Van Buren is the seat of Crawford County and is the second biggest city in the Fort Smith, Arkansas and Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. Explore the city on a charter bus in Van Buren, Arkansas today.
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Head out to the King Opera House, a performance hall that was built in the late 1800s and which sports a Victorian architecture. The opera house was recently restored and is said to be haunted by an actor who is still looking for work. You can catch great shows here, or maybe attend a special event. Speaking of architecture, you will also like the Crawford County courthouse, which is the oldest still operating courthouse in the area.
You also have the 1,500 seater Van Buren School District Fine Arts Center, which has excellent, first-rate technology and is ideal for musical concerts. Then you can go to the Center for Art and Education, which has been the premiere arts and culture exhibit space in the area since the 1970s.
Visit the Drennen-Scott House, which is now a working laboratory for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith students as well as a museum that is open for public tours. You can also check out other historic sites in the city. Main Street has six blocks of historic buildings that date back to the 1800s. Some of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and blends right in with, or houses the shops, boutiques and restaurants found in the area.
Learn more about the city and the city's history by checking out the collections and displays at the Van Buren River Valley Museum Association. There is also a display that the family of Bob Burns put up at the Old Frisco Train Station.
The city is currently working to implement its master plan for its parks. Existing parks include the Lee Creek Park, which has 104 acres of space and includes a boat ramp. Meanwhile the Dr. Louis Peer Memorial Park has 65 acres of space and features basketball courts, disc golf, a gymnasium, a multi-use field, picnic facilities, three playgrounds, a softball field and a trail. You also have ten softball fields at the 68-acre Field of Dreams.
Other parks in the city include Colley Park, Meyer Park, Van Zandt Park and Veterans Memorial Park.
Then do check out the two state parks in the city. Lake Fort Smith State Park features has the 1,400 lake and ample opportunities for outdoor fun. You can camp here, go kayaking, fish, go mountain biking, hike, and swim here. You can also find yourself closer to nature. Meanwhile the Devils Den State Park, which has been open since the 1930s and has a stone dam that forms the Devil's Lake. You can go spelunking here, hike, mountain bike or perhaps go backpacking.
You can leave the charter bus in Van Buren, Arkansas and take an Arkansas-and-Missouri Railroad train so that you could take in the beauty of the Ozarks. The passenger train has been refurbished to look like the original and gives you a feeling like you have stepped back in time to the 1920s.
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