Closing

The Main Library will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 16 for our Black Tie Bingo fundraiser.  All three FSPL branch locations will be open regular hours, 12 - 5 PM on Saturday, November 16.

Community Resources

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  • Ben Geren Regional Park logo

    Ben Geren Regional Park

    Address:

    7200 South Zero Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 646-2444

    The largest county park in Arkansas, Ben Geren offers over 1,300 acres of fun including tennis courts, softball and soccer fields, pavilion rentals, a safe shelter, community building, disc golf course, and walking, mountain biking, and fitness trails.  Parrot Island Waterpark and the 27-hole Ben Geren Golf Course are also available.

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  • Chaffee Crossing logo

    Chaffee Crossing Historic District

    Address:

    7020 Taylor Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72916
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 452-4554

    A walkable showcase of history, highlighting the role Fort Chaffee played in American military history beginning with WWII.  Sites include Elvis Barbershop Museum, Enchanted Chapel, Enchanted Doll Museum, Fort Chaffee Barracks Museum, Maness School House, and Vietnam Veterans Museum.

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  • Exterior shot of Darby House

    Darby House

    Address:

    311 General Darby Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 782-3388

    See the modest home where General William O. Darby – founder of the famed Darby's Rangers that fought in Italy during WWII and evolved into the modern day Army Rangers – spent his childhood years. The home now serves as a heritage museum that contains personal military memorabilia of General Darby and other WWII memorabilia, as well as tributes to Darby and artifacts from Cisterna, Italy; Fort Smith's sister city.

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  • Chaffee Barbershop Museum logo

    Elvis Barbershop Museum

    Address:

    7020 Taylor Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72916
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 434-6774

    Step back in time to March 24, 1958, to visit the site where heartthrob Elvis Presley received his first Army haircut, dubbed "the haircut heard 'round the world."

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  • Fort Smith Farmers Market logo

    Fort Smith Farmer's Market

    Address:

    Garrison Avenue and 2nd Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 675-3339

    Over 90 growers and merchants offer their homegrown or homemade produce and products in this outdoor market open year-round on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  Tourists and locals alike gather to sample the bountiful cornucopia our area provides. 

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  • Fort Smith Little Theatre logo

    Fort Smith Little Theatre

    Address:

    401 North 6th Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-2966

    Arkansas’ oldest continuously running all-volunteer community theatre, the Fort Smith Little Theatre offers six full-run productions each year plus several additional short-run productions.

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  • Fort Smith Museum of History logo

    Fort Smith Museum Of History

    Address:

    320 Rogers Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-7841

    Housed in the 1906 Atkinson-Williams warehouse, exhibits illustrate the contributions of Fort Smith citizens to the cultural, political, and economic development of the area.  A special feature is the old-fashioned soda fountain where visitors can enjoy ice cream, sundaes, floats, and handmade ice cream sodas in a working 1920s-1940s pharmacy exhibit.

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  • Fort Smith National Cemetery sign

    Fort Smith National Cemetery

    Address:

    522 South 6th Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-5345

    In 1867 the old post burial ground dating to about 1819 was elevated to a national cemetery.  Today it totals nearly 20 acres.  Notable individuals buried here include Judge Isaac C. Parker, known as "the hanging judge," and William O. Darby, leader of "Darby's Rangers" during WWII, a precursor to today's elite Army Rangers.

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  • Exterior shot of the Fort Smith National Historic Site

    Fort Smith National Historic Site

    Address:

    301 Parker Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-3961

    Explore life on the edge of Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, dangerous outlaws, and the brave lawmen who pursued them.  Over 80 years of history is preserved here, from the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker's jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896.

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  • Fort Smith Parks and Recreation logo

    Fort Smith Parks & Recreation

    Address:

    3301 South M Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 784-2368

    Four large community parks, seven neighborhood parks, walking trails, splash pads, facility rentals, swimming pools, playgrounds, riverfront facilities, a ferris wheel, miniature golf, and more are available through Fort Smith's parks and recreation offerings.

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  • Fort Smith Regional Art Museum logo

    Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM)

    Address:

    1601 Rogers Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 784-2787

    Located in a mid-century modern building featured on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places, RAM offers nationally and internationally recognized traveling exhibits and rotating exhibits of works by local and regional artists.

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  • conductor of the Fort Smith Symphony

    Fort Smith Symphony

    Address:

    Central Mall Suite 617
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 452-7575

    Founded in 1923, the Fort Smith Symphony is one of the most outstanding orchestras in Arkansas.  The orchestra includes over 100 professional musicians who travel from Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Tennessee, and New York, as well as Arkansas for rehearsals and concerts.  A typical season includes six full-length concerts.

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  • Fort Smith Trolley Museum logo

    Fort Smith Trolley Museum

    Address:

    100 South 4th Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-0205

    A streetcar and railroad museum offering a collection of railcars including the Frisco 4003 Steam Locomotive and a working 1926 electric Birney Streetcar, which takes passengers on a 3/4 mile tour down a stretch of track between historic Garrison Avenue and the National Cemetery in downtown Fort Smith.

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  • Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center logo

    Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center

    Address:

    8300 Wells Lake Road
    Fort Smith, AR 72916
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 452-3993

    Built on 170 acres of land, the nature center includes a lake, several hiking trails, and a building containing interactive exhibits and displays highlighting the River Valley region and a 1200-gallon aquarium containing Arkansas native fish.

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  • Miss Laura's Social Club sign

    Miss Laura's Visitor's Center

    Address:

    2 North B Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-8888

    Formerly known as Miss Laura's Social Club, the The Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau is located in the only "row house" remaining from Fort Smith's Old West red light district.  Now restored to its former grandeur, it is the only former bordello listed on that National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Oak Cemetery on a sunny day

    Oak Cemetery

    Address:

    1401 South Greenwood
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 784-2375

    Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the oldest monument in Oak Cemetery dates to 1842, the same year Fort Smith was incorporated.  Encompassing 30 acres of city-owned land, it is the final resting place of over 100 marshals, deputies, and court-appointed officials, the founder of Fort Smith, an Arkansas governor, 15 Fort Smith mayors, 122 confederate soldiers, and at least 28 outlaws sentenced to hanging by Judge Isaac C. Parker.

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  • Park at West End Ferris Wheel during sunset

    Park At West End

    Address:

    Garrison Avenue and 2nd Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 784-2368

    Fort Smith's charming and picturesque downtown park containing a ferris wheel from the 1935 World's Fair in San Diego, a vintage carousel hand-painted in Treviso, Italy, a refurbished Pullman railcar diner, a double decker vus concession stand, and more.

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  • Parrot Island Waterpark logo

    Parrot Island Waterpark

    Address:

    7300 Zero Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 788-6550

    Open Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend, the water park features the region’s only wave pool, four twisting and turning water slides, a relaxing lazy river, an activity pool, a themed children’s aquatic play area, concessions, and more.

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  • Riverfront Skate and Bike Park logo

    Riverfront Skate & Bike Park

    Address:

    121 Riverfront Drive
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 784-2368

    This brand new one-of-a-kind, 12,000 square foot park overlooks the Arkansas River and offers pump tracks, a 12 foot vertical wall, a Plexiglas wall,  skating apparatuses, a mountain bike playground, and more.  The park features areas for beginner, intermediate and advanced-level biking and skating.

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  • The Clayton House logo

    The Clayton House

    Address:

    514 North 6th Street
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    Phone:
    (479) 783-3000

    Standing regally in the Belle Grove Historic District, the Clayton House serves as a living history book of Fort Smith’s elegant Victorian period during the city’s frontier beginnings on the border of Indian Territory. As you walk through the doors, step back to 1882, the year William Henry Harrison Clayton, Judge Isaac Parker's chief prosecutor, moved his family into this beauiful Italianate-style masterpiece.

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  • U.S. Marshals Museum logo

    U.S. Marshals Museum

    Phone:
    (479) 709-3766

    Set to open in Fall 2019, the national U.S. Marshals Museum will tell the storied past and dynamic present of the U.S. Marshals Service -- the nation's oldest and most prolific federal law enforcement agency.  Centered around the the U.S. Marshals Service core values of “Justice, Integrity, and Service,” the museum will form a national center of heritage and legacy, disseminate knowledge, and inspire appreciation for the accomplishments of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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  • Unexpected logo

    Unexpected

    Address:

    720 Garrison Avenue
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    United States

    An annual art project in downtown Fort Smith, the Unexpected began in 2015 and has grown to include over 30 pieces of urban and contemporary art. From images of Native Americans to animals to aliens, these giant murals and art installations have become a distinctive part of downtown Fort Smith.

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