04/19]   North A & B Streets are OPEN TO TRAFFIC! Tomorrow, Miss Laura's Visitor Center will open at 9AM!

Due to flooding, Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival—originally scheduled for June 21st & 22nd in Downtown Fort Smith—has been postponed!

The Fort Smith Blues Society will announce rescheduled dates/details, as soon as possible! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFS

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Parrot Island Surf-A-Thon | Fort Smith CVB

Be among the first to experience the new FlowRider® Double and help raise funds in support of the United Way of Fort Smith flood relief efforts! JUNE 22-25, only at Parrot Island Waterpark! #ExperienceFortSmith

fortsmith.org Parrot Island Waterpark is hosting a Surf-A-Thon to introduce their new attraction, the FlowRider® Double, and to raise money for the United Way of Fort Smith for local flood relief. Participants will have the opportunity to ride our NEW 2-Lane FlowRider to see how long they can surf upright. Pledg...

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Fort Smith GIS Viewer

Approx. 26 miles of streets/roads/highways in Fort Smith are within/partially within anticipated flood inundation areas. This includes 941 total structures (e.g. houses, sheds, detached garages, offices, retail, factories, etc.).

The following GIS viewer reflects anticipated inundation areas at the latest crest estimation of 42.5 ft. The City of Fort Smith IT Department will update this GIS viewer, as needed, with local road closures and barricades to assist with driver commute. #ARWX

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Best of the River Valley - All Star Preps | Fort Smith CVB

The Best of the River Valley All-Star Preps event—originally scheduled for this thursday, May 30, 2019—has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at The Fort Smith Convention Center! #ARWX

fortsmith.org Join the Times Record as we celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2018-2019 All-Star high school student-athletes at the annual Best of River Valley Preps Awards. The Best of River Valley Preps awards banquet is the Times Record's way of joining the community to honor thousands of outstandi...

[05/28/19]   ATTN: Please note that the monthly meeting of the Fort Smith Advertising & Promotion (A & P) Commission—scheduled for today, 4 PM, at The Fort Smith Convention Center—has been postponed. A future date will be announced soon.

City of Fort Smith, Arkansas - City Hall

Garrison Avenue Bridge *CLOSED* in both directions due to Arkansas River levels of about 40’. Check for alternate routes. #CityWorkingForYou Fort Smith Police Department Fort Smith Fire Department Sebastian County Emergency Management and Public Safety Facility

Kevin Settle - Vice Mayor / City Director Fort Smith

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I-540 Bridge, Midland Bridge In Fort Smith Closing Due To Historic Flooding

5newsonline.com RIVER VALLEY (KFSM) — ARDOT has announced that the I-540 bridge and Midland bridge in Fort Smith will close tonight (May 27) beginning at 10 p.m. The only available crossing in the area will be the State Highway 59 bridge. BREAKING NEWS - the US 71B (Midland) and the I-540 bridges over the #Arkans...

The Steel Horse Rally

Are you ready for The Steel Horse Rally 2019?! We'll see you in Fort Smith, Arkansas!!! 😎

A great ride kicks off The 5th Annual Steel Horse Rally! The Public Guardians Poker Run takes you on the scenic roads of western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma! Check-in starts at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 3rd at a new addition to Fort Smith: Gus's Bar and Grill on Garrison Ave., between the Steel Horse Rally Vendors in the 800 and 1000 blocks! Thanks to Gus's Bar and Grill for being an official sponsor of the 2019 Steel Horse Rally! Get the route and details at https://www.thesteelhorserally.com/rally-info/rides

Check out the 2019 Peacemaker Festival lineup! TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY (April 19 @ 10 AM) at PeacemakerFest.com! We'll see you on JULY 26 & 27 in Downtown Fort Smith!

#ExperienceFortSmith

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

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#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this week!

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this week!

fortsmith.org Looking for things to do in Northwest Arkansas! View our calendar of events and start making plans to attend a festival, concert, tradeshow and more in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this week!

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this week!

fortsmith.org Looking for things to do in Northwest Arkansas! View our calendar of events and start making plans to attend a festival, concert, tradeshow and more in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this week!

fortsmith.org Looking for things to do in Northwest Arkansas! View our calendar of events and start making plans to attend a festival, concert, tradeshow and more in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this week!

fortsmith.org Looking for things to do in Northwest Arkansas! View our calendar of events and start making plans to attend a festival, concert, tradeshow and more in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

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Events in Fort Smith | Events Calendar | Northwest Arkansas | Fort Smith CVB

#ExperienceFortSmith and start making plans to check out one of the events coming up this weekend!

fortsmith.org Looking for things to do in Northwest Arkansas! View our calendar of events and start making plans to attend a festival, concert, tradeshow and more in Fort Smith, Arkansas!

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Christmas in the City FSM | Fort Smith CVB

Celebrate the sights & sounds of the Christmas season with shopping, prize drawings, good food, and live music during Christmas in the City Fort Smith, this Friday (3 PM-8 PM) and Saturday (11 AM-8 PM) at The Fort Smith Convention Center! #ExperienceFortSmith #GoDowntownFS

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Fort Smith Museum of History Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith, 72901

U.S. Marshals Museum U.S. Marshals Museum
14 North 3rd Street, Suite D
Fort Smith, 72901

The future U.S. Marshals Museum will be located in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on the banks of the Arkansas River.

Miss Laura's Miss Laura's
2 North B Street
Fort Smith, 72901

Miss Laura's is the official Visitors Center of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and first former bordello to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Clayton House The Clayton House
514 N 6th St
Fort Smith, 72901

The Clayton House is Fort Smith's Victorian-era home beautifully restored & open to the public. Tours start at the top of the hour:Tues-Sat 12-3 & Sun 1-3 (last tour 3-4)

Chaffee Crossing Historic District Chaffee Crossing Historic District
7313 Terry St
Fort Smith, 72916

"Hair today, gone tomorrow"

Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier Western Arkansas Mountain Frontier
PO Box 1668
Fort Smith, 72902

The regional tourism association of Western Arkansas, a partner with the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. We're all about fun, primarily in the form of Western Arkansas history, beauty and adventure.

Fort Smith Museum of History Fort Smith Museum of History
320 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, 72901

Admission: $7.00 for Adults (16 and up); $2.00 for Children (6-15), (under 6 free); Military/Veterans 5.00; AAA 6.00

Useful Fort Smith Services and Events Useful Fort Smith Services and Events
2900 Towson Ave
Fort Smith, 72901

We offer everyone a place to get the word out about their business or any upcoming events and entertainment. Join and network here for help getting noticed

Tales of the Crypt- UAFS Historical Interpretation Program Tales of the Crypt- UAFS Historical Interpretation Program
1401 S. Greenwood Avenue
Fort Smith, 72901

This page is dedicated to the fans and visitors of Tales of the Crypt. This page is ran by the students of the Historical Interpretation Program.

Atkinson-Williams Warehouse Atkinson-Williams Warehouse
Fort Smith, 72901

Fort Smith Regional Art Museum Fort Smith Regional Art Museum
1601 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, 72901

Where the spirit of art unites us!