- TripBuzz found 23 things to do with kids in or near Fort Smith, Arkansas, including 7 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Van Buren and Sallisaw.
- From Crystal Palace Skating Center to Bowling World, the Fort Smith area offers 30 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Movie Theaters, History Museums and Amusement Parks (All Ages).
- The second largest city in Arkansas, Fort Smith lies on the state border between Arkansas and Oklahoma. Fort Smith has a lively entertainment industry including the Fort Smith Symphony, the Fort Smith Corale, Western Arkansas Ballet, the McCafferty School of Irish Dance, and the Riverfront Amphitheater. Fort Smith also hosts many events throughout the year, including the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Fest and many others.
Opened in 1982, the Crystal Palace Skating Center is a roller skating rink popular among local residents. Public skating sessions, group outings, and birthday party hosting are among the events hosted at the rink.
A 72-lane bowling center, Bowling World offers open and league bowling along with private event and birthday party hosting. The center provides arcade games, a pro shop, pool tables and a snack bar with food, drinks and adult beverages.
The history of Fort Smith, Arkansas is preserved and presented by the Fort Smith Museum of History. The museum's holdings include hundreds of important artworks, photographs, documents and other objects from throughout Fort Smith's history.
Charming vintage trolleys and restored electric streetcars are the star attractions of the Fort Smith Trolley Museum. Visitors of all ages enjoy affordable rides on several functioning trolleys and short presentations given by volunteers.
A 16-screen movie theater, Fort Smith Cinema displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers stadium seating, arcade games, rocking chairs, curved screens and a concession area with food and drinks.
Ben Geren Regional Park provides patrons with a range of recreational activities. They offer rugged trails for mountain bikers and hiking and paved bike trails that are ADA-accessible. The park also offers tennis courts, batting cages, and a golf course.
A discount movie theater featuring three auditoriums, The Mall Trio displays second-run movies using digital projection and sound. The theater offers online ticketing, a game room, rocking chairs and a concession area with food and drinks.
A 37,000-square-foot covered arena, Harper Stadium is used for trade shows, flea markets, rodeos, concerts and other events. It offers space for 7,000 to 14,000 people along with a concert stage, restroom facilities and dressing rooms.