On your next trip to Fort Smith, Arkansas make sure to consider our Fort Smith car hire services as your main means of transportation through the city. Fort Smith is the second-largest city in the state and has recently seen an increase in popularity thanks to the 2010 Oscar nominated film True Grit which takes place in and around historic Fort Smith.
The city is served by the Fort Smith Airport which deals mostly with local flights but one can land in nearby Arkansas, Tulsa or Little rock and then drive into Fort Smith. The city is also easily reachable b y road but not directly by rail, however if you do fly into the airport you can employ our Fort Smith car rental services to have a car ready and waiting for you at an hour that you specify.
The city offers quite a few interesting sights to see such as the Fort Smith National Historic Site. The site includes both the original Fort sites as well as reconstructed Gallows of Hanging Judge Isaac Parker. Parker became known as ‘the hanging judge’ because during his twenty-one years on the bench he sentenced 160 criminals to death by hanging, 79 of which actually being hanged.
Then there’s Miss Laura’s Social Club and Visitor Center which used to be a house of ill-repute but now it serves as a visitor center, interesting how that finally turned out.
The city benefits from a series of annual events which bring extra visitors such as the Old Fort Days Rodeo, this event offers about ten days of Wild West activities and has been held every month of May since the mid-1930s.
Then a more relatively recent event is the Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Fest which began in 1991 and has become one of the largest jazz event in the region by attracting performers from the entire region and country during its two-day duration.
These are just a few of the things that you can see and do while in Fort Smith so make sure to consider employing our Fort Smith car hire services in order to better explore the city and its surroundings.