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If your travels bring you to Arkansas, we’re proud to provide you with the amenities you want most while on the road. We’ve earned our stripes when it comes to genuine hospitality, and you’ll feel it the moment you walk through our doors. From a friendly smile to a free hot, home-style breakfast, stop in and discover true AmericInn hospitality.
Arkansas is known as “The Natural State” for good reason. From the greenery of the Ozarks to the state’s idyllic rivers, streams and lakes there’s a wealth of natural beauty to explore. Whether you’re taking in the scenery or exploring the area’s family-friendly attractions, a relaxing stay at AmericInn will ensure you are well rested and ready for whatever the day brings.
For serious shoppers bargain hunters and style hounds the Central Mall offers a great mix of quality shops stores and restaurants.
Wood frame antebellum house with extensive carved woodwork inside and on the exterior; served for years as the family home of William Henry Harrison Clayton the federal prosecutor in the court of celebrated frontier Judge Isaac C. Parker. Open for tours; available for showers business meetings weddings parties receptions and other special events. Ghost tours on Friday evenings.
The boyhood home of General William O. Darby leader of Darby's Rangers in World War II; contains personal military memorabilia of the general and WWII memorabilia; also has tributes to Darby and artifacts from Cisterna Italy Fort Smith's sister city
Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center (FCMTC) is one of the primary training sites for the Arkansas Army National Guard. It also functions as a training site for various military units nationwide. FCMTC is located near Fort Smith Ark.
Aviation displays include a pilot's license signed by Orville Wright Piper J-3 Cub P-51 movie prop from the Tuskegee Airmen which was filmed at nearby Fort Chaffee.
The Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves almost 80 years of history, starting from the establishment of the first Fort Smith on December 25, 1817, to the final days of Judge Isaac C. Parker jurisdiction over Indian Territory in 1896. Explore life on the edge of Indian Territory through the stories of soldiers, the Trail of Tears, dangerous outlaws, and the brave lawmen that pursued them. Come for a real “TRUE GRIT” experience!
Take a ride from Garrison Ave. to the National Cemetery on a 1926 Birney electric streetcar that is listed on the National Register; also on display are railroad and transportation memorabilia
When the first Fort Smith was laid out in 1817 land was set aside for a military cemetery. Granted national status in 1867 the 21-acre U.S. National Cemetery contains almost 10000 graves -- among them Judge Isaac Parker and "Darby's Rangers" founder William O. Darby. The colorful "Avenue of Flags" is displayed each year on patriotic holidays. It is the oldest national cemetery in the country and one of only two National Cemeteries in the South where both Union and Confederate Soldiers are buried including some side by side.
The third Arkansas Game and Fish Commission nature center was built on former Fort Chaffee land in Fort Smith next to Wells Lake a popular spot for fishing and picnics. It includes a gift shop classroom multipurpose room and a wildlife workshop. There is a wheelchair-accessible trail with wayside exhibit signs highlighting the environment and history of the lake and surrounding property. A 1200-gallon aquarium contains species relevant to the Arkansas River.
A Victorian mansion restored to its original ambiance on the banks of the Arkansas River. An exciting adventure into the past waits as you begin to discover this once boisterous border town of Fort Smith! Tours available.
Restored original late-1930s Ferris wheel from the Eli Bridge Company that was built and displayed at the 1935 San Diego World’s Fair centers this old-fashioned amusement park. Also includes a hand-painted Italian carousel a calliope circus wagon a 1957 Pullman dining car converted into the Frisco Diner a 1963 British Leyland double-decker that is now a concession stand and a Penny Arcade of retro arcade games.
There is a lonely chimney behind the Immaculate Conception Church at 13th Street and Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith Arkansas. This chimney has long stood at this location--first as the chimney belonging to a building that was associated with old Camp Belknap and then as a part of the Grotto of the grounds of St. Anne's Academy. A plaque explains that the chimney once belonged to the home of Zachary Taylor--the nineteenth-century president and hero of the Mexican War.
Some of the most scenic rivers and majestic lakes in America are here to enjoy. Trout fishing on the White Little Red and Spring Rivers plus bass and panfish outings on the lakes and smaller streams make for world-class angling action. There’s plenty of great canoeing swimming and hiking. For sightseeing you’ll find plenty of opportunities to tour a museum historic home formal garden or Civil War park.
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