The Hanging Judge

I had read about him in fifth grade Arkansas History:  Isaac C. Parker, the Hanging Judge.  Aware of its existence, but never finding the time to visit the Fort Smith National Historic Site, I decided on that cloudy day in August that it was time to check this place off my Arkansas Bucket List. Many … More The Hanging Judge

Downtown Fort Smith

Visitors will encounter a myriad of sites and attractions when walking around Downtown Fort Smith.  There’s something for everyone to enjoy:  old historic buildings, restaurants with an international flair, tea rooms, and even amusing sidewalk signs! This leisurely city stroll should include taking the time to pay homage to General William O. Darby, a local World … More Downtown Fort Smith

Miss Laura’s

The building that houses Fort Smith’s Visitor Center seems fairly unassuming upon first approach; historic and colorful with lots of curb appeal. However, right around the corner by the front door is a small hint that this might not be the typical welcome station. And, in fact, it is not. Miss Laura’s Social Club, established … More Miss Laura’s