Things to do in Chaffee

 

Entertainment Districts

There are three Entertainment Districts in Chaffee Crossing that allow visitors to responsibly enjoy adult beverages outdoors while visiting restaurants, bars, shopping, and events in a defined area. 

 

Chaffee Crossing Historic District - Ward Ave. at Fort Chaffee Blvd., Fort Smith

This four-block area bounded by Taylor Ave., Darby Ave., Ellis St., and Terry St. includes a microbrewery, a winery, a small event center, and other service and retail businesses. The Barracks at Chaffee project currently underway will bring multiple new restaurants, breweries, a coffee shop, a bakery, and retail businesses to the area beginning in 2022. 

 

The HUB at Providence - 9101 R.A. Young Jr. Drive, Fort Smith

This entertainment district is part of an exciting mixed-use development that includes a restaurant, a full-service hair and skincare salon, a high-end liquor store, and other commercial offices, apartments, and townhomes. Events are scheduled throughout the year for residents and guests alilke to enjoy the beautiful space that is complemented by murals and invitng outdoor landscaping and pathways. 

 

The Village at Heritage - 7309 Chad Colley Blvd., Barling

Located on the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education campus, this entertainment district is in an exciting mixed-use area that includes restaurants, an ice cream shop, retail shopping, professional offices, and more. A third building is currently under construction that will add several new store fronts in 2023. An outdoor pavilion surrounded by beautiful landscaping make this area an idea for open air markets and entertainment events all year round. 

 

 

McClure Amphitheater

The newly renovated McClure Amphitheater is located right off Massard Road across from Cisterna Villa in Chaffee Crossing. An original Camp Chaffee era structure built for army training, the outdoor, hillside stadium provides the most beautiful views of the city of Fort Smith in the area. It will be available by appointment for public events and gatherings. The county bike trail is being incorporated along the ridge that runs along the amphitheater, offering a perfect resting stop for outdoor enthusiasts.

 


Flight Masters RAC Field

Flight Masters members and their guests enjoy flying most every type of RC aircraft including Scale, Aerobatic, 3D, Sport, Trainers, Antique, Warbirds, Combat, Foamies, Helicopters, and even a few Control-line planes.  
 
Flight Masters meets at the Chaffee Crossing Field, which is located just north of Arkansas Highway 22, directly north of the old Fort Chaffee main gate. Chaffee Crossing field has two runways that are each 600 feet long. The field has a covered pavilion for visitors and two covered concrete pads for pilots. To learn more about Flight Masters visit their website - http://www.fortsmithflightmasters.com/

 


Seasonal

 

Christmas Winter Wonderland

Christmas Winter Wonderland is an indoor Christmas show complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides, hot cocoa and warm cookies right out of the oven. Step into a magical world of more than 30 different Christmas scenes filled with holiday fun. See a life-size Barbie and Ken, Santa’s elves and reindeer, snowmen and much, much more!

Christmas Winter Wonderland is located at 7300 Wells Lake Road in Chaffee Crossing. For more information visit their website - http://christmaswinterwonderland.com/

Recent News


Jul 15, 2022

The consensus is that completion of the Interstate 49 corridor in Western Arkansas is essential to providing all the necessary components that will allow the Fort Smith metropolitan area to reach its maximum economic potential.


Jul 13, 2022

During its regular monthly meeting in July, the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority Board approved the contract for sale of a parking lot on Ellis St.. Rival CRE - Commercial Real Estate Developer is purchasing the parking lot for public parking that will also serve its residents living in The Barracks at Chaffee.


Jun 14, 2022

Editor's note: This is the first installment in a series on the cost of living in the Fort Smith area. 

The booming housing market draws more than just homeowners to Chaffee Crossing. With walking trails, shopping centers featuring local small businesses, and the Huckabee River Valley Nature Center, renters find a community that meets every need. 


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