When you fly to a jet charter airport in Fort Smith, Arkansas, you’re free to relive history with reenactments of the American frontier.
Experience the stories of Arkansas’ iconic soldiers, its infamous outlaws and the story of the Trail of Tears on the Arkansas River where a National Historic Site commemorates the forced removal of five Indigenous tribes and relocation to Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma.
Located in the Arkansas River Valley against a backdrop of the Ozark Mountains, Fort Smith sits in the heart of Indigenous and American frontier history.
When your plane touches down at Fort Smith Regional Airport, head into town and check into your hotel. With business staples such as Wyndham and the Hampton Inn, as well as local flavors such as the Choctaw Casino and Resort, you’re sure to find accommodation that fits both your budget and travel style.
Kickstart your Fort Smith, Arkansas adventure with a stop at the Rivervalley Artisan Market. Here, you’re free to mingle with locals as you sample the local fare and take home handmade crafts for your family at home.
Once you’ve settled in, head to the Clayton House for a guided tour through the historic building’s exhibits that provide an overview of the region’s history. From the Clayton House, hop in a taxi or rent a car to visit the Fort Smith National Historic Site. Dedicated to preserving the area’s rich history, the Fort Smith National Historic Site features a jail, courthouse and gallows.