Group Travel

Why Fort Smith?

Fort Smith connects rich heritage with modern, big-city amenities and attractions that are ideal for keeping large groups thoroughly – and affordably – entertained. No matter how large your group, there will always be something entertaining for them to do or see, regardless of their individual interests! Relive history through stories and reenactments of outlaws, lawmen, soldiers, and the Trail of Tears. Explore The Natural State at its finest as you journey through the mighty Arkansas River Valley and the majestic Ozark Mountains by train. Watch the sun setting on Indian Territory from atop a vintage Ferris Wheel located downtown. Discover unique exhibits, art galleries, live entertainment, shopping, and more. Want to see what makes Fort Smith one of True West magazine's, "Top Ten True Western Towns?" We can't wait to share our city with your group as you Tour Fort Smith!


Getting Here

Particularly for Motorcoach Travel Groups, Fort Smith is one of the most convenient destinations to travel to. The city is served by major Interstate 40, Interstate 540, and Interstate 49, which means your driver will avoid difficult terrains and narrow/winding roads. And Fort Smith is also served by U.S. HWY 64, U.S. HWY 71, and US HWY 271, which will also allow your driver to follow routes that showcase the natural landscape Arkansas is known for.


Places to Stay

Fort Smith hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts provide more than 2,600 quality guest rooms and suites that are located throughout the city. Just minutes from the city's lodging facilities are dozens of things to see and do. As a matter of fact, anything that isn't close enough to walk to is no more than a 15-minute drive from where your group decides to lodge. And as a border city to Oklahoma, there are several casinos located in very close proximity.


Fort Smith Dining

Because it was the gateway to the west, people of virtually all world cultures traveled to Fort Smith in its earlier days. Fortunately, some of them would find the opportunities they were seeking right here in Fort Smith! Then, major conflicts like the Vietnam War would bring hundreds of refugees into the city and diversify its cultural heritage even more. Over the course of 200 years, that has become very noticeable through the unparalleled diversity of Fort Smith's culinary landscape. From Southern-styled fried chicken and catfish, championship BBQ, collard greens, and Cajun specialties to more exotic cuisines of Mexico, Peru, El Salvador, Greece, Italy, China, Japan, and many others, Fort Smith is the perfect destination for any group of foodies.


For more information and/or help planning your group tour:

Amy Jones | Event & Travel Trade Sales | 800-637-1477