Independent Senior Living “Where the New South Meets the Old West”

Old People Happy on Morada Fort SmithFort Smith to this day embodies the pioneer spirit and fascinating history and heritage that have long formed the city’s foundation. Arkansas’ second-largest city has an uncanny knack for keeping the window to the Old West open, all while mixing in some trademark Southern hospitality to boot. The result is a place where traditions and great American history are a big part of everyday life, and where residents delight in a sense of warmth and belonging that makes our city such a wonderful place to live and call home.

The city’s lineage naturally begins at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, which preserves 80 years of frontier history through exhibits and the real-world sites where America’s past unfolded. Trails, jails, and the chambers of Judge Isaac C. Parker are just some of the can’t-miss stops while on the expansive property. Fort Smith is also home to the US Marshals Museum, where the 220-year history of the nation’s oldest law enforcement agency is encapsulated on the same ground where outlaws and the Marshals who chased them once roamed. Even Fort Smith’s Visitors Center was once an infamous Western bordello, further emphasizing how in Fort Smith, history is everywhere you look!

Opt to spend a day exploring the Fort Smith Museum of History, or tour downtown on a trolley car that harkens back to the 1930’s. You can also explore the beauty of the Ozark Foothills from the classic comfort of a vintage Pullman Railcar or visit Fort Chaffee, where Elvis Presley famously reported for military duty and received “The haircut heard ‘round the world.”

The stage at the Fort Smith Little Theatre comes alive for performances year-round, and there’s fresh local meats, produce and artisan works available at the Fort Smith Farmers Market every Wednesday and Saturday morning. While downtown, be sure to check out the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, as well as the fabulous collection of outdoor public art installations, with painted murals and other works on display throughout the city. Or, for a little more action and excitement, cross the state line into Oklahoma and enjoy fast-paced casino gaming, resort dining and entertainment at your choice of Choctaw and Cherokee casinos.

Sportsmen will love fishing the Arkansas River or any number of nearby lakes, biking, shooting, golf and much more. All of it is at your fingertips from our desirable central location, making Morada Fort Smith the area’s premier choice for independent senior living and the active lifestyle that today’s seniors want and deserve!