We would need a whole other website to list all the things you can do while visiting our area, but here are some local favorites...

Just across the street from Beland Manor Inn are the peaceful grounds of the St. Scholastica Monastery. the grounds of St. Scholastic are filled with trees, wild flowers, a small lake and gazebo, and are perfect for walking or exercising.
A short drive down Rogers Avenue is Creekmore Park, Fort Smith's finest green space. Creekmore Park has an organized walking / exercise trail, and just across the street is Fort Smith's new multi - million dollar Public Library.
Less than a mile away is Fort Smith's largest shopping mall, and many specialty shops, all within walking distance.

A fifteen minute drive away is Historic Downtown Van Buren, with its picturesque Victorian Main Street, and a collection of fascinating shops.

Two miles to the west is where the Wild, Wild West begins in Downtown Fort Smith. From Fort Smith's most unusual official visitor center, "Miss Laura's," (a former Bordello!), to the local museums, including the Trolley Museum, antique shops, and architectural restorations, including the Belle Grove Historic District, and of course, the National Historic site for the Isaac Parker "Hangin' Judge" courtroom.

If your visit includes sightseeing, we'll be happy to help you find all the hidden secrets of Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma!