If you have questions, need additional information, or clarification, please contact us via email or call the visitor center front desk at 479.783.3961
Two designated spaces in the main parking lot on the corner of 3rd St and Garland Ave,
One designated space on the corner of 3rd St and Parker Ave.
The distance from the parking area(s) to the visitor center is between 150 and 220 yards. There are no benches.
Entrance: South end of the building nearest the gallows.
Restrooms: men’s and women’s have manual pull doors.
Theater: seating includes one designated seat with adjustable armrest and space for a wheelchair or other mobility device.
Benches and chairs can be found throughout the Visitor Center. Some do not have arm rests or backs.
The elevator available between the first and second floor.
Exhibit:s on the first and second floors have multiple lines of sight.
One 3D tactile panel with braille is on the 2nd floor in the jail exhibit.
Tactile maps showing the growth of the Fort Smith community are on the second floor.
The video kiosks on second floor have hand-held speakers, open captions, and a plug-in for headphones to listen to audio description.
Audio tour: is in both English and Spanish.
Walkways and Trails
All walkways between buildings are 4 -5 feet wide concrete sidewalks. Slope is less than 2% and 1% cross-slope.
The River Loop Trail
- Length: 1 mile
- Slope: Undulating with segments of 5% - 7%; steepest is 11% for 35 feet on the levee embankment
- Cross slope: max 1%
- Surface material: Concrete
- Width: 5 feet
- There are multiple benches along the trail
- Interpretive waysides that can be viewed without blocking the sidewalk.
- The trail also crosses three active railroad tracks. Be alert for trains and the crossing are can be slippery and a possible trip hazard.
- No access to the river
- No water or restrooms are located along the trail
Service animals are allowed.
The Americans with Disability Act definition of a service animal. as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person's disability.
For more information ADA Service Animal FAQ
- Water is available in the visitor center and the gazebo at the main parking lot.
- Summer can be hot and the sidewalks around the parade ground have little to no shade.
- Trash cans are located throughout the park to dispose of waste.
U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities are eligible for The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass—or more simply, the Access Pass—which provides a wide range of discounts on activities and services when you visit federal lands. Access passes can issued (free) at the front desk or from the USGS store.