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Old 05-24-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Bail_Khan View Post
Hey I don't have kids I don't know.

Just off the top of my head

Huckabee Nature Center

The museums/art center (small but they are moving the art center into a bigger building)

Maybe try to catch some kind of an event at the convention center, best I can come up with on the spot.

The Marshals museum probably will be pretty nice.
The Huckabee nature center maybe something for the family. Museums/art center not too great...Fayetteville is much better. The convention center depends on if there is something going on...Little Rock, Tulsa much better. The Marshals museum is not built...nothing but a sign there.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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Here are valid questions and I'm not being facetious.

- is the A&W still up or did they tear it down?
- World Burger/Whatta Burger, same question?
- Did the Sonic Drive In get "domesticated" like it did out west where it's green with dudes on skates?
- Has Fort Smith advanced economically? The last time I was there which was over a decade ago, they'd just heard of PlayStation 1 where I was busy playing PlayStation 2.
- Do kids actually play in the streets now or is it still sterile?
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:22 PM
 
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Here are valid questions and I'm not being facetious.

- is the A&W still up or did they tear it down?
- World Burger/Whatta Burger, same question?
- Did the Sonic Drive In get "domesticated" like it did out west where it's green with dudes on skates?
- Has Fort Smith advanced economically? The last time I was there which was over a decade ago, they'd just heard of PlayStation 1 where I was busy playing PlayStation 2.
- Do kids actually play in the streets now or is it still sterile?
I think there is an A&W, but it is part of another chain...not like it used to be.
I think there is still a whatta burger.
I don't think there is anyone on skates anylonger.
Fort Smith has some factory closings, but they are still hanging in there.
I don't know how PlayStation has anything to do with how well they have advance economically.
Kids playing in the streets? I guess it depends on the neighborhood. That seems like a very odd question.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:06 PM
 
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I don't know how PlayStation has anything to do with how well they have advance economically.
If I own PlayStation 2, and they've just now heard of PlayStation 1, that means that the economy isn't keeping up with other states. That was the way things were the last time I was there.

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Kids playing in the streets? I guess it depends on the neighborhood. That seems like a very odd question.
In California at least, kids actually play in the streets on occasion. The last times I went to Fort Smith, there were no kids playing in the streets. I was told by my parents, who were raised in Fort Smith, that this was just the way it is - kids played in their yard or at parks, never in the streets.
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Old 05-24-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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If I own PlayStation 2, and they've just now heard of PlayStation 1, that means that the economy isn't keeping up with other states. That was the way things were the last time I was there.
They didn't get high speed Internet until 2002, and 3G phone service until 2008. I used to work at an electronics reseller in Fort Smith from 2005 to 2007 and most people had never heard of broadband Internet and I met several who had never used a computer.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:26 AM
 
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They didn't get high speed Internet until 2002, and 3G phone service until 2008. I used to work at an electronics reseller in Fort Smith from 2005 to 2007 and most people had never heard of broadband Internet and I met several who had never used a computer.
If that's true then it means things are still as slow as they used to be. That's unfortunate, but economic growth is spurred by demand...if the residents don't want or need it, that's that I suppose.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by Bail_Khan View Post
Hey I don't have kids I don't know.

Just off the top of my head

Huckabee Nature Center

The museums/art center (small but they are moving the art center into a bigger building)

Maybe try to catch some kind of an event at the convention center, best I can come up with on the spot.

The Marshals museum probably will be pretty nice.
We loved visiting the visitors center and hearing the history behind the place. In fact we thought the downtown area was quite interesting.

Nita
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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We loved visiting the visitors center and hearing the history behind the place. In fact we thought the downtown area was quite interesting.

Nita
Yes the city has some history, in fact, it feels like it is stuck in time.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yes the city has some history, in fact, it feels like it is stuck in time.
probably pretty correct there, but the area was still a good reminder of years gone by. I will say, it was the only place in our research where the bible Belt groupies played a roll. We were having lunch at Western Sizzlin ( a rarsity for us as we are not buffet people, it was good I will admit) in Van Buren, I was going through the line and a lady behind me said, hello or isn't it a nice day, something like that. Anyway I mentioned how good the food was and her comment "of course, everything is always good where God is". I was tempted to say something like, oh, is he the chef today, but decided just to keep my mouth shut and laugh to myself. Of course I shared the comment with many.

For us Van Buren, Fort Smith was not the place to spend the rest of our lives. Our granddaughter, then a senior at AR, told us that before we checked it out. This doesn't mean it isn't a great place to live for some, just not for us. I think this is the jest of these posts, what is right for me isn't right for everyone and just because I didn't find Fort Smith the city of my dreams certainly is no reflection on the town.

Nita
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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I know the place pretty well. If I don't know I might be able to find out.
Bail, tell us your views on Ft. Smith.

Obviously a younger person is going to have different priorities, entertainment, desires than us older folk.

Now that we have heard it's a vast wasteland, give us your slant.
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